AUTHOR EVENT CALENDAR
LUNCH WITH A WRITER: VANESSA FINNEY
FRIDAY 19TH JULY 2019, 12.00PM
Come and meet Vanessa Finney, author of Transformations, the fascinating story of the Scott sisters who transformed nature into art in their extraordinary paintings of butterflies and moths. Harriet and Helena Scott became two of nineteenth-century Australia's most prominent natural history painters. Finney tells the complete story - their early lives in colonial Sydney, their training as naturalists and artists on the isolated Ash Island in the Hunter River near Newcastle, and their professional triumphs.
Tickets are $50.00 and may be purchased at our shop.
Presented by the Friends of the University of Newcastle.
A MORNING WITH KATE FORSYTH
WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY 2019, 11.00AM
History is once more brought to life in spectacular fashion with the latest novel from Kate Forsyth. Paralleling the turbulent times of revolutionary France and the secrecy of Imperial China, The Blue Rose is an evocative tale of endurance, love and triumph.
Fascinated by revolutionary France since reading The Scarlet Pimpernel as a child Kate has always wanted to write a novel set in this period. However, it wasn't until she stumbled across details of the real-life quest to bring red roses to Europe that the seeds of The Blue Rose began to grow.
To learn more and book see here.
Presented by Lake Macquarie Libraries.
THE PERFECT CRIME: HOMEGROWN THRILLER WRITERS
THURSDAY 1ST AUGUST 2019, 6.30PM - 7.30PM
Newcastle Writers Festival and Newcastle Library present a panel of critically acclaimed, bestselling writers who will together unravel the mystery of what makes a great psychological thriller tick. Newcastle's Wendy James joins Sarah Barrie, Nicola Moriarty and Anna Snoekstra to share insights into balancing dread and suspense with relief, and how to pen a plot that delivers genuine shock. Jaye Ford will host.
Tickets can be purchased here.