ON YOUNG SHOULDERS
Catastrophe, grief, heartbreak and betrayal. These are the raw emotions laid bare by young memoirists Shannon Molloy and writer and Director of the Wollongong Writers’ Festival, Chloe Higgins. Molloy’s Fourteen is a deeply personal story of a gay kid that faces a terrible year of torment, and survives. Higgins’ The Girls is a memoir of family, grief and sexuality that begins with an unimaginable tragedy. While autobiographies reflect on long full lives, these writers have chosen to perfectly capture the uncertainty, angst and ultimately the resilience of youth.
Panel discussion with Bryan Andy.
Word for Word’s Festival Five Pass lets you book for any 5 Sessions (these are individually priced at $10) at the discounted price of $45.