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Sunday, August 28 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
We need to talk about dying: Facing the inevitable

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A doctor, a Rabbi and a palliative care nurse talk about the end of life that awaits us all, with SMH literary editor Susan Wyndham, who writes about losing a parent. Breaking down the final taboo, these confronting books and first-hand insights grapple with a highly emotional moment and issue that touches us all but is often swept politely under the carpet. Rethink forever how you spend your time, and how to think and talk about death. 

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Susan Wyndham

Susan Wyndham is The Sydney Morning Herald's literary editor. She has been a reporter, feature writer, Good Weekend editor and a Herald deputy editor. Her books include Life in His Hands: The True Story of a Neurosurgeon and a Pianist (2008) and My Mother, My Father: On Losing... Read More →

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Steven Amsterdam

Steven is the award-winning author of Things We Didn’t See Coming, winner of The Age Book of the Year, and What the Family Needed. He lives in Melbourne with his partner where he works as a palliative care nurse. His new novel The Easy Way Out challenges readers to face the most... Read More →
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Rabbi David Freedman

Rabbi Freedman entered the rabbinate in 1973 and has served various congregations in London and Sydney. Rabbi David joined Central Synagogue in 2009, primarily to help in the area of pastoral care including hospital and home visits and to assist Rabbi Wolff. He also lectures in Medieval... Read More →
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Dr Leah Kaminsky

Leah is an award-winning general physician and writer. She is also Poetry & Fiction Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia and Online Editor at Hunger Mountain. She conceived and edited Writer, M.D., an anthology of contemporary doctor-writers’ work and is co-author of Cracking... Read More →

Sunday August 28, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm AEST
Main Hall Waverley Library, 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022