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Tavi Gevinson

At age 11, in March 2008, Tavi Gevinson started her blog, Style Rookie, which averaged 50,000 hits per day within two years. Profiled as a fashion prodigy by the New Yorker in 2010, she has written for publications such as GARAGE, Harper's Bazaar, Lula, Pop, and Vogue UK; presented at IdeaCity, TEDxTeen, L2 Forum, and the Economist World in 2012 Festival; and been featured on covers of Pop, L'Officiel, BUST, and AdWeek. Lady Gaga called her 'the future of journalism'. The New York Times called her the 'oracle of girl world'. Forbes has recognized Gevinson's work on its '30 Under 30 in Media' list for two years running.

Last year she completed an untitled film starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, and James Gandolfini, and has appeared on The Colbert Report and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In September 2011 Tavi launched Rookie, a website for teenage girls with an international community of avid readers. In addition to its 60+ regular writers, photographers, and illustrators, Rookie has featured guest contributors such as Joss Whedon, Lena Dunham, Thom Yorke, Miranda July, Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Orlean, Zooey Deschanel, Judd Apatow, and Jon Hamm. Rookie Yearbook One was published in September 2012.

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Friday 23 Aug 2013 at 06.00 pm

Keynote: Tavi's World

Meet Tavi Gevinson, one of the world's most influential young women. A writer, blogger, editor of Rookie Magazine, actress and spokesperson, Tavi is setting the world on fire with her unique brand of feminism and personal style. She is also 17. Discover teenagers finding their voice, why girls are awesome, and how Tavi balances school, publishing and her artistic life. Gain an insight into Tavi's world, in conversation with Estelle Tang.

Proudly brought to you by Wesley College. Presented by the Melbourne Writers Festival and the Sydney Opera House

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Estelle Tang, Tavi Gevinson

Venue: Athenaeum Theatre
Code: 9205
Price: $40/30

Saturday 24 Aug 2013 at 01.00 pm

Rookie Day

Rookie Day is your space to be you. Be inspired by Tavi Gevinson and Minna Gilligan from Rookie Magazine, gamer and Festival Director Katie Williams, writer and broadcaster Jessica Alice, founder of Youth Without Borders Yassmin Abdel-Magied, activist Linh Do, and dance advocates No Lights No Lycra talking about the art or activist projects they are passionate about. Rookie Day will help get your dreams in order and down on paper, pad, laptop or pinboard. It’s a sharing space, it’s a fun space, it’s a dance-battle space. It’s your space. Hosted by Anna Barnes. For under 20s only.

Presented by the Melbourne Writers Festival and the Sydney Opera House

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Tavi Gevinson, Anna Barnes, Jessica Alice, Linh Do, Minna Gilligan, No Lights No Lycra, Katie Williams, Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Venue: Queen's Hall, State Library of Victoria
Code: 9303
Price: $15




Melbourne Writers Festival, 25 Aug 2011 - 04 Sept 2011
Level 1, 176 Lt Lonsdale Street, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne VIC 3000
Box Office: +61 (0)3 9999 1199, T: +61 (0)3 9094 7859, F: +61 (0)3 9650 6467

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