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 Susi Prescott speaking about Where Hummingbirds Dance

Where Hummingbirds Dance

Thursday 27 April 2017, 1pm to 2pm
Naremburn Library, 7 Central St, Naremburn
Book your seat for Susi Prescott

When Susi’s 30 year marriage ends, her world crumbles. She moves to Peru and starts working at an impoverished school at the foot of the Andes. Hear her story of second chances, personal transformation and making a difference in the world.

Free event, bookings essential.

Held in Naremburn Library, 7 Central St, Naremburn.

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


Talks@Willoughby presents Jane Hutcheon speaking about China Baby Love

China Baby Love

Tuesday 2 May 2017, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Book your seat for Jane Hutcheon

In China Baby Love, Jane Hutcheon shares the story of Australian grandmother, Linda Shum, and her life changing mission to help China's orphans. 

Free event, bookings essential.
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.

Held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground Floor, 409 Victoria Av, Chatswood.

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


Talks@Willoughby presents Nikki Gemmell and Caroline Baum in conversation

Nikki Gemmell and Caroline Baum

Monday 8 May, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Book your seat for Nikki Gemmell and Caroline Baum 

Hear authors Nikki Gemmell and Caroline Baum discussing their recently published family memoirs and own unique mother-daughter relationships.

Nikki Gemmell’s new memoir After examines in painfully honest detail the aftermath of her mother’s euthanasia death. After examines myriad issues around a highly contentious subject, and from a uniquely personal perspective.

Only is Caroline Baum’s memoir of an unconventional childhood that explores what it means to be an Only Child – as both child and adult. Also what it means to be the daughter of two people damaged by trauma and tragedy.

Free event, bookings essential.
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.

Held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground Floor, 409 Victoria Av, Chatswood.

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the authors' books for sale on the day.


Sydney Writers' Festival: Author talk with David Hunt speaking about True Girt

True GirtWednesday 24 May 2017, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Book your seat for David Hunt 

First there was Girt, now there’s ... True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. Join David as he discusses his latest offering.

Free event, bookings essential.
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.

Held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground Floor, 409 Victoria Av, Chatswood.

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


Sydney Writers' Festival: Author talk with Stephen Dando-Collins speaking about The Hero Maker

The Hero Maker

Thursday 25 May 2017, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Book your seat for Stephen Dando-Collins 

Join award-winning historian and biographer Stephen Dando-Collins as he discusses The Hero Maker: A Biography of Paul Brickhill, one of Australia’s most complex characters.

Free event, bookings essential.
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.

Held in Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground Floor, 409 Victoria Av, Chatswood.

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


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