Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter
Daisy Turnbull and Grace Tame at the Berry Writers Festival.

Conversations that Count:  Risk, Reward, Friendship, and Contentment

Join Grace Tame (Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner) and Daisy Turnbull (50 Questions to Ask Your Teens) as they discuss risk, reward, friendship and contentment.

Tickets will be limited, so sign up below to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

Grace Tame

The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner, Grace Tame - Berry Writers Festival 2024

Grace Tame is a survivor of child sexual abuse, a columnist, campaigner and the author of a best-selling memoir, The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner. She is the founder and CEO of The Grace Tame Foundation (GTF), a not-for-profit organisation which creates and funds initiatives to prevent, disrupt and respond to child sexual abuse. For her contribution to legal reforms that allow child sexual abuse survivors to tell their own stories publicly, Grace was named the 2021 Australian of the Year. She lives in Hobart and regularly competes in ultramarathons.

Daisy Turnbull

50 Risks to take with Kids - Daisy Turnbull - Berry Writers Festival 2024

In January 2021 Daisy’s first book 50 Risks to take with your kids was released, providing a guide on developing independence and resilience in young children. It is set to be translated into Chinese and Slovenian. Her second book 50 Questions to ask your teens was released in February 2022, covering topics from job interviews, to ethics, and porn. Daisy is a teacher and author, and has worked as a Director of Coeducation as well as an accredited Lifeline Crisis Support counsellor who regularly volunteers on the national crisis support line.  In her career she has worked with students on programmes covering mental health training, financial literacy, consent education, and leadership. 

When not working, writing, or parenting her two children, Daisy is an avid reader and crocheter.


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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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