Authors at Ashfield in April

Authors at Ashfield in April

Wednesday April 5 11am Level 6 Council Chambers Susannah Fullerton illustrated lecture on J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan.

Thursday April 6 6pm for 6.30pm Level 6 Council Chambers/Local Studies Room Level 2 (venue to be confirmed) Re-imagining Australia: Voices of Indigenous Australians of Filipino descent by Deborah Ruiz Wall with Christine Choo The book recounts the story of the ‘Manila Men’, the first migrant Filipinos to northern Australia in the late 1800s working in the pearling industry. A large number of Indigenous Australians are their descendants, and narrators of the book represent the historical links and deep people-to-
people ties between the Philippines and Australia. Book for purchase and signing from the author. Bookings essential www.ashfieldlibrary.eventbrite.com.au

Friday April 7 11am Level 6 Council Chambers David Lewis illustrated lecture : Modernism in literature Discussion will include: D.H. Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler and more.

Wednesday April 19 6pm for 6.30pm Level 6 Council Chambers/Local Studies Room Level 2 (venue to be confirmed) Susi Prescott: Where hummingbirds dance. A moving true story about second chances, personal transformation and one woman’s power to make a difference in the world. Susi Prescott now lives in Peru, having lived on Sydney’s north shore before her 30 year marriage ended. Listen to her amazing life journey reinventing herself as an educator in Colegio Elohim, Peru. Book for purchase and signing on the night Better Read Than Dead Newtown. Bookings essential www.ashfieldlibrary.eventbrite.com.au

Friday April 21 11am Level 6 Council Chambers Heritage Festival 2017 Jo Henwood illustrated lecture : Places of Incarceration The Australian colonies were largely established to deal with the social problems of over population, under employment and resultant crime in the way the British ruling classes found most efficient: institutionalisation. We can see the results to this day in the (mostly sandstone) edifices of prison, barracks, hospitals, orphanages, quarantine stations and asylums, all designed to deal with individuals en masse, to transform them from inconveniences to economic benefits, but their success is open to debate.

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