Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter

Bri Lee

Bri Lee has written investigative journalism, opinion, short fiction, essays, and arts criticism. Her first novel, The Work, was published in April, and her non-fiction books include Who Gets to be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge (2021), Eggshell Skull: A Memoir About Standing Up, Speaking Out and fighting Back (2018), and Beauty (2019).

Bri is currently doing a PhD in law at the University of Sydney, where she lectures in media law. She was the 2020 Copyright Agency x UTS Writer-in-Residence. Together with the Women’s Justice Network, Bri founded The fREADom Inside Project that delivers books to women incarcerated in NSW, and crowdfunds to pay women with lived incarcerated experience to run book club programs for those still inside.

Bri lives and works on Gadigal land in Sydney, Australia. 


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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

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Berry Writers Festival Partner: BundanonDymocks books & giftsSouth Coast Property StylingBerry Writers Festival Partner: South Coast Writers Centre