Upcoming Sydney Writers' Events

Thursday 21 July
Author Paul Ham and Kokoda hero Major General Paul Cullen talk to Andrea Stretton about Paul's book Kokoda : the Definitive Account, which tells the story of the infamous Kokoda Track campaign from both sides of the conflict. Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Jul 21 Cost: $10 (incl.a glass of champagne) Venue: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Rd, Double Bay

Friday 22 July
Author James Valentine is speaking at the NSW Writers' Centre dinner to celebrate their first Writing for Children and Young Adults Day. James is also a broadcaster on ABC Radio and was previously a member of the Australian band The Models. Time: 7:00pm Jul 22 Cost: $66/$77 non-members Venue: Hughenden Hotel, 14 Queen St,, Woollahra

Saturday 23 July
Writing for Children & Young Adults Day If you are interested in writing for this market, or you're a teacher or parent, or indeed a student who loves reading, come along and hear the specialists in the field talk about these popular genres. Guests include well-known writers, publishers, magazine editors, reviewers and a comic book producer. Time: 10:00am-5:00pm Jul 23 Cost: $20/$25 non-members/$15 conc. Venue: Rozelle Hospital Grounds, NSW Writers Ctr Bldg, Balmain Rd entrance

Tuesday 26 July
Kate Grenville introduces her new book The Secret River. Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Jul 26 Cost: Free Venue: Council Chambers, North Sydney Council, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney

Thursday 28 July
John Newcombe won Wimbledon three times and the US and Australian Open twice each. He introduces his book No-one's Indestructible, the story of his courageous recovery from a potentially fatal stroke. Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Jul 28 Cost: Free Venue: Council Chambers, North Sydney Council, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney

Friday 29 July
Peter Rodgers is a former Australian Ambassador to Israel whose recent book Herzl's Nightmare - One Land, Two People explores the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is also a prize-winning former Jakarta correspondent for "The Sydney Morning Herald". Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm Jul 29 Cost: Free Venue: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Emily Rodda knows what children want to read, having won the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year award five times. Hear her discuss the long-awaited series two of the Fairy Realm. Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm Jul 29 Cost: Free Venue: Mosman Library, 605 Military Rd, Mosman

[Items extracted from sydneytalks.com.au.]

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