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Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell: ANU Meet the Author

ANU/CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR

Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell will be in conversation on their new book Reconnected. A Community Builder's Handbook. Reconnected is an essential guide for anyone interested in strengthening social ties.

Signed copies of Andrew and Nick's book will be available for sale at Harry Hartog bookshop, ANU.

Details with live link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

Date:   Monday 28 September

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell: UTS Webinar

Join UTS Business School's Economics Professor Peter Siminski in conversation with Reconnected authors Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell as they discuss what works when it comes to community-building, and how Australians are finding new ways to connect in the twenty-first century.

Date:   Tuesday 29 September

Time:   12:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy: Melting Moments bookclub at Melbourne Recital Centre

A new online series, Bookmarks is an opportunity to connect with other readers, discover new books and share reflections together in conversation.

The first book the club will read is Melting Moments by Anna Goldsworthy. Beginning in 1941, Melting Moments offers a portrait of a woman’s life over more than five decades as a series of key moments. It explores the themes of fate, transience, intimacy and forgiveness. Critics have praised it as a ‘charming novel’ (Artshub), which paints ‘a generous and vivid picture of … so many women’s lives’ (The Australian), and gives readers ‘much to enjoy’ (Australian Book Review).

Anna Goldsworthy is Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2020-21 Artist-&-Writer-in-Residence and is well-known to music-lovers as a concert pianist and founding member of Seraphim Trio. As a writer, Anna was awarded Newcomer of the Year at the 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards for her memoir, Piano Lessons.

Anna joins the Centre’s Director of Programming Marshall McGuire to host Bookmarks: Melting Moments on Tuesday 29 September, 6.30pm via Zoom. This live discussion is an exciting opportunity to engage with the author beyond the page and connect with fellow readers.

Get your tickets today to receive a $5 discount on your copy of Melting Moments thanks to Black Inc. Books. An email will be sent to you with information on how to access your discount within 24 hours of ticket purchase.

Date:   Tuesday 29 September

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   $10

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell: La Trobe Webinar

Join La Trobe’s Ros Ben-Moshe, along with Reconnected authors Andrew Leigh and Nick Terrell in conversation with Bec Scott, co-founder of STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise, as they discuss what works when it comes to community organisations and how we can strengthen our society.

Live Q&A with the audience and book giveaways! Register by Monday 28 September, 11.59pm for your chance to go in the draw to WIN a copy of Reconnected: A Community Builder's Handbook.

Date:   Friday 9 October

Time:   12:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe: On Beverley Farmer launch at Readings

Beverley Farmer’s writing reflects on restlessness, desire and homecoming. In a new installment of the Writers on Writers series, novelist and short-story writer Josephine Rowe argues for a celebration and reclamation of this unique Australian author. Meanwhile, Anna MacDonald introduces a new edition of Beverley Farmer’s classic A Body of Water, which opened up new frontiers for Australian literature.

Readings is delighted to have these two authors for a discussion on the writing life of Beverley Farmer.

This is an online event and free to attend, but bookings are required.

Date:   Wednesday 21 October

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Dennis Glover

Dennis Glover: Factory 19 launch at Readings

From former speechwriter and acclaimed novelist Dennis Glover, Factory 19 is a savagely hilarious and provocative novel set in a near-future Hobart. When world-famous tycoon and owner of the now abandoned Gallery of Future Art Dundas Faussett announces an ambitious new installation inviting people to live ‘as if the internet and the smartphone had never been invented’, it ignites a revolution of sorts.

Glover joins us online to discuss the novel and expand on its themes and ideas.

This is an online event and free to attend, but bookings are required.

Date:   Thursday 5 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Don Watson

Don Watson: Watsonia launch at Readings

A historian, speechwriter, social critic, humourist, biographer, nature enthusiast, sports writer – Don Watson is a master wordsmith. Watsonia brings together a collection of the author’s writings, including a lively introduction and several previously unpublished pieces, and is essential reading.

Watson joins us online to chat about this new anthology and his long, varied career with Artistic Director of the Sydney Writers' Festival, Michael Williams.

This is an online event and free to attend, but bookings are required.

Date:   Wednesday 18 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Don Watson

Don Watson: Watsonia launch at Avid Reader

ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay is in conversation with Don Watson discussing Watsonia.

Watsonia gathers the fruits of a writing life. It covers everything from Australian humour to America gone berserk; from Don Bradman to Oscar Wilde; from birds and horses to history and politics. Wherever Don Watson turns his incisive gaze, the results are as illuminating as they are enjoyable.

Buy a copy of Watsonia from Avid Reader and get an event ticket free (save $5).

Date:   Friday 20 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   $5