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
Stories of strength and resilience – in conversation with Imbi Neeme
Facilitated by Imbi Neeme, a writer of long and short fiction. Her novel The Spill won the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize and was published by Penguin Random House Australia in June 2020.
VIDEO 1: Victoria Nicole Cini (Saturday 5 September)
Victoria Nicole Cini is a Brimbank based musician, songwriter and writer whose upcoming memoir Unique is Me, recounts the challenges she has faced from being born with a disability, along with the story of her triumphant quarter-century musical career.
VIDEO 2: Amra Pajalic (Sunday 6 September)
Local author and storyteller Amra Pajalic shares her story of living with a parent with Bipolar and how her story can empower others to draw strength from difficult situations.
All videos premiere at 8pm on Brimbank Libraries’ YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/brimbanklibrariesaus