Making connections with young readers - pre-schooler program @ Scone Library

Date:  Friday 10 November
Time:  10.30m - 12.30pm
Venue:  Scone Library

Session 1:  Jess Black, children’s book author "Aussie Animals and Icons"

There will be dancing, stories and laughter with Jess Black as she celebrates the release of her new picture book, Bold Australian Girl.

Session 2: Lynn Jenkins and Kirrili Lonergan "How to find your Brave!"

Join author Lynn Jenkins and illustrator Kirrili Lonergan for a book reading and fun activities based around their Lessons of a LAC book series. They will share their newest book in the series, Brave. Have you ever needed to do something that made you nervous even thinking about doing it? Kids do all the time- going to school, weathering storms, making a new friend. Join Loppy and Curly, from Lessons of a Lac, and learn how to find your BRAVE!'  Lessons of a LAC is a resource tool picture book series which gives children a simplified way to think about their anxious chatter and empowers them with simple and fun ways to manage anxiety EARLY ON. They will also share their newly released book Ollie's Treasure, a beautiful book on mindfulness. All will be available for purchase and signing on the day.



SPECIAL EVENT: ‘Soiree in the garden’

Saturday 11 November - 5.30pm - approx. 9pm

Featuring Rosalie Ham & Sue Maslin, Producer of The Dressmaker

Come along and enjoy a beautiful evening of food, wine and live music and hear from Rosalie on writing her highly acclaimed book The Dressmaker and her experience on set as an extra in of the movie and meeting all the characters from Dungatar!  Sue will introduce the movie for our audience to enjoy under the stars.

Dress up!  Get into the spirit of things and come dressed up in 1950s attire whilst enjoying our special photographic exhibition on The Dressmaker.

The Dressmaker – movie screening under the stars

A screening of the movie The Dressmaker will feature at 7.30pm on our pop up cinema.



Creative Writing Workshop

Family Dramas - Writing Workshop

Sunday 12 November 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Paul Mitchell’s novel, ‘We. Are. Family.’ sees three brothers forced to confront the quiet, pervasive violence of their family’s past and the distances they have carried their ancestors' pain into their futures. Paul has also published numerous essays and memoir pieces about family life in The Age, Sunday Life, Griffith Review, The Big Issue, Meanjin and Eureka Street. In this creative writing workshop Paul Mitchell will discuss his experiences to help you decide if your idea should be fiction or non-fiction, and help you care for your family’s - and your own - sensibility in your writing. Paul will share writing exercises and key points on how to write powerfully about family so your audience connects emotionally with your work.