Event Cancelled: Meet Bestselling Author Nicole Alexander
**Please note this event planned for Wednesday 25 March has been cancelled. Here is the statement from Nicole’s publishers:
“After much consultation with managers across departments, Penguin Random House Australia have made the decision to postpone all author events until further notice, in the interest of the health and well-being of our authors, employees and partners. As with all aspects of this plan, we will continue to monitor this timeframe and keep everyone updated. Thank you.”
Spanning two centuries, Nicole Alexander’s compelling new novel The Cedar Tree is a story of love and faith, destiny and betrayal, in a land as richly diverse as the secrets it keeps. Come along and hear more from this fascinating and successful author.
Author Kim Kelly Launches Walking
Meet Millthorpe-based author Kim Kelly launching her latest book Walking at the following Central West venues:
Blayney Library Tuesday 25 February at 11am
Bookings: 6368 2581.
Molong Library Wednesday 26 February at 2pm
Bookings: 6366 8404.
Cowra Library Thursday 27 February at 2pm
Bookings: 6340 2180.
Kim is a talented writer known for her Australian historical fiction and an experienced book editor, reviewer, and vocal advocate for Australian storytelling.
A novel of love, war and kindness inspired by a true story of medical genius and betrayal. Walking by Kim Kelly is a crisply told tale of bigotry and obsession, love and devastation, one that charts the path of a young woman finding her feet in the world, and the transformative power of kindness that drives her own ambition.
Kim is the author of 8 novels that explore Australian history, including the bestselling The Blue Mile, the acclaimed Wild Chicory and UK Pigeonhole favourite, Paper Daisies. Her stories shine a bright light on some forgotten corners of our past, leading readers with warmth, wit and lyrical charm into difficult terrain, through themes of prejudice, conflict and disadvantage – issues that resonate throughout world today.
2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Happy Birthday Banjo Paterson!!! And it is time to announce the call for entries in the 2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards with generous prizes for Short Story, Contemporary Poetry and ABC Central West Radio Children’s Awards. These awards established in 1991 honour Banjo Paterson, a great Australian writer and favourite son of Orange with a competition to foster writing with Australian content. Entry forms are now available. Entries close on Friday 24 April and winners are announced on Saturday 1 August at the Orange Readers and Writers Festival.
Library Lovers Day Friday 14 February
Forget Valentine’s Day. Celebrate Library Lovers Day! The theme for Library Lovers’ Day 2020 is ‘Uncover something new’. Library Lovers’ Day is an opportunity for library and information professionals to show off their libraries and for people across Australia to show their love for libraries.
Central West Libraries are asking everyone to share their book recommendations so you can “uncover something new” to read, listen to or watch.
Everyone has a book they’ve fallen “in love with” and we want you to share the books you love.
Write down the title and author of one of your favourite books on a card provided at the Library and put it in the box and choose a card to discover a book that someone else loves for you to enjoy.
You can also enjoy a blind date with a book and maybe find your “perfect match”.
So share the love and visit your local library – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange on Friday 14 February.
If you registered for Summer Reading Club it is time to get ready for the Summer Reading Club Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23 January at Orange City Library from 2pm – 4pm.
You’ve read under shady trees, in handmade forts, and snuggled in bed with your pet. Maybe you’ve swapped favourite books with your friends, read aloud to your granny, or used a recipe to make super-duper-choccorrific fudge cake. You’ve read the map on your family car-trip, and the prices on the gelato menu.
Now, join us at Orange City Library to party down!
…..with friends, yummy food, fun games and activities (and prizes)!
Dress up as your favourite story villain and take your mugshot in the photo booth, pin the book on the bookcase, make a bookmark, and tell us about all of your reading adventures during the holidays.
All ages are welcome, although children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Book your place online https://bit.ly/3750bkQ and be ready to party!