Spring into September with these great literary events in The Blue Mountains...

 

31 AUGUST

The talented and gorgeous children's book author Glenda Millard will be visiting Blackheath Public School to talk to the kids about her fabulous books. Glenda has written picture books, short stories and novels for children and young adults. The Naming of Tishkin Silk was an Honour Book in the 2004 CBC Awards and shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Layla Queen of Hearts was a winner in the 2007 Queensland Premier's Awards and was shortlisted in the CBC awards.  
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Glenda will also be running a workshop at Pinerolo The Children's Cottage in Blackheath on Saturday 1 September. Contact Margaret Hamilton margaret@pinerolo.com.au or visit www.pinerolo.com.au for more details.

 
 

13 SEPTEMBER: STEPHANIE BISHOP

Award- winning and critically acclaimed author, Stephanie Bishop talks about her new novel Man Out of Time. This is a masterful and deeply moving novel about inheritance and self-destruction. Stephanie's second book The Other Side of The World was shortlisted for many awards. She holds a PHD from Cambridge and teaches creative writing at The University of NSW. She will be in conversation with Amy Sambrooke, Creative Director of Varuna The Writers House on Thursday 13 September. 5.30pm for 6.00pm start at The Carrington Hotel Library Katoomba. $20 ($17 conc) which includes drinks & nibbles.  Bookings are essential at Gleebooks Blackheath 4787 6340 or email victoria@gleebooks.com.au 

 
 
 
 

15 & 16 SEPTEMBER: FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

 
 

Westwords proudly presents the much loved and revitalised Festival of Children’s Literature at the Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge. Join us to enjoy talks from some of the country’s favourite authors and illustrators. 

 

Featured speakers will include Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman, Libby Gleeson, Jacqueline Harvey, Matt Cosgrove, Mardi McConnochie, Deborah Abela and Emily Rodda and many more! There will be free entertainment and a variety of market stalls. Food will be available and all are welcome to bring along a picnic rug and enjoy the tranquil surrounds of the Gallery. For more details and bookings visit www.westwords.com.au/festivalofchildrensliterature/
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22 SEPTEMBER: QUENTIN BERESFORD: ADANI & THE WAR OVER COAL

Former journalist and now professor of politics at Edith Cowan University, Quentin Beresford will be in conversation with environmental journalist and ABC radio producer, Gregg Borschmann to discuss one of the lightning rod issues of our time.
Join us on Saturday 22 September at 2,30pm for 3,00pm start at The George Boutique Hotel, Blackheath. $20 ($17 conc) includes afternoon tea. Bookings are essential at Gleebooks Blackheath 4787 6340 or email victoria@gleebooks.com.au

 
 

1 September: Paul Irish and Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney  15 September: Joe Gorman: The Game of Tomorrow: Australian soccer, multiculturism and the Asian century 29 September: The Annual Vere Gordon Childe Lecture with Judith Brett.  Gleebooks Blackheath will be at all these events.