Venetia Sherson is a former daily newspaper editor and award-winning journalist who now works as a freelance writer, editor and trainer. She writes for a variety of publications. She was editor of the Waikato Times between 1997 and 2003. In 2004, she was awarded the ONZM for Services to Journalism. In the same year, she was appointed Wintec's inaugural editor-in-residence, where she edited two books 'Heritage Hamilton' (2006) and 'Baches of Raglan' (2008). She has an honorary Master of Arts from Wintec. She is currently co-writing another book with Denise Irvine on the 'Housing First Approach to Homelessness', plus a more personal account of her family's experience with surrogacy.
Co-Author Talk (with Denise Irvine)
Saturday 12 September, 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Journalists, Denise Irvine and Venetia Sherson co-authors of the book, 'Stand by Me', share what they learned from researching and writing about domestic violence: the truths and the myths, the patterns of controlling behaviour, and the challenges faced by the generous women who work to keep other women safe. They will talk about two of the women they interviewed: One is the daughter of a woman who was killed by her partner, the other a survivor of domestic violence who later became a police officer. They may also cover how the Hamilton refuge coped during the COVID-19 lockdown.