Book launch: Blue in the Red House

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11 December 2018 - 6:15 to 7:30 PM
Join debut author Sarah Madden to celebrate the launch of her magic realist memoir 'Blue in the Red House' at the Writers Victoria Library on Tuesday 11 December.

This story recreates Sarah's experience of being diagnosed with autism at the age of 34; a journey through the inner workings of the mind that exposes more truth than strict facts can manage.

When Ms De Beer seeks out a doctor to assist with removing her eyes, figuring she no longer needs them, she is surprised to learn the true source of her concerns. Ms De Beer cannot see red. As a result, she has been leaving a trail of heart blood behind her everywhere she goes.

Reeling from this information, Ms De Beer sets out on a journey of rediscovery. Along the way she discovers far more of herself than she expects. But piecing all of the parts together and learning to see clearly will be harder than she thought. 

Through the journey of Ms De Beer, Sarah reimagines her sensory perception of the world around her and her place within it.

Sarah, a former Write-ability Fellow, will be in conversation with writer and director Fiona Tuomy, who was also Write-ability's founding Mentor-in-Residence.

About Sarah Madden

The cover of Blue in the Red HouseOriginally from New Zealand, Sarah Madden is an autistic writer currently based in Geelong. Sarah's writing style is a hybrid of memoir and magic realism; a sparkling, down-to-earth-and-up-in-the-clouds form of experimental non-fiction with a unique voice. Her first novella, 'Blue in the Red House', is to be released in November 2018 by Obiter Publishing. Sarah has been published (as Sarah Widdup) by the likes of 'The Big Smoke' and 'Hot Chicks with Big Brains', as well as being a 2014 Write-ability Fellow.

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