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Celebrity wordsmith David Astle

Celebrity wordsmith David Astle

 Reimagining History
CWL Readers Festival 
Saturday 18 July 2015

Join us in Orange for a day of stimulating discussion as we explore Re-imagining History: Words and Meaning, a look at how we can bring the past to life through stories at our first Readers and Writers Festival. Guest speakers include celebrity wordsmith David Astle, poet and author Judy Johnson, author and political reporter Latika Bourke, local authors Kim Kelly, Michael Caulfield and Lis Edwards and Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle.

Tickets $60 Orange City Library, phone 6393 8132.
Readers and Writers Festival Program and Payment Form

Meet author Kate Grenville

Meet author Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville to visit Orange

Kate Grenville is visiting Orange City Library on Tuesday 14 July at 12.30pm to talk about her latest book One Life: My Mother’s Story. Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her bestselling novel The Secret River received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Idea of Perfection won the Orange Prize. Light refreshments provided or bring your lunch to eat while listening to the talk.  Bookings 6393 8132






 the 2015 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners…

Short Story winner Caged by Margaret Betts East Malvern, VIC

Open Poetry winner The Black Line by Margaret Bradstock, Sydney NSW

Bush Poetry winner Chronicle by Catherine Lee, Bangkok, Thailand

Children’s winner Shooting Star by Jackson Nassis, Rylstone, NSW


CWWI Poppy Project logoThe Centenary of World War I Poppy Project

What is the Poppy Project?

Inspired by the Victorian 5000 Poppies initiative, CWL staff and families started creating poppies some months ago. A few grew into a field and we decided to ask the community to help us make a poppy for every serviceman and woman from Orange and surrounding districts. Want to help? Download your Poppy Pack, hand make one or more knitted, crocheted, sewn or felted poppies and drop in to the library.

From the blog...

Meet Poet and Author Judy Johnson

Meet poet and author Judy Johnson

                    Judy Johnson has written five poetry collections, two novels and a verse novel Jack, which won the Victorian Premier’s Award. Judy has just completed a narrative poetry project funded by … Read more…