Writers Live - Ailsa Piper discusses Sinning Across Spain with Tony Doherty
9th Nov '17 @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet Ailsa Piper when she discusses the new edition of Sinning Across Spain with Tony Doherty.
Walking has been a constant in Ailsa Piper's life. Setting down one foot after the other takes her to a transformative - and transcendent- place.
Sinning Across Spain was inspired by the tradition of medieval walkers who were paid by others to carry their sins to holy places. With a cargo that included anger, envy, pride and lust Ailsa hiked alone through the endless olive groves of the Camino Mozarabe, from the southern city of Granada toward Santiago de Compostela, in the far north-west.
When faced with the untimely death of her husband Peter, her 'true north', Ailsa was lost. So she returned to the Camino trail, this time in France, to walk through her sorrow.
The second pilgrimage is the story of a walk where the burden is her own grief, not the sins of others, and which ultimately sees her walking into life and hope.
Join us when Ailsa Piper and Tony Doherty discuss grief and Sinning Across Spain at 6.30pm on Thursday November 9th, 2017.
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
About our guests:
Ailsa Piper is a storyteller. She has worked for over thirty-five years as a writer, director, actor, teacher, speaker and broadcaster. In 2017 she published The Attachment: Letters from a most unlikely friendship with Tony Doherty.
Monsignor Tony Doherty was parish priest at Rose Bay in Sydney for twelve years. Before that he was Dean of St Mary's Cathedral.Throughout his fifty-plus years as a priest, he has written and published widely, in a quest to demystify religious language. He is a frequent writer and communicator on religious and wider community issues, and in 2012 received an Order of Australia. He is a lover of good conversation, a passionate reader and swims daily in his beloved Sydney Harbour.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 9th Nov
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM