Allen & Unwin Event Roundup

    

Upcoming 2021 Events:     

Hugh Mackay The Kindness Revolution  

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Author of twenty-two books, social psychologist Hugh Mackay encourages us to find the best in ourselves and in our society in both good and troubled times, in The Kindness Revolution.

Wednesday 9 June 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Author Talk
Look Who's Talking
Maitland Library
Mercure Maitland Monte Pio, Dwyer Street, 
Maitland, NSW
RSVP: here

Thursday 10 June 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In conversation
NSW Public Libraries
Online Event
RSVP: here

Sunday 20 June 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Author Talk
Muse Canberra
East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave
Kingston, ACT 
RSVP: here

 

 

Bri Lee Who Gets to be Smart

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Bri Lee, best-selling and award-winning author of Eggshell Skull, asks Who gets to be smart? in this forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege.

Wednesday 9 June 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bri Lee in conversation with Courtney Miller
Byron Writers Festival
Byron Theatre,
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay, NSW
RSVP: here

Thursday 10 June 2021
6:30pm
Bri Lee Book Launch
Hosted by AVID Reader
The Old Museum
480 Gregory Terrace 
Bowen Hills, QLD
RSVP: here

Saturday 12 June 2021
11:30am
On Truth, Brains, Money & more
Words on The Waves Festival
Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club
176 The Esplanade
Umina Beach, NSW
RSVP: here

Tuesday 15 June 2021
1:00pm
Author Talk
Writers at Stanton
Hosted by Constant Reader
Stanton Library
234 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW
RSVP: here

Wednesday 16 June 2021
6:00pm
Bri Lee in Conversation with Virginia Haussegger
ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author series
Cultural Centre #153
153 University Avenue
Canberra, ACT
RSVP: here

Thursday 17 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
In conversation
Politics In The Pub: Bri Lee
Verity Lane Market
50 Northbourne Ave
Canberra, ACT 
RSVP: here

Thursday 15 July 2021
5:30pm
In conversation
Fullers Bookshop
RACV/RACT Hotel
154-156 Collins St
Hobart, TAS
RSVP: here

 

 

Caroline de Costa The Women’s Doc

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Caroline de Costa, the first woman to become a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia, has written true stories about her five decades in delivering babies and making history, in The Women's Doc.

Thursday 10 June 2021
6:00pm
In conversation with Jane Caro
Gleebooks
49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW
RSVP: here

 

 

R.W.R McDonald Nancy Business

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Award winning author, R.W.R McDonald, is back with  another camp cosy crime mystery, Nancy Business.

Thursday 10 June 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
R.W.R McDonald in-conversation with Petronella McGovern
Better Read Than Dead
Online Event
RSVP: here

Tuesday 15 June 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
About A Book
MidCoast Libraries
Zoom Event 
RSVP: here

Wednesday 16 June 2021
6:30pm
R.W.R McDonald, Katherine Kovacic and Karina Kilmore
Crime Wrtiers Panel
Brunswick Bound 
361 Sydney Road, 
Brunswick, VIC
RSVP:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Maryrose Cuskelly Wedderburn

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Join Maryrose Cuskelly, author of the grisly true crime novel, Wedderburn, at the Rural Crime Writing Festival! 

Saturday 12 June 2021
2:00pm and 4:15pm
Author Talk and Writers' Panel
Rural Crime Writing Festival
Online Event
RSVP: here

 

 

Maya Linnell Magpie's Bend

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Bestselling author, Maya Linnell, has written a pitch-perfect rural romance of community and family, Magpie's Bend.

Wednesday 23 June 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Author Tour
Chinchilla Library
80-86 Heeney Street,
Chinchilla QLD
RSVP: here

Thursday 24 June 2021
10:00am - 11:30am
Author Tour
Dalby Library
Level 1, 69 Drayton Street,
Dalby QLD
RSVP: here

Saturday 3 July 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet Maya Linnell
Bulimba Library
219 Oxford Street
Bulimba, QLD
RSVP: here

Monday 5 July 2021
10:00am - 10:30am
Author Talk
Gatton Library
Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton QLD
RSVP: here

 

 

Brooke McAlary Care

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Brooke McAlary is passionate about slow living, encouraging us to live simpler, slower lives. Her new book, Care, is a call-to-arms for a new approach to living well - for everyone.

Thursday 24 June 2021
10:30am
A Literary Morning Tea with Brooke McAlary
Centennial Vineyards Restaurant
252 Centennial Rd
Bowral, NSW
RSVP: here

Sunday 11 July 2021
3:00pm - 5:00pm
An Afternoon in The Back Room with Brooke McAlary
The Back Room Workshop
56 South Lead Road
Forbes, NSW
RSVP: here

Wednesday 14 July 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
An evening in Conversation with Brooke McAlary
Castle Hill Library
14 Pennant Street
Castle Hill, NSW
RSVP: here

Monday 19 July 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
FrankTALK with Brooke McAlary
Frankston City Libraries
60 Playne Street
Frankston, VIC
RSVP: here

Tuesday 20 July 2021
6:30pm
In conversation
Brunswick Bound
Upstairs
361 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC
More info: here
RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday 22 July 2021
7:00pm
In conversation
Libraries After Dark
Portland Library
32 Bentinck St
Portland, VIC
RSVP: 5522 2265

 

 

Katherine Brabon The Shut Ins

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From the winner of the 2016 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award, Katherine Brabon, comes The Shut Ins. This tour-de-force explores loneliness and desire, the peril and beauty of solitude - and our need for connection.

Thursday 8 July 2021
6:30pm
Book Launch
Readings State Library
State Library Victoria
285-321 Russell St
Melbourne, VIC
RSVP: here

 


Joyce Morgan The Countess from Kirribilli

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Join Joyce Morgan to celebrate the release of The Countess of Kirribilli, the true story of the mysterious and free-spirited literary sensation who beguiled the world.

Tuesday 20 July 2021
6:00pm
Launched by Jenna Price
Gleebooks
49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW
RSVP: here

 

 

Craig Silvey Honeybee

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Join Craig Silvey in conversation as he unpacks the notions of representation, visibility and fluidity, and his much-loved new novel, Honeybee

Monday 16 August 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
In conversation
Vivid Ideas Exchange
University of Technology
The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
Ultimo, NSW
RSVP: here

 

 

Gary Lonesborough The Boy From The Mish

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Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin man, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. Join him to celebrate his debut novel, The Boy from the Mish, a compelling, honest and beautifully written story about first love, identity, and the superpower of self-belief.

Friday 11 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pride Month - In-Conversation with Author Gary Lonesborough
Hurstville Library and Service Centre
Hurstville, NSW
RSVP: here

Saturday 12 June 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm and 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Queerstories
Giant Dwarf Theatre
280 Cleveland St
Gadigal Land,
Surry Hills, NSW
RSVP: here

Saturday 19 June 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet Gary Lonesborough
One Book One Community Special Event
Jigamy
4381 Princes Highway
Broadwater, NSW
RSVP: here

 

 

Nandini Bajpai Sister of the Bollywood Bride

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From author Nandini Bajpai comes Sister of the Bollywood Bride, a fun and lighthearted novel about one teen's summer tackling disasters as she plans her sister's Bollywood-style Indian wedding.

Saturday 19 June 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
In conversation
Where the Wild Things Are
Zoom Event
RSVP: here

 

 

 

Remy Lai Pawcasso

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Critically acclaimed author, Remy Lai, has created a delightful graphic novel about friendship and belonging, starring the world's most adorable dog, Pawcasso.

Saturday 12 June 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Graphic Novel Workshop
Berkelouw Books and Harry Hartog
Online Event
RSVP: here

Note: Ticket includes a signed copy of Pawcasso

Wednesday 30 June 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
School Holidays Workshop: Riverbend Books
193 Oxford St, 
Bulimba QLD 4171
RSVP: here

 

 

Anna Ciddor The Boy Who Stepped Through Time 

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Join Anna Ciddor as she celebrates the release of her new, funny and captivating historical novel, The Boy Who Stepped Through Time.

Thursday 17 June 2021
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Creative Writing Workshop
Hawthorn Library
584 Glenferrie Road 
Hawthorn VIC 3122
RSVP: here

Sunday 20 June 2021
11:00am
Book launch: Anna Ciddor in conversation with Davina Bell
Readings
Online Event
RSVP: here

Wednesday 30 June 2021
3:30pm
School Holidays Event: North Fitzroy Library
182 St George’s Road, 
Fitzroy North, VIC 
RSVP: (03) 9426 5661 

Wednesday 7 July 2021
11:00am
Author Presentation and Games
Frankston Libraries 
60 Playne St, 
Frankston VIC 
RSVP: (03) 9784 1028

Thursday 8 July 2021
10:30am
Roola Boola Children’s Festival
Jeffrey's Books, 
140 Glenferrie Road, 
Malvern VIC
RSVP: here

 

 

Amie Kaufman The Other Side of the Sky and Garth Nix The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

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Bestselling author Amie Kaufman will be in-conversation with Garth Nix as they discuss and sign copies of their latest books, the Other Side of the Sky and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London.

Thursday 24 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Amie Kaufman in conversation with Garth Nix
Dymocks Sydney
424 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
RSVP: here

Note: There will be an opportunity to sign up for the pre-order of Aurora's End by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on the night.

 

 

Boori Monty Pryor Story Doctors

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Boori Monty Pryor was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012-2013 and, along with illustrator Rita Sinclair, has created an empowering story for all Australians, acknowledging our true history, embracing inclusivity, and celebrating the healing powers of nature and culture.

Friday 2 July 2021
3:15pm
Alexander Theatre
Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
48 Exhibition Walk,
Clayton, VIC 3800 

RSVP: here