Justin Heazlewood grew up in the regional town of Burnie, Tasmania. He has since lived in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne and published three books: The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries (self-published, 2012), Funemployed (Affirm Press, 2014) and Get Up Mum (Affirm Press, 2018). Justin is also known as The Bedroom Philosopher and under this name he has released three albums including the ARIA-nominated 'Songs From The 86 Tram'.
Elizabeth Flux is a freelance writer and editor based in Melbourne. Her nonfiction work has been widely published and includes essays on film, pop culture, feminism and identity as well as interviews and feature articles. She was a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre, a judge for the 2019 Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and an editor for Reading Victoria.
In this intimate Q&A, Justin and Liz will discuss what it was like for Justin growing up in regional Tasmania, how books and reading shaped his life, the different ways in which he communicates and drawing from his latest book Get Up Mum, they will discuss the stigmas around mental health.
This panel has been generously supported by the Bellendena small grants scheme.
This is a FREE event as part of the ‘Weekend of Reading’ festival.