Explore the 2024 Program

More Than Memoir

Go beyond life stories to ask the big questions

Nova Weetman
Jeanne Ryckmans
Rachelle Unreich (photo credit Simon Schluter)
Saturday 25 May 2024
Event Code: 61

Whether they’re narrating extraordinary or everyday lives, the best memoirists use their personal experiences to illuminate the human condition.

Jeanne Ryckmans’ Trust: A fractured fable is a personal detective story about falling under the malevolent spell of a huckster. Rachelle Unreich’s A Brilliant Life is the powerful true story of a Holocaust survivor, as told by her daughter. And YA author Nova Weetman’s Love, Death & Other Scenes reflects on family and grief after her partner’s death during the COVID lockdown. Get the backstory from these multifaceted writers, whose memoirs shed light on love, loss, resilience and ever-present pasts. Join them in conversation with Caroline Baum.

Carriageworks, Track 8
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015