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Marie Younan with Jill Sanguinetti - A Different Kind of Seeing
A Different Kind of Seeing is a memoir telling the inspiring story of Marie Younan, an Assyrian refugee, accidentally blinded as a child, who after a long and difficult journey eventually migrated to Melbourne. She attended the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind where she learnt English, braille and gained physical mobility with the help of a cane. Marie is now a professional interpreter with counsellors and refugees at the Foundation Centre for Survivors of Torture.
Marie will be accompanied by co-author Jill Sanguinetti, in discussion with a facilitator, author Chloe Hooper.
To commemorate Social Inclusion Week 2020 and International Day for People With a Disability.

Livestreamed at 3pm on our Facebook page and available from 7.30pm on YouTube. Register here for the event to get convenient reminders, or simply tune into our Facebook page at 3.00pm on Wednesday 26 November to participate.

Nov 25, 2020 03:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Published by Scribe Publications www.scribepublications.com.au
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Speakers

Marie Younan
Author
Marie Younan is a professional interpreter with counsellors and refugees at the Foundation Centre for Survivors of Torture.
Jill Sanguinetti
Co-author
Chloe Hooper
Facilitator
Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing, and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. She is also the author of two novels, A Child’s Book of True Crime and The Engagement. Her most recent book, The Arsonist, won the 2019 Indie Book Award for Non-Ficton.