Literary Events

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Inga Simpson's The Last Woman In The World:

AFTER THE FIRES. AFTER THE VIRUS. THEY CAME. A remarkable literary novel from the multi-award-nominated Australian writer

It's night, and the walls of Rachel's home creak as they settle into the cover of darkness. Fear has led her to a reclusive life on the land, her only occasional contact with her sister.

A hammering on the door. There stands a mother, Hannah, with a sick baby. They are running for their lives from a mysterious death sweeping the Australian countryside.

Now Rachel must face her worst fears: should she take up the fight to help these strangers survive in a society she has rejected for so long?

From the critically acclaimed author of Mr Wigg and Nest, The Last Woman in the World looks at how we treat our world and each other - and what it is that might ultimately redeem us.

Past

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May 11th, 2022

Book Launch with Scott Ludlam

We are now in the Anthropocene - humans are changing the earth's climate irreversibly, and political, human and natural systems are on the cusp of collapse. In Full Circle, Ludlam seeks old and new ways to make our systems humane, regenerative and more in tune with nature. He finds that we are at a unique moment when billions of tiny actions by individuals and small groups are coalescing into one great movement that could transform history. Bringing together a wealth of new ideas, Full Circle outlines a new ecological politics. 

Scott Ludlam was a senator from 2008-2017 and served as a deputy leader of Australian Greens. He also worked as a filmmaker, artist and graphic desinger. This is his first book, the fruit of a life of activism, study and travel.

 

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May 29th, 2022

The Quest For Eden-Monaro

Eleanor Robin takes us from the high plains of federal policy and governance to the essence of

Australian democracy where, in the daily lived experience,

citizens demand both a personal advocate and a representation of their interests and views on the national agenda. She

interweaves a knowledge of place and perceptive biography with

 significant national and

regional history.

This was a lovely discussion between Eleanor Robin OAM Dr Michael Holland MP at our very own bookshop.

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November 2020

Literary Lunch with Favel Parrett & Inga Simpson

We had a lovely lunch with Favel and Inga. A soul soothing and emotional balm to the horrendous few weeks experienced through the fires. If you get a chance make sure you read Favel’s latest novel There was Still Love, it’s a wondrous, heart-warming marvel of a book! <3

Thanks to Inga Simpson for her wonderful interviewing skills and to Favel for taking the time out of her VERY BUSY schedule to fit little old Moruya in!

We’re hoping to have some more Literary Events soon……finger’s crossed this bugger of a virus will let us!