Book Launch: ‘Siren’s Call’ by Yvette Wroby (May 11)



You are warmly invited to the launch of my memoir ‘Siren’s Call’.


Hosted by Almanac’s wonderful wordsmith and creator of communities John Harms, there will be many guests to pass the night.  We have a St Kilda Shark (AFLW) player and a St Kilda (AFLM) player who will be interviewed in the Almanac way, as well as many others who populate my book.  This book is about my Club St Kilda, but it could be about all the other Clubs and footy communities we all live and love.


Can you please RSVP by 29th April at [email protected] for catering purposes.


“Siren’s Call is a tale of Yvette Wroby’s two families: the family she was born into and the family that is the St Kilda Football Club. It’s a story about the bond between Yvette and her mother Elfie, and a wider one of how her mother’s and father’s families survived the Second World War to make a rich, fulfilling life in Australia; of how Yvette’s many aunts and uncles and siblings made her who she is today. It’s also a story about stories – of how people in all walks of life across Australia came to cherish the red, white and black of the St Kilda Saints or other clubs, what in their lives brought them to their football team. Yvette spends a year of weekends traveling the country to discover what has pulled her into that community, but returns to her mum during the week to sustain her through cancer treatments and also handle the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for her older children, her relatives and her community. Siren’s Call is a love story about family and footy and what brings us all together.”

About Yvette Wroby

Yvette Wroby writes, cartoons, paints through life and gets most pleasure when it's about football, and more specifically the Saints. Believes in following dreams and having a go.


  1. Matt Zurbo says

    Yvette Wroby is what football is about. A passionate lover of her beloved St KIlda, but also a passionate lover of the game itself. It skill, it’s fans, its characters and community. Her writings on it are only matched by the colour and love that radiates from her paintings. If you combined the simple grass roots of “footy fan” with the heights of “genius” that would be what I feel while taking in whatever she produces.

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