In this rare People of Letters show, writers, performers and well-known Australians are paired off and invited to write ‘a letter to my other half’. The stage will be awash with warmth and curious tales of affection, bringing together the heady combination of sentiment and sauvignon blanc that audiences have grown to know and love. Featuring Lee Lin Chin and Chris Leben, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, Jodi Phillis and Trish Young, Melanie Joosten and Rajith Savanadasa, and Melina Marchetta and Pia Miranda. With Angie Hart.
Mark Colvin and Tommy Murphy will no longer be appearing at this event.
Anne Buist (Australian)
Anne Buist is the Chair of WomenÕs Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and is the author of two psychological thrillers, MedeaÕs Curse and Dangerous to Know. She has over 25 years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry and works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. ÊShe is working on a new novel with her husband, Graeme Simsion, to be published in late 2017.
Trish Young (Australian)
Trish Young was born in Auckland, NZ. Ever since she can remember, sheÕs been writing songs. She picked up a guitar when she was twelve and taught herself bass by playing the bottom four strings. SheÕs been a cook on a cargo ship, has backpacked through Patagonia, is raising two sons and is recovering from a nasty bout of cancer. She lives in Sydney and plays in The Clouds. Meeting Jodi Phillis changed her life. She regrets her children canÕt pronounce fish and chips.