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Sydney Writers Festival Livestream & Local

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will livestream its headline events from Sydney to Orange Regional Gallery on  Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 10am to 5pm. 

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the worlds’ finest writers. Audiences can also participate in live Q & A sessions at each event, sending questions straight to the Sydney stage.

Join us for SWF Livestream and Local 2022, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and hosted by Central West Libraries at Orange Regoinal Gallery.

Sessions include Art Spiegelman, Michelle de Kretser and Christos Tsiolkas, Steve Toltz, Melissa Lucashenko, Barrie Cassidy, Sarah Winman, Maxine Beneba Clark and Omar Musa, Damon Galgut, Larissa Behrendt and Paige Clark, Rebecca Sonit, Hannah Marshall, Chris Masters and Kate McClymont, Liane Moriarty and Caroline Overington and David Marr livestreamed to the theatre inside the Gallery.

For the full program visit the www.cwl.nsw.gov.au  and book your place.

Meet Bestselling Author Kelly Rimmer

Bestselling local author, Kelly Rimmer has recently penned, The Warsaw Orphan. The Warsaw Orphan enthralls readers with authentically woven moral dilemmas, complications and unavoidable truths of war.

It is Kelly’s most meticulously researched, compelling and emotional novel to date. Her family history saw her travel to Poland to research, which Kelly still says is ‘one of the best things she has ever done in her life’. She spent several weeks in Poland and her research had a profound affect on her, inspiring her writing, Kelly says the best fiction always contains threads of the personal.

The event will be supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange and books will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

Enjoy morning tea with Kelly Rimmer at Canowindra’s Montrose House at 71 Gaskill Street, Canowindra on Tuesday 11 May at 10.30am. Please book your place online or call Canowindra Library on 6344 1796.

Meet Kelly Rimmer at Orange City Library on Thursday 13 May at 5.30pm. Please book your place online or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

 

Meet Sci-Fi Author David Stanley

 

Ironbark Creek by local author David Stanley is set in the near future as COVID-25 races across the world.

It is about Cathy, an Indigenous woman and nurse from Wellington. She and Jack, a stranger, struggle to find a safe place to survive the growing difficulties as the ‘turned’ ravage the local community and the world.

The vaccine, the cure, is thought to have caused the problems humanity now faces.

The book is set in the Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo area and Cathy and Jack go to Ironbark Creek (a small fictional town) to establish a home and build a community that can survive the challenges that face them all as the dead, the ‘turned’, seek to destroy everything.

Meet David Stanley at Orange City Library on Wednesday 5 May at 5.30pm – 7pm. Please book your place.  See you there!

Meet Entrepreneur Julie Ankers

Join us for our author talk with the dynamic Julie Ankers. In her latest book Bold, Brave & (bloody) Brilliant, she has writers offering insights into their lives and what keeps them motivated. This is 3rd book in her a trilogy on life for the 50+ years. Meet Julie at Orange City Library on Friday 23 April at 1pm.

Or come along to Julie’s workshop – Your Life by Design. Evaluate the life you had pre-COVID and then redefine and design the life you want!! It is free and there are limited places. The Workshop will be held in the West Room, next door to Orange City Library on Friday 23 April 9.30am – 11.30am.

Meet Author Richard Anderson

You are invited to meet Richard Anderson author of Small Mercies and our One Library One Book community read when he visits the Central West.

Told with enormous heart, Small Mercies is a tender love story. It is a story of a couple who feel they must change to endure, and of the land that is as important as their presence on it.
Richard Anderson is a second-generation farmer from northern New South Wales. He has been running a beef-cattle farm for twenty-five years, but has also worked as a miner and had a stint on the local council. Richard is also the author of two rural-crime novels, Retribution and Boxed, both published by Scribe.
You can meet Small Mercies author Richard Anderson at the following libraries:
Monday 19 April: Blayney Library 11am
Monday 19 April: Molong Library 2.30pm
Tuesday 20 April: Forbes Library 1pm
Tuesday 20 April: Orange City Library 5.30pm
Wednesday 21 April: Cowra Library 2pm
See you there!