Community in Conversation – Craig Silvey
We’re kicking off our brand-new speaker series “Community in Conversation” with Craig Silvey, best-selling author of Jasper Jones and Honeybee.
Craig Silvey grew up on an orchard in Dwellingup Western Australia. He now lives in Fremantle, where at the age of 19, he wrote his first novel, Rhubarb, published by Fremantle Press in 2004. In early 2008, he completed his second novel, Jasper Jones. In 2020 he published Honeybee, a novel that explores identity, gender dysphoria, self-discovery, acceptance and love.
In a Booktopia article, Craig Silvey said:
“I put everything I have into writing Honeybee. It tore me up, but it filled me with joy. I’m enormously proud of it. When we submit to a narrator and let them lead us, it’s an exercise in profound empathy. When we live their story on the page, it’s an experience that changes us. A story has the potential to demystify and humanise. Between a constellation of letters and a willing reader, disparate lives intersect and adhere, bound by their commonalities and enriched by their differences. It’s part of the reason why I believe diversity is so vital to our culture. At the thematic heart of Honeybee is the importance of support and understanding. It’s a very sincere, hopeful book.”
We’d love to see you there, all are welcome.
We are a SUPER friendly and welcoming group so don’t be shy! Every one of our members was a first-timer once too 🙂
Our venue is wheelchair accessible. Beaufort Rotary Club aims to provide an inclusive and supportive environment, please contact us if you have any questions.
We acknowledge that our meetings are held on Whadjuk country. We acknowledge the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the land, and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.