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15 August 2009 @ 09:32 am
MELBOURNE: *The Real Possibility of Joy: A Reading and Q&A with Josephine Emery* - x-posted  
***REMINDER***

*The Real Possibility of Joy: A Reading and Q&A with Josephine Emery*

Hosted by Dee McLachlan

A Fundraiser for the Zoe Belle Gender Centre

Josephine Emery's book The Real Possibility of Joy: A Personal Journey from Man to Woman will be officially released by Murdoch Books in September. Based in Sydney, Josephine will be in Melbourne in late August as a guest of the Melbourne Writers' Festival.

In this special fundraiser for the Zoe Belle Gender Centre, Josephine will read from the book and answer your questions. Copies of the book will be on sale. This event will be hosted by award-winning film director, producer and writer Dee McLachlan.

Friday 28 August, 7.30pm
Hares & Hyenas Bookshop
63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

$6 full/$4 concession

Bookings advised. Book via Hares and Hyenas: phone (03) 9495 6589 or email contactus@hares-hyenas.com.au

Queries to Zoe Belle Gender Centre: email contact@gendercentre.com or phone (03) 9660 3990



A courageous and passionate book, one that renewed my respect for the many flowerings of the human race. At the end, which is still her beginning, I found myself quietly saying, 'Bravo.' Anne Deveson

Josephine Emery spent her earliest years on a coconut plantation in northern New Guinea. Her family resettled on the South Australian coast. It was here that she first knew, without a doubt, that she was a girl whilst everyone else thought she was a boy.

In some cultures, this dilemma would have been celebrated. But not postwar Australia. Whilst she wrestled with the dilemma she also had to grow up. She tried being a gold miner, a construction worker, a forest worker: always posing as male. But she became a writer of
fictions and movies. She ran the Australian Film Television and Radio School screenwriting department and the Australia Council Literature Board.

She discovered her rich inner world and the blessings of being born 'twin-souled'. She wanted to bring what she had gained through resolving her dilemma to the world. For it is a rare privilege to have walked this earth as two quite different people, and to give up everything in order to gain the one thing you really need.

Her website is josephineemery.com

Dee McLachlan has worked in the film industry for over three decades, having made documentaries and feature films all over the globe. Her credits include the multiple AFI-nominated film The Jammed (as writer, producer and director), M2F: A Journey in Gender Identity (as director, editor and producer), Born Wild and The Second Jungle Book.

This event is presented by Zoe Belle Gender Centre and Hares and Hyenas. Josephine Emery appears courtesy of Melbourne Writers Festival.

Zoe Belle Gender Centre acknowledges the support of ALSO.

Visit us at gendercentre.com

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***REMINDER***

*The Real Possibility of Joy: A Reading and Q&A with Josephine Emery*

Hosted by Dee McLachlan

A Fundraiser for the Zoe Belle Gender Centre

Josephine Emery's book The Real Possibility of Joy: A Personal Journey from Man to Woman will be officially released by Murdoch Books in September. Based in Sydney, Josephine will be in Melbourne in late August as a guest of the Melbourne Writers' Festival.

In this special fundraiser for the Zoe Belle Gender Centre, Josephine will read from the book and answer your questions. Copies of the book will be on sale. This event will be hosted by award-winning film director, producer and writer Dee McLachlan.

Friday 28 August, 7.30pm
Hares & Hyenas Bookshop
63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

$6 full/$4 concession

Bookings advised. Book via Hares and Hyenas: phone (03) 9495 6589 or email contactus@hares-hyenas.com.au

Queries to Zoe Belle Gender Centre: email contact@gendercentre.com or phone (03) 9660 3990

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A courageous and passionate book, one that renewed my respect for the many flowerings of the human race. At the end, which is still her beginning, I found myself quietly saying, 'Bravo.' Anne Deveson

Josephine Emery spent her earliest years on a coconut plantation in northern New Guinea. Her family resettled on the South Australian coast. It was here that she first knew, without a doubt, that she was a girl whilst everyone else thought she was a boy.

In some cultures, this dilemma would have been celebrated. But not postwar Australia. Whilst she wrestled with the dilemma she also had to grow up. She tried being a gold miner, a construction worker, a forest worker: always posing as male. But she became a writer of
fictions and movies. She ran the Australian Film Television and Radio School screenwriting department and the Australia Council Literature Board.

She discovered her rich inner world and the blessings of being born 'twin-souled'. She wanted to bring what she had gained through resolving her dilemma to the world. For it is a rare privilege to have walked this earth as two quite different people, and to give up everything in order to gain the one thing you really need.

Her website is josephineemery.com

Dee McLachlan has worked in the film industry for over three decades, having made documentaries and feature films all over the globe. Her credits include the multiple AFI-nominated film The Jammed (as writer, producer and director), M2F: A Journey in Gender Identity (as director, editor and producer), Born Wild and The Second Jungle Book.

This event is presented by Zoe Belle Gender Centre and Hares and Hyenas. Josephine Emery appears courtesy of Melbourne Writers Festival.

Zoe Belle Gender Centre acknowledges the support of ALSO.

Visit us at gendercentre.com

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