Author Talks

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Join Woollahra Libraries for an unforgettable series of daytime and evening literary talks, featuring some of the greatest local and international authors.

Author Talks are held monthly, mostly at Double Bay Library, and includes our Writers and Readers program. Bookings are essential online via Eventbrite.

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Upcoming events

  • Writers & Readers: The Memory Pool with Therese Spruhan

    Join photographer, journalist, writer and swimmer Therese Spruhan in conversation with Ailsa Piper as they discuss this delightful, nostalgic anthology of reflections and recollections about the swimming pools of childhood from a range of Australians including Trent Dalton, Leah Purcell, Shane Gould, Bryan Brown and Merrick Watts.

    Thursday 13 February 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Parents and Carers: “So…You’re Having a Teenager” with Sarah Macdonald and Cathy Wilcox

    Join ABC Journalist, radio presenter and author Sarah Macdonald and co-author and illustrator extraordinaire Cathy Wilcox as they talk about the joys of having a teenager. So...You're Having a Teenager is a straight-talking, laugh-out-loud survival guide to raising teenagers from two of Australia's favourite commentators.

    Wednesday 4 March 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Frank Hurley State Library NSW

    Frank Hurley’s biographer Alasdair McGregor shares his insight into an extraordinary life. Hurley roamed the world as an adventurer, photographer and filmmaker but found sanctuary in creating magnificent gardens - two of them in our local area.

    Saturday 21 March 2020, 2:00pm-3:30pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

  • Remembering Bob with Sue Pieters-Hawke

    Join Bob Hawke’s eldest daughter, Sue Pieters-Hawke in conversation with journalist and literary consultant Nicole Abadee as they discuss stories and memories of the everyman Prime Minister.

    Thursday 26 March 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm ()

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay