A Room Made of Leaves: Kate Grenville in conversation with Kate Mildenhall
What if Elizabeth Macarthur—wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in the earliest days of Sydney—had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? And what if novelist Kate Grenville AO had miraculously found and published it? That’s the starting point for A Room Made of Leaves, a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented.
Marriage to a ruthless bully, the impulses of her heart, the search for power in a society that gave women none: this Elizabeth Macarthur manages her complicated life with spirit and passion, cunning and sly wit. Her memoir lets us hear—at last!—what one of those seemingly demure women from history might really have thought.
At the centre of A Room Made of Leaves is one of the most toxic issues of our own age: the seductive appeal of false stories.
Join us for an evening with Kate Grenville in conversation with Kate Mildenhall as they discuss A Room Made of Leaves.
Event: 7.00pm Thursday 18 February 2021
Tickets: $15 per person via Try Booking – on sale now until 5pm Thursday 18 February 2021.
The session will run for 60 minutes on Zoom, including Q&A.
Once you reserve your place, you will receive an email with your Zoom online meeting invitation on the evening prior to the event.