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Louise Helfgott on Thistledown Seed

Join us as Louise Helfgott discusses her memoir with fellow author Josephine Taylor.

Interweaving fiction and memoir in multiple threads, Thistledown Seed follows the displacement and violence of the Holocaust for a Polish family who subsequently settle in Western Australia. In this deeply moving account, Louise Helfgott explores another side of her family’s tragic past made famous in the Oscar-winning movie Shine, about her brother David Helfgott. 

About the Speakers

Louise Helfgott is an award-winning author, playwright and poet with a PhD in Creative Writing from Edith Cowan University.

Josephine Taylor is a writer and editor, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Writing at Edith Cowan University.

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    Event Showings

    Friday 3 February 2023
    12pm to 1pm

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    Free, book now as places are limited.

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    City of Perth Library

    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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