Rebecca Starford and Emilie Zoey Baker
The Sydney Morning Herald says of Rebecca Starford’s, Bad Behaviour a memoir of bullying and boarding school, “The warmth of Starford’s writing searches honestly for new shapes for her life. It turns stone into clay”.
As a fourteen year old, Rebecca Starford won a scholarship to a prestigious school in the bushland of the Victorian high country. As part of the school’s program, the year 9s spent a compulsory year as boarders. It was during this year, when teachers left the students to themselves, that Rebecca witnessed, participated in and suffered from the severe bullying that unsupervised teenage girls can dish out to each other.
It is honestly told and may provide insights for student and teacher on the experience of bullying and being bullied and how to emerge from that cycle.
Rebecca Starford will be interviewed by Emilie Zoe Baker.
Poet and spoken word performer Emilie Zoey Baker is the 2010 winner of SlamReview, the poetry slam held during the Berlin International Literature Festival. She also performed poetry in London, Paris and Singapore as well as being a featured guest at the 2010 Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali. In April she was the first Australian to be core faculty at Canada’s Banff centre for their 2014 spoken word program. She has also performed as part of the amazing literary salon Women Of Letters.
Burrinja Cultural Centre
351 Glenfern Road
Upwey VIC 3158
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