Library and History events this November

Thursday, 18 October 2018


A great line up of events this November, from Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson with their book Yes, Yes, Yes – Australia’s Journey to Marriage Equality, to a mindfulness writing workshop with Walter Mason, and Dr Anne Summers AO with her memoir, Unfettered and Alive.

Think small V5.0 Public spaces in the Inner West
Wednesday, 7 November, 6:30-8:30pm
St Peters/Sydenham Library
Thoughtful and clever designs can produce safe and vibrant urban streets and parks. Under-utilised laneways, reserves and ‘left-over’ spaces present exciting possibilities for new places to come alive.
Gemma Savio (Savio Parsons Architects), Ela Glogowska (Perumal Pedavoli Architects/Studio [R]) and Qianyi Lim (Sibling Architecture) will each speak about past and present projects. They will also make an original proposition for a new intervention in the Inner West, offering fresh thinking and identifying compelling opportunities for the future.

The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover
Wednesday, 14 November, 6:30-7:30pm
Balmain Town Hall

Local author Richard Glover talks about his new book – a funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be – and just how far we have come. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, be angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago.

Unfettered and Alive – a memoir by Anne Summers
Thursday, 15 November, 6:30-7:30pm
Ashfield Town Hall

Listen to the exhilarating story of Dr Anne Summers’ extraordinary career as a journalist, author, policy maker, political advisor, bureaucrat, board member, editor, publisher, and political activist. This is a provocative and inspiring memoir by a woman who broke through so many boundaries to show what women can do.

Writing for podcasts
Saturday, 17 November, 9:30-11:30am
St Peters/Sydenham Library. Cost: $15.
Learn how to write for a podcast audience. Get tips on how to capture the audience and keep them tuned in. Facilitated by Audiocraft

Mindfulness writing workshop with Walter Mason
Friday, 23 November, 10am-1pm
Balmain Library
Tap into true creative thinking and become aware of the vast reserves of wisdom within. Come on a creative journey with writer, blogger and speaker Walter Mason as we combine the insights of meditation and mindfulness with the joy of creative writing.

Yes, Yes, Yes – Australia’s Journey to Marriage Equality by Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson
Wednesday, 28 November, 6:30-7:30pm
Marrickville Library
Yes Yes Yes reveals the untold story of how a grassroots movement won hearts and minds, and transformed a country. Co-authors Alex Greenwich and Shirleene Robinson will discuss the passion that propelled the movement forward, weaving together stories of heartbreak, hope and triumph.

Intensive IELTS workshop
This IELTS (International English Language Testing System) course will focus on the technical strategies of both the General and Academic IELTS modules especially for writing, speaking and reading skills.
Book for each session separately. Cost: $20 per session.
Marrickville Library, 12:30-2:30pm
Saturday, 10 November Speaking
Saturday, 17 November Writing Task 2(I)
Saturday, 24 November Writing Task 2(II)
Saturday, 1 December Writing Task 1
Saturday, 8 December Reading
Saturday, 15 December Speaking Practice Session 

Bookings for all events: or call 9335 2173.

For further information, please contact Romy Robinson  on 9392 5906.                        

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