Opening Showcase: Parental Guidance Advised


with Elizabeth Hay, Kathy Page & Eufemia Fantetti

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Parents make for great source material. Award-winning writers Elizabeth Hay and Kathy Page know this all too well. Kathy Page’s Dear Evelyn grew from her father’s war-time love letters to her mother. Elizabeth Hay’s All Things Consoled details the decline of her ferociously independent elderly parents.

Source material isn’t the only thing that links these writers. Both earned Writers’ Trust Prizes in November, 2018—Kathy Page for fiction, Elizabeth Hay for nonfiction. Almost exactly one year later, Kathy Page and Elizabeth Hay unite onstage to reflect on their process and tackle tough questions. Why do we return to stories about our parents? Why do these stories continue to draw such attention and acclaim?

Featuring short readings from The New Quarterly magazine’s annual writing contest winners, Sarah Ens, Paola Ferrante, and Terence Young. Followed by readings and discussion with Kathy Page and Elizabeth Hay. Moderated by Eufemia Fantetti. 

Early Bird $10   •   Online $12   •    At the Door $15

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