What a year with local authors!

This year the Library was fortunate enough to tap into the steady supply of quality published authors from the Tea Tree Gully Area, around the state and overseas. The year began with a visit from Irish adventurer Diana Gleadhill whose work Kamchatka, chronicled her adventures across the Russian peninsula.

Local poet Jill Wherry demonstrated that her humourous poems are Definitely Not Shakespeare, followed by local authors Ray Clift, Jane Crowe, Graham Catt, Amelia Walker and Ken Vincent all launching their recently published novels and poetry collections. On the national scene, children’s author Jeanette Rowe demonstrated why her children’s books are a hit, and Stephen M Irwin intrigued us with The Dead Path.

Don Tate caused some controversy with The War Within whilst local author Suzanne Ferschl faced the wolf within with Lupus Intus. Jude Aquilina, Lolo Houbein, Sarah Clay and Miles Trench were passionate about their gardens, and Sharon Kernot spoke about the shadows in hers. In all, seventeen authors graced our halls launching seven books at fifteen events.

Next year we hope to continue our relationship with local authors, with Bill Watson kicking off the author events on January 25th with his recent book You Could Bank On It!

Keep an eye on the local Messenger and this blog for notice of upcoming events at the Library.