Festival Program


What we Learn From Heartbreak

Fri 6 Sep, 2.30pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

When we are in the middle of heartbreak, it’s hard to feel that there may be a worthy lesson in it all. Madeleine Dore speaks with relationship doyenne Zoë Foster Blake about finding gems of wisdom among the ashes of lost love.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Madeleine Dore is a freelancer writer and creator of Extraordinary Routines, a project featuring interviews, life-experiments, and articles exploring the rhythms and inevitable stumbles in creative life. She has contributed to Sunday Life, ArtsHub, Womankind, Kill Your Darlings, ABC Life and more, and founded the event series Side Project Sessions.

Zoë Foster Blake has worked in print and online journalism for 15 years, writing for titles such as Cosmopolitan and Harper’s BAZAAR, and is the founder of Australian skin care line, Go-To. She has published four novels, three dating and relationship books, a collection of her best beauty tips and tricks, and a picture book for kids.

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