Meet Michelle Scott Tucker, author of Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World, and hear the stories that inspired her amazing book.
Until 170 years ago many people chose death over the ordeal of surgery. Now hundreds of thousands undergo operations every day. Anaesthesia has made it possible. Kate Cole-Adams talks with Sarah L’Estrange about her book Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness.
Celebrate Robert Hillman's The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted at Eltham Library: a compelling and heartbreaking tale of grief and memory set in a small Victorian town in the 1960s. In this tender, emotive novel the lives of sheep farmer Tom Hope and Hungarian Holocaust survivor Hannah Babel collide and what follows is a mesmerising tale of history and redemption.
Get some one-on-one writer attention in this Writers’ Night School series. This session will cover how to craft characters and worlds that will draw your audience in, and hear about the pleasures and pitfalls of dealing with dark themes for a younger audience. With Steph Bowe.
We are proud to present a special evening with one of Australia’s greatest writers and long-time festival favourite, Helen Garner, appearing in conversation with Annie Gaffney at The J Noosa on Thursday 21 June.
This much-loved author will share an intimate retrospective of her writing life, spanning 50 years of work – from her Australian classic Monkey Grip, to the literary true crime book This House of Grief.
Delivering your first book into the world requires you to walk into unmapped terrain, and the journey can feel treacherous as well as joyous. These debut writers share the challenges, highlights and learning curves involved in writing and publishing their first books. With Melanie Cheng, Annaleese Jochems, Odette Kelada and Jamie Marina Lau.
In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, hear award-winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series, discuss his latest release, Under the Cold Bright Lights.
Staying is a searing memoir by acclaimed novelist Jessie Cole, about surviving personal tragedy and finding a place to heal. Her highly praised novels, Darkness on the Edge of Town and Deeper Water, explore similar themes, but it is this, her own powerful storyfilled with profound wisdom and redemptive beauty, that she has been longing to write.