Sat, 22 Oct|
Better Read Than Dead
Afternoon Tea with Jessie Cole
Join Jessie Cole for an afternoon with tea, scones and cakes to celebrate the release of Desire. Jessie will be in conversation with Dr Zora Simic.
Time & Location
22 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
What does it mean to be awakened? To want? To love? Jessie Cole is in her late thirties when she meets a man twenty years older than she is. They become lovers. Both passionate and companionable, fraught and uneven, their relationship tests her fears and anxieties. Through their interstate affair, through bushfires and the pandemic, she learns about herself, how her initiations into womanhood shaped who she is now, and how the shadow of family trauma still inhabits her body. Jessie Cole has written an unabashed, thrilling exploration of the very nature of desire, a story about vulnerability and strength, loss and regeneration. A memoir of the body, Desire is a visceral book in which feeling and longing are laid bare.
Jessie Cole is a writer. Her first novel, Darkness on the Edge of Town, was shortlisted for the 2013 ALS Gold Medal and longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award. Her second novel, Deeper Water, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. Staying, a memoir, was longlisted for the 2019 Colin Roderick Award and shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. She lives in northern New South Wales.
This ticket includes tea and treats.$10.00
Event + Book
This ticket includes tea and treats, with a copy of Desire.$44.99