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2018 Readers and Writers Festival

Food and travel combine to make a mouth-watering theme for the Orange Readers and Writers Festival on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July 2018 at the Hotel Canobolas. Be ready to be entertained by the fabulous Monday Morning Cooking Club – a group of dynamic Sydney women who meet each Monday to test recipes and chat about food. The Paris dreamer Katrina Lawrence will take us on a journey to the city of light to meet the residents who have inspired us. We will nourish body and soul with Margaret Fulton’s granddaughter Louise Keats and her new book Sweet NourishJacqui Newling is the resident gastronomer at Sydney Living Museums who uses food as a means of communicating our history and heritage. She will be delving into the world of our first fleet ancestors through food. To round out our table of speakers we have invited Local is Lovely blogger Sophie Hansen to talk about writing, author Anthony Hill to discuss his book Captain Cook’s Apprentice and Cook’s foodie adventures. And you can also meet Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle.

We also have an all day seminar with the History Council of NSW talking food and travel. And we will also be announcing the winners of the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. So come and join us for what promises to be some mouth-watering literary delights. Program and bookings here.  Please book your seat by Monday 23 July.

July Good Reading Competition

Did you know that Good Reading magazine is available online for all library members for free? It’s packed full of reviews of all the latest books as well as interviews with authors, book trivia and fantastic competitions to win books!

This month, you can WIN a book pack of exciting new releases worth $200! To enter, simply browse through the July issue of Good Reading online to find the answer to this question: Where did Emma Harcourt’s ‘rebel grandmother’ run away to in the 1920s?

Email your name, the name of your library, and your answer to libraries@goodreadingmagazine.com.au by July 31 for your chance to win!

Jenny Old: Back of Beyond Life Story

Meet author Jenny Old when she talks and shares photos from her book Back of Beyond at Orange and Forbes libraries.

“After falling in love with my husband Rick, I moved to a property called McAllister in the remote Gulf Country of far north Queensland, where I found myself living in a shed with a 44-gallon drum for my stove and a shower hose and a bucket in a tree for the bathroom!”

Surviving fires, floods, Cyclone Ted and the 1970s Beef Crash, this is one woman’s remarkable story of love, adventure, disasters and wonderful times in the Gulf Country.

You can hear Jenny’s story at Orange City Library on Thursday 12th July at 10.30am or  Forbes Library on Friday 3rd August at 2pm. Please book your place online through eventbrite or call your library.

Pageturners July Read

July marks the bicentenary of Emily Bronte’s birth (July 30, 1818) so we’ve made her book Wuthering Heights the classic read for July. It’s Bronte’s masterpiece about Cathy and Heathcliff – a tale of love and revenge on the Yorkshire moors.  We will be talking about it on Wednesday 11th July at Orange City Library at 5.30pm. All welcome. Please RSVP online through eventbrite.com or call the library on 6393 8132.

Jeremy Scott: Inspiring Travel and Photography Talk

Join us at Orange City Library and meet inspirational author, adventurer and keynote speaker, Jeremy Scott when he talks about his journey from life-saving open heart surgery as a child, to an adult who spent over 2 1/2 years, cycling 51,916km around the planet. Enjoy sensational images of his travels around the world as he discusses his book The Long Road From a Broken Heart. This will be an incredible talk not to be missed. Bookings through eventbrite.com or call the Library on 6393 8132.