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Meet Toby Roberts: Two Mums and a Dad

Meet author Toby Roberts who has penned Two Mums and a Dad at Orange City Library on Saturday 3 December at 2pm.

‘A hilarious coming of age story about surviving a sexually liberated mother in a hippie human zoo. Beyond the comedy, this is also a tender telling, and a valuable record of a time when same sex parenting was shocking’? – Caroline Baum, author Only

This delightful coming of age memoir explores the angst of puberty, school, sport and bad 80s fashion. Beneath the humour and quirky characters, reminiscent of Netflix’s Sex Education series and just as awkwardly funny, lies a deeper reminder of the human need to pursue more authentic lives, and the capacity for people to surprise us by accepting love in all its forms.

Toby has worked as a lawyer, banker, speech writer, and even a session singer, in roles that have taken him around the world. He has written articles for major Australian broadsheets, and written a number of short stories which have been published in magazines, converted into podcasts and broadcast on radio.

Please book your place online or call us on 6393 8132. See you there!

Mat Rogers Visit Cancelled

We are sorry to inform you that the planned “In Conversation” with Mat Rogers event at Orange City Library for Tuesday 15 November at 5.30pm has been cancelled.

The publisher let us know that Mat Rogers has withdrawn from his NSW regional book tour. Thank you to Collins Booksellers and everyone who supported this event by booking early. We are sorry we won’t get to meet Mat at this time. Thank you for your support.

In Conversation with Mat Rogers

Mat Rogers is an Aussie footy legend and TV star who triumphed over hardship, loss and heartache.

He is finally ready to share his powerful life story.

Meet Mat in conversation with 2MMM’s Neil Gill at Orange City Library on Tuesday 15 November at 5.30pm.

Proudly supported by Collins Booksellers Orange. Please book your place or call us on 6393 8132.

Meet Chris Flynn: Here Be Leviathans

Discover a collection of funny, brilliant, boundary-pushing stories from the bestselling author of Mammoth – Chris Flynn.

A grizzly bear goes on the run after eating a teenager. A hotel room participates in an unlikely conception. A genetically altered platypus colony puts on an art show. A sabretooth tiger falls for the new addition to his theme park. An airline seat laments its last useful day. A Shakespearean monkey test pilot launches into space.

The stories in Here Be Leviathans take us from the storm drains under Las Vegas to the Alaskan wilderness; the rainforests of Queensland to the Chilean coastline.

Narrated in Chris Flynn’s unique and hilarious style by animals, places, objects and even the (very) odd human, these short fictions push the boundaries of the form by examining human behaviour from the perspective of the outsider.

Meet author Chris Flynn on Wednesday 2 November at 5.30pm at Orange City Library with support from Collins Booksellers. There will be laughs and it will be fun!! Get writing and inspo tips too! Please register for the event online or call us on 6393 8132.

Bruce Pascoe: Annual History Lecture

In 2022 the Annual History Lecture will be presented by Bruce Pascoe. Bruce Pascoe describes himself as a writer and farmer. He has published 36 books including Dark Emu which won the NSW Premier’s Award for Literature in 2016 and Young Dark Emu which won both the Booksellers Association Prize and the CBCA Non-fiction award in 2020.

When delivering the Annual History Lecture 2022, Bruce will pose the question: “What will change if we all have a better understanding of Australian History pre-contact.”

The event on Friday 28 October includes a Cocktail Party to be held in the Hotel Canobolas Ballroom, 248 Summer Street, Orange from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Please purchase your ticket online.