Monday, 27 June 2022

Author Talks return to Subiaco Library

Subiaco Library’s regular Author Talks series is making its much anticipated return with 6 authors lined up over the coming months.

Meeting a published author, listening to their story, and finding out what makes them tick is a great way to spend an hour or two.

Subiaco Library is excited for you join them as they host a range of fascinating guest speakers, panels and book launches. Authors include a mix of local, national and international authors including high profile best-selling writers.

Free, bookings essential.

Author Talks schedule:

Monday 11 July – The Silence of Water, with Sharron Booth

Sharron Booth’s first novel, The Silence of Water, uses historical fiction to explore the lives of several women who were all associated with one man, Edwin Thomas Salt, who was transported to Western Australia as a convict in the 1860s. In this talk Sharron will share some of the background to how she stumbled across this story and talk about some of the more unconventional research methods she used in reimagining the fictional lives of marginalised colonial women.

Monday 08 August – In-conversation The Reunion with Polly Phillips and Holly Craig

Polly and Holly will discuss Polly’s latest book, The Reunion, with behind the scenes information about which bits of life at Cambridge University really happened and what inspired Polly to write the book, as well as the ups and downs of writer life, where she gets her ideas from and her path to publication.

Monday 05 September – Crime Fiction and True Crime Panel, led by David Whish-Wilson, with Leigh Straw and Karen Herbert.

More details coming soon.

Monday 24 October – Author Talk Second Innings with Barry Nicholls.

A reflection on Barry Nicholls’s life, Second Innings explores the author’s struggle with mental health and the road to recovery, using his love of the game of cricket to make sense of it all.

Monday 07 November – Author Talk To Dwell in Unity with Dr Chris Berry.

Join Dr Chris Berry as he discusses his book To Dwell in Unity, a look back at 150 years of local government, including stories about Subiaco’s past.

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