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The Author Talks: An Evening with Nick Gleeson - 'The Many Ways of Seeing'

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Margaret Martin Library

73 Belmore Road

#115

Randwick, NSW 2031

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Join Nick Gleeson, disability educational awareness trainer and leadership facilitator as he discusses his book The Many Ways of Seeing, an inspiring life story of determination in the face of physical disability.

Blind since the age of seven, Nick has spent his life learning to ‘see’ without seeing. His young life was defined by touch and smell: learning the shape of each shoe so he knew left from right, holding the huge, rough hand of his father or smelling the well-worn vinyl in the family car.

When Nick met Peter Bishop, Creative Director of Varuna, the Writers’ House, many years later, he had led an amazing life of physical adventuring. He had scaled basecamp at Everest and the top of Kilimanjaro; been a Paralympic athlete, a marathon runner and a skydiver. In collaborating with Peter in the writing of this book, Nick shares the challenges, loves, losses, and laughter of an exceptional life, serving as an inspiration to us all.

Books will be available for purchase on the night.

This event is free. Enquiries: 9093 6400

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  • Your attendance at events supported by Randwick City Council may be digitally recorded through photographs and/or video recordings. Images may be used for promotional purposes on council's websites, publications, social media or by newspapers. By attending this session you agree to these terms. If you do not wish your image (or the image of your child) to be published, please notify staff before the event.
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  • Due to the safety and enjoyment of participants we are unable to admit latecomers to the room after the start time.
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