Jessie Tu

Jessie Tu Sat 20 Feb Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre Sat 20 Feb Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
Sat 20 Feb at Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

Jessie Tu (appearing via live stream) talks to Claire Nichols about her debut novel A Lonely Girl Is a Dangerous Thing. The book charts a series of events that unfold in the life of Jena Lin, a 22-year-old violin prodigy, whose work has been feted around the world. Jena isn’t just a gifted violinist, she is also a sex addict. While the book is about the shame and danger of addiction, it is also a tender and moving story about the burden of being gifted.

Jessie Tu

Jessie Tu trained as a classical violinist for more than 15 years. Failing to succeed as a professional musician, she has taught music at many prestigious Australian schools, at refugee camps in the Middle East, volunteered with AUSAID in The Solomon Islands, travelled to complete residencies in the USA, and now works as a journalist at Women's Agenda. Jessie has won several poetry and writing awards and her first book of poetry was released in 2018. A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing is her first novel.

Time & Location

Sat 20 Feb


Downstairs at The Maj | His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



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Jessie Tu is appearing via live stream.

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