Craig Silvey to speak at Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

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Craig Silvey will deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture hosted by the Equal Opportunity Commission and the University of Western Australia on 20 May at UWA.
Headshot Craig Silvey

The event is now sold out! We are thrilled the event is proving so popular and encourage you to join the waitlist as those on the waitlist will be able to go into Tattersall Lecture theatre to view a video livestream, with the opportunity to participate in question time and join the reception beforehand. We will contact you if a place becomes available in the Wilsmore Lecture theatre where Craig Silvey will now be giving the lecture.

To join the waitlist please contact Equal Opportunity Commission Communications Officer Sarah Johnston at or 9216 3911. 

Silvey will speak about his novel Honeybee and the real life event that inspired it in a lecture that also examines the ethics of representation, the importance of visibility and diversity in our cultural landscape, and the potential of stories to encourage meaningful change. 

He will be joined by Alyce Schotte from Transfolk of WA, who worked with him on his research for Honeybee, to introduce Silvey and participate in question time following the lecture.

Refreshments will be served at 5.30pm and the lecture will begin at 6pm. 

*Picture of Craig Silvery by Daniel James Grant

Page reviewed 3 May 2021