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Jenevieve Chang - The Good Girl of Chinatown

'Jenevieve Chang is a natural storyteller, and her absorbing, bittersweet story – spanning China, Britain and Australia – about the difficult dances of family, marriage and identity, is told with grace, precision and unmatched elegance.' Benjamin Law

Raised to be a ‘good girl’ in the claustrophobia of suburban Sydney, Jenevieve Chang has been running away for as long as she can remember. First from a childhood of demands and discipline, then a theatre world offering too few roles for Asian women; Jenevieveescapes to London and discovers its flourishing burlesque scene. Running then from her husband’s family, she lands in Shanghai where the ghosts of ancestors past loom large, forcing her to question how her family’s history of persecution and flight influences her search for identity and home

Join us for a special Saturday evening cabaret-style author talk - with a storytelling performance inspired by Jenevieve's book, The Good Girl of Chinatown.

Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink)