WAM – Write Around The Murray

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Jessie will be appearing in:

Self in the Story

When: Saturday 8 September, 1pm – 2.15pm

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: $5.00

To what degree is the author present in their fiction or the biographer present in stories of others? Is the self as revealed in memoir any truer than the self that might emerge in other forms of writing? Caroline Baum, Jessie Cole and Robert Hillman get introspective about the ways they see themselves reflected in their various writings.

Finding Words

When: Sunday 9 September, 12pm – 1.15pm

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: $5.00

Caroline Baum and Jessie Cole’s memoirs recount childhoods that couldn’t be more different. Jessie’s free-range upbringing in the hinterlands of northern NSW contrasts Caroline’s worldly and privileged, if tightly controlled, childhood in England. Both were unconventional, neither idyllic. They talk to Ailsa Piper about family, forgiveness and the importance of writing to understanding their lives and losses.

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Write Around the Murray Festival – 9th to the 13th of September


The Big Book Club: Jason Steger in conversation with Jessie Cole

When: Saturday 12 September, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Where: Library Museum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: Gold coin donation

On one level Deeper Water is a ‘coming-of-age tour de force’: a tale of innocence and awakening, a raging river and a stranded stranger. At a deeper level it is an examination of modern life and the ways we disconnect from nature, including the gains and costs of this perceived separation.

The Big Book Club highlights two books of the festival for you to read in advance before listening to the authors discuss their work in depth with regular festival guest, Jason Steger. As literary editor for The Age and regular panellist on ABC’s The Book Club, Jason’s blend of experience, insight and intimacy makes for compelling conversations with guest authors, with time for audience questions at the end.

Check out the rest of the festival at WAM – Write Around the Murray Festival.

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