"The Mouth that Roared": Les Twentyman in conversation with Robert Hillman.Event cancelled!
Award-winning writer, Robert Hillman, has collaborated with one of Australia’s best-known youth outreach workers and social campaigners, to bring his story to the public in that wonderful storytelling style that Robert and Les share.
In this memoir" The Mouth That Roared", Robert goes behind the public knowledge to find out what makes Les tick, where he came from, who and what made him Australia’s number one advocate for our most vulnerable young people.
Leslie Twentyman is a prominent youth outreach worker and community activist in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Raised in Braybrook, he is one of Victoria's best-known social campaigners on issues ranging from homelessness, drug abuse, prison reform and social welfare.
Les Twentyman’s work was formally recognised in 1994, when he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia; in 2004, as a finalist for Australian of the Year; and in 2006, when he was awarded Victorian of the Year.
Robert Hillman is a Melbourne-based writer of over 60 works of fiction and non-fiction. His autobiography, The Boy in the Green Suit, won the Australian National Biography Award for 2005. His 2007 biography, My Life as a Traitor, written with Zarah Ghahramani, appeared in numerous overseas editions and was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in 2008. In 2013, Robert’s most recent biography, Gurumul: His Life and Music (2013) was released to great acclaim.
Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Les Twentyman Foundation.When
6:30 pm Thursday 07/09/17