March 4 Jacqui Lambie

Authentic, heartfelt, unscripted

Meet Jacqui Lambie: “Rebel with a Cause”

Bendigo Writers Festival’s “Bookmark at The Capital” series presents former soldier, Senator and campaigner, Jacqui Lambie, talking about her autobiography, Rebel with a Cause.

This is the story of a working-class girl from Tasmania, her army years and medical discharge, the tough aftermath and rebuilding, her determination to beat unfair bureaucracy, her roller-coaster time as a politician.

Funny, honest and determined: Rebel with a Cause is a unique and inspiring memoir.

Bendigo Writers Festival Bookmarks at The Capital thanks Allen and Unwin and Dymocks Bendigo for their support.


Jacqui Lambie: 3pm, Sunday March 4, Banquet Room, The Capital, 50 View Street.

Tickets $8

Book at The Capital box office: (03) 5434 6100 or online

Rebel with a Cause by Jacqui Lambie is published Feb 21 by Allen and Unwin, $29.99

Richard Flanagan in Bendigo

In his Man Booker Prize-winning novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan found the humane in the face of a great crime. The 2014 book, about the World War II Prisoners of War who built the Thai-Burma railway, earned Flanagan parallels with Cormac McCarthy and a vocal fan in former US President Barack Obama.

Like his celebrated creation, the painter William Buelow Gould, who escapes tyranny by becoming a sea horse, Flanagan is a writer who constantly reinvents himself. Each novel finds a new style and a new subject, from eco-tragedy to contemporary drama, zeitgeist thriller, meditation on desire, or tales of tyrants and artists. With First Person, Flanagan uses aspects of his own autobiography to mock memoir – and to ask, in our age of ‘fake news’, what is truth and where is freedom.

At Bendigo Town Hall, join one of Australia’s leading literary talents on his exploration into the meaning, and the problem, of truth. In conversation with Cate Kennedy.

Presented in partnership with Bendigo Writers Festival.