Joy Rhoades
event

An evening with Joy Rhoades at Gleebooks

Bookings Essential

Time & Date

6:30 pm

30

mar

2017

Location

Gleebooks

Upstairs, 49 Glebe Point Road

2037

Glebe

NSW

About

Joy Rhoades was born in Roma in western Queensland, with an early memory of flat country and a broad sky. Growing up, she loved two things best: reading and the bush, whether playing in creek beds and paddocks, or climbing a tree to sit with a book. Her family would visit her grandmother, a fifth generation grazier and a gentle teller of stories of her life on her family’s sheep farm.

At 13, Joy left Roma for Brisbane, first for school and then to study law at university. After graduating, she worked all over: first Sydney, then London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and New York. It was in New York that she completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the New School University, and wrote much of The Woolgrower's Companion, a novel inspired in part by snippets of her grandmother’s life and times.

Joy will discuss her journey in researching and writing the book, and the shaping of the narrative by her research. 

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Phone

02 9660 2333

The Woolgrower's Companion

By Joy Rhoades

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