Julia Gillard has agreed to two live-audience interviews with author Dr Anne Summers in Sydney and Melbourne in coming weeks.

The former Labor prime minister has kept a low profile since she retired from parliament at the election, after being ousted by Kevin Rudd as Labor leader in June.

She will be the inaugural guest of the Anne Summers Conversations, the first of which will be held at the Sydney Opera House on September 30 and the second at Melbourne Town Hall on October 1.

"I want to give Ms Gillard the opportunity to share with us what it was really like to be Australia's first female prime minister, her proudest achievements in office, how she dealt with the harsh treatment by media and fellow politicians, and her feelings on being voted out of the job," Dr Summers told AAP on Tuesday.

"I'll also ask her about her plans for the future."

The events run for 90 minutes, featuring an hour-long interview followed by 30 minutes of questions from the audience.

Tickets will be available through the Sydney Opera House and EventBrite in Melbourne.

 

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