Words with Wine: Marcella Polain

Free Library

Event Information

  • Date DATE
    18 June 2019
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  • Time TIME
    6.30 - 7.30PM
  • Location LOCATION
    South Perth Library Mopoke Room
    Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth
  • Cost COST
    Free, booking essential
  • Hosted by HOSTED BY
    City of South Perth Libraries

South Perth Libraries and Fremantle Press are delighted to invite you to an evening with award winning writer Marcela Polain who will discuss and read from her stunning new book Driving into the Sun.

Driving into the Sun explores life in 1960s Perth for 11 year old Orla, her mother and little sister in the aftermath of her father’s tragic death.

A beautifully written tale of girlhood and grief, burgeoning adolescence, family and the perils of growing up in a man’s world without a father’s guidance. 

Driving into the Sun is a perfect book club book due to its exploration of themes such as grief, family, girlhood and sexuality.

About Marcella Polian
Marcella has a background in theatre and screen writing and is a senior lecturer in creative writing at ECU. Her first novel, The Edge of the World, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and she has twice won the Patricia Hackett Prize for Best Contribution to Westerly magazine. She has also published three collections of poetry. 

Doors open at 6.15pm when wine and cheese will be served.

Book sales and signing available on the night courtesy of Millpoint Caffe Bookshop.

South Perth Library