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Author Talk: Kirsty Everett

Author Talk: Kirsty Everett

On May 18, 2022

Categories: Film


Visit Bundaberg Library for this in-person author talk with Kirsty Everett as she talks about her book - Honey Blood.

Kirsty is the author of Honey Blood, a memoir of her experiences with childhood leukaemia.

Doors open and light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm. The talk will commence at 6.00pm. Register to attend this in-person event at the library with like-minded readers.

  • Books will be available to purchase from Dymocks Bundaberg at the event.

Honey Blood is about growing up different when you want to be the same; sparking hostility where there should be support; and how love can be tested to its utmost. It's wise and unflinching and hopeful, and you won't feel the same after reading it.

Author Bio

Kirsty Everett was going to be an Olympic gymnast. But as she made plans to win gold, life, as it does, laughed at the goal she'd set. Aged nine, she was diagnosed with leukaemia and spent the next two and a half years in treatment and attending the funerals of children she met in the cancer ward. At the age of sixteen, Kirsty's cancer returned. Faced with a devastating prognosis, she threw herself into as much as she could - friends, school, drama, sport, even a life-writing course with Patti Miller. As she said, 'I thought if I was going to die I should write some things down.'

Against the odds, Kirsty survived. She never achieved gold at the Olympics, but she learned a lot about people, attitudes and resilience.

For more information phone Bundaberg Regional Libraries on: (07) 4130 4140

2022-05-18 10:00:00
2022-05-18 10:00:00