The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival is an annual event that encourages a love of reading and literature, storytelling, celebrates creativity and diversity, and promotes lifelong learning.
Brought to you by Brimbank City Council and Brimbank Libraries with principle sponsor Victoria University Polytechnic, filmed at The Bowery Theatre, videos produced by Cinespace Inc.
Due to COVID-19, the Festival is taking place online with a series of videos featuring six authors in intimate conversation.
For more information visit www.brimbanklibraries.vic.gov.au/writersfestival
Memoirs – in conversation with Dmetri Kakmi
Join us for two intimate discussions facilitated by writer and editor, Dmetri Kakmi with local authors, Olympia Panagiotopoulos and Leonard Kopilas. Dmetri is well known for his memoir Mother Land, shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.
Video 3: Olympia Panagiotopoulos (Saturday 12 September)
Olympia has written her debut memoir Beneath the Fig Leaves: A memoir of food, family and Greece, a heartfelt tribute to her Greek heritage and parents’ journey from a small village in Greece to Australia.
Video 4: Leonard Kopilas (Sunday 13 September)
Leonard‘s book Memoirs of a Stay-At-Home Dad tells of his personal challenges as a man dealing with stereotypes regarding men's accepted roles in the world.
All videos premiere at 8pm on Brimbank Libraries’ YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/brimbanklibrariesaus