Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bedside Reads: Booklovers Festival


Join us as we delve inside the reading libraries of well-known, lauded and award winning authors who will chat about their favourite bedside reads, what type of reader and writer they are as well as give insight into their books.


Jacinta Halloran
Jacinta Halloran is a Melbourne GP and writer. She has written on medical science for the Sunday Age and now writes for Inside Story. In 2007 her novel, Dissection, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript, and was published by Scribe Publications in 2008. She still loves reading (when she gets the time) and is currently enjoying another book of short stories by one of her favourite writers, Alice Munro.
Ivanhoe Library
Monday 27 July
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Bookings 9497 5780

Bette Sheils
Bette Shiels is the mother of six children, has fostered 20 others, and is now a grandmother to seventeen. It is her foster care experience that led her to write her latest book, the heartwarming Thorns Among the Briar Roses. Shiels is also the author of paranormal novel Home of Tortured Souls. In amongst her granchildren Bette loves to read and share this love of reading with others.
Mill Park Library
Monday 27 July
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Bookings 9437 8189

Arnold Zable
Arnold Zable is a writer, storyteller, educator, and human rights advocate, who speaks and writes with passion about memory and history, displacement and community. Formerly an Arts lecturer at Melbourne University, his books include Sea of Many Returns which takes us to modern-day Ithaca, to its mountains, its villages and its harbours, and into the houses of its people. Jewels and Ashes, which depicts his journey to Poland to trace his ancestry, and Wanderers and Dreamers, a book of tales depicting the history of Yiddish theatre in Australia. Zable’s best selling novel, Cafe Scheherazade, depicts the lives of former refugees who now meet in a coffee shop in a seaside suburb in Melbourne. The Fig Tree is a book of true stories set in Greece, Eastern Europe, inner Melbourne and outback Australia and his novel Scraps of Heaven, is set in the post-war immigrant community of the Melbourne suburb, Carlton. Arnold can be found in Cafe's chatting to many and varied people about his passion and his extensive reading list
Lalor Library
Tuesday 28 July
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Bookings: 9465 2353

Greg De Moore
Greg de Moore is a consultant psychiatrist at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, and his study of the founder of Aussie Rules,Tom Wills’ life stems from his interest in male suicide. His ten years of research has unearthed original medical records, letters, text books and notes that were previously believed to have been lost or destroyed that has lead to a story of intrigue and facinating background story of the famous Tom Wills founder of Australian Rules Football. Greg has a passion for research and loves a good story.
Eltham Library
Tuesday 28 July
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Bookings 9439 9266

Kate Holden
In My Skin A Memoir is Kate's first book and takes you on a journey through her most extrodinary life. She takes readers into the often hidden world of heroin and prostitution. Kate's story is one of survival and resourcefulness, and an unflinching look at the consequences of addiction. More than just a fearless and compelling narrative, In My Skin is the triumphant announcement of a new talent in Australian writing. Kate enjoys snuggling up with a good book in bed and has a large array of books on her bedside.
Diamond Valley Library
Wednesday 29 July
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Bookings: 9434 3809

James Phelan
James Phelan’s bestselling thriller novels follow NY based investigative journalist Lachlan Fox into different global hot spots and depict current affairs and geo-political themes. . His first book was Literati: Australian Contemporary Literary Figures Discuss Fear, Frustrations and Fame. Fox novels include Fox Hunt, Patriot Act, Blood Oil and Liquid Gold. James has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines and has contributed to short story anthologies and serialised novels. James loves to share his passion for writing and enjoys the thrill of investigative journalism.
Watsonia Library
Thursday 30 July
7.00pm - 8.00pm
Bookings 9435 2397

1 Comment:

Edwin said...

I was in a cab in Melbourne CBD on Friday last,and found a copy of Greg De Moore's book, "Tom Wills". Author has signed "To the White Family". I am sure that person/s is sad to have gone to the trouble of getting it signed, only to lose it. I would like to try to return this copy to that person/s, if anyone knows.

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