[ASC-list] VIC: My year of sobriety, Jill Stark on sobriety, the drinking culture in Oz and her book

leohman1 at bigpond.net.au leohman1 at bigpond.net.au
Wed Apr 10 00:11:42 UTC 2013

Posted on behalf of the Australasian Medical Writers Association


Does every medical writer have a book inside them just waiting to get out? 

Join us to hear Jill Stark, self described binge-drinking health reporter and author of High Sobriety, talk about her book and the year of sobriety that inspired it.

When:     Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 6.30pm
Where:   Embiggen Books, 197-203 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 

followed by dinner at The Moat restaurant , (free entry to talk, dinner at restaurant prices)

Hear:  Jill Stark author of High Sobriety in a Q&A session 

To RSVP and for dinner bookings contact  Jacinta via e-mail:  membership at medicalwriters.org  or L.E. Ohman E: pdp at medicalwriters.org
Jill Stark is a senior writer with The Sunday Age. She joined The Age in 2006, where she has predominantly covered health, specialising in alcohol and drug issues, mental health, and public-health policy. In 2008, she won the National Drug and Alcohol Award for excellence in media reporting with her ‘Alcohol Timebomb’ series, which investigated Australia’s binge-drinking problem. In 2011, she won again for a range of alcohol-related stories, including a first-person piece detailing her break from drinking.

Raised in Edinburgh, Jill began her journalism career in Scotland in the 1990s. She worked for newspapers such as the Daily Record, The Scotsman, and the Evening Times, before she moved to Melbourne in 2001.

L.E. Ohman, PhD
Freelance medical writer
AMWA Education subcommittee chair
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