Closing Address: Changing Lives

Bendigo Writers Festival

Event Date: 
11 August 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Munjed Al Muderis

The story of world-leading surgeon Munjed Al Muderis is truly inspiring: from boat refugee fleeing Iraq to mandatory detention, released to work in regional Victoria, before rising to become a world-leader in the life-saving surgery that allows victims of trauma to regain mobility after the loss of limbs. His return to Iraq to perform that surgery on victims of the war against ISIS is told in his recent book, Going Back. Hosted by Bendigo Mayor Marg O'Rourke, this courageous and brilliant doctor talks about what it meant to him to revisit the country he was forced to flee, sharing with us an exceptional experience of hope and resilience

Ticket only $25 / $22 concession