July 13: Canberra author Petronella McGovern will be in conversation with The Canberra Times' Karen Hardy about McGovern's new book Six Minutes, at Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka, at 6pm. Bookings at paperchainbookstore.com.au.
July 14: Robert Macklin will discuss his book Castaway: The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858, at Muse at 3pm. $15 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au.
July 15: Not Very Quiet Presents: Songs Start with Poetry with the Gay and Lesbian Qwire: Songs from the Qwire plus Out of line(s), a panel of queer poets - Sandra Renew, Meredith Pitt, Tahi Atea and Jacqui Malins. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7-9pm. Entry $10 waged/ $5 unwaged, includes short open mic.
July 17: Canberra author Jono Lineen will talk about his new book, Perfect Motion, combining science journalism and anthropology with his own story, at the Woden Library at noon. Entry is free.
July 18: Niki Savva and Kerry-Anne Walsh will be in conversation for an ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event on Savva's new book, Plots and Prayers: Malcolm Turnbull's Demise and Scott Morrison's Ascension. 6pm in the China in the World Auditorium, Fellows Lane, ANU. Bookings at anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
July 18: Diana Plater will discuss her book Whale Rock at Paperchain Bookstore Manuka at 6.30pm. See firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 22: That Poetry Thing: Recent Work Press launches Giant Steps: Fifty poets reflect on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and beyond, with readings by contributors and a space-themed open mic. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7-9pm. Free.
July 23: At 6pm in the China in the World Auditorium, Fellows Lane, in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, blind law professor Ron McCallum will be in conversation with Kim Rubenstein on McCallum's memoir, Born at the Right Time. Bookings: anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
July 25: Poetry at Manning Clark House features Fiona McIlroy, Luke Whitington and PS Cottier. 11 Tasmania Circuit, Forrest, at 7.30 pm. $10 entry, nibbles and wine included.
July 26: ACT Writers Centre is having a Winter Warmer, an evening of mingling, entertainment and some practical tips for writers and artists, at 6pm at Harry Hartog ANU. Tickets: eventbrite.
July 28: A Brush with Poetry features special guest Jacqui Malins, a stunt poet based in Canberra. Free open mic event. 1.30 for 2pm. 15 Queen Street, Binalong. BYO alcohol. Info: 0401 289 178.
July 31: Tony Park, pictured above, will talk about his latest thriller, Ghosts of the Past, about two journalists on the trail of a legend, at6.30pm at Gungahlin Library. 16+. Bookings: eventbrite.
August 5: At 6pm in the Cinema Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Erik Jensen will be in conversation with Karen Middleton on Jensen's new Quarterly Essay: The Prosperity Gospel. How Scott Morrison won and Bill Shorten lost. Bookings:anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
August 5: At 6pm in the T2 Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Australian Federal Police Commander Grant Edwards will be in conversation with Genevieve Jacobs on his memoir, The Strong Man. Bookings: anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
August 6: At 6pm in the Cinema Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Paul Tilley will be in conversation with Peter Costello on Tilley's book Changing Fortunes. A History of the Australian Treasury. Bookings: anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
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