AUTHOR EVENT CALENDAR


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: CLARE BOWDITCH - SOLD OUT

SUNDAY 8TH MARCH 2020, DOORS OPEN 2.00PM
BABYLON NEWCASTLE, 145 KING STREET

You're invited to come and celebrate International Women's Day with HerCastle, Clare Bowditch and DJ Rachel Maria Cox. 

Clare Bowditch is an ARIA Award Winner, Rolling Stone Woman of the Year and Logie Award nominee for her role as Rosanna on the popular TV show Offspring. She is a musician, broadcaster, sometimes actor, speaker, entrepreneur and just recently, she became a top-ten, best-selling author. 

Clare will present honest conversation and song; she will speak on her experiences as a mum, wife, daughter, sister, musician, keynote speaker, and author. She'll then perform some of her wonderful songs acoustically followed by Mel (Newcastle Live) hosting a Q&A with Clare about her life and her first book release Your Own Kind of Girl. It will be intimate, it will be honest, it will be entertaining, sometimes belly-laugh worthy funny and sometimes sad. 

Tickets are available to purchase here.

This event is presented by HerCastle.


AUTHOR TALK: LEE CHRISTINE
TUESDAY 10TH MARCH 2020, 11.00AM-12.00PM
SPEERS POINT LIBRARY

Discover the story behind Lee's new crime novel Charlotte Pass, set in the stunning Australian Snowy Mountains. This intriguing mystery uncovers deadly, long-buried secrets in the valleys and mountains of this iconic area.

This is a free event. You can book here.

This event is presented by Lake Macquarie Libraries.


LUNCH WITH A WRITER: LEE CHRISTINE
FRIDY 13TH MARCH 2020, 12.00PM
TRAVELODGE NEWCASTLE

Meet Lee Christine and discover the story behind her new crime novel Charlotte Pass, set in the stunning Australian Snowy Mountains. This intriguing mystery uncovers deadly, long-buried secrets in the valleys and mountains of this iconic area.

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased from MacLean's Booksellers.

This event is presented by the Friends of the University.


BOOK LAUNCH: NICOLA BOLTON 
SATURDAY 14TH MARCH 2020, 3.00PM
MACLEAN'S BOOKSELLERS

Join us for an afternoon of fun as we launch CBCA long listed author, Nicola Bolton's second picture book You Can't Find MeAll are welcome!

This is a free event. 


BOOK LAUNCH: LYNN JENKINS & KIRRILI LONERGAN
FRIDAY 20TH MARCH 2020, 5.30-7.00PM
NEWCASTLE LIBRARY

Tree is the fifth title in the beloved and very popular Lessons of a LAC series. Join Loppy as he faces a huge life change - the passing of his friend and confidant, Tree. Cheer for him as his friend Curly helps him to say goodbye and move forward. A life affirming story to help children process loss.

This launch will celebrate not only Tree, but the entire series. Why? Because Tree is the final installment, for the moment…

Nibbles, drinks, kid’s activities and a universal message important for all!

Meet at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. Ages: 4+

This event is free. Bookings are essential. You can book here.

This event is presented by Newcastle Region Library.


VOICE, TREATY, TRUTH 2020: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2020, 6.30-8.30PM
NEWCASTLE CONSERVATORIUM 

Please join us to hear from prominent young Indigenous thinkers Teela Reed, Ganur Maynard, and Thomas Mayor, discussing the themes of Voice, Treaty, and Truth, in a panel conversation moderated by Distinguished Professor Larissa Berendt AO, UTS.

Where are we now, at this moment? How will the momentum of the Uluru Statement be maintained in 2020 and beyond? What steps do we need to be taking now, for the country to move forward as one? How can the non-Indigenous communities play their part in truth-telling? What is the importance of understanding and knowing our histories in this process?

This is a free event but registration is essential. You can book here.

This event is presented by The University of Newcastle.


HERSTORY: WOMEN WHO REBEL
THURSDAY 23RD APRIL 2020, 6.00-7.00PM
NEWCASTLE LIBRARY

Tea Cooper, Kerri Turner, Karen Brooks, Mary-Anne O'Connor & Victoria Purman will present a panel discussion, talking about the importance of female-centric historical fiction. The authors will also discuss their own books

Express interest via calling (02) 4974 5342

Booking link to come.

This event is presented by Newcastle Libraries.