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Local Libraries: Sam van Zweden

Sat 11 Sep, 2pm
Wheelers Hill Library

The venue for this event has changed to Wheelers Hill Library

Sam van Zweden’s debut non-fiction work Eating with My Mouth Open, winner of the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award, explores memory, hunger and wellbeing while celebrating food and the bodies it nurtures. Hear from van Zweden as she navigates the subjects of mental illness, weight and wellbeing while advocating for a new kind of body politics—one that’s empowering, productive and meaningful. With Chloe Papas.


1 hour

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Chloe Papas is a writer, campaigner and former journalist. She writes about the body, home, feelings and food.

Sam van Zweden is a Melbourne-based writer interested in memory, food, mental health and the body. Her debut book, Eating with my Mouth Open, won the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award, and is available now.

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