Word for Word Festival

Event Date: 
22 November 2020
Author / Presenters: 
Heather Morris & Maria Takolander

From a young age, internationally bestselling author Heather Morris discovered that people would tell her their stories if she stopped and listened. In her first non-fiction book Stories of Hope, Heather explores the art of listening – a skill she employed when she met Lale Sokolov, the Tattooist of Auschwitz. It was her ability to listen that led him to entrust her with his story. Join Heather for a special conversation with writer, poet and academic Maria Takolander, as she shares the remarkable stories of the people she has met, how they opened up to share their deeply personal memories and experiences with her, and the lessons they hold for us all.

In conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander.