Meet the Author
April 14: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 6-7pm, former PMC secretary Martin Parkinson will be in conversation with Katharine Murphy on Parkinson's new essay A Decade of Drift, a story of science and expertise ignored, short-termism, wasted opportunities and international disappointment over climate change policy. Cinema, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
April 22: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 6-7pm, Stan Grant will be in conversation with Mark Kenny on Grant's new book With the Falling of the Dusk, on the challenges facing our world. Manning Clark Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
April 27: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 6-7pm, Peter van Onselen will be in conversation with Mark Kenny on van Onselen's new book with Wayne Errington, How Good is Scott Morrison, which examines the trials and tribulations of our 30th prime minister. Cinema, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
May 6: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 6-7pm, Hugh Mackay will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Mackay's new book The Kindness Revolution, exploring how to find the best in ourselves and in our society in both good and troubled times. Manning Clark Auditorium, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
April 18: Kurnai woman Veronica Gorrie, one of the few Aboriginal police officers in Australia, will launch her memoir, Black and Blue: A memoir of racism and violence, in conversation with Sarah Burr. 3pm. Muse, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston. $10 general admission. Bookings at musecanberra.com.au
April 24: At Paperchain Manuka at 3pm, Gary Werskey, author of Picturing a Nation: The Art and Life of A. H. Fullwood, will be in conversation with historian and author Humphrey McQueen. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6295 6723.
April 22: Poetry in Manning Clark House: Tony Steven Williams, Jacqui Malins and Sarah Rice will read. 11 Tasmania Circuit, Forrest, ACT, from 7-9 pm. Online bookings essential on Trybooking. Admission $10.
April 18: Friends of Ireland is hosting a talk at 2pm at the Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson Street, Weston, by ANU professor Melanie Nolan on Irish-born Australian women in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. RSVP to Jill: email@example.com.
The Nail House
April 14: The Australia China Friendship Society will host a talk by Greg Baines on his novella The Nail House, set in modern China, at 7.30pm in the Catchpole Room at the Southern Cross Club, Jamison. Members and visitors welcome; donation $2 at the door.
National Library of Australia
April 19: At the National Library of Australia in the Theatre, Lower Ground 1 at 5.30pm is the launch of Trisha Dixon's new book Spirit of the Garden. Free, bookings essential. Refreshments provided. nla.gov.au.
April 30-May 2: At the National Library of Australia in the Theatre, Lower Ground 1 from 10am to 5pm are live screenings from the Sydney Writers' Festival. Free, bookings essential. nla.gov.au.
Tough Guy Book Club
The Canberra chapter of the Tough Guy Book Club will meet at 7pm at King O'Malley's, 131 City Walk, Canberra, on May 5 and June 2. For more information, phone Darren Saffin on 0411 089 209.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers, Canberra & Region is compiling an anthology of short stories and poetry titled School Days. It's inviting submissions from past and present ACT FAW members - up to 2500 words for prose and 50 lines for poetry. Free entry. Details from the president: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 434 954 or 6293 2120 (please leave a message). The FAW meets at 2pm on the second Sunday of the month at the National Library. New members welcome.
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