AUTHOR EVENT CALENDAR


SUPERCHARGE YOUR LIFE WITH LEE HOLMES
THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2019, 6.00PM - 7.00PM
BELMONT LIBRARY

Do you worry about eating the 'wrong' thing? Be inspired to make your supercharged kitchen the heart of your home, and fall in love with food again, with holistic nutritionist, and wholefoods chef Lee Holmes. Discover the philosophy of eating for freedom and pleasure with real food and thoughtful eating practices. 

See how to make a delicious chocolate and raspberry smoothie bowl - just one of the over 160 beautiful and nourishing recipes in Lee's new book, Supercharge Your Life: how to put real food at the heart of everything

RSVP here.

Presented by Lake Macquarie Libraries


MYSTERY, HISTORY AND ART: SULARI GENTILL
FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 2019, 11.00AM - 12.00PM
BELMONT LIBRARY

Do you love a good murder mystery? Wondered how the author ever thought of it? 

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill introduces her latest Rowland Sinclair mystery novel, 'All the Tears in China'. Discover the story behind her famous character, the gentleman artist and amateur-detective, Rowland Sinclair, and how she blends historical fact and entertaining fiction to create an intriguing mystery. 

'All the Tears in China' is the ninth book in the award-winning Rowland Sinclair mystery series. 

Book here

Presented by Lake Macquarie Libraries.


STORM BOY: EXHIBITION LAUNCH AND FUN DAY WITH ILLUSTRATOR JENNI GOODMAN
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2019, 10.30AM
SWANSEA LIBRARY

Join us at the launch of a stunning series of illustrations by talented local artist Jenni Goodman for the recently released 'Storm Boy' books.

For more information contact Swansea Library: 02 49210780. 

Presented by Lake Macquarie Libraries.


MEET THE AUTHOR: ADAM COURTENAY
TUESDAY 12TH MARCH 2019, 11.00AM - 12.30PM
LOVETT GALLERY, NEWCASTLE LIBRARY

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TUESDAY 12TH MARCH 2019, 2.30PM - 3.30 PM 
RAYMOND TERRACE LIBRARY

'The Ship That Never Was' is a non-fiction account of the life of convict James Porter. In 1823 Porter, along with a motley crew of other prisoners pulled off an audacious escape from their colony by wrestling control of a ship which they sailed from Port Arthur all the way to Chile. What happened there is one of those 'truth is stranger than fiction' tales and an awesome end to this amazing, true yet little known story that forms an entertaining view on Australian history. Adam Courtenay is the son of Bryce Courtenay. 

Event is free. Bookings essential. For the Newcastle Library session you can book here. For the Raymond Terrace Library session, see here

Presented by Newcastle Regional Libraries. 


LUNCH WITH AN AUTHOR: NOELINE BROWN
FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2019, 12.00PM
TRAVELODGE, NEWCASTLE 

The 1960s were a decade of safari suits, shift dresses, capri pants, and droopy moustaches. Of multi-purpose French onion soup, junket, tripe and Bloody Marys. Of success on the world's sporting stage and social and political stirrings at home. in her book, award-winning and much-loved actor Noeline Brown paints a picture of a decade that didn't just swing, but twisted, stomped and screamed. For Noeline, as for a generation of Australians, it was the most important decade of her life. 

Tickets are $50.00 and may be purchased at our shop. 

Presented by the Friends of the University of Newcastle. 


BOOK LAUNCH: GREY GLASSES-ITIS
SATURDAY 16TH MARCH 2019, 5.00PM - 6.30PM
UPSTAIRS AT LIFE MATTERS PSYCHOLOGISTS, 200 GLEBE ROAD MEREWETHER

Join us for the official launch of the next edition to the 'Lessons of a LAC' series - 'Grey Glasses-itis'! Come and learn how the way we think affects the way we feel. There will be lots of talking, thanking, eats and craft fun! Get your 'Lessons of a LAC' books signed by the author and illustrator. 

Event is free and kids are very welcome! 

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2296207393929363/


AN EVENING WITH NICOLE ALEXANDER
TUESDAY 16TH APRIL 2019, 6.00PM - 7.00PM
CARDIFF LIBRARY

Nicole Alexander is the voice of Australia. Meet Nicole and hear the personal story that inspired her ninth novel. 'Stone Country'. 

Informed by exhaustive research, the sweeping historical novel captures the Australian spirit - one of desire, adventure and determination. Set between 1901 and 1940, across the red dirt of South Australia to the buffalo plains of the Northern Territory, 'Stone Country' explores the duality of human nature, the history of Australia and how our attachment to the land informs our relationship with it. 

A forth generation grazier, Nicole Alexander returned to her family's property in the early 1990s. She is currently the business manager there.

RSVP here.

Presented by Lake Macquarie Libraries.