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Tangent: The Appleton Ladies' Potato Race - 17 May

Get the story behind the story and join us at the Tangent Talk for The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, in a new venue at the State Library of South Australia. Hear from our panel of speakers from the academic and creative realms as they discuss what makes true stories so entertaining, why we love real-life trailblazing women and the power of adapting true stories to the stage!

Joining us for the Tangent Talk will be Dr Lauren Butterworth (Deviant Women podcast), Professor Kate Douglas (Flinders University) and Smriti Daniel (ActNow Theatre), with host Anthony Nicola, Resident Director at State Theatre Company South Australia.

Date:  Monday, 17 May 2021

Time: Arrive 5.30pm for a 6pm start

LocationHetzel Lecture Theatre
Institute Building, State Library of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

Tickets: $10 including a drink on arrival


Tangent is presented by State Theatre Company South Australia in association with the State Library of South Australia.

Meet the Speakers

Dr Lauren Butterworth
Dr Lauren Butterworth is a writer, academic, and producer with creative work published in a variety of outlets including Meanjin, Verity La, Wet Ink, Midnight Echo and more. She is host and producer of the podcast Deviant Women, which tells the stories of subversive, daring, and outrageous women in history and mythology.

Professor Kate Douglas
Kate Douglas is a Professor in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University. Her research and teaching interests are in life narrative: the ways in which people tell stories about themselves and others every day. Her projects centre on marginal subjects and her current project focusses on children as readers and writers of life narrative.

Smriti Daniel
Smriti Daniel was recently appointed Marketing and Development Coordinator at ActNow Theatre. She is a freelance feature writer who has written for Al Jazeera and The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 

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