Good Reading : November 2005
bookings Gabrielle Lord visits the morgue Frank McCourt’s life as a teacher Funny-man John Larkin tickles your fancy Magic & mystery below the dreaming spires of Oxford Win a trip for two to Canada! 2 December ORDER YOUR COPY NOW! NEXT ISSUE on sale NSW Society of Women Writers NSW Inc. This month’s literary lunch guest speaker is Gabrielle Lord who will be talking about her book Dirty Weekend. Join us for a workshop prior to the lunch from 10.00am with Jenni Mawter on writing humour. To be held at the State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney on Wednesday, 9 November. The lunch begins at midday. For more infor mation call 02 9938 1454 or 02 9427 6254. Book Signing Meet Ricky Ponting who will be signing copies of his book Ashes Diary 2005 on Wednesday, 9 November from 12.30pm at Angus & Robertson, 168-174 Pitt Street Mall, Sydney. For more infor mation phone 02 9235 1188. QLD Book Signing Meet Matthew Reilly who will be signing copies of his latest book, Seven Ancient Wonders, from 11.00am on Saturday, 19 November at Angus & Robertson, Shop 227 Westfield Shoppingtown, Gympie Road, Cher mside. For more infor mation phone 07 3350 3032. Cooking Class Enjoy a cooking class with Damien Pignolet, author of French, on Wednesday, 9 November from 6.30pm to 9.00pm at the Black Pearl Cooking School, 36 Baxter Street, Fortitude Valley. For more infor mation phone 07 3257 2144. TAS Tasmanian Writers’ Centre Lesley McFadzean, a literary agent with Cameron Creswell Agency, will give a presentation about publishers, agents, authors, books and their readers at 6.30pm on Thursday, 17 November. For more infor mation visit www.tasmanianwriters.org ACT Author! Author! He Died with a Felafel in his Hand was designed as a pre-Christmas money-spinner for writer John Bir mingham. Listen to him speak about his now seven published books, his many articles, and his cult following. To be held at the National Library of Australia on Sunday, 13 November from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. For more infor mation phone 02 6262 1698. VIC Create a Kids’ Book Workshop Two enthusiastic tutors, artist Jacqui Young and Dr Virginia Lowe, will hold a workshop on writing for children (toddlers to teens) at Albert Park, Melbour ne, on 26 November from 10.00am to 4.00pm. For more infor mation on this workshop and also manuscript assessments and e-courses contact Virginia Lowe on 03 9578 5689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spotlight on Local Authors Three local authors, Liz Filleul, Robert Hillman and Ilsa Evans, will speak about their individual writing paths to success. The panel will then invite questions from the audience. This free event will be held at Belgrave Library, Reynolds Lane, Belgrave at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 8 November. For more infor mation phone 03 9743 7266. Gabriel Gate in Conversation Gabriel Gate is one of Australia’s best-known cooks and cookery authors. He will speak about his background in the world of food and cooking with Ann Creber, who herself is a cook, cookery author and restaurant reviewer. This event will be held at Fer ntree Gully Library, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully on Thursday, 17 November from 7.00pm. For more infor mation call 03 9294 8140. grcalendar Bumper combined December-January edition!
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