Last weekend I was invited by the Melbourne Writers Festival 2018 to appear in two shows in this years programme.

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The theme of this years festival was “A matter of life and death” and the programme included a wide variety of topics including Magda Szubanski attending her own funeral.

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The ACMI Cube was transformed into a funeral parlour with a focus on topics of mortality.

During the first session I was invited to present was titled the “Final Page” and I co-hosted along with two lawyers on writing your will and penning your own eulogy.


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During the session, I discussed the value of writing your eulogy and how this can benefit those left behind.


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Photo Credit Dying to know Day.

During the second session, which was also held in The Cube at Federation Square, I was invited to be on a panel along with holistic funeral director, Libby Maloney, and Rabbi Noam Sendor, to learn about different Rites and Rituals for the dead.

We shared our experiences and opened the floor to an discussion about some of the practices around death and the dying process.

Both sessions opened up some rich thoughts and great questions.

I feel extremely privileged to have been invited to take part in such an amazing and wonderful event.

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