Lee Kofman - Split
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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Cass Moriarty is in-conversation with our expert panel Ramona Koval, Kate Holden and Lee Kofman discussing Split; True stories of leaving, loss and new beginnings.
In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia’s most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking stories of significant endings and their aftermath.
Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, shares how he discarded his past – perhaps autistic – self, while comedian Sami Shah writes about his public split from Islam, the religion of his birth. Ramona Koval delves into the bittersweet end to her career at the ABC and Fiona Wright explores how her anorexia has affected her romantic relationships. Whereas Kate Holden suggests that for some, splitting – whether from memorabilia, books or lovers – is unimaginable.
Join eighteen acclaimed storytellers in their candid and courageous reflections on the intrinsic human experience of loss and leaving, which acknowledge the price we can often pay for a much-needed end, or new beginning.
Lee Kofman is the author of five books, including memoirs Imperfect (2019, Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for the Nib Literary Award 2019, co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (2016, Ventura Press) and editor of Split (2019, Ventura Press) which was longlisted for ABIA Awards 2020 – anthologies of personal essays by prominent Australian authors. Her short works have been widely published in Australia, UK, Scotland, Israel, Canada and US. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. More at www.leekofman.com.au
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