Literary Lunch in Partnership with
Saturday March 5, 2022
Pearl Beach Community Hall, 9 Diamond Rd, Pearl Beach
From $85 + booking fee
Saturday 5 March 2022 12:00am – 3:00pm
12:00am – 3:00pm
Literary Lunch with Heather Morris
$85 + booking fee (includes a copy of Three Sisters)
Words on the Waves are elated to be serving up our first Literary Lunch, in partnership with Two Turkeys! Even more exciting is the news that our guest will be Heather Morris, author of the worldwide smash-hit, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
Heather Morris’ novels have sold over eight million copies worldwide and she will be discussing her astonishing new book, Three Sisters. It will break your heart, but leave you amazed and uplifted by the courage and fierce love of the sisters, whose promise to each other kept them alive in a place without hope.
Your ticket includes a delicious lunch prepared by wonderful local catering company, The Two Turkeys, the in-conversation event with Heather Morris and a copy of Three Sisters (RRP $32.99).
The luncheon will be BYO, so please bring any drinks that you may require. Water will be served to the tables, but please bring your own soft drink, juice or alcoholic beverages.
This event will have allocated seating, so please organise your friends so that you can purchase seats at the same table – each table holds a maximum of 6*.
11:45am Doors – please arrive promptly as the lunch service will commence on time
1:00pm – 1.45pm Heather Morris in conversation with Benny Agius
1:45 – 2:00pm Audience questions
2.00pm – 2:45pm Petit Fours served and book signings
*Due to the evolving COVID situation, we have capped this event capacity to be in keeping with the 1:2sqm capacity limits in place at time of release. If this changes, we will release more tickets closer to the date.
Words on the Waves Writers Festival will follow all applicable NSW Health COVID Safe guidelines at the time of release, and will continue to closely monitor these guidelines and act accordingly as we approach the event date.
Social distancing encouraged. Masks mandatory while not eating or consuming beverages.
QR check-ins mandatory.
Please stay home if you are unwell, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have been identified as a close contact and self isolating.
Words on the Waves Writers Festival reserves the right to make any changes to any aspect of any event without notice, including with regards to our COVID Safe processes listed above. We thank you for your understanding as we attempt to ensure safety for all involved in a constantly evolving situation.
|Literary Lunch with Heather Morris||Saturday 5 March,
12:00pm – 3:00pm
|Pearl Beach Memorial Community Hall
9 Diamond Road
Pearl Beach, NSW 2256
|$85 + booking fee (includes a copy of Three Sisters)|
Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris is an international number
one bestselling author, who is passionate about stories of survival,
resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public
hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly
gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she
met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Heather used Lale’s
story as the basis for The Tattooist of Auschwitz which alongside
the follow-up Cilka’s Journey, have sold eight million copies
Benny Agius has been in the book business for over 40 years, and currently MD of Welbeck Publishing. She has worked on many bestsellers including The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Happiness Trap, and has worked with many international publishers taking Australian authors to a wider audience. She is also one of the founding members of the Words on the Waves Writers Festival and proudly calls the Central Coast home.
Three Sisters (RRP$32.99)
The breath-taking new novel from the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, based on a powerful true story of hope and survival.
‘I want you to make a promise to me that you will always take care of your sisters. That you will always be there for one another. That you will not allow anyone to take you away from each other, ever. Do you understand?’
When they are little girls, Cibi, Magda and Livia make a promise to their father – that they will stay together, no matter what. Years later, at just 15, Livia is ordered to Auschwitz by the Nazis. Cibi, only 19 herself, remembers their promise and follows Livia, determined to protect her sister, or die with her. Together, they fight to survive through unimaginable cruelty and hardship.
Magda, only 17, stays with her mother and grandfather, hiding out in a neighbour’s attic or in the forest when the Nazi militia come to round up friends, neighbours and family. She escapes for a time, but eventually she too is captured and transported to the death camp.
In Auschwitz-Birkenau the three sisters are reunited and, remembering their father, they make a new promise, this time to each other: That they will survive.
From Heather Morris, the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, which have sold over eight million copies worldwide, comes an astonishing new story that will break your heart, but leave you amazed and uplifted by the courage and fierce love of three sisters, whose promise to each other kept them alive in a place without hope.
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