Lisa Wilkinson prepares to take the stage to speak at the Bendigo Writers Festival | Bendigo Advertiser


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Media personality and journalist Lisa Wilkinson is set to make the trip to participate in the Bendigo Writers Festival lineup next month. Ms Wilkinson will be a star of the festival program on May 14, when she appears in a special conversation with Bendigo’s venues and events manager, Julie Amos. Her addition to the Bendigo Writers Festival lineup was made possible when the federal election was called on May 21, meaning she was able to travel to Victoria. MORE NEWS: Murray PHN brings together a team of skilled professionals to create a new strategy and performance unit. Ms. Amos said she was delighted to welcome Ms. Wilkinson to Bendigo. “We kept hoping that Lisa would be able to join us for what promises to be a fantastic festival this year,” she said. “Lisa is a household name and one of Australia’s most respected and recognized journalists, who has had a remarkable media career spanning over four decades. “At 21, she was the youngest editor in run a national magazine, Dolly, and was then editor of Cleo magazine for 10 years before making the jump to television. OTHER STORIES: ‘Most recently, she stood up to the media industry on the gender pay gap and broke the Brittany Higgins story, sparking a national conversation about workplace culture in the Australian Parliament “This year Lisa interviewed Priscilla Presley, who was in Bendigo to officially open the Elvis: Direct from Graceland exhibit at the Bendigo Art Gallery, so we’re also looking forward to showing her the exhibit while she’s in. town.” Ms. Wilkinson is co-host of Network Ten’s The Project and recently released her best-selling memoir It Wasn’t Meant To Be Like This. Another addition to the festival programme, and with a special connection to Bendigo, is a celebratory reception hosted by the Myer family in honor of a new biography of Merlyn Baillieu Myer, wife of Myer founder Sidney Myer MORE NEWS: Gemma Robertson will take over as Executive Director e of the Arena Theater Company hmith discussing his book Merlyn: The Life of Merlyn Baillieu Myer with Carolyn Stanford, president of the Ulumbara Foundation. The reception will take place before Friday night’s featured event at the Ulumbara Theatre, which this year focuses on the festival theme of ‘Thriving’. Author and former ABC presenter Jon Faine will host Eliza Hull, Thomas Mayor, Hannah Moloney and Norman Swan to talk about “What it takes to thrive”. Information and tickets are available on the festival website or at the box office, 50 View Street Bendigo, or by telephone on 5434 6100. Ms Wilkinson will be at the Capitol Theater from 9am on May 14. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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