Writers Live - Joshua Funder discusses Watson's Pier with Janelle Berents
30th Apr '15 @ Berkelouw Paddington
You are invited to meet Joshua Funder when he discusses Watson's Pier with Janelle Berents.
Stan Watson was among the first ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April, 1915, and survived battle, fear and disease to build the pier at Anzac Cove from which so many men later escaped. He faced what seemed like an impossible mission: to get every man out alive. Watson never claimed to be the last man to leave Gallipoli, but through to the very end he played his part and became a hero.
Sixty-two years to the day after he stepped away from the fatal shore, Watson took a slow train to visit his family for Christmas and decided to finally tell his life story.
A beautifully told mixture of fact and fiction Watson's Pier traces not just one man's journey, but the history of a nation.
'A remarkable re-creation...the real Gallipoli now emerges.' - Tom Keneally
You are invited to meet Joshua Funder, Stanley Watson's great-grandson, when he discusses Watson's Pier with Janelle Berents at 6.30pm on Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply).
Cost is $ 10.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
Payment will be required in advance.
About the author:
Joshua Funder lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children. He holds a D.Phil from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Where: 19 Oxford Street, Paddington, 2021, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 30th Apr
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
+61 (0)2 9360 3200