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History for all ages with Bruce Pascoe
Time: Wed, July 10
Place: Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton.
To acknowledge NAIDOC week, we are thrilled to have Bruce Pascoe joining us to discuss Young Dark Emu: A Truer History. This new edition of the bestselling Dark Emu has been adapted for young readers and, as with the original, offers a different version of Australia’s history before European colonisation.
Tickets are $5 per person or $10 per family (all funds will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation) and bookings are essential.
Please click here.
The Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival.
50 events! Local, national and international guests.
Dates: July 12 - 28
Places: Geelong, Ballarat, Melbourne and others.
Book Launch - Stella The Unstoppable
Date: Wednesday, 17 July
Place: The Younger Sun Bookshop, 26 Murray St Yarraville.
Stella is just a teeny tiny bit obsessed with winning the Camp Cup this year. Who wouldn’t be? The winner gets a pizza party! Year Five camp only comes around once in a lifetime and it’s going to be awesome. Except … the campsite is on the edge of an old abandoned graveyard. And there’s a rumour that a kid called Spud Riley went to camp and never came back. AND she's on a Camp Cup team with Lizzie Lawless, and the thing you need to know about Lizzie Lawless is – oh. Never mind. You’ll see …
A story of teen triumph!
Abdi’s world fell apart when he was only fifteen, as Somalia’s vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively becoming an orphan, he fled with some 60 others, and joined another 300 heading to Kenya. Abdi was just sixteen years old when he arrived in Melbourne. He had no English, no family or friends, no money, no home. Yet, against the odds, he not only survived, he thrived. Abdi went on to complete secondary education and later university. Come to Nunawading library to hear Abdi’s courageous story of resilience and optimism.
Together with Nova Weetman, Allayne Webster, Vikki Wakefield and Emily Gale, please join us for a lively discussion about what bores readers, and why? These extraordinary YA authors will discuss what drives their storytelling and what are the perceived barriers to reading/writing? Should young people be obtaining more questions than answers from a text? This event is suitable for all YA fans, all teachers, all librarians and all readers!
Readings is celebrating our 50 year history in 2019. To honour the stories that have emerged from the books on our shelves, we are hosting 50 special events that illustrate passion, artistry and Australian literature. We hope you will join us.
Annual Harry Potter Party
Date: Wednesday, 31 July
Place: The Younger Sun, 26 Murray St, Yarraville.
Calling all Potterheads for a wonderful celebration of Harry Potter's Birthday! There will be cake and trivia and fun galore!
Be sure to dress up as we will be giving away prizes for best dressed!
This event is FREE but RSVPs are essential.
*this party is aimed at those aged 7-12, but all ages are welcome*
Date: Tuesday 6 August
Place: The Younger Sun, 26 Murray St, Yarraville.
For our August Young Adult Book Club we will be reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. Join us in the Younger Sun for pizza and chats!
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. It’s hard to get your come up, though, when you’re labelled ‘trouble’ at school and your fridge at home is empty after your mum loses her job. But Bri’s success is all that stands between her family and homelessness, so she doesn’t just want to make it – she has to. Even if it means becoming exactly what the public expects her to be.
Term 3 Middle Grade Book Club. Lizard's Tale by Weng Wai Chan
Dates: Thursdays 8 August & 5 September
Fridays 9 August and 6 September
Time: 4.15- 5.15
Place: The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson St Carlton North.
Cost is $55 and includes the books featured in bookclub. All details here:
Yeah baby! I'm launching my next book and this one is crack-tacular. It's time to go Back (in time) to Brugel and enjoy their beautiful and sometimes baffling fairytales and far-fetched fables. There will be cake and Brugelwürst (but not mixed together) and a genuine Brugelish samovar. If it doesn't blow a fuse, is it really Brugelish?
Melbourne Book Market
Date: Sundays until 26 August.
Time: 10am - 4pm
Place: A Shed, Queen Victoria Market
Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles selected and presented by 15 of Melbourne’s most experienced booksellers as well as authors, illustrators and book creators. More info here:
(and now I'm having ideas about getting a stall together with some fellow MG/YA writers)
I'm keen to hear and promote events happening in regional Victoria too, not just Melbourne, so please drop me an email when you hear about launches and events happening around the state. email@example.com. Thank you!