FAMILY DYNAMICS: O'BRIEN, GRIMSHAW, MEWBURN (2021)

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By Auckland Writers Festival. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Writing an honest and deeply personal memoir takes a certain degree of courage, and the journey can be fraught. In Lil O’Brien’s 'Not That I’d Kiss a Girl', she movingly recounts the fallout from her parents’ accidental discovery of her sexual orientation; literary star Charlotte Grimshaw embarks on a search for familial truth and a parental accounting in 'The Mirror Book'; and prizewinning children’s author Kyle Mewburn charts her lifelong feeling of being somehow wrong – like “strawberry jam in a spinach can” – and her remarkable transformation from husband to woman in 'Faking It'. Join these three brave writers for a discussion of stories told, lives exposed, and the dynamics of revealing the personal, in these remarkable works. Chaired by Claire Mabey. AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL WAITUHI O TĀMAKI 2021

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