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Fri, 05 July


Better Read Than Dead

Megan Maurice in-conversation with Yumiko Kadota

Join us with Megan Maurice to celebrate the release of Life Goes On! Megan will be joined by Yumiko Kadota.

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Megan Maurice in-conversation with Yumiko Kadota
Megan Maurice in-conversation with Yumiko Kadota

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05 July 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

'In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.' These words - attributed to American poet Robert Frost in 1954 - were hidden in the recesses of journalist and author Megan Maurice's mind after she read them as a teenager. Since she endured and survived treatment for cancer, such a life-changing and traumatic event, they became the only way for her to make sense of what came after.

Whether it's cancer, a car accident, grief, a natural disaster or a family tragedy, we all experience trauma, and simply surviving takes everything we have. But what happens after that, when you realise that surviving survival might be harder still? With its combination of personal stories and expert information, Life Goes On shows us how to go on.

Megan Maurice is an award-winning journalist and the co-author of Shine: The Making of the Australian Netball Diamonds and of Fair Game by Alex Blackwell (Hachette, 2022). Her journalism has been published widely and she is a regular contributor to The Guardian, with a particular focus on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. She lives in Sydney with her family.

Yumiko Kadota is a medical doctor from Sydney. She resigned from public hospital work after experiencing burnout and now works in medical education and private health. Her story entered mainstream media after she blogged in February 2019 about her experiences as a trainee in the health system, opening with the words: ‘I never thought I would say this, but I broke. I give up. I am done. I am handing back my dream of becoming a surgeon.’ Nowadays she’s rebuilding herself, starting with her health. She blogs on wide range of topics that reflect her various interests; eco-warrior, yogi, book worm. Her memoir is Emotional Female.


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