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South Coast Readers and Writers Festival – Author Talk and Activities with Liv Lorkin

Join author and illustrator Liv Lorkin as she reads from her middle-grade novel Sage and the Journey of Grief. A beautifully written story navigating parental loss and the challenges of childhood grief. Taking inspiration from Liv’s own childhood and losing her mum at an early age, this book is one that gently guides little readers through the five stages of grief.

You’ll hear a reading from Liv followed by question time and activities. For children 8 and up. Tickets are free but booking is required.

About the Book

Join Sage as she navigates the intricate landscape of grief and loss in this heart-warming middle-grade tale. Sage’s life looks unclear after losing her mum, but her resilient spirit lights the way for little readers seeking comfort and understanding in the toughest of times.

This thoughtful tale explores themes of friendship, self-discovery and the healing power of vulnerability. Beautifully illustrated throughout with stamps representing each stage of grief, this book offers a compassionate companion for all on their own journey through grief.

About Liv Lorkin

Liv Lorkin is a heart-led creative, children’s book author, and illustrator. She crafts thoughtful and vibrant stories, navigating complex emotional themes in her work, including childhood grief, while spreading messages of hope through storytelling.

In 2021, amidst lockdowns, Liv discovered her niche in self-publishing with her first picture book, “Winter in Ballarat.” Since then, she has authored five and illustrated six more books, culminating in her latest release, “Sage and the Journey of Grief.” Drawing from her childhood experience of losing her mum, Liv infuses her middle-grade work with authenticity and empathy.

When not immersed in illustrating on Dharawal land, she can be found exploring gardens, finishing a good puzzle and drinking her third cup of tea.

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