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Workshop: Writing as Healing
11 September 2019 11:30 AM
Lavington Library
366 Griffith Rd, Lavington NSW 2641
Beechworth-based author and freelancer, Megan Blandford, shows how to tap your story’s therapeutic powers through a series of writing exercises designed to open the heart and mind.
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The F Word: Opening Night
11 September 2019 6:00 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Ten years after co-writing The F Word, Jane Caro describes the context for her generation becoming a force for change in Accidental Feminists, while Catherine Fox builds on insights into women and the workplace in Women Kind. They talk to Gaye Pattison about what it takes to lead change and live life on your own terms. Sponsored by Friends of Albury Libraries & Museum
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Motherhood, Mindfulness & Mental Health
12 September 2019 11:30 AM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Not just for mothers! Authors Megan Blandford and Rachael Kable present an honest and uplifting session for anyone interested in mental health. I’m Fine (and other lies) describes Megan’s experiences with postnatal depression, while The Mindful Kind shares all the wonderful advice that made Rachael’s podcast an instant Top 10.
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Workshop: Artist Book Workshop
12 September 2019 1:00 PM
Retro Lane Cafe QEII Square
Rear of LibraryMuseum, 540 Kiewa St , Albury NSW 2640
Make your own covered concertina artist book with Willandra Three Rivers artists Jo Southorn, Treahna Hamm and Kerri Weymouth.
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To Albury with Love
12 September 2019 4:30 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Carolyn and Loretta Re have immortalised Albury in their enticing new fiction, Secrets of the IN-Group. Join the sisters for some lively Albury-centric readings and stories, plus insights into co-authoring and indie publishing.
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Workshop: Writing and social advocacy with Arnold Zable
13 September 2019 9:00 AM
Retro Lane Cafe QEII Square
Rear of LibraryMuseum, 540 Kiewa St , Albury NSW 2640
A rich workshop with a master storyteller, including practical exercises, feedback on participant’s projects and discussion of famous works motivated by the impulse for social justice.
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Literary Lunch with Ben Doherty
13 September 2019 12:00 PM
Atura
648 Dean St, Albury NSW 2640
With three Walkley Awards and three UNAA Media Peace Awards to his name, journalist and former foreign correspondent, Ben Doherty, brings a unique perspective to bear on his debut novel, Nagaland. Doherty shares the true story that inspired this powerful work and reflects on contemporary journalism, foreign policy and all your burning questions.
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Inside Publishing
13 September 2019 3:30 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Get an insider’s look into the world of book publishing with Elissa Baillie of Simon & Schuster, Coco McGrath from Affirm Press and Jacqueline Kent, author of A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis, a Literary Life. Chaired by writer and former publisher Jane McCredie, CEO of Writing NSW. Sponsored by Writing NSW.
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8 x Author Talks Package
13 September 2019 3:30 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Author talks package: Attend all eight discussions for $30
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Inclusion Zone
13 September 2019 6:30 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
In the wake of the Christchurch massacre, Jacinda Ardern’s compassionate proclamation “You are us” made a strongly inclusive statement of national character. Former foreign correspondent, Ben Doherty, joins with Alice Pung, Arnold Zable and Amal Awad to discuss the urgent need for an inclusive vision of who we are and how writers can contribute to that reality.
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Workshop: Cracking Crime
14 September 2019 10:00 AM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Andy Muir shares a range of techniques and methods he learned working on crime shows such as Underbelly, and now uses to structure and populate the twists and turns of his crime novels.
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Workshop: Finding your Voice for 12 - 16 year olds
14 September 2019 10:00 AM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Covering characterisation, plot, language and dialogue, Alice Pung encourages young writers to use writing as a tool of discovery and find their true voice by looking at their own experiences.
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Bicycles & Baguettes
14 September 2019 10:30 AM
Noreuil Park
Over gourmet baguettes and local wine at Wonga Wetlands, Steven Herrick shares travel tips and stories from thousands of miles cycled through Europe, Asia and Australia. Attendees can join Steven for the ride from Noreuil Park to Wonga Wetlands.
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Imagine: Alison Lester Author Talk
14 September 2019 1:00 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Alison Lester reflects on the beginnings and highlights of her flourishing 40-year career, including the motivations that lead her to create some of the classics of Australian Children's literature. With time for questions and book signing.
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The Inside Story
14 September 2019 2:30 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Fridays with my Folks, Unlike the Heart and Imperfect are three memoirs that bring extensive research to bear on the authors’ own life experiences. Amal Awad, Nicola Redhouse and Lee Kofman discuss their weaving of memoir and research to explore ageing and illness, the human mind, and body image within larger social and cultural contexts.
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One Man’s Message
14 September 2019 4:00 PM
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean St, Albury NSW 2640
As part of the exhibition, Kevin Gilbert: A Message to be Heard, writer and poet Dr Jeanine Leane reflects on the significant legacy of an important Wiradjuri artist and activist. Speaking politics through poetry, Leane shares her own work alongside Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams.
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Stereo Stories in concert
14 September 2019 7:30 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Guest writers Arnold Zable, Toni Jordan and Melanie Mununggurr-Williams combine with the ever-versatile Stereo Stories band to bring you stories of heart, soul and daring inspired by wonderful songs.
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What We’re Reading
15 September 2019 10:30 AM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Get ready to chip in with your own opinions when our panellists dip into their library bags to discuss what they really think about books they’ve read. With Jason Steger, Lee Kofman, Christian White and Nicola Redhouse.
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Beyond Words
15 September 2019 12:00 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Jacqueline Kent’s memoir of her year with Kenneth Cook, author of the classic Wake in Fright, is a tribute to an intense love, but also a literary history and a window on Australian publishing in the 80s. Kent speaks with Toni Jordan about love, life and literary adventures.
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The Thrill of Crime
15 September 2019 1:30 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Dodgy underworld figures, a Christian cult conspiracy and expensive crockery. Andy Muir, Christian White and Richard Anderson talk to Marg Hickey about their latest novels while discussing the insatiable fascination of both readers and writers with the crime-thriller genre.
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The Fragments
15 September 2019 3:00 PM
Albury LibraryMuseum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW 2640
Skipping between 1930s New York and 1980s Brisbane, The Fragments unravels secrets and lies surrounding a revered author and her lost manuscript. With characteristic wit and versatility, Toni Jordan seamlessly weaves mystery, historical fiction and romance. Don’t miss the sharp and funny Jordan in conversation with Jason Steger.