City of Parramatta Libraries have once again teamed up with Public Libraries NSW to offer our communities the chance to attend FREE online author talks over the coming months. There are two author talks for the month of September that you can attend from the comfort of home – Tom Keneally and Matt Murphy.
Tom Keneally Presents ‘Corporal Hitler’s Pistol’ Thursday 9 September, 12.30pm
Tom Keneally will be in conversation with Christine Dearness from Willoughby City Libraries discussing his compelling new story set in early twentieth-century Australia. How did Corporal Hitler’s Luger from the First World War end up being the weapon that killed an IRA turncoat in Kempsey, New South Wales, in 1933? Corporal Hitler’s Pistol speaks to the never-ending war that began with ‘the war to end all wars’. Rural communities have always been a melting pot and many are happy to accept a diverse bunch … as long as they don’t overstep. To register book online – parra.city/keneally21
Matt Murphy Presents ‘Rum: a distilled history of Colonial Australia’ Wednesday 15 September, 6.30pm
Matt Murphy will be in conversation with Eric Dodson from Lane Cove Library taking us through his account of the formation of Australia through the distorted view of a rum bottle. He will cover questions like Would the Eureka Stockade have been different if the rebels weren’t pissed? And how were prisoners able to get drunk if Macquarie closed the only pub in the goal?.. To register book online – parra.city/murphy21
City of Parramatta Libraries have once again teamed up with Public Libraries NSW to offer our communities the chance to attend FREE online author talks over the coming months. Each ‘in conversation’ style talk will be with a range of best-selling authors and a librarian from the hosting library. There are two author talks for the month of August that you can attend from the comfort of home – Kyle Perry and Larissa Behrendt.
Kyle Perry Presents The Deep Thursday 5 August 6.30pm
Kyle Perry will be in conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menage from Bad Sydney Crime Writers’ Festival speaking about his new book, The Deep. From the bestselling breakout author of The Bluffs comes a heart-stopping new thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about modern-day pirates, family bonds and betrayals, and the hidden dangers that lurk in the deep… To register book online – parra.city/perry21
Larissa Behrendt Presents After Story Thursday 19 August 6.30pm
Larissa Behrendt will be in conversation with Kiesha Mealey-Haroa from City of Parramatta Libraries, discussing her moving new novel, After Story. When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England’s most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past. Ambitious and engrossing, After Story celebrates the extraordinary power of words and the quiet spaces between. To register book online – parra.city/behrendt21
Are you tired of watching online author talks by yourself? Want to meet with other book lovers?
This year, in partnership with the State Library of NSW, Sydney Writers’ Festival presents a reimagined digital iteration of the Festival’s beloved Suburban and Regional Library Program.
Enter the minds behind our most borrowed books with these events live-streamed from the State Library of NSW to Parramatta Library. Featuring award-winning and bestselling Australian authors Kate Grenville, Anita Heiss and Candice Fox, in conversation each evening from Tuesday to Thursday of Festival week.
Parramatta Library will be hosting ‘Watch at the Library’ events where you can watch the author talk each night live streamed on the big screen with other book lovers. Seats are limited so register your place now:
Watch at the Library – Kate Grenville – Tuesday 27 April, 6.30pm – register here Watch at the Library – Anita Heiss – Wednesday 28 April, 6.30pm – register here Watch at the Library – Candice Fox – Thursday 29 April, 6.30pm – register here
All three conversations are available to stream from the comfort of your home too.