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Author Talk: Maggie Kirkman for the 2023 Seniors Festival

Join Maggie Kirkman as she discusses her book with her daughter, journalist Alice Clarke.

“A must-read for all those women who refuse to go gentle into that good night” - Maxine McKew

Time of Our Lives presents the extraordinary lives of ordinary women in their seventies, eighties and nineties, challenging the stereotype of the helpless old woman who is nothing more than a burden.

Mig Dann worked for David Bowie and gained a PhD in her eighties. Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann, the first Indigenous schoolteacher in the Northern Territory, is showing young people about culture and community. Olive Trevor’s love of gardening led her to become a world expert in bromeliads.

Join us during the 2023 Seniors Festival to celebrate the contributions older women make to our community.

When and where
Tuesday 3rd October
6:30 - 7:30 pm
St Kilda Library
150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda


Dr Maggie Kirkman (Photographer: Karma Clarke)

Maggie Kirkman

Dr Maggie Kirkman is a Senior Research Fellow in the Global and Women’s Health Unit, part of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Her research encompasses the complexities of women’s lives, including infertility, ageing, the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, and female genital cosmetic surgery. Maggie is the author of My Sister’s Child (with Linda Kirkman) and editor of Sperm Wars (with Heather Grace Jones). Her most recent book is Time of Our Lives: Celebrating Older Women. In 2019, Maggie was recognised as an inaugural Champion for Women by Women’s Health Victoria.

Alice Clarke

Maggie’s daughter Alice Clarke is a multi-award-winning freelance journalist, game reviewer, producer, presenter, co-curator of the PAX Aus Together Lounge and Theatre, and a regular on ABC RN Radio’s Download This Show.

Alice Clarke and Dr Maggie Kirkman

Reserve your spot

This is a FREE event and you can book your tickets via the link below.

Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible.
If you require any additional needs to access and enjoy this event, please contact us so we can help accommodate.

Phone: 9209 6655
Email: library@portphillip.vic.gov.au