FREE EVENT

Words For Lucy

Marion Halligan In Conversation With Sally Pryor

FRIDAY 12 AUGUST 2022
11.30AM – 12.30PM
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia

One morning, Lucy Halligan lay on her bed and went to sleep. Soon after, her heart stopped. Her mother — prominent writer Marion Halligan — forced hers to keep beating. An illuminating ‘in conversation’ with The Canberra Times’ Sally Pryor.

Artist

MARION HALLIGAN

Marion Halligan was born in Newcastle and grew up by the sea. She is rather surprised to find herself living in Canberra. She always believed she was going to be a writer, though took a while to get started. Halligan has now published some 20 books (including a children's book, The Midwife's Daughters) and has written short stories, articles, book reviews and essays for various publications. Her most recent book is Shooting the Fox.

Moderator

SALLY PRYOR

Born-and-bred Canberra, Sally is features editor at The Canberra Times, where she sifts through large piles of books every week. She has worked there for more than a decade.