Helen Yeates memoir launch

Our beloved Helen Yeates who contributed so much to media education and the Brisbane film scene has released her much anticipated memoir!

In person tickets have sold out however you can join online via zoom. You must register by Thursday 21st July 4pm to receive the link.

Details are here: https://avidreader.com.au/events/helen-yeates-do-look-now

Helen Yeates - Do Look Now

Friday 22 July 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online

Register until 22 July 2022 4:00 PM

This event commences instore and online via zoom at 6.30pm (AEST)

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Instore guests - 6.00 for a 6.30pm start. With booking an instore ticket your name will be on the door at Avid Reader.

Bar open at 5.30pm - drinks available for purchase prior to and after the event.

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What does a girl do if she believes in romance, true love and fidelity but she lives in a world where free love is the rule and jealousy is forbidden?

Sandra Hogan is in-conversation with Helen Yeates discussing her memoir Do Look Now.

Helen fell in love and married in the 1960s. Now she has written a memoir of growing up in Brisbane as it changed from a conservative country town to a hotbed of radical politics and sexual liberation at the moment she was old enough to fall in love.

Brought up in a world where women were not sent school past Grade 10 because it was a waste of money, she fought for an education and became one of the pioneers of film and media studies in university — a career that kept her permanently in picture show paradise.

At university she learned about more than film. She became a passionate feminist and leftie. But it was film that got her through the minefield of trying to combine her old-fashioned ideas of love with her new ideas of feminism and the reality of 70s-style swinging Brisbane.

Do Look Now is the memoir of a gritty, funny woman who survived a devastating car accident, an addiction to prescription drugs and a traumatic marriage without losing her sense of humour or her joy in life. She navigated her way through a confusing world of changing morals, losing a lot along the way. And she’s still standing.

Born in 1945, Helen Yeates grew up in Brisbane, daughter of a secretary and an aviation weather forecaster. She taught at various secondary schools, and trained teachers at UQ and beyond. She became an award-winning film and media academic at the Queensland University of Technology, nurturing some of the brightest young filmmakers of the next generation. For the past ten years, she has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at QUT. Helen is also a filmmaker, a film festival judge, a woman who has tangled with celebrities, at the same time hosting legendary parties and elegant salons.