Following the success of the Words on the Waves Opening Address earlier this year, The Art House and Words on the Waves Writers Festival are continuing to bring high quality panels, discussions, and literary events to the Central Coast. Together they are honored to be co-hosting the intimate Q&A style book launch in celebration of Wendy Harmer’s extraordinary life.
A pioneer to women in media, Wendy Harmer is launching her autobiography Lies My Mirror Told Me, published by Allen & Unwin. With a career spanning four decades, Wendy Harmer has forged her way through the cut-throat media industry to find success as a journalist, columnist, TV host, author, playwright, comic performer and the highest paid woman in Sydney FM Radio.
Wendy Harmer is now at a point of her life where she is considered an iconic Australian public figure. Born with a severe facial deformity, Lies My Mirror Told Me is a reflection on Wendy’s life with her trademark in-your-face frankness and celebrated wit- and what follows is one of the most unlikely success stories you will ever read.
Amanda Keller has reviewed the book as “deeply moving, wise, hilarious and raucous.” It tells of a life of adversity, from Wendy’s facial deformity to her mother going missing when she was 10 years old, and her teacher father constantly moving around the state. Wendy, being dubbed the ‘funny looking’ kid had to develop new strategies to find friends and fit in. The result is the benchmark of a confident, resilient, funny and trail-blazing personality that audiences will be captivated to hear from firsthand.
“I’ve always believed where there’s a chance, you have to take it… or invent it.” – Wendy Harmer
Taking place in the intimate black box Studio of The Art House, this is a chance to be up close and hear from Wendy Harmer at this Q&A style book launch. The event will be followed by an opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed by Wendy herself.
The Art House and Words on the Waves Presents
WENDY HARMER – BOOK LAUNCH
Sat 11 Nov 7PM
All tickets: $20.00
From www.thearthousewyong.com.au / 02 4335 1485