Allen & Unwin Event Roundup

    

Upcoming 2021 Events:    

Hugh Mackay The Kindness Revolution  

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Author of twenty-two books, social psychologist Hugh Mackay encourages us to find the best in ourselves and in our society in both good and troubled times, in The Kindness Revolution.

Thursday 13 May 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In conversation
Geelong Regional Libraries
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)
51 Little Malop St, 
Geelong VIC 3220
RSVP: here

Tuesday 18 May 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm
In conversation 
Compassionate Ballarat
Brewery Theatre
Ballarat Tech Park - Central
106-110 Lydiard St South
Ballarat, VIC 3350
RSVP: here

Wednesday 19 May 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
In conversation
Mount Gambier Library
6 Watson Terrace, 
Mount Gambier, SA
RSVP: here

Thursday 20 May 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Book launch
The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, 
UniSA City West Campus
Adelaide, SA
More info: here

Friday 21 May 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meet the Author
City of Marion Libraries
Cove Civic Centre
1 Ragamuffin Drive
Hallett Cove, SA 5158
RSVP: here

Thursday 27 May 2021
10:30am 
Literary Morning Tea with Hugh Mackay
The Bookship Bowral 
Centennial Vineyards Restaurant
252 Centennial Road
Bowral, NSW 2576
RSVP: here

Wednesday 2 June 2021
6:00pm - 8:30pm
An evening with Hugh Mackay
Charles Sturt University Theatre
Building 802
Port Macquarie,
7 Major Innes Road
RSVP: here

Thursday 3 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
In conversation
The Book Room At Byron
27 Fletcher Street
Byron Bay, NSW 2481
RSVP: here

Thursday 6 June 2021
6:00pm
In conversation 
Outspoken Maleny
Maleny Community Centre
Maple Street, Maleny, QLD
RSVP: here

Monday 7 June 2021
6:30pm
An evening with Hugh Mackay
Riverbend Books
The Polding Theatre
Lourdes Hill College
Hawthorne QLD
RSVP: here

Tuesday 8 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Author Talk
Singleton Library
8-10 Queen Street, 
Singleton 2330
RSVP: 02 6578 7500

Wednesday 9 June 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Author Talk
Look Who's Talking
Maitland Library
Mercure Maitland Monte Pio, Dwyer Street, 
Maitland NSW
RSVP: here

Thursday 10 June 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In conversation
NSW Public Libraries
Online Event
RSVP: here

Sunday 20 June 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Author Talk
Muse Canberra
East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave
Kingston ACT 2604
RSVP: here

 

 

Kathryn Heyman Fury

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Novelist, essayist and scriptwriter, Kathryn Heyman has written a raw, painfully honest, heartbreaking memoir. Fury accounts of her struggles to raise herself out of abuse and poverty, becoming her own hero at a time when young women were seen as anything but.

Thursday 13 May 2021
6:30pm
In conversation with Karen Pickering
Readings
The Collective,
139 Elgin Street, Carlto, VIC
RSVP: here

Tuesday 18 May 2021
6:30pm
In conversation with Jennifer Byrne
Gleebooks
RSVP: here

 

 

Fleur McDonald Something to Hide

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Fleur McDonald has delivered another richly compelling story in Something to Hide, a riveting new novel of rural suspense.

Friday 14 May 2021
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Rural Worlds - author panel with Tanya Heaslip and Davina Stone
Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival
Margaret River HEART
47 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA
RSVP: here

 

 

Emily Maguire Love Objects

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From acclaimed author Emily Maguire, comes Love Objects, a clear-eyed, heart-wrenching and deeply compassionate novel about love and family, betrayal and forgiveness, and the things we do to fill our empty spaces.

Tuesday 18 May 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Emily Maguire in conversation with Suzanne Leal, author of The Deceptions.
Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival
The Women's Club 
Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW
and by Zoom
RSVP: here

 

 

Jessie Tu A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

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Join debut author Jessie Tu as she chats about her gutsy, bold and surprising novel, A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Wednesday 19 May 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Author Talk
Yarra City
Zoom webinar
RSVP: here

 

 

Bill Birtles The Truth About China 

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After five years as ABC's China correspondent, Bill Birtles has written a thrilling and provocative account of unfolding tensions between China and the West. The Truth About China is filled with the people, stories and sticky situations.

Thursday 20 May 2021
6:30pm
In conversation with Michael Rowland
Readings
Cinema Nova,
380 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC
RSVP: here

Sunday 23 May 2021
3:00pm
The The China Puzzle featuring Bill Birtles, Yun Jiang and Richard Fidler
Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
RSVP: here

Tuesday 25 May 2021
6:00pm
In conversation with Hugh White
ANU, Cultural Centre #153 Cinema
153 University Avenue
Canberra ACT 2600
RSVP: here

 

 

Leonie Kelsall The Farm at Peppertree Crossing 

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Join Leonie Kelsall as she chats about her captivating story of family, friendship and forgiveness, The Farm at Peppertree Crossing.

Tuesday 25 May 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Author Talk
Strathalbyn Library
1 Colman Terrace
Strathalbyn, SA 5255
RAVP: here

 

 

Maya Linnell Magpie's Bend

 

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Bestselling author, Maya Linnell, has written a pitch-perfect rural romance of community and family, Magpie's Bend.

Saturday 5 June 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm
In conversation
Blarney Books
37 James St,
Port Fairy VIC
RSVP: here

 

 

 

Bri Lee Who Gets to be Smart

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Bri Lee, best-selling and award-winning author of Eggshell Skull, asks Who gets to be smart? in this forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege.

Wednesday 9 June 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bri Lee in conversation with Courtney Miller
Byron Writers Festival
Byron Theatre,
69 Jonson Street Byron Bay
RSVP: here

Thursday 17 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
In conversation
Politics In The Pub: Bri Lee
Verity Lane Market
50 Northbourne Ave
Canberra, ACT 2601
RSVP: here

 

 

H. Hayek Huda and Me

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Join H. Hayek for the launch of her cheeky, fun and fast-moving tale, Huda and Me, a fresh and funny story of two Lebanese-Australian kids who decide to escape their horrible babysitter by running away…to the other side of the world.

Saturday 15 May 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Book Launch
H. Hayek in conversation with Kirsty Murray
Younger Sun
Masonic Hall
9 Willis Street
Yarraville, VIC 3013 Australia
RSVP: here

 

 

Remy Lai Pawcasso

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Critically acclaimed author, Remy Lai, has created a delightful graphic novel about friendship and belonging, starring the world's most adorable dog, Pawcasso.

Saturday 15 May 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Remy Lai in conversation with Megan Daley
Book Launch: Where The Wild Things Are
191 Boundary St, 
West End Qld 4101
RSVP: here

Saturday 22 May 2021
10:30am - 11:30am
Workshop and Book Signing
Museum of Brisbane
Studio
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall
RSVP: here

Note: Ticket includes a signed copy of Pawcasso

Saturday 22 May 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshop and Book Signing
Museum of Brisbane
Studio
Level 3, Brisbane City Hall
RSVP: here

Note: Ticket includes a signed copy of Pawcasso

Saturday 29 May 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm
Book Club and Workshop
The Mad Hatters Bookshop
Shop 3, Manly 7 Day Markets, 
50 Cambridge Parade, 
Manly QLD 4179
RSVP: (07) 3393 5130

Saturday 12 June 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Graphic Novel Workshop
Berkelouw Books and Harry Hartog
Online Event
RSVP: here

Note: Ticket includes a signed copy of Pawcasso

Wednesday 30 June 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
School Holidays Workshop: Riverbend Books
193 Oxford St, 
Bulimba QLD 4171
RSVP: here

 

 

Lili Wilkinson Flummox: How to Make a Pet Monster 2

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Award winning author, Lili Wilkinson, has created, along with illustrator Dustin Spence, a fantastically readable, gloriously funny and collectable new junior fiction series. Join her to celebrate the release of Flummox: How to Make a Pet Monster 2.

Saturday 5 June 2021
1:00pm
Author Talk
60 Playne Street
Frankston, VIC
RSVP: here

Saturday 5 June 2021
2:00pm
Lili Wilkinson in conversation with Marnie Turner about The Erasure Initiative
60 Playne Street 
Frankston, VIC
RSVP: here

 

 

Gary Lonesborough The Boy From The Mish

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Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin man, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. Join him to celebrate his debut novel, The Boy from the Mish, a compelling, honest and beautifully written story about first love, identity, and the superpower of self-belief.

Friday 11 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pride Month - In-Conversation with Author Gary Lonesborough
Hurstville Library and Service Centre
Hurstville, NSW
RSVP: here

 

 

Anna Ciddor The Boy Who Stepped Through Time 

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Join Anna Ciddor as she celebrates the release of her new, funny and captivating historical novel, The Boy Who Stepped Through Time.

Saturday 5 June 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Book Launch
Phoenix Park Library
30 Rob Roy Rd,
Malvern East VIC 3145
RSVP: here

Sunday 20 June 2021
11:00am
Book launch: Anna Ciddor in conversation with Davina Bell
Readings
Online Event
RSVP: here

Wednesday 30 June 2021
3:30pm
School Holidays Event: North Fitzroy Library
182 St George’s Road,
Fitzroy North, VIC
RSVP: (03) 9426 5661 

Wednesday 7 July 2021
11:00am
Author Presentation and Games
Frankston Libraries
60 Playne St,
Frankston VIC
RSVP: (03) 9784 1028

Thursday 8 July 2021
10:30am
Roola Boola Children’s Festival
Jeffrey's Books,
140 Glenferrie Road,
Malvern VIC
RSVP: here

 

 

Amie Kaufman The Other Side of the Sky and Garth Nix The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

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Bestselling author Amie Kaufman will be in-conversation with Garth Nix as they discuss and sign copies of their latest books, the Other Side of the Sky and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London.

Thursday 24 June 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Amie Kaufman in conversation with Garth Nix
Dymocks Sydney
424 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
RSVP: here

Note: There will be an opportunity to sign up for the pre-order of Aurora's End by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on the night.

 

 

Boori Monty Pryor Story Doctors

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Boori Monty Pryor was Australia's Children's Laureate in 2012-2013 and, along with illustrator Rita Sinclair, has created an empowering story for all Australians, acknowledging our true history, embracing inclusivity, and celebrating the healing powers of nature and culture.

Friday 2 July 2021
3:15pm
Alexander Theatre
Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800
RSVP: here