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Library Up Late: From Page to Stage

You are invited to join us at Orange City Library after hours on Friday 26 August 7-9pm when Pinnacle Players – Joy Felizardo and David Shaw – perform songs of musicians with biographies in the Orange City Library collection.

It is still cold and you need somewhere warm to hang at night where there is music, food and wine. Let local musicians Joy and David bring the pages of our biographies to life, while you enjoy wine and food sourced from our region’s producers.

Biographies of musicians.

Their songs performed.

Food. Wine.

The library has all these things, UP LATE. Purchase your $25 tickets here.

2022 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners

Cr Glenn Floyd, David Judge and Ebony Inman

Winners of the 2022 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards were announced at the Orange Readers and Writers Festival on Saturday. Cr Glenn Floyd presented Contemporary Poetry winner David Judge, VIC, for I am who they have been – a moving poem about reflection, loss and remembrance, and Children’s 2nd Place winner Ebony Inman, Mullion Creek, NSW, for her creative story Runaway. Other winners were:

Short Story – John Scholz, SA, for rural-based story with a twist Steeple

Children’s First Prize – Nemi De Silva, QLD, for the spotlight on racism story Blood Ties

Children’s 3rd Prize – Ava Reckerman, VIC, for the Stolen Generation and freedom poem Rosellas.

Congratulations to all our entrants and winners this year!!! The call for next year’s entries will be announced on Banjo’s birthday 17 February 2023. Past winning entries can be read on the Orange Wiki.

Orange Readers and Writers Festival

And that’s a wrap on the 6th Orange Readers and Writers Festival with a line up of authors including Rebecca Wilson who presented the History Writing Workshop, Helen Ennis, Robert Tickner, Petronella McGovern, Michael Brissenden and Todd Alexander!!

Thank you to all who came along and Collins Booksellers, EmCee Sean Brady, ABC Central West Radio Journalist Hugh Hogan, Cr Glenn Floyd, Banjo Writing Awards winners, library team and the Hotel Canobolas crew.

Festival History Writing Workshop

A fantastic start our our Orange Readers and Writers Festival with a History Writing Workshop presented by author of the moment Rebecca Wilson who has penned Kate Kelly: the True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister published by Allen and and Unwin. Rebecca led the group through history writing, research, sources, tips and techniques. The focus on all things reading and writing continues with the Orange Readers and Writers Festival on Saturday 6 August at the Hotel Canobolas.

Orange Readers and Writers Festival

Snuggling up beside the fire with a good book is one of winter’s pleasures. Be inspired by our incredible guest authors at this year’s festival.

Enjoy a lively program of non-fiction and fiction authors with Robert Tickner, Helen Ennis, Petronella McGovern, Michael Brissenden and Todd Alexander at this intimate Readers and Writers Festival to be held at the Hotel Canobolas on Saturday 6th August coinciding with the Winter Fire Festival.  Tickets $75 before 8 July, $95 after and include morning tea and lunch. Please note the History Writing Workshop with Rebecca Wilson author of Kate Kelly: the true story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister is booked out.   

Be quick – book your place: Orange Readers and Writers Festival