Melissa Bruce - Picnic at Mount Disappointment - Saturday 29th April
To be launched by Gabrielle Carey
Fifteen–year–old Lucy arrives from inner city Melbourne to live on a Victorian farm in the early 1980s. Wandong hosts the second largest truck and country music festival in the southern hemisphere…and nothing else.
‘It is rare to find a story that takes us into that liminal territory of adolescence with such force and such heart. Desire, disappointment, betrayal and forgiveness written in libretto, an ode to the tumult of coming of age.’
Gabrielle Carey, co-author, Puberty Blues
About the author: Melissa Bruce holds an MA in Writing (UTS), a Diploma in Directing (NIDA) and a B.Ed. (Vic. College). She has worked as a writer, teacher, stage manager, performance consultant and theatre director. Melissa has produced original stage, radio and educational plays and published short stories, poetry and articles. The Australian Society of Authors awarded her a mentorship to develop this debut novel.
Date and time: Saturday 29th April, 3.30 for 4pm
Please RSVP here or phone 02 9660 2333