Words from a life cut short
The writing of former Lismore girl Genevieve Ryan, who died in a bushwalking accident on the slopes of Mt Wellington in Tasmania two years ago, will feature in a book launch at Caddies, Carrington Street, at 5pm on Monday, March 26.
Genevieve was prominent in local Eisteddfods and Trinity Catholic Colleges music and drama events.
She also wrote a huge volume of poetry and prose, which her mother Elizabeth resolved to publish.
The work, titled ...regards, some girl with words, has been warmly endorsed by such personalities as Helen Garner, Phillip Adams and Anne Deveson.
It is important that her work gets to people, Elizabeth said. Genevieve had a real message to bring to todays world. She saw her world as a wonderful place, but she knew that battles had always to be fought and won if life was to be lived to the full. And Gen certainly managed to live her too short life to the full.