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Terri Campbell – Author Visit – Stories behind the Storyteller

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September 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday September 13, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Please join us for a heartfelt discussion with author Terri Campbell in our Port Macquarie library on Tuesday 13th September.  Terri will share her stories in conversation with our Leanne.

‘They say you can take the girl out of Mt Druitt but you can never take Mt Druitt out of the girl. Perhaps they’re right. Resilience was easy to develop in 1960s Sydney. Under the baking sun, the violent summer storms and the frigid winters, we worked out who we were, without the input of our parents.’ Terri Ayliffe.

Terri has an  Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Psychology which allows her to work as a Life Coach. Terri’s passion, along with writing is visual arts, is mentoring young artists. She lives south of Sydney, on a beautiful strip of coast called the Grand Pacific Drive.

Terri shares her home with her husband, a lifetime collection of books, musical instruments, art and a dog named Suki. Most days you will find Terri in her studio, painting, or her desk writing. If not, she may be found at the water’s edge,  sitting quietly watching the horizon as she allows her unburdened child’s mind to imagine all sorts of wonderful things …

ABOUT THE BOOK

Sydney 1970: An alcoholic father, Clyde, a drunk moody mother, Violet and two younger siblings kept Terri, the eldest kid in the family, busy.

Clyde and Violet went mental with the freedoms of the1960’s and abandoned their post as parents. Clyde is a reckless drunk who thinks he is a gold medal Olympiad. Violet is a sex-crazed goddess who could give Elizabeth Taylor a run for her money.

Terri’s life is complicated, and she is only nine. She does her best to keep the people she loves under control, but it’s a bit like herding seagulls. A defiant little shit, pain in the arse, that’s what she is according to her parents. Terri’s okay with that. She knows her rebellion will save her from the calamity of her parents.

Later in life, Clyde, a terminally ill addict, has something to say. Terri feels another vortex open under her feet. She doesn’t know it yet, but her life will never be the same.

From a writer and artist with degrees in psychology comes a chaotic, witty, tragic and heartfelt memoir about a girl who finds resilience and persistence can lead you out of calamity.

 

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