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The author of Sorrow and Bliss, Meg Mason, described it as ‘Desperately funny, hysterically sad, so beautiful and so humane’. Grand, the luminous memoir by award-winning writer and podcaster Noelle McCarthy, is a razor-sharp, raw and revealing look at the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, running away and coming home, and alcoholism and recovery. From growing up in 1970s and 1980s Cork in Ireland, to hitting the party scene in early 2000s Auckland, McCarthy shares her journey to the brink and back as she becomes a mother herself and reconciles with the ghosts of her past. In conversation with Julie Hill.

This session will be held live for in-person audiences, and offered as a livestream for at-home viewing. Ticket prices for both are the same, please make sure you select the correct option for you.

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02 Sep - 19 Sep 2022
The Piano, 156 Armagh St 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm $23 / $19 *SERVICE FEES APPLY

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