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From same-sex romance in YA novels to First Nations stories, literary salons, virtual book clubs and movie nights, these upcoming author gigs with Dave Warner, Holden Sheppard, Norman Jorgensen, Stephen Kinnane and Yuot A. Alaak are sure to tickle your fancy, so pop these dates in your diary and set a reminder - News

From same-sex romance in YA novels to First Nations stories, literary salons, virtual book clubs and movie nights, these upcoming author gigs with Dave Warner, Holden Sheppard, Norman Jorgensen, Stephen Kinnane and Yuot A. Alaak are sure to tickle your fancy, so pop these dates in your diary and set a reminder

July 7, 2020

Holden Sheppard will be part of a virtual Belmont Book Club meeting where he will discuss his early work, his award-winning debut novel, Invisible Boys, and what he has planned for the future. Free to attend, the event will be held on Zoom and you can register here.

When: 6 pm AWST Wednesday 8 July 2020

Yuot A. Alaak will be talking about his experience as a child soldier as part of the Australian Red Cross online movie night discussion on Saturday 25 July at 5.30 pm. Take part in the event by watching War Witch on SBS On Demand before joining Yuot on Zoom to talk about the central theme of the movie, child soldiers, with Yuot sharing his experience of being trained as child soldier at the age of 10.

When: 5.30 pm AWST Saturday 25 July 2020

Join Norman Jorgensen, in the flesh, for a Literary Salon at Bassendean Memorial Library, where he will be sharing his views on writings, being a published author and his life with books. You will need to be quick if you would like to attend the event as tickets are limited. To book, visit here.

When and where: 6 pm Wednesday 29 July 2020 at Bassendean Memorial Library

As part of the Romance Writers of Australia Conference, Holden Sheppard will be speaking with fellow authors Raphael Farmer and Alicia Tuckerman and panel chair Jess Gately about same-sex relationships in YA fiction. The three authors will share their different approaches to what to include and what not to include for a YA audience. The event will be held on Zoom. Learn more about the event or get your ticket here.

When: 8 am AWST Sunday 16 August 2020

Zoom in as Dave Warner talks about his book River of Salt and dishes the dirt on his upcoming book, Over My Dead Body, as part of City of Marion Libraries’ Library Through the Lens series. Viewers will get the opportunity to ask Dave questions, so pop it in your diary, with a reminder to make yourself a cuppa for what is sure to be a thrilling discussion. Register for the event here.

When: 9.30 am AWST Tuesday 18 August 2020

Hear Stephen Kinnane speak about his book Shadow Lines at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre. Shadow Lines is the story of Jessie Argyle, born in the remote East Kimberley and taken from her Aboriginal family at the age of five, and Edward Smith, a young Englishman escaping the rigid structures of London, who fell in love and married. Despite unrelenting surveillance and harassment, the Smith home was a centre for Aboriginal cultural and social life for over 30 years. Stay tuned for more information and how to get your ticket.

When and where: 1 pm AWST Friday 21 August 2020 at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre