Turia Pitt Author Event

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Sunshine Coast Libraries presents inspirational bushfire survivor Turia Pitt. You are invited to hear Turia speak about her new book release Unmasked. Special guest MC is acclaimed Australian editor, journalist and co-author Bryce Corbett. Unmasked is an intimate account of Turia’s life and her courageous journey.

About the author

Turia Pitt was competing in an ultramarathon through Western Australia's Kimberley region in 2011 when she was caught in a bushfire. The fire left her with burns to 65% of her body and had four fingers from her left hand and her right thumb amputated.

Turia was named the New South Wales Premier's Award for Woman of the Year 2014, and was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year. She is an Ambassador for Interplast Australia and New Zealand, and has graced the cover of numerous magazines. In 2016, Turia completed her first Ironman Australia competition and completed the Ironman World Championship at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

About the book

Turia will provide an insight into her new non-fiction release, Unmasked. The book is an intimate account that reveals the woman behind the headlines proving how determination and humility assisted her remarkable survival.

Location  Date and Time  Bookings 
Maroochydore Library Tuesday 18 April, 
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Book online
Bookings open Friday 17 March, 
9.00 am 

$25 per person. Bookings and prepayment essential (non-refundable). 

Live music by Andrea Kirwin. Light refreshments provided. A cash wine bar will be available courtesy of Friends of Maroochydore Library Inc.

Browse for Turia Pitt's books in the library catalogue. Turia’s books will be available for purchase at the venue.


Turia Pitt Author Event
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Maroochydore Library

Maroochydore Library :
44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree
07 5475 8989
Maroochydore Library

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Maroochydore Library, Cotton Tree




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