Gregory P. Smith on 'Out of the Forest'

posted in Events on 16 April, 2018

The City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are pleased to present Gregory Smith on 'Out of the Forest'. Book online now – places are limited. 

About 'Out of the Forest'

For ten years a man calling himself Will Power lived in near-total isolation in northern New South Wales, foraging for food, eating bats and occasionally trading for produce.

Who was this mysterious man who roamed the forest and knew its secrets? Some people thought he might be Jesus. Others feared he was a more sinister figure. The truth was that he was neither miraculous nor malevolent, but he was, most certainly, gifted. When he finally emerged from the forest, emaciated and close to death, he was determined to reclaim his real name and ‘give society another chance’.

About Gregory P. Smith

Today, Dr Gregory Peel Smith, who left school at fourteen, has a PhD and teaches in the Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. His memoir is an insight into how far off track a life can go, and a powerful reminder that we can all find our way back.

Photo by Michelle Ransom-Hughes


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Event Details

30th May 2018

18:30 to 19:30

City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth

From $11 per person

Contact Details

City of Perth Library

Elizabeth Martin

Email Address:
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