Is writing your own story an act of resilience? The memoirist often doesn't set out to be a writer and writers often don't intend to write their life story. So, what drives the desire to share the intimacies of our lives — and why do readers lap them up? Who is the greatest beneficiary — the writer or the reader? Is the memoir simply a reckoning with past, present and future?
Join Veronica Gorrie on a panel with Indigo Perry and chair Declan Fry at the Yarra Valley Writers Festival.
Veronica Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai woman who lives and writes in Victoria. Black and Blue, a memoir of her childhood and the decade she spent in the police force, is her first book.