MONICA DUX

in conversation with Jacinta Parsons

WEDNESDAY 14 JULY
6.45pm – 8.30pm

TICKETS $10

Bookings essential as places are limited

We are delighted to welcome Monica Dux to discuss her explosive new memoir Lapsed, with fellow journalist and author, Jacinta Parsons

6.45pm arrival for a 7pm start. 

We will be operating according to COVID-safe regulations and as such all attendees will be required to check-in on arrival. Please do not attend if you are unwell.


About Monica Dux…

Monica Dux is a writer, commentator, and a columnist for The AgeShe was a founding board member of the Stella Prize, and the Feminist Writers Festival.

Her latest memoir Lapsed was released in April 2021, and is the story of one woman’s attempt to exorcise her religious upbringing. From devout ten-year-old performing the part of Jesus in a primary school play to blaspheming, undergraduate atheist, Monica Dux and her attitude to the Catholic Church changed profoundly over a decade. Eventually, she calmed down and was just ‘lapsed’. Then, on a family trip to Rome, her young daughter expressed a desire to be baptised. Monica found herself re-examining her own childhood and how Catholicism had shaped her. Was it really out of her system or was it in her blood for life? In Lapsed, Monica sets out to find the answer.

Monica is the author of three other books: Things I Didn’t Expect (When I was Expecting) (2013)co-author of The Great Feminist Denial (2008), and editor of the anthology Mothermorphosis (2015).

About Jacinta Parsons…

Jacinta Parsons is a broadcaster, radio maker, writer, and public speaker. She currently hosts Afternoons on ABC Melbourne delivering a popular mix of art, culture and ideas. Her first novel Unseen (September 2020) is a memoir of her living with Chrohn’s disease for over 20 years.