Poet, artist and author Cleo Wade wants to know what has broken your heart, what has helped you heal and what wisdom you have gained along the way. The Heart Talk author sits down with journalist and The Motherhood editor Jamila Rizvi, Sour Heart author Jenny Zhang, and Peach novelist Emma Glass for a riveting and wide-ranging discussion about matters of the heart.
Jamila Rizvi (Australian)
Jamila is a writer, presenter and commentator. She writes a weekly political column for News Limited and appears regularly on Channel 10, ABC and SBS. She was previously editor-in-chief of the Mamamia Women's Network and prior to entering the media, she worked for the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Jamila's first book is Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women. It will be published in 2017.
Emma Glass (International)
Emma Glass is a writer and a paediatric nurse from Swansea. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Kent, then decided to become a nurse and went back to study Children’s Nursing. She lives in North London and is a senior clinical research nurse at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Peach is her visionary debut.
Jenny Zhang (International)
Jenny Zhang is the author of the short story collection Sour Heart, the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find, and the e-book, The Selected Jenny Zhang. Her writing has appeared in the PNew York Times, N+1, Harper's, Poetry, New York Magazine and elsewhere. Her essay, "How It Feels" was nominated for a National Magazine award. She holds degrees from Stanford University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was born in Shanghai and grew up in New York City, where she currently resides.
Cleo Wade (International)
Cleo Wade is an artist, poet and author of Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life. She contributes regularly to W Magazine, Teen Vogue and has presented at New York University, Columbia University and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She has been named one of America’s Most Influential Women by Marie Claire and ‘the Millenial Oprah’ by New York magazine.