Lies My Mirror Told Me: An Evening with Wendy Harmer

Image of Wendy Harmer, appearing as part of Newcastle Writers Festival 2024 with Lies My Mirror Told Me: An Evening with Wendy Harmer

-  Presented by NEWCASTLE WRITERS FESTIVAL in collaboration with CESSNOCK CITY LIBRARY -

Join us for an evening in conversation with entertainer and national treasure Wendy Harmer, as she speaks about her frank, fearless and funny memoir in this special event presented by Cessnock City Council and Newcastle Writers Festival.

Wendy Harmer is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers – broadcaster, author, journalist and stage performer. As a stand-up comedian she performed her one-woman shows at the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Montreal and Glasgow Mayfest Comedy Festivals, in London’s West End and the Sydney Theatre Company. Wendy enjoyed huge popularity leading Sydney radio station 2Day FM’s top-rating Breakfast Show for 11 years, and was the co-host of ABC’s 702 Sydney morning show from 2016 to 2021. She has hosted, written and appeared in a variety of TV shows including ABC’s THE BIG GIG.

A prolific columnist for a host of magazine and newspaper titles, Wendy is also the author of eight books for adults including her bestselling novels Farewell My Ovaries, Love and Punishment and Nagging for Beginners, a 'how-to' guide for women. She has also written two teen novels and multiple books for children in the Pearlie in the Park series. In Lies My Mirror Told Me Wendy reflects on her life - one of the most unlikely success stories you will ever read.

Newcastle Writers Festival is an annual event that celebrates books and reading and brings together more than 150 emerging and established writers for panel discussions, readings, book launches, performance, and one-on-one interviews.

Lies My Mirror Told Me will be available for purchase on the night thanks to The Book Den Cessnock, with Wendy signing copies after the talk.


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  • Saturday, 06 April 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM