Brisbane's Big Bookclub - Melissa Lucashenko

Saturday 21 September 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Old Museum
Ticket $20.00, Book & Ticket (save $5.00) $45.00
Tickets available until 21 September 2019 5:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. $5.00 from each ticket donated to Sisters Inside.

Join Brisbane's Big Bookclub at The Old Museum where Fiona Stager is in-conversation with 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award winning author Melissa Lucashenko discussing Too Much Lip.

Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger.

Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things – her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she’s an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.

Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble – but then trouble is Kerry’s middle name.

Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

Melissa Lucashenko is a multi-award winning Goorie writer. Her 2013 novel Mullumbimby was awarded the Deloitte Queensland Literary Award for Fiction, won the Victorian Premiers Prize for Indigenous Writing, and was longlisted for both the Stella and Miles Franklin awards as well as the Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015. Melissa was awarded the 2016 CAL Fellowship to work on her award-winning novel, Too Much Lip.
 
Melissa is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, as well as a founding member of the prisoner’s human rights group, Sisters Inside. She writes passionately about ordinary people and the extraordinary lives they lead.

NOTE: There is no parking at The Old Museum, however, visitors receive 20% off car parking at Rydges Fortitude Valley (601 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills) if you say you are attending an event at The Old Museum.

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