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Kristine Philipp - Girl Friday

An Extraordinarily Ordinary Working Life

2024-02-28 17:30:00 2024-02-28 18:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Kristine Philipp - Girl Friday Join us for an author talk about resilience and reinvention, and about how we are not human resources, we are human beings. Torquay Library -

Wednesday, February 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-28 17:30:00 2024-02-28 18:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Kristine Philipp - Girl Friday Join us for an author talk about resilience and reinvention, and about how we are not human resources, we are human beings. Torquay Library -

Join us for an author talk about resilience and reinvention, and about how we are not human resources, we are human beings.

Girl Friday: An Extraordinarily Ordinary Working Life is the hilarious and moving memoir about women at work, pay inequality and the
alienating nature of the 21st century workforce. 

Wisecracking, frank and completely relatable, Kristine Philipp’s Girl Friday offers stirring insights into the personal and political contexts of working women’s lives, the lengths older women must go to keep a job, the trials of walking the poverty line in later life and the power of friendships and camaraderie in the workplace.

Kristine Philipp began life in Melbourne in 1960 and in 1975 she started office work, on and off for forty years, in the university sector, small business, the public service and community organisations. In 1984, she was the subject of a half-hour episode of Faces of Change, an ABC TV documentary series (and book) about women in Australia hosted by Anne Deveson. Kristine has written and performed stand-up comedy shows at Fringe Festivals, and writes articles for Friends of the Earth. Kristine’s creative non-fiction short stories are published in a local literary journal, on ABC online and are produced as audio stories. Kristine is an unemployable, old punk, and Girl Friday is her working life memoir.

Book sales and book signing will be available at the event.

If you need anything in order to participate in this event, please contact events@grlc.vic.gov.au at least two weeks prior to the event date.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

Torquay Library

Phone: (03) 4201 0667

Hours

Torquay Library

Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 1:30PM to 4:00PM

Tel: (03) 4201 0667

About the Library

Located in Torquay’s Surf City Plaza, adjacent to the Surf World Museum and Community Hall, Torquay Library is a popular community gathering space, particularly for families and holidaymakers. The branch features zones for reading, studying and working, a dedicated area for children, public access PCs and free WiFi. Regular Baby, Toddler and Preschool Story Time sessions are held here, and many events and programs for adults are also run throughout the year.

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