4 JUNE 2022
Are you mad for crime fiction? Then join Bad: All About Crime's podcast host Andy Muir as he speaks to two local debut crime authors, Dinuka McKenzie, author of The Torrent, and Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town who may be the next Australian queens of crime fiction.?
EVENT TIME: 2:00 PM
VENUE: Wollongong Town Hall
Crown St &, Kembla St Wollongong NSW 2500
5 JUNE 2022
Bushfires, floods, rising sea levels... climate change has arrived, alongside its sombre partner: climate grief. How do we mourn the disappearing world? Sit in to hear dispatches from the Earth's end, from three writers who weave together the (un)natural and the uncanny: Delia Falconer in Signs and Wonders; Charlotte McConaghy in Once There Were Wolves; and Lucy Treloar with Wolfe Island.
EVENT TIME: 1:30 PM
VENUE: Umina Beach SLSC
509 Ocean Beach Road Umina Beach NSW 2257
6 JUNE 2022
Join us on Monday June 6th, 6.30pm at The Polding Theatre, Lourdes Hill College as 'Queen of Common Sense', Maggie Dent speaks to Rebecca Sparrow about her new book, Girlhood. The early years of a little girl's life will shape her future in powerful ways. Maggie Dent, Australia's queen of common-sense parenting, has investigated the development period from birth to age eight. Drawing on nearly 5,000 survey results, the latest research, and her own extensive experience as an educator, counsellor, facilitator, mum and grandmother, Maggie shows us how to help our girls build an emotional and psychological base for life. Secure foundations, Maggie argues, will help insulate our girls against anxiety and other mental health challenges as they grow into their teens and feel more capable and resilient while keeping their own authentic voice as they enter womanhood. Written with all the rigour, compassion and humour we have come to expect from one of Australia's best-loved parenting voices, this is both a deeply practical guide to raising girls, as well as a celebration and intimate meditation on the state of being female, which women of all ages will relate to.
EVENT TIME: 6:30 PM
VENUE: The Polding Theatre, Lourdes Hill College
86 Hawthorne Rd Hawthorne QLD 4171
7 JUNE 2022
Dirt Town is Scrivenor's first novel, an earlier version of which was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and won The Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award. In a small country town twelve-year-old Esther Bianchi disappears. A no-nonsense cop must put her ex-girlfriend out of mind and do everything she can to find the missing girl. Character-rich and propulsive, with a breathtakingly original use of voice and revolving points of view, Hayley Scrivenor delves under the surface, where no one can hide. With emotional depth and sensitivity, this stunning debut shows us how much each person matters in a community that is at once falling apart and coming together. This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.
EVENT TIME: 6:30 PM
VENUE: Readings Carlton
309 Lygon St Carlton VIC 3053