17 JUNE 2021
Andrew Pippos's debut novel, Lucky's, had the honour of being selected for the New South Wales Public Library Association's first state-wide reading program, NSW Reads. This June, Andrew will be further discussing Lucky's with the local reading community, thanks to the 'Look Who's Talking' program with Maitland Library.
EVENT TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: Maddies of Bolwarra, Paterson Road, Bolwarra NSW
19 JUNE 2021
In her debut novel, The Dressmaker, Rosalie Ham introduced the world to the outback town Dungatar with its eccentric residents, petty politics and haute couture through the wonderful character, Tilly Dunnage. It became an international bestseller and its reputation cemented with the release of the film of the same name. But what happened to Tilly after she left town remained an unanswered question. That is, until last year with the release of The Dressmaker's Secret. Find out why Rosalie Ham wrote a sequel to her famous book, what challenges that posed and why she thinks these characters have lived on in readers' memories
EVENT TIME: 11:30 AM
VENUE: Ulladulla Civic Centre
81B Princes Highway Ulladulla NSW 2539
19 JUNE 2021
Film Night: The Dressmaker It is incredible but true that the woman who wrote the international bestselling novel The Dressmaker grew up in the same town as the woman who would go on to turn it into an international award-winning hit film. Best friends Rosalie Ham and Sue Maslin grew up in the tiny town of Jerilderie in the southern Riverina region (population 1,029.) Frock up, grab a glass of bubbles and join Rosalie and Sue for this very special screening of The Dressmakers followed by a discussion about turning novels into films and find out which one they think is better, the book or the film?
EVENT TIME: 6:30 PM
VENUE: Arcadia Twin Cinemas
Boree Street Ulladulla NSW 2539
18 JULY 2021
Join Sally Hepworth at Yarra Valley Writers Festival in conversation with Richard Watts as she discusses her novel, The Good Sister.
EVENT TIME: 12:00 PM
VENUE: Mechanics Hall - Upper Yarra Valley Arts Centre
3409 Warburton Highway Warburton VIC 3799