Talks@Willoughby

The Talks@Willoughby program gives you the opportunity to hear authors and other guest speakers talking about their areas of expertise. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and, when the speaker is an author, you can buy their latest book and have your copy signed.

Bookings are required for Talks@Willoughby events.
For more information phone 9777 7900 or email library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au 


Talks@Willoughby presents Katherine Boland speaking about Hippy Days, Arabian Nights

Hippy Days bookcover

Thursday 8 February 2018, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Book now for Katherine Boland

From life in the bush to love on the Nile, Australian artist Katherine Boland has grabbed life by the throat in pursuit of her heart and her dreams.

Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is the story of a woman whose extraordinary life is without could-or-should-haves. Join us at Chatswood Library as Katherine shares her funny, compelling and moving story.

There is seating for 120 people and limited standing room is available. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. If you require special assistance with seating, please contact the Library prior to the event. 

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the author's book for sale on the day.


Talks@Willoughby presents Christopher Lawrence speaking about Symphony of Seduction

Hippy Days bookcover

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Book your seat for Christopher Lawrence

Hear about the romantic misadventures, tragedies and occasional triumphs of some of classical music's great composers, as Christopher Lawrence discusses his book Symphony of Seduction: The great love stories of classical composers.

For the eccentric Erik Satie, love came just once - and even then, not for long. Robert Schumann had to take his future father-in-law to court to win the right to marry, and Hector Berlioz planned to murder a two-timing fiancee while dressed in drag.

There is seating for 120 people and limited standing room is available. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. If you require special assistance with seating, please contact the Library prior to the event. 

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the author's book for sale on the day.


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