Festival Program


Workshop: Shame and Truth in Memoir

Sat 31 Aug, 2.30pm
The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space

For some, writing memoir can be a reckoning exacerbated by foggy memories and painful truths. Award-winning writer Kristina Olsson‘s memoir, Boy, Lost, explores the shame, grief and loss that stalked her family after the kidnapping of her brother. She shares how to navigate and bridle shame and truth when writing about your past.

A creative collaboration with Writers Victoria


2 hours 30 minutes



Session Artists

Kristina Olsson is a journalist and the award-winning author of the novels ShellIn One Skin, and The China Garden, and two works of nonfiction, Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir and Kilroy was Here. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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