Greer Relives Her 40 Years of Feminism; Preview Germaine Greer Pontardawe Arts Centre
WRITER, academic and journalist Germaine Greer is returning to Wales for a stage show next month.
After wowing audiences in 2008 with her candid talk, the controversial agenda-setting author, acclaimed academic and outspoken broadcaster returns to Pontardawe Arts Centre next month. This time audiences can expect an intriguing account of 40 years of feminism and fun.
The event gives the audience the chance to hear what it felt like to be an international feminist icon and highly regarded academic through four decades of change - and, of course, they can ask her plenty of questions, both serious and lighthearted.
Born in Melbourne in 1939, Greer attended a private convent school before winning a teaching scholarship in 1956 and enrolling at the University of Melbourne.
After graduating in English and French language and literature, she moved to Sydney, where she became involved with the Sydney Push social milieu, who had the anarchist Sydney Libertarians at its centre.
By 1972 Greer would identify as an anarchist communist, close to Marxism.
In her first teaching post, Greer lectured at the University of Sydney, where she also earned a first class MA in romantic poetry. …