History Illuminated

On the 2nd of September I get to chat with 2 legends in one day and you get to come along and join in for a gold coin donation!  First off is none other than Kate Grenville, who will be joining me to discuss her latest book Restless Dolly Maunder which is about Kate’s formidable grandmother which fans might remember from Kate’s book about her mother, One Life.  You can join us at Charlestown Library 2-3pm.  For more information and to book tickets (which are free to book – you pay your $1 or $2 coin at the door), here: https://library.lakemac.com.au/Events/Restless-Dolly-Maunder-Kate-Grenville-in-conversation Directly following on from Kate Grenville at 3:15 I have a session with the fabulous Jean Kent, whose new book, The Shadow Box, is, like my Bobish, a narrative verse memoir.  In Jean’s case The Shadow Box was inspired by the experiences of her maternal grandparents, George and Jean Campbell, during and shortly after World War I and we will delve into why poetry is such a good medium for historical memoir, why we call it memoir, and much more.  Jean’s poetry is, to put it simply, utterly gorgeous, and I am so excited about both of these sessions.  Please do come join us in Charlestown if you’re able.

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