Joy Ware – Family History Author Talk

Posted on September 5, 2013. Filed under: 1 | Tags: , |

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Join us next Thursday 12 September from 2pm at Katoomba Library to hear Joy Ware share about her book, Altnachree: An Irish castle, a family and a man with a passion. This title fits in nicely with our September reading theme – HistoryRead. Part biography, family history and local history all mixed into one, this book tells the story of Joy’s ancestors and their grand family home, Altnachree Castle, which is now an old ruin located in County Tyrone, Ireland.

Joy will be sharing about her journey across Australia, Ireland and even the USA as she chased down the details of her family history for this intriguing book. Find out about the joys and trials of researching your family history, as well as the challenges of the self-publication process.

Copies of Joy’s book will be available for sale on the day. Afternoon tea provided.

Bookings are appreciated for this FREE event, contact Katoomba Library on 4780 5750.

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Maggie Counihan on travelling at any age

Posted on May 24, 2013. Filed under: Books | Tags: , , , , |

Recently Blaxland Library held an author talk with the inspirational Maggie Counihan, Author of Bring on the Birthdays: Ageing with Adventures. It was a great talk, but if you missed it, you can listen to our podcast with the author here.

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Two New Podcasts

Posted on December 4, 2012. Filed under: Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Fiona Turner and Kate Shayler - photo by John Merriman

We have two new podcasts up for your listening pleasure –

Episode 28: Springwood local and winner of the October Love2Read Book Review Competition, Patrica Allen, reads her winning entry and talks to John about her reading life.

Click here to listen to the interview online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it for free.

Episode 29: After her wonderful talk and book signing at Springwood Library last week, we were able to gain an interview with Kate Shayler, author of a new book called Burnished, as well as her publicist Fiona Turner. Kate’s latest book is a collection of stories from other ex-Burnside kids.  It’s a fantastic read and a wonderful insight into recent Australian history and into the lives of some amazing people. The book has also just won the 2012 best Non-Fiction (Biography) in the Global e-book awards in the US.

Click here to listen to the interview online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it for free.

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Author Talks

Posted on June 18, 2010. Filed under: Books, Writing | Tags: , , |

Couldn’t make it to the Sydney Writers Festival? Or missed out on some talks?

Well, do not despair! Some talks are available to view online with the Monthly Slow TV and with ABC Big Ideas.

You can watch Canadian essayist John Ralston Saul in conversation with Ramona Koval or journalist Christopher Hitchens in conversation with Julian Morrow.

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