Writing Perseverance (inc Graeme Innes) – SWF [Sydney]
Writing Perseverance (inc Graeme Innes) - SWF [Sydney]

Event Information


Saturday May 27, 2017
4:30 PM


Pier 2/3, Curiosity Stage
Pier 2/3, Hickson Road
Sydney, NSW

Auslan Interpreter/s

Della Goswell

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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The authors of two of the year’s most powerful memoirs discuss their art. Deng Adut’s Songs of a War Boy tells his story of being a former child soldier and refugee, overcoming deadly adversity, and becoming a lawyer for the disenfranchised. Graeme Innes’s Finding a Way is about being blind from birth and overcoming obstacles to eventually become the Human Rights Commissioner. Deng and Graeme talk to Madeline Gleeson about their memoirs, and discuss the art of writing perseverance and the legacy of their stories.

This event will be Auslan interpreted. The National Relay Service is available to assist with phone bookings. Call SWF Box Office on (02) 9256 4200 or email ticketing@swf.org.au to book access tickets. 

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