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From the latest Varuna Newsletter ….

 

Dear readers and writers,

PATTI MILLER: INTRODUCTION TO LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP at Varuna
LITERARY SUPPER WITH JUDY NUNN – 14 Nov at Oberon
AUTHOR WALTER MASON – 16 Nov at Katoomba Library
PINEROLO, THE CHILDREN’S COTTAGE OPEN DAY – 1 Dec at Blackheath

PATTI MILLER: INTRODUCTION TO LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP – a couple of places left

This four-week course is an introduction to the journey of writing your life.

In a creative and supportive environment, it offers ways of accessing memories, of finding your writing voice, of bringing the details to life, of creating the lived reality of your experience on the page and beginning to find its structure.

Patti Miller is the author of Australia’s best-selling autobiographical writing texts, Writing Your Life, andThe Memoir Book as well as The Last One Who RemembersChildWhatever The Gods Do and The Mind of a Thief, released in 2012.

TIME: FRIDAYS 10.00AM – 1.00PM:
DATES: NOV 15, 22, 29 & DEC 6
PLACE: VARUNA, THE NATIONAL WRITERS’ HOUSE, 141 CASCADE STREET, KATOOMBA
COST: $300

For further information or to reserve your place in the Patti Miller Introduction to Life Writing Workshop please contact Vera Costello at Varuna by email vera@varuna.com.au or by phone  02 4782 5674.

 

LITERARY SUPPER WITH JUDY NUNN – 14 November at Oberon 
Judy Nunn will visit Oberon for ‘Get Reading’ , Australia’s annual celebration of books ‘you can’t put down’. At a literary supper Oberon welcomes Judy, author, scriptwriter and actor, well-known for her roles in popular TV series.
She comes with her dazzling new novel Elianne, a story of ‘wealth, power privilege and betrayal’ set in the cane fields of Queensland from the nineteenth century to the 1960s. As the Woman’s Day magazine said “Judy knows what ingredients a good story needs” – this is one you can’t put down!

The event, hosted by Oberon Library and Friends of Oberon Library, is on Thursday 14 November 6.30pm at the Robert Hooper Community Centre, Fleming Street, Oberon.
Tickets: $15 include a gourmet supper.
Bookings essential with Oberon Library 6329-8220.

 

WALTER MASON – 16 November at Katoomba Library
Katoomba Library is hosting author Walter Mason on Saturday 16 November, 2013 at 2pm. He will be sharing about his latest book, Destination Cambodia.

Walter is a travel writer, with a keen interest in spirituality, and a background in the bookselling and publishing industry.

Destination Cambodia has been described as “a joyful and constantly fascinating literary journey in which Cambodia is vibrant and its people excited about the future while never denying their haunted past.” The book is full of Walter’s cheeky witticisms, and his observations of the small events that mostly go by unnoticed and yet in Walter’s hands turn into “utterly memorable, often riotously funny but as often genuinely touching anecdotes”. Overall it is a deeply personal exploration of Cambodia, full of genuine affection and intrigue despite the many hardships faced by the Cambodian people.

Anyone can join us to hear Walter share about his experiences in travelling and in writing, and to see some of the amazing images he has captured on his journeys. Afternoon tea will be provided, and copies of Walter’s book will be available for purchase courtesy of Megalong Books.
Bookings can be made by calling 4780 5750 or seeing library staff at any branch.

 

PINEROLO, THE CHILDREN’S BOOK COTTAGE will be open as part of the Blue Mountains Art Trail on Sunday 1 December, 10am to 4pm. It will be a free family fun day featuring a live appearance by iconic Australian character GRUG and his creator Ted Prior, with Grug books for sale. Also, artist at work will be local watercolourist Helen Trapp, who will be selling her delightful wild flower greeting cards.
Pinerolo: 116 Shipley Road, Blackheath, www.pinerolo.com.au

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