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Yarra Plenty Regional Library Booklovers Festival: Fact/Fiction Conversation: Melanie Cheng & Nicola Redhouse

  • Eltham Library Panther Place Eltham, VIC, 3095 Australia (map)

This event is part of the 11th Annual Booklovers Festival

Two authors use the motif of the ‘ordinary’ (the ordinary lives of ordinary people) and create two very different responses. Award-winning fiction author Melanie Cheng created Room for a Stranger to explore everyday experiences of loneliness and compassion while author and editor Nicola Redhouse, examined her own experiences with mental health, particularly post‐natal depression, creating Unlike the heart: a memoir of brain and mind that is part‐memoir, part‐exploration of psycho‐analysis. What compels these authors to write about these experiences and how do they approach these topics?

About the Fact/Fiction Conversation Series:
What is at the heart of a story? At what point does fiction cross the border of truth? These questions are at the centre of the relationship between reader and creator and is the cornerstone of curiosity.

Fact/Fiction Conversations pair a fiction and non‐fiction writer together to discuss everything from their books and their writing processes to their influences and the ways in which their genres are more like twins than distant cousins. We have a series of Fact/Fiction conversations throughout the festival.

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