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Writers in the Library – Marie ORourke

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Join us for another great Writers in the Library event at Mandurah Library. Grab a Coffee and Danish and meet author Marie O’Rourke in conversation with Kathy Heys, as they discuss Marie’s book Kintsugi.

What to Expect

10.00am – Coffee and Danish

10.30am – Author Event

11.30am – Book signing

About the Book

All her life Marie O’Rourke has been a “Good Girl”, a perfectionist, using words to apply golden seams to an imperfect life to make something beautiful out of things that are flawed or broken. A volatile father, the death of a sister far too young, a faltering marriage, the ghosts of lovers’ past: these are just some of the fragments that Marie puts together again in these essays that explore her closest relationships as a daughter, sister, mother, wife, and lover.

With exquisite prose, Marie reflects in the beauty of brokenness and the ways in which time can transform our understanding of truth, forgiveness, and healing. These essays are a poignant reminder that some things cannot be fixed but can still hold immense beauty and meaning. Whether you’ve experienced similar struggles or are seeking a deeper understanding of the human experience, Marie’s collection will leave you moved and inspired.

How many of us feel our family life is not picture perfect? This book will resonate with those who are interested in exploring the human condition through universal themes of love and loss, forgiveness, and redemption.

About the Author

Entranced by the power of words from birth, Marie O’Rourke spent many years reading, analysing, and teaching the stories of others before working up the nerve to start shaping her own. That story culminated in a PhD from Curtin University, where her research and writing pushed against the tradition of first-person, past-tense chronological, narrative memoir, hoping to capture the shape-shifting nature of memory or identity.

Marie’s memoir was shortlisted for the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award and her essays have been published in many respected national and international journals such as a/bAxon, Essay DailyMeanjin, Meniscus, New Writing, Text and Westerly.

Teaching creative writing and literary studies at Curtin University, and now at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, Marie is passionate about helping future generations of readers and writers to see and feel all that words can carry.

Bookings are essential.

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/writers-in-the-library-marie-orourke-tickets-861946444017

Venue

City of Mandurah – Mandurah Library
331 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah, WA 6210 Australia
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