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Frank Talks 2018

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Local stories by local authors feature in this year’s line-up of Frank Talks at Frankston City Libraries.

What’s coming up in the next six months:

  • 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. Dr Debra Campbell helps us navigate our Lovelands. Retired school teacher Ross Topham talks about his school based novel Whiteboarding.

  • 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.

  • During August Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan visits to talk about her prize-winning books. Frankston Library hosts a guest author in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival.

  • For Father’s Day Claire Halliday talks about Things My Father Taught Me. Finding Coaby is a novel by David McLean about teenage depression and he will be our guest in September.

  • 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.

  • Also in October Heather Morris talks about her novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz that is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov.

  • In November Young Adult author Eleni Hale talks about her heartbreaking novel Stone Girl. Local GP Dr Mrin Nayagam talks about Silver Linings: true stories of resilience from general practice.

  • Ruth Wykes is our guest author in December and she will talk about her new release Impact trues stories about the ripple effect of violent crime.

So far we have enjoyed these amazing events:

  • 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 this debut novel weaves an unique tale with undercurrents of turmoil set amidst the beauty of the Mornington Peninsula: 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. And Julia Prendergast launches her new novel The Earth Does Not Get Fat.

  • 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.

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.


Last Updated:
Thursday 24 May 2018
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