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Elizabeth Farrelly
Elizabeth Farrelly

17 MAY 2021

The original character of Cremorne, of tree-lined streets featuring cottages with verdant gardens, is being rapidly replaced by modern developments. Come to hear Elizabeth Farrelly, architect, author and columnist, talk about how to embrace change whilst preserving our local heritage for the future. The picturesque suburb of Cremorne has been a sought-after residential area since the 1880s due to its convenient location, good access to transport and magnificent harbour vistas. Today, Cremorne remains a highly desirable suburb for these same qualities. However, soaring land prices and a disregard for the importance of preserving the remaining stands of Victorian/Federation-era houses has resulted in wide-spread demolition to make way for multi-storey buildings. Our speaker, Elizabeth Farrelly, has written widely about similar issues in her new book, Killing Sydney - The Fight for a City's Soul. You'll learn about the importance of honouring our past by celebrating our lived heritage in the present day. This will give you a chance to consider the relevance of these stories, ensuring our local heritage, which is intrinsic to Cremorne's character, is protected for future generations. There will be a Q & A session with Elizabeth, and afterwards you can purchase her book.

EVENT TIME: 6:00 PM

VENUE: Cremorne Orpheum
380 Military Road Cremorne NSW 2090

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John Marsden
John Marsden

12 JUNE 2021

Join John Marsden in conversation at Bellingen Writers Festival.

EVENT TIME: 1:00 PM

VENUE: Book Warehouse Marquee - Bellingen Showgrounds
Black St Bellingen NSW 2454

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Alex Landragin
Alex Landragin

12 JUNE 2021

Speculative fiction covers a lot of ground: science-fiction, climate-fiction, horror, fantasy, dystopia, the list goes on. What it shares across these many forms is its ability to hold an unflinching mirror to the world we know today... that, and the fact they make for damned good reading. Each of these authors writes from different points of the spec-fic compass, so bring your popcorn - this is going to be a wild ride...

EVENT TIME: 1:45 PM

VENUE: Gillian Mears Marquee - Bellingen Showgrounds
Black St Bellingen NSW 2454

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Gisela Kaplan
Gisela Kaplan

12 JUNE 2021

Across 23 published books, Gisela Kaplan has established her reputation as one of Australia's foremost experts on our native birds. Her passion for improving our understanding of bird behaviour is matched only by her passion for rehabilitating injured birds and threatened species. Joined by Erna Walraven, also an expert in animal behaviour and a conservation educator, this event will be a remarkable meeting of minds to discuss the insights and challenges facing our wildlife.

EVENT TIME: 4:00 PM

VENUE: Book Warehouse Marquee - Bellingen Showgrounds
Black St Bellingen NSW 2454

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John Marsden
John Marsden

13 JUNE 2021

So Much to Tell You. Letters From the Inside. Tomorrow, When the War Began. John Marsden has won every award you can possibly win for young fiction. His books have been translated into eleven languages and sold over five-million copies, and he has been regularly ranked as one of Australia's favourite authors. He has been honoured for lifelong services to the Australian book industry, and in this session he sits down to discuss his twin passions: writing and education. A highlight not to be missed.

EVENT TIME: 10:30 AM

VENUE: Book Warehouse Marquee - Bellingen Showgrounds
Black St Bellingen NSW 2454

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