Local stories by local authors feature in this year’s line-up of Frank Talks at Frankston City Libraries.
Freaks and Dragons in February is the theme showcased by illustrator Marc McBride of Deltora Quest fame, and Cinnamon Girl’s Melissa Keil.
In March two new authors provide their unique tales with undercurrents of turmoil set amidst the beauty of the Mornington Peninsula: Julia Prendergast – The Earth Does Not Get Fat; and Rocky Place by Nicholas Day-Lewis.
April brings a lighter topic for the kids with Squishy Taylor by Ailsa Wild. Sally Hepworth’s The Family Next Door offers a tale full of power and intrigue.
In May for Mother’s Day we celebrate ‘Women with Altitude’. Claire Halliday will talk about Things My Mother Taught Me, and cartoonist and social commentator Judy Horacek brings her unique take on Random Life.
Find Your Self In A Library is the theme for this year’s National Library and Information Week. Come along to a writing workshop with Lorna Hendry. Award winner A. S. Patric is the guest author who will talk about his book Black Rock White City, a clever tale about new immigrants set in Frankston and Black Rock. Andrew Bennetts will present his topic: The Mess We’re In: Managing the Refugee Crisis.
Do you dream of travelling and writing about your journeys? Tim Richards will tell us how in Travel Writing Around The World. Also in June George Ivanoff of Gamers Trilogy will be part of the Winter School Holiday program.
In July Kim Hodges will talk about her book, Girl on the Edge: an Arresting Memoir. Local favourite Garry Disher will talk about his latest crime novel Under the Cold Bright Lights.
Local journalist, author, and TV presenter Paul Kennedy will be here in October to tell Some Interesting Tales from the Media. Ann Copeland of the State Library Victoria returns to give advice for researching your family history.
Each event is promoted four weeks in advance and bookings open two weeks prior to the event date. Keep tuned via the library online channels or subscribe to the library’s monthly eNewsletter.