Support the Launch of Eileen Kramer's Book

Sat 18 Aug 2018
Support the Launch of Eileen Kramer

Eileen has just written a book! 

And we hope to have it published by her 104th birthday on October 8th.

It's a memoir of her life before she was a dancer, living in a bohemian artist community in Phillip Street in the centre of Sydney. Thirty-three short stories spanning five years of her life as a young woman from 1936 to 1940. Among the close knit group of artists living in the courtyard was Rosaleen Norton, who would go on to become the 'Witch of Kings Cross'. They were all professional artist's models, sitting for Norman Lindsay and other modern painters of Sydney. These stories are a social history of Sydney bohemia in the late 1930s. 

And she has painted gorgeous illustrations that bring the stories to life. 

'Eileen: Stories from the Phillip St Courtyard' is a charming, fascinating memoir told through eyes of a young woman as she grows into adulthood, discovering friendships, loyalty, sensuality and art.

Eileen has a vision of publishing a beautiful book—are cover, quality paper stock and full colour illustrations—a tangible manifestation of her artistic expression. We hope to have it published in time for her 104th birthday and we need your help. Publishing a beautiful book comes with considerable costs. We are launching a Pozible campaign and  hope to raise $15,000 to immortalise Eileen's early life story.

Please help Eileen realise her dream of having this book published. We've had a ball writing it and I promise you that every single story is an absolute cracker!


Here's a link to the Pozible site - being launched today. Eileen has filmed a message to her friends. /eileen-kramer-the-memoir

Thank you from the team at Brigid McLaughlin!

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