Literary Events

Upcoming

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.

This event will take place on the 18th of August, 5:30 - 6:30pm at Moruya Library

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Friday 26th of August

Sulari Gentill's The Woman in the Library...

In every person's story, there is something to hide...

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling read with The Woman in the Library, an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

Join us at Mogendoura Farm, 189 Hawdons Road, Mogendoura, Moruya

Friday the 26th of August, 10am - 12pm

$20 - light refreshments, tea and coffee

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - 4474 2242

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June 22nd, 2022

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.

This great event was held at The Red Door Café Moruya. 

Attendees got to enjoy Vietnamese finger food, question and answer session with Biff Ward herself and a small reading of the book. 

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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.

The night was very relaxed and involved a question and answer session where the audience was able to ask both Eleanor Robin and Dr Michael Holland interesting and insightful questions regarding the book and their prospective lives.