Sean Turnell and Ma Thida in Conversation with Mick O’Regan

Sean Turnell, author of An Unlikely Prisoner and Ma Thida, activist and author of A-Maze, live in conversation with Mick O’Regan at Mullumbimby Civic Hall

Byron Writers Festival is proud to present Tales of Hope and Survival from Myanmar’s Insein Prison, an intimate conversation between Sean Turnell, Ma Thida and Mick O’Regan at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Thursday 30 May.

Ma Thida spent six years surviving Insein Prison for her pro-democracy activism. What drove her and does she still hold hope for the future of her beloved Burma?

How did an impossibly cheerful professor of economics, Sean Turnell end up incarcerated in Myanmar’s most notorious prison for 650 days? And how did he survive?

Join these authors as they discuss their brave stories of survival, and the hope they hold for the return of democracy.

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Event Details:
Tales of Hope and Survival from Myanmar’s Insein Prison
THURS 30 MAY | 6:30-8PM
Mullumbimby Civic Hall, 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Tickets: $30 Members /$35 General + Booking Fees