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Chat Salon: Early C20th History with Kim Kelly and Christine Bell

23 October 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Early C20th was a period of rapid change extending from the Suffragette Movement, WW1, Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. Kim Kelly has written novels traversing all these periods. Christine Bell has focused on the Great War. Join them to share your favourite pocket of history or ask questions about writing across this period.

This chat salon will not be recorded.

Christine Bell

Christine Bell is a Melbourne fiction writer. Her debut historical novel No Small Shame is published by Ventura Press (Impact Imprint) 2020. Christine has been awarded a place in the Katharine Susannah Pritchard 2021 Fellowship Program. She is the winner of the inaugural 2019 HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency for an Established Writer. She is a Varuna Alumni and holds a Master of Creative Writing. Christine served as the Assistant Co-ordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Victoria (SCBWI) 2014-2018. Christine has had 30 short fiction works published for children. No Small Shame is her first adult novel. For further information:

Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly is the author of ten novels, including the acclaimed Wild Chicory and bestselling The Blue Mile. Her historical fictions are compelling and whimsical, and driven by strong characters of all kinds. A widely respected book editor and literary consultant by trade, stories fill her everyday – most nights, too – and it’s love that fuels her intellectual engine. Love between lovers, friends, strangers; love of country; love of story. In fact, she takes love so seriously she once donated a kidney to her husband to prove it, and also to save his life. Originally from Sydney, today Kim lives on a small rural property in central New South Wales just outside the tiny gold-rush village of Millthorpe, where the ghosts are mostly friendly and her grown sons regularly come home to graze.For further information:




23 October 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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