Renowned authors converge on The Hills for literary event

The Hills Shire Library Service will be hosting author talks throughout the months of November and December as part of the literary event, Feast of Speakers.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the event series was an important part of The Shire’s support for arts and cultural events and welcomed the opportunity to bring people together to start conversations, enjoy activities and celebrate the power of literacy.

“We have an exciting line-up of writers, thinkers, doctors and journalists coming to our Shire,” Mayor Byrne said.

“The Feast of Speakers allows us to explore new ideas, go on a journey of the mind and make new friends in the process.

“Residents can enjoy live storytelling, discussions and workshops with an impressive array of the best national fiction and non-fiction writers.

“I encourage residents to attend one or more of our author talks on offer in the coming months,” Mayor Byrne added.

Author talks will include the following:

An evening with Rachael Johns

International bestselling author Rachael Johns will be joining us to discuss her latest book, The Greatest Gift.

When: Thursday, November 9;

Time: 6.30pm -7.30pm;

Where: Castle Hill Library;

Cost: $5pp.

Mindfulness for Wellbeing

Join Dr Padmini Howpage to learn how you can use mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing.

When: Tuesday, November 28;

Where: Castle Hill Library;

Time: 6pm – 8pm;

Cost: $5pp.

Beyond Veiled Cliches with Amal Awad

Join journalist, author and public speaker Amal Awad as she discusses her fourth book, Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women.

When: Wednesday, December 6;

Where: Castle Hill Library;

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm;

Cost: $5pp.

The Wholesome Child

Join nutritionist Mandy Sacher as she discusses her new book, Wholesome Child. Learn creative and effective tips and techniques designed to encourage even the fussiest of eaters to try new foods and develop a taste for healthy and nourishing foods right from the start.

When: Thursday, December 7;

Where: Vinegar Hill Memorial Library;

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm;

Cost: $5pp.

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