Regular readers here will know that I very rarely do give-aways. However, when Jessica White, who is on the Australian Women Writers Challenge team with me and whose novel Entitlement I’ve reviewed, asked whether I’d be happy to do a giveaway for her latest book, Hearing Maud, and her conversation with Inga Simpson at Muse, how could I refuse? Of course, I couldn’t, and didn’t want to.
So, here’s the deal:
On Saturday 2nd November, from 4.30 – 5.30pm at the wonderful Muse Books and Cafe, Jessica will be in conversation with writer Inga Simpson about her hybrid memoir on deafness, Hearing Maud, which details Jessica’s experiences of deafness after losing most of her hearing at age four. It charts how, as she grew up, she was estranged from people and turned to reading and writing for solace, eventually establishing a career as a writer. Central to her narrative is the story of Maud Praed, the deaf daughter of 19th century Queensland expatriate novelist Rosa Praed. In researching Maud’s story, Jessica reached back into the history of the deaf and realised how, although her and Maud’s stories are a century apart, they both still struggled with the expectations that they be like hearing people.
Jessica is offering not one but TWO giveaways:
- a copy of the book and a free ticket to this event; or,
- a copy of the book
Please leave your name in the comments, noting which of these two draws you wish to go into, by midnight AEDST Tuesday 29th October.
The draw, using a random number generator, will be made on Wednesday 30th October:
- The winner of the book and event will just need to turn up at the event as his/her name will be recorded at the door.
- The winner of the book will need to email his/her address as requested in the announcement email.
Jessica and I look forward to hearing from you!
34 thoughts on “Special Book and Event Giveaway for Jessica White’s Hearing Maud”
Dear WG: I would like to have my name in the draw for the book. I will not be in the country at the time of the event – but I have a part ocular interest in Rosa Praed – so the chance to be in such a draw is tantalising. And should I miss out – then no doubt there are alternatives for obtaining a copy – purchase, indeed!
particular – not “part ocular!”!!!
Haha, Jim, I guessed that!
Hi Sue, read the book and enjoyed. Loved to own it. Two days notice to attend the interview restricts me, but put me in for the book draw please. Thanks for the chance!
Haha, yes, Meg, I guess it would be a big ask to get here in that time. And you never know, she may do an event in Melbourne.
So, you are Book Only No. 2.
I’ve read this book too, and I found it illuminating. It deserves to be widely read:)
Thanks Lisa. I’m looking forward to reading it.
I’ve have been interested in Hearing Maud by Jessica White, a fellow round up editor on AWWC, since it’s release. I’ve heard great things about the book, I hope to read it. I would like to be considered to win a copy of the book, many thanks for the opportunity, Amanda Barrett – Mrs B’s Book Reviews.
Thanks Amanda. That’s great. I’ll record you as Book Only No. 3.
I’m sadly too far away for the event but would love a chance at winning the book.
Great Theresa. I’ll put you down as Book Only No. 4
Thanks! I accidentally replied to the wrong comment. Sorry Amanda!
I’m also too far away from the event but I would love to enter in the draw for the book, thank you
Great Sharkell. You are Book Only no. 5!
This is a wonderful book (which I already have – so I don’t need to go into the draw.) I saw Jessica at Byron Writers Festival speaking about memoir etc – fantastic panelist. Wish I could get to this event!
Thanks Emma. I’m looking forward to it.
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Sorry I can’t be there, WG, but best wishes for to the author and for the event.
Thanks Sara. Would you like to go into the draw for just the book?
May as well, WG!
I reckon you may as well too! You are Book Only No. 6!
I have made a number of attempts to catch up with Jess in the many times she has been in WA, all unsuccessful and all my fault, (and I have purchased, read and reviewed Hearing Maud) so I won’t go in the draws thankyou, would hate to jinx it.
What a shame Bill. She’s great to meet in person. Certainly I wouldn’t want you to jinx the draw!
I would love to enter the giveaway for the book.
Thanks Jennifer…. You are Book Only no. 7
Please add me as a Book Only. Make a change from all my ebooks!
Will do Neil! You are Book Only No. 8
Hello! I’d love to be in the draw for the book and ticket. Jessica’s writing sounds fascinating and I’d be keen to learn more about her experiences.
Thanks for sharing this opportunity!
Great Rosalind. You are Book/Ticket No. 1!! Good luck
Muse event and book draw please..wd love to send my daughter along
Excellent Helen. You are No. 2 in the book/ticket draw.
Hi Sue. Please let me know if she holds an event in Melb/Geelong. I can’t get to the event in Canberra, especially as that’s Elise’s wedding day in Melb! Would love the book. I have a special interest in the impacts of deafness, after my years spent working in the Gov’t Hearing Services Program.
I shall put you down for the Book only draw Janet (you are No. 9) and will try to remember to ask her about a Melbourne event. Hope the wedding goes wonderfully.