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Fairy Poppilina's Story School will resume on Tuesday 26 July, 2016.

Suitable for children aged 3-5.

Bookings essential.  $10 per child. 

 


  

Author Talk with Leigh Straw on "The Worst Woman in Sydney"

Wednesday 6 July, 6.30pm

Potts Point Bookshop, 14 Macleay Street, Potts Point

FREE EVENT, but bookings essential

Eventbrite - Author Talk with Leigh Straw on "The Worst Woman in Sydney"

 

Matriarch of the criminal underworld..... or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney?

The legend of Kate Leigh as Sydney's famed brother madam has loomed large in TV's Underbelly and accounts of Sydney's criminal history from the 1920s to the 1960s.  But she has never had a biography of her own before now.

Join us when novelist and historian Leigh Straw tells us how this flamboyant, daring, tough-talking Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in Sydney and became a leading underworld and community figure.

 

Authors Up The Cross - Clare Press in conversation on "Wardrobe Crisis: How we went from Sunday best to fast fashion"

Tuesday 19 July, 6.30pm

Kings Cross Library, 2/50-52 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross

FREE EVENT, but bookings essential

To book ring 9331 6642

Eventbrite - Authors up The Cross: Clare Press

Clare Press is Marie Claire's fashion editor-at-large and will be in conversation with Fashion Editor at The Australia, Glynis Traill-Nash about the history and ethics of what we wear. She will be sharing her unique insight as a fashion insider to unearth the roots of today's buy-and-discard culture and will be examining the fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture.

Clare is a passionate advocate for sustainable and ethical fashion, and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution.

 

 

 

Author Talk - James Brown on "Firing Line Quarterly Essay 63"

Thursday 14 July, 6.30pm

Potts Point Bookshop, 14 Macleay Street, Potts Point

FREE EVENT, but bookings essential

Eventbrite - Author Talk with James Brown on Firing Line - The Quarterly Essay 62

Former Australian Army officer James Brown will talk about his Quarterly Essay, drawing on history, strategy and his own experiences to explore Australia's military experience from Gallipoli to Afghanistan and Iraq.

In this vivid and compelling essay Brown asks: did we get the decision right?  what is it like to go to war?  How do we decide to go to war?  Where might we go to war in the future?  Will we get that decision right?

Brown considers how we plug into the US war machine and the American troops based in Darwin.  He also sheds fascinating light on the changing technology and the terrain of war - the cyber realm, the oceans and space.  This is an essay that examines our independence as a nation, and the choices that may confront us.

 

Authors Up The Cross - Charlotte Wood in conversation about "The Writer's Room"

Tuesday, 16 August, 6.30pm

Kings Cross Library, 2/50-52 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross

FREE EVENT, but bookings essential

To book, ring 9331 6642

Geordie Williamson, who will be in conversation with Charlotte Wood at this event, described The Writer's Room as an indispensable resource for writers and a pure pleasure for readers.

The Writer's Room is a collection from Charlotte's online journal of the same title and has become essential for writers at all stages of their careers.  Charlotte has interviewed a wide range of well-known writers whose frank and generous revelations about the failures and successes, the struggles and triumphs of the writing life provides an intimate look at the work of writing.

This promises to be an elightening, entertaining and engaging evening for readers and writers alike.

 

Author Talk - Ashleigh Wilson on "Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing"

Wednesday 17 August, 6.30pm

Potts Point Bookshop, 14 Macleay Street, Potts Point

FREE EVENT, but bookings essential

Eventbrite - Author Talk with Ashleigh Wilson on "Brett Whiteley: Art, Life & the Other Thing"

Ashleigh Wilson will be talking to us about his no holds barred biography of artist Brett Whiteley.

Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing is a dazzling full portrait of Australia's most mercurial and renowned artist and was written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and includes rare notebook sketches and candid family photos.  

 

 

Authors Up The Cross - Doug Purdie in conversation about "The Bee Friendly Garden"

Tuesday 20 September, 6.30pm

Kings Cross Library, 2/50-52 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross

FREE EVENT, but bookings essential

To book ring 9331 6642

Doug Purdie maintains more than 50 beehives on city rooftops, balconies and backyards and in community gardens around Sydney.  Following on from "Backyard Bees" in which Doug showed us how to keep and look after bees in an urban environment, Doug's new book is a guide for gardeners, great and small, on how to enourage bees and other good bugs to your green space.

 

 

Authors Up The Cross - David Hunt on "True Girt: An Unauthorised History of Australia"

Tuesday 15 November, 6.30pm

Kings Cross Library, 2/50-52 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross

FREE EVENT, but bookings essential

To book ring 9331 6642

Seriously funny historian David Hunt is at it again.  Following on from his award-winning and bestselling history "Girt", comes the next volume of hilarious and hidden truths from Australia's past.

Don't miss David's incomparable storytelling style as he takes us through some of the lesser known, most disturbing and very funny chapters of Australian life.