A Different Kind of Seeing: In Conversation with Marie Younan and Jill Sanguinetti


Date 01 May 2021

Time 18:00 PM



Address **Dates not finalised yet**, ,

Phone 1300 654 656

Email library@visionaustralia.org


NOTE - Dates will be confirmed shortly for May.  Register to keep informed on the new time.

The Vision Australia Library is delighted to invite Vision Australia clients and library members to its first author In Conversation event for 2021.

Author Marie Younan and co-author Jill Sanguinetti will discuss their recently released and evocative memoir of Marie’s life, A Different Kind of Seeing, now available through the Vision Australia Library.

Accidently blinded as a baby, Marie led a sheltered life as a child in Syria and as a refugee adult in Australia, until she learnt braille at the age of 33. With a new found language and community she gained the confidence and independence which allowed her life to truly blossom.

About the book

Marie is a highly engaging storyteller and her memoir has been described as inspirational, full of love and hope and hard to put down.

Marie and Jill will be in conversation with Bill Jolley, a leader in the blind community.

When: Date TBA at Vision Australia Kooyong, Victoria or via Zoom livestream from 6.15pm.

Bookings for the in-person Kooyong event are essential.

Numbers are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Please ensure you submit a separate booking form for each person attending.

Register to attend here

Or watch from the comfort of your own home with the livestream on Zoom from 6.15pm (AEDT).

To receive further information on the livestream, submit your details via the online registration form.

Important COVIDsafe information

Vision Australia is committed to hosting a COVIDsafe event and has a COVIDsafe plan in place. Capacity is strictly limited to ensure social distancing can be adhered to.

All guests attending in person at Kooyong are required to pre-register, and tickets will be allocated on a first-come basis. A wait list will be created in the event of all tickets being allocated prior to the event. Guests will be required to submit a Covid pre-screening questionnaire.

On attendance, guests will be assisted to sign in and out and complete a Covid screening visitor questionnaire. If you are unwell, please stay home and advise organisers that you are unable to attend. Hand sanitiser and facilities to wash hands with soap and water will be made available. Guests will be required to wear masks unless lawful exemptions apply and are kindly asked to practice respiratory etiquette. Seating will be pre-allocated and food and drinks will be provided.

This event is subject to state and federal government guidelines. In the event of guidelines changing and impacting the planned event, registered guests will be contacted with further information.

For further information, contact the Vision Australia Library on 1300 654 656 or email library@visionaustralia.org.