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published: 30 Jul 2020
Libraries of today are more than just about borrowing books. They run a host of events and workshops to engage children and adults alike in real life and online. They've been working double-time to continue to bring joy to the community in difficult times, making it the perfect time to learn about so many things you never had time for before.
Upcoming over Sep-Oct 2020 are the following three author-related events to look forward to. If you've always wanted to write and have some precious time on your hands, now could be the moment to hear it from the horse's mouth so to speak. Be sure to check out your own local library for interesting events and workshops.
Thu 17 Sep 6.30-8pm - Life as a romance writer
Fri 9 Oct 11am-12pm - Christine Sykes: It's never too late to write
Thu 22 Oct 6.30-8pm - The Watermill: Arnold Zable in Conversation
If any of the events above interest you, put it in your diary and start booking when it opens on 1 August and 1 September 2020 respectively. The booking link also has a reminder option.
In the first event, journalist Claire Halliday speaks to bestselling authors Victoria Purman and Nicole Hurley-Moore about life as a romance author. Purman is an Australian Top Ten and USA Today bestselling fiction author and Hurley-Moore is a full-time writer who lives in the Central Highlands of Victoria with her family, where they live in the peaceful surrounds of a semi-rural town
In the second event, debut author Christine Sykes discusses her novel and the women and stories that inspired it; the path to publication and that it's never too late to write. Now retired, she enjoys life's simple pleasures, and lives with her partner on the south coast of Sydney. The Changing Room is her first novel.
Last but not least, acclaimed novelist and human rights advocate, Arnold Zable speaks to Bruno Lettieri about his new non-fiction work, The Watermill. Find out more about all three events via the links given.