Nature of event: Shorts@45

Where: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000

When: Monday 16th November 2015, 6.30 pm  – 8 pm

Cost: $20 (includes glass of wine or soft drink)

Further information:; (03) 9662 9966. SHORTS_Memoir_NOV_2015

Join us for an evening of memoir writing from three of Australia’s brightest writers. Journalist and media personality Sian Prior will read from her memoir, Shy, a very personal account of her journey from crippling shyness to confidence and self-assuredness.

She will be joined by mental health ambassador and arts lover Maria Katsonis, who will read excerpts from her extraordinary memoir, The Good Greek Girl, in which she humorously, poignantly and very bravely relates her battle with severe depression.

Finally, much-loved playwright Hannie Rayson will take us on a hilarious journey through her life with excerpts from her recently published memoir, Hello Beautiful.

After the readings, the authors will join fortyfivedownstairs’ artistic director Mary Lou Jelbart for an informal Question & Answer session with the audience.