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Reading & Writing

Online Author Talk with James Bradley

James Bradley is the author of four novels – Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, and a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus. His books have won or been shortlisted for a number of major Australian and international literary awards and have been widely translated.

As part of this free, live, online author talk on Thursday 20 August 2020  at 6.30pm, James will discuss his latest book Ghost Species. This Zoom Webinar is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries including Central West Libraries. The conversation will be facilitated by Amy Heap, Outreach and Promotions Co-ordinator, Riverina Regional Library.

We have limited tickets for this event. Bookings are required via Eventbrite. The Zoom Webinar links and Zoom Webinar password will be sent to ticket holders via email prior to the event.

The webinar is a view-only platform. You won’t be seen by the speakers or the other participants, so you can relax in your most comfortable clothes and enjoy your favourite beverage while you watch. 

Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners

Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners 2020

Congratulations to all the entrants in the 2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. We are pleased to announce the winners:

Short Story

Literally the worst by Jaclyn Riley-Smith of Margate, TAS – formerly of Orange.

Contemporary Poetry

Aurora Australis by Joanne Mills, Darlington, WA.

ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards

1st The Crow by Maxyn Dorz, Korora, NSW

2nd Decimation by Sebastian Merrell, Orange, NSW

3rd Alone Together by Jessica Grabham, Marrickville, NSW

Take the Storytime Pledge

These school holidays, it’s time to take the Storytime Pledge.

A book. A child. A reader. A promise.

Join Australia’s science community in standing up (or sitting down) to prioritise sharing a book with a child in your life, and help our next generation reach their fullest potential.

The Storytime Pledge is a campaign being run by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, calling on all Australians to do one simple thing: read a book to a child.

Make your pledge here:
https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/takethepledge

#storytimepledge

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.

 

Bestselling Author Kelly Rimmer Tours Central West

Join bestselling author Kelly Rimmer as she introduces Truths I Never Told You, a heart-tugging story of family secrets, motherhood and marriage.

*Forbes Library Tuesday 3 March at 2pm
*Cowra Library Wednesday 4 March at 2pm
*Canowindra, Montrose House, Thursday 5 March morning tea at 10am $15pp tickets from Canowindra Library Ph: 6344 1796
*Orange City Library Thursday 5 March at 5.30pm, supported by Collins Booksellers.
Book your place by calling your local library.

Kelly is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of ten novels, including The Secret Daughter and The Things We Cannot Say. She’s sold more than one million books, and her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages. Kelly lives in the Central West of New South Wales with her family and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil.

#HachetteAustralia #kellyrimmer