SATURDAY 24 JULY
2:00pm – 3:00 pm PANEL: Grief, Loss and Recovery
Speakers: Dr Paul Valent, Vivienne Ulman Chair: Annette Hughes Venue: Butter Factory Arts Centre
Paul Valent is a psychiatrist who has specialised in treating victims of trauma. His book, In Two Minds, draws on his almost four decades of working with patients, as well as his own experience as a child survivor of the Holocaust. It's a remarkable book, easy to read and full of fascinating stories, but also thought provoking. What impressed me most about it was the author's humility, and his preparedness to expose his uncertainties and his personal trauma, as well as his undoubted successes. I'm thrilled to be sharing the stage with Dr Valent. I think this should be a fascinating discussion.
My second panel will be:
SUNDAY 25 JULY
10:30 am – 11:30 am
In Conversation: Absent Parents
Speakers: Vivienne Ulman with David Carlin. Chair: Steven Lang
Venue: Butter Factory Arts Centre
I'll only be in Queensland for a little over 24 hours but I'm so looking forward to being part of this festival and also to the brief respite from the cold.