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Trent Roberts
Trent Roberts

2 JUNE 2022

Join us for a night of joy, exhilaration and all the feels as screenwriter and author, Trent Roberts, launches his debut children's novel. Stunt Kids is a humourous and action-packed story about a group of stunt kids, led by Glory Flowers, who must bring down evil action hero, Tom Von Strongberg, before he turns the world's children into zombies. With strong themes of identity, anxiety and courage, not to mention killer wit, this book will have every kid wishing they were a stunt kid! This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

EVENT TIME: 6:30 PM

VENUE: Readings, St Kilda
112 Acland St St Kilda VIC 3182

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Hayley Scrivenor
Hayley Scrivenor

3 JUNE 2022

Join Hayley Scrivenor and Samuel Elliott in-conversation to celebrate the release of Dirt Town. About The Event About the Book On a sweltering day in a small country town twelve-year-old Esther Bianchi disappears on her way home from school. A no-nonsense cop must put her ex-girlfriend out of mind and do everything she can to find the missing girl. Esther leaves people behind - a best friend who idolises her, a mother reeling from betrayal, a young boy who saw something, who doesn't even have words for what he is afraid of. And then there is the town itself: a chorus of children; impossible, all-seeing. The voice of a poor and dying place. 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. About Hayley Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. Originally from a small country town, Hayley now lives and writes on Dharawal country and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong on the south coast of New South Wales. Dirt Town is her first novel. An earlier version of the book was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and won The Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award. About Samuel Samuel Elliott is a Sydney-based writer and interviewer. He is the founder and host of The Write Way podcast. All episodes of the program are available on Spotify. Find him on socials at @samuel_elliott_author and @thewritewaypodcast

EVENT TIME: 6:30 PM

VENUE: Better Read Than Dead
256 King St Newtown NSW 2042

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Hayley Scrivenor
Hayley Scrivenor

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

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Maggie Dent
Maggie Dent

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

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Hayley Scrivenor
Hayley Scrivenor

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

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