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Benjamin T. Jones

Launch of This Time with Peter FitzSimons

On 31 January at Gleebooks, Peter FitzSimons will launch the latest book from Benjamin T. Jones, This Time: Australia’s Republican Past and Future. 

Date:   Wednesday 31 January

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW

Price:   This is a free event

Benjamin T. Jones

Benjamin T. Jones Author Talk – This Time

In his latest book, This Time, Benjamin T Jones explores Australia's long republican history and boldly charts a path to an independent future.

In this event the author will discuss not only why Australia should become a republic, but what kind of republic it should be.

Date:   Thursday 1 February

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW

Price:   This is a free event

Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie Author Talk – Berkelouw Mona Vale

Meshel Laurie introduces her new book, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy, and shares some hilarious, honest and heartfelt advice on staying sane in the modern world.

Cost is $15, $5 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.

Date:   Tuesday 6 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Berkelouw Mona Vale, 12/14 Park Street, Mona Vale NSW 2013

Price:   $15

Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie Author Talk – Riverbend Books

Meshel Laurie introduces her new book, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy, and shares some hilarious, honest and heartfelt advice on staying sane in the modern world.

Date:   Thursday 8 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Riverbend Books, 193 Oxford Street, Bulimba QLD

Price:   $8

Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie Book Signing – Dymocks Brisbane

Meshel Laurie will be signing copies of her latest book, Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy. A hilarious and heartfelt guide to staying sane in the modern world.  

Date:   Friday 9 February

Time:   12:00pm

Venue: Dymocks CBD Brisbane, 177 Albert Street, Brisbane QLD

Price:   This is a free event

Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence Author Talk – Muse Canberra

In Symphony of Seduction, popular radio personality Christopher Lawrence takes a look at some of the love-crazed geniuses behind some of the world’s best-known and beloved pieces of classical music.

'Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love’.
— Hector Berlioz

For the eccentric Erik Satie, love came just once – and even then, not for long. Robert Schumann had to take his future father-in-law to court to win the right to marry. Hector Berlioz planned to murder a two-timing fiancée while dressed in drag, and Richard Wagner turned the temptation of adultery into a stage work that changed the course of music while rupturing his own marriage. Debussy’s love triangle, Brahms’ love for the wife of his insane mentor – all find expression in works we now consider to be some of the summits of creative achievement.

Date:   Sunday 11 February

Time:   3:00pm

Venue: Muse - Food, Wine & Books, 69 Canberra Avenue, ACT 2604

Price:   $12 (includes a glass or wine or soft drink)

Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence Author Talk – Gleebooks

Hear from ABC Classic FM’s Christopher Lawrence as he shares the great love stories of classical composers, and adds a garnish of imagined pillow talk to recreate stories that are stranger than fiction - and come with a great soundtrack.

Date:   Monday 12 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW

Price:   $12

Benjamin T. Jones

Benjamin T. Jones in conversation with Michael Cooney.

Matt Thistlethwaite will launch Benjamin Jones’ new book, This Time: Australia's Republican Past and Future, before a conversation between Benjamin Jones and Michael Cooney.

Date:   Thursday 15 February

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Price:   This is a free event

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter Author Talk

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. He has written biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Johnny O’Keefe, Jeff Buckley and the Bee Gees. As ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, AC/DC’s Mark Evans and Richard Clapton. He was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award–nominated live production A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley and spent four years on staff at Rolling Stone Australia.

 

Date:   Thursday 15 February

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: City of Perth Library

Clare Atkins

Between Us Book Launch

Join bestselling author, Clare Atkins for the launch of her second YA novel, Between Us. Hosted by the Asylum Seeker Centre, with a special appearance by Melina Marchetta. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Clare's book and a contribution to the Asylum Seeker Centre. 

Tickets are $25, with half the proceeds going to the Asylum Seeker Centre.

Date:   Thursday 15 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Asylum Seeker Centre, Becher House, 43 Bedford Street Newtown NSW

Price:   $25

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter Author Talk

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. He has written biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Johnny O’Keefe, Jeff Buckley and the Bee Gees. As ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, AC/DC’s Mark Evans and Richard Clapton. He was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award–nominated live production A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley and spent four years on staff at Rolling Stone Australia.

 

Date:   Friday 16 February

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Joondalup Library

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter Author Talk

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. He has written biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Johnny O’Keefe, Jeff Buckley and the Bee Gees. As ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, AC/DC’s Mark Evans and Richard Clapton. He was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award–nominated live production A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley and spent four years on staff at Rolling Stone Australia.

 

Date:   Monday 19 February

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Armadale Library

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter author talk

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. He has written biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Johnny O’Keefe, Jeff Buckley and the Bee Gees. As ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, AC/DC’s Mark Evans and Richard Clapton. He was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award–nominated live production A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley and spent four years on staff at Rolling Stone Australia.

 

Date:   Wednesday 21 March

Time:   5:00pm

Venue: Castlemaine Library

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter author talk

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. He has written biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Johnny O’Keefe, Jeff Buckley and the Bee Gees. As ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, AC/DC’s Mark Evans and Richard Clapton. He was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award–nominated live production A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley and spent four years on staff at Rolling Stone Australia.

 

Date:   Thursday 22 March

Time:   2:00pm

Venue: Kyneton Library

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter author talk

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. He has written biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Johnny O’Keefe, Jeff Buckley and the Bee Gees. As ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, AC/DC’s Mark Evans and Richard Clapton. He was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award–nominated live production A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley and spent four years on staff at Rolling Stone Australia.

 

Date:   Thursday 22 March

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Sunbury

Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter Author Talk

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 books, many dealing with the world of music. He has written biographies of Keith Urban, the Finn brothers, Johnny O’Keefe, Jeff Buckley and the Bee Gees. As ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, AC/DC’s Mark Evans and Richard Clapton. He was also the creative consultant for the Helpmann Award–nominated live production A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley and spent four years on staff at Rolling Stone Australia.

 

Date:   Saturday 24 March

Time:   1:30pm

Venue: Broadmeadows