Upcoming Melbourne Literary Talks

Tuesday 9 August
Jan Bearnes, Keith Miller's niece, will launch Roland Perry's book Miller's Luck, a compelling and intimate account of the fortunate life of Australia's most dynamic and charismatic sporting hero. Readings, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 6:30pm. Writers in Focus: Annamarie Jagose and Delia Falconer Join two of our finest literary novelists as they read from and discuss their latest novels. Jagose's work has been described as "poised and elegant", Falconer's as "attaining lyric compression while offering the most fantastical richness". Time: 6.30-8pm (Refreshments from 6pm) Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, Entry 3, La Trobe St Bookings: 8664 7016 Cost: $12/$10

Tuesday 16 August
Family Histories Historically Speaking is a series of forums presented by the History Council of Victoria. In this session, Susan Aykut from Monash University's Institute for Public History, convenes a panel to respond to a recent Australian Story on ABC TV (Bridge over Myall Creek). The panel will examine themes of family history and reconciliation, and the challenge facing historians who work on the histories of their own
families. Time: Tuesday 16 August, 6-7.30pm Venue: Ian Potter Seminar Room, Entry 1, Swanston Street Bookings: 8664 7261 Free

Thursday 18 August
Dr Sue Yell, Head of Communications and Writing from the University of Monash will launch David Holmes' book Communication Theory. Readings, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton, 6:30pm.

Wednesday 24 August
Diane Bell will launch her latest book Evil: A Novel. Controversial in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, she is both a brilliant anthropologist and writer of rich, evocative prose. Readings, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton, 6:30pm.

Thursday 25 August
Brenda Niall, Australia's most awarded biographer, will launch her new book: Judy Cassab: A Portrait, the extraordinary story of a woman who overcame living in the
shadow of the holocaust to become one of Australia's most celebrated artists. Readings, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, 6:30pm.

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