Look Who’s Talking Bringing Inspiring Stories To Maitland This May

Maitland Libraries is proud to bring inspiring voices to the area as part of the Look Who’s Talking Program as Sarah Hogan, Carly Findlay, Kurt Fearnley and Belinda Downes appear to share unique stories.


Journalist Sandra Hogan will be joined by Sue-Ellen Kusher (nee Doherty) to discuss what it was like to be inducted into the world of spies as a child whose parents worked for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).

Her story is incredibly intriguing featuring a first hand account of what it was like to memorise car number plates, spot unusual behaviour, observe people at rallies and most importantly, not to draw attention. Her talk will take place on Thursday 20 May, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, at Sun Street Studios.

Maitland also welcomes local inspirations author and appearance activist Carly Findlay who will sit down with athlete, advocate and television presenter Kurt Fearnley to discuss the importance of representation and having a platform.

Sitting down with them will be local author and activist Belinda Downes as all three discuss their experiences of living with a disability, the underrepresentation of people with a disability in the media and literature, and why works like Growing Up are so important.

They will be speaking on Thursday 27 May, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Gillieston Heights Community Hub.

Maitland Libraries’ Coordinator Community Programs and Collections Alison Harwood says, ‘We’re honoured to bring these special guests to Maitland to hear their unique and captivating stories. We look forward to bringing the community together to engage in thoughtful discussion.’

Tickets cost $27.50 for each program and can be purchased at maitlandlibrary.com.au/look-whos-talking