Skimming Stones with Maria Papas

Skimming Stones with Maria Papas

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City of Vincent Library

99 Loftus Street

Leederville, WA 6007


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Join 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford award winner, Maria Papas, to hear about her debut novel Skimming Stones.

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Grace first met her lover, Nate, as a teenager, their bond forged in the corridors and waiting rooms where siblings of cancer patients sit on the sidelines. Now an adult, for Grace, nursing is a comforting world of science and certainty. But the paediatric ward is also a place of miracles and heartbreak and, when faced with a dramatic emergency, Grace is confronted with memories of her sister’s illness. Heading south to Lake Clifton and the haunts of her childhood, Grace discovers that a stone cast across a lake sends out ripples long after the stone has gone.

About Maria Papas:

Maria Papas is a West Australian writer whose fiction, creative non-fiction and academic essays have appeared in various journals including TEXT, Griffith Review, Axon and The Letters Page. She holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia where she researched the ways people share narratives of illness and trauma. In 2020, the creative component of her research won the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award, and has since been published as her debut novel, Skimming Stones. Maria works as an English teacher and sessional academic, and when she is not writing or working, you can find her near the coast or with family. You can learn more about Maria by visiting her website.

Copies of Skimming Stones will be on sale from Beaufort Street Books.

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