Francesca was a guest at the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival: A celebration of stories and all those who tell them (23 June 2012) at the Glen Eira Town Hall.
Tongues in flight: In conversation with Francesca Rendle-Short and Patricia Sykes
In this unique event, two authors from Spinifex Press read from their latest works and shared their experiences of finding storytelling voices through poetry and fiction, interspersed with memoir. They discussed how their childhoods, especially the absence and presence of mothers, played such a determining role in their lives. They talked of the religious influences that formed a key part of their childhood years, the role of books and book burning, of ritual and restriction and ultimately of freedom and flight through words and writing.
Download a program here.