Speaking Frankly with Clare Bowditch: Your Own Kind of Girl Tour


ARIA award-winning musician and actress Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories.

But what of the stories she used to tell herself? That 'real life' only begins once you're thin or beautiful, or that good things only happen to other people?

Your Own Kind of Girl, published 28th of October 2019, reveals a childhood punctuated by grief, anxiety and compulsion, and tells how these forces shaped Clare's life for better and for worse.

It's a heart-breaking, wise and at times playful memoir. With startling candour, Clare lays bare her truth in the hope that doing so will inspire anyone who's ever done battle with their inner critic.

Clare’s incredible tour, entitled ‘Speaking Frankly’, will begin late October and continue through November in a series of top-notch events:


Clare Bowditch in conversation with Dr Susan Carland with special guest Jamila Rizvi
Monday 28th of October
6.30 pm
The Melbourne Athenaeum
188 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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An Evening with Clare Bowditch, in conversation with Anne Wiberg
Thursday 31st of October
7 pm – 10 pm
The Mercury Cinema
13 Morphett St, Adelaide SA 5000
Presented in conjunction with Mostly Books
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Clare Bowditch in conversation with ABC Radio’s Myf Warhurst
Friday 1st of November
7 pm – 8.15 pm
Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse
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In Conversation & Live Performance with Clare Bowditch
Saturday 2nd of November
6.30 pm
St Stephen’s Anglican Church
189 Church St, Newtown NSW 2042
Presented in conjunction with Better Read Than Dead
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Clare Bowditch in conversation with Sarah Wilson
Monday 4th of November
7 pm – 9 pm
Gertrude & Alice Café Bookstore
46 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
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Clare Bowditch in Conversation with Dumbo Feather’s Berry Liberman
Tuesday 5th of November
6pm – 7.15pm
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
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Clare Bowditch in conversation with Steven Lang
Wednesday 6th of November
5.45 pm for 6.30 pm
Maleny Community Centre
23 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552
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Clare Bowditch in conversation with Meri Fetin
Thursday 7th of November
6 pm for 6.30 pm
Judith Cottier Theatre, Perth College
31 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley WA 6050
Presented in conjunction with Beaufort Street Books
Signed book included with ticket
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Clare Bowditch in conversation with Constance Hall
Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
Saturday 9th of November
8 pm
Margaret River HEART
51 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
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Books at the Brewery: Clare Bowditch
In Conversation with Derek Guille
Thursday 21st of November
6.30 pm for 7 pm start
The Taproom, The Mill
9 Walker St, Castlemaine VIC 3450
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Clare Bowditch in conversation with Jane Longhurst
Thursday 28th of November
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Peacock Theatre
Salamanca Arts Centre Lane Way, Hobart TAS 7000
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