Sydney author to discuss family memoir at Coffs Library

Author Betty O’Neill will discuss in person her family memoir ‘The Other Side of Absence’ at Coffs Harbour’s Harry Bailey Memorial Library on Wednesday evening.


SYDNEY-BASED writer and teacher Betty O’Neill will present her debut memoir ‘The Other Side of Absence’ at Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Coffs Harbour on Wednesday 3 March from 6pm to 7.30pm.

The free event will see Betty discuss her search for her father and the truths she discovered about his involvement as a Polish resistance fighter.

Honest, compelling and meticulously researched, ‘The Other Side of Absence’ is an elegant debut memoir of resilience and strength, and of a daughter reconciling the damage that families inherit from war.

Bookings for the event are limited, and tickets can be obtained at

Anyone feeling unwell is asked not to attend the event.


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