EVENT: SYLVIA MARTIN TALK
Sylvia Martin is the author of three biographies about women neglected in Australian literary and cultural history.
Sylvia will be discussing her newly published autobiography 'Sky Swimming' with author, academic and writing mentor at Varuna, The Writers' House Dr.Carol Major.
The reflections in Sky Swimming can be read as meditations on the enigmas of love, family, ageing, memory, home and belonging. At its heart is a mudbrick house built by two women on an ancient lava flow in the Warrumbungle Mountains, circling back to a childhood filled with music in Melbourne and an early career in the theatre. It fans out across the world to a family mystery in The Netherlands of the 1950s and a friendship in Montreal in the 1990s. Reflections on the process of writing feminist biography are included and the women from Martins biographies thread their way through the narrative alongside the people who have helped shape her life, often in unexpected directions.
Please join us for this celebration of Sylvia's beautiful memoir on Saturday 22nd February at 6 for 6.30pm , the cost is $10 ,bookings are essential due to limited seating.