Heather Morris and Vivian Bi in Conversation @ Stone & Straw

August 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Tickets $45:


Event @ Stone & Straw Retreat – 2 authors with wine & canapés!

Includes 2 author talks & a glass of Prosecco and canapes! Only 60 spots available for this great event.

3.30 – 4.15 pm: An Intimate Chat with Heather Morris, best selling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Opportunities to purchase signed copies of the book and hear about the sequel which will be another page turner!

4:15-4:45 pm canapés and a glass of Prosecco

4.45 – 5.30 pm COMING OF AGE IN MAO’S CHINA. 

Opportunities to purchase signed copies of the book and hear about the courage of one person standing up against the state machine! 

Vivian or Xiyan Bi – (her name means Bright Swallow in Man- darin) moved from China to Australia in 1990. Her memoir is a story of hope celebrating resilience after many personal hard- ships meted out on the family by the Cultural Revolution. 

Vivian now lives and works in Sydney and is an honorary asso- ciate of the University of Sydney. Come and hear all about her life during this fascinating interview with Jane Sydenham-Kwiet. 

I would recommend this book for nomination to the Stella Prize for literature for 2020’ – Lisa Hi 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Stone and Straw retreat
5401 Midland Hwy Dry Driggings,


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.