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.
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
This was a lovely discussion between Eleanor Robin OAM Dr Michael Holland MP at our very own bookshop.
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!
Biff Ward's The Third Chopstick - Tracks through the Vietnam War:
THE VIETNAM WAR ROCKED AUSTRALIA TO ITS CORE...
The Third Chopstick transports us back to those days. In starkly beautiful prose Biff Ward, herself a protester, seeks to understand the war from multiple angles. She balances the heartfelt motivations of the protest movement with candid accounts from veterans about what was happening for them in Vietnam and afterwards. In riveting interviews, she explores combat, the ravages of PTSD, and the acceptance that can come with ageing and peer support.
She also takes us to the peaceful Vietnam of the post-war years, capturing poignant images of the aftermath of what they, of course, call the American War. Her lyrical evocation of the people she meets and war sites she visits render the war in a new light.
The Third Chopstick is the profoundly moving story of one woman's passion to bear tender witness to those involved in that tumultuous time. A must-read for all the Vietnam generation, their descendants and friends.
Peter Yule, author of The Long Shadow, said, I have been studying the impact of the war on the lives of Vietnam veterans for many years and I learnt more from this book than any other I have read.
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.