The Helpline/Mr Ordinary Goes To Jail

Funny Stories


Wil Patterson + Katherine Collette

Cinema B, GoMA

Comedy/Satire / True Crime

403

#Performances


#About the event


#Writers

Wil Patterson

Wil Patterson

Wil Patterson was living in Melbourne’s  eastern suburbs when he was arrested for insurance theft. After serving a prison sentence Wil came home and rebuilt his life. Mr Ordinary Goes To Jail is Wil's first book and tells the true story of what led to his crime, and of his experiences inside Victoria's prison system.

Wil now works in the funeral industry and says what he learned about people in prison helps him in his job every day in situations of high emotional stress and with people in crisis.

Katherine Collette

Katherine Collette

Katherine Collette is a writer and (sewerage) engineer. She has been awarded a Retreat Fellowship at Varuna the Writers House, and was part of the ACT Writers Centre's Hardcopy program.  The Helpline is her first novel.  Katherine is also co-host of The First Time, a reality-style podcast that follows her journey through the publication process.  The First Time is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre, Writers Victoria and RMIT University.

#Chair

Aimée Lindorff

Aimée Lindorff

Aimée Lindorff is a cultural producer, writer, and editor based in Brisbane. She reviews books for Aurealis magazine, is one half of Lady Parts, a podcast about women’s roles in genre cinema, and in 2017 was Event Producer of Gold Coast Film Festival. From 2013-2016, she was Program and Services Manager of Queensland Writers Centre, and was creator of Whispers salon and QLD Script House.


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