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Fitzroy Writers Festival - Get Up Mum (Justin Heazlewood)

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201 Napier Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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Yarra Libraries and the Ewing Trust present:

Justin Heazlewood presents: Get Up Mum

Award-winning author and musician Justin Heazlewood (once known as The Bedroom Philosopher), is back by popular demand to talk about his latest memoir, Get Up Mum.

It’s 1992 in Burnie, Tasmania and 12-year-old Justin lives alone with his mum. When she is well, Mum is perfect. But when she is sick she cries uncontrollably and never gets out of bed. High school is on the horizon and Justin is bursting with adolescent energy. But his mum’s mental illness hangs over him like a shadow and he feels the need to grow up fast.

Told with youthful exuberance, Get Up Mum is a wildly endearing, entertaining and incredibly powerful memoir about love, family, and coming-of-age.

‘Unfortunately, this beautifully written, evocative memoir will only appeal to anyone who has had a childhood.’ Judith Lucy

Bookings essential. There is no need to bring a ticket with you to this event.



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