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Stories of Hope with Heather Morris

Heather Morris is the author of two global bestselling novels, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey. Hear Heather as she shares her own story and explores the art of listening in her first non-fiction book. Stories of Hope reveals her own incredible experiences since meeting Lale Sokolov, the tattooist of Auschwitz. She describes the people she has met, the remarkable stories they have shared with her, and the lessons they hold for us all.

This event is a collaboration with Randwick City Library.

The Budapest Job with Alice Spigelman

Clinical psychologist, writer and human rights advocate Alice Spigelman discusses her political novel 'The Budapest Job'. Tom Gaspar, a young architect is sent to Budapest on a job in 1989 as communism is about to collapse. Caught in the web of the country’s, and his own family’s murky past, he is faced with monumental decisions that change his life forever.

Alice will also discuss themes explored in her book including the rise and roots of 'illiberal democracy' and the new style semi-dictatorship admired by Trump and practiced in numerous post-communist countries in Europe.

Exploring Gut Health with Lee Holmes

Hear from wholefoods chef and holistic food and nutrition coach Lee Holmes as she guides you through the importance of gut health, including how to cook and eat a balanced diet to promote a healthy gut. Lee is the author of a number of books including Supercharge Your Life, Supercharge Your Gut and Fast Your Way to Wellness.

The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter with Adam Courtenay

In celebration of National Reconciliation Week, author Adam Courtenay discusses his latest book. The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a fascinating and poignant true story from Australian colonial history.

Just after Christmas 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled a settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the former soldier cold and starving and took him in.

Cracking the Anxiety Code with Judith Hoare

Journalist Judith Hoare shares the true story of the little-known mental health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era: anxiety. In 1962 Dr Claire Weekes published the ground-breaking book Self-Help For Your Nerves which is still in print today.

Judith Hoare's book Cracking the Anxiety Code is the first to tell Dr Claire Weekes' remarkable story.