A conversation with Marcella Polain

EATON – Monday 4 November 2019, 6.00pm

Dr. Marcella Polain, the award winning author of The Edge of the World will be visiting Eaton Community Library for an insightful conversation about her latest novel, Driving Into the Sun.

Born in Singapore, Marcella immigrated to Perth when she was two years old with her Armenian mother and Irish father. She has a background in theatre and screen writing, and has lectured in the Writing program at Edith Cowan University. Marcella was founding WA editor for the national poetry journal Blue Dog, has been poetry editor for Westerly and was inaugural editor for the WA journal Indigo. She has published essays on writing and completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2006.

About the book:

For Orla, living in the suburbs in 1968 on the cusp of adolescence, her father is a great shining light, whose warm and powerful presence fills her world. But in the aftermath of his sudden death, Orla, her mother and her sister are left in a no-man’s-land, a place where the rights and protections of the nuclear family suddenly and mysteriously no longer apply, and where the path between girl and woman must be navigated alone.

Please join us as Marcella shares her exploration of family relationships and insight into life as a writer.

Light refreshments will be served so book now as places are limited.