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National Year of Reading - Meet the Authors Events in July & August 2012

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Meet the Authors
Mike Lucas with librarian, Susan conducting a children's poetry workshop at Noarlunga Library.


Do you enjoy the challenge of reading new books, discovering new authors, exploring different genres, joining other similar minded people to listen to various authors discuss their books, share ideas and their writing experiences?

Meet the Authors


Well, prepare yourself for some exciting book launches during July and August, because coinciding with the national program Love2Read several authors will be visiting various libraries, book shops, schools, a community centre and even a winery to share their books and encourage the joy of reading. The book subjects are as varied as you could wish for, and are bound to please.
Meet the Author
Robyn Opie Parnell's book launch of "Maya & the Crystal Skull."


In 15 years Robyn Opie Parnell best-selling children's author, psychic and screenwriter, has written more than 80 children's books, as well as several self-help books to inspire other writers.
Meet the Author
'How to write a Great Children's Book'

Meet the Authors
"How to Write a Great Picture Book."




The majority of them have been translated into foreign languages and are sold around the world.

Robyn will be launching her book Maya and the Crystal Skull, a new age action/adventure for children and young adults. One of the characters is a boy from the spirit world, who introduces spiritual concepts to Maya, the main character, and to readers.

Meet the Authors
"Maya and the Crystal Skull."




Cosmic Pages, a new age bookstore with so many fantastic books, provides an ideal environment for Robyn to share her ideas behind using her interest in the spirit world, quantum physics and the legend of the crystal skulls in her stories.

When: Saturday, 21st July, 2012 at 2.00 - 3.00pm.
Where: Cosmic Pages, 338 - 340 King William Street, Adelaide.
Cost: Free. Robyn will be available for signing books purchased

During Book Week Robyn will be visiting Coromandel Valley Primary School - Years 3 - 7.
When: 21st. August, 2012.

Watch out during July on Weekend Notes for the book launch of Robyn's new book release Maya and the Daring Heist.

Meet the Authors
Shakespeare's Books and Coffee Shop at Port Noarlunga.

Shakespeare's Books and Coffee Shop at Port Noarlunga, in association with d'Arenberg Wines have organised an exciting book launches to commemorate a special occasion.

Meet the Author (and the subjects.)
'The Story Behind the Stripe.'
A 100 year history of d'Arenberg by Fay Woodhouse.

Meet the Authors
''The Story Behind the Stripe."




Coinciding with the 100 year milestone of d'Arenberg Wines the Osborn family commissioned historian Fay Woodhouse to research and write the family history. d'Arry Osborn's late brother Rowen had been researching the family history for many years and Fay worked closely with him to bring it to publication.
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d'Arry and Chester, 3rd & 4th generations of the Osborn family.

The result is a beautiful book containing some fascinating insights not only into Osborn's and D'Arenberg's life but also Australian family life on the land for the last century.

When: Friday, 13th July, at 11.00am - 12.30 pm.
Where: Osborn Road, McLaren Vale.
Cost: Free community event. Over tea, coffee or a glass of DADD guests will have the opportunity to meet Fay and hear about her experiences of writing the family history. d'Arry and Chester Osborn will bring to life some of the featured stories.

Signed copies of the book will be available via Shakespeare's Books of Port Noarlunga.

Make a day of it by staying for lunch at d'Arry's Verandah.

2 course set menu with a complimentary glass of Viognier or Grenache - $60.00 per person.

3 course set menu with a complimentary glass of Viognier or Grenache - $80.00 per person.

Bookings required for lunch.
Phone d'Arry's Verandah: 8329 4848
www.darenberg.com.au/news
Meet the Authors

Unley Libraries, Marion Cultural Centre, and Adelaide Libraries, in conjunction with Booked at North Adelaide have an interesting program of author events coming.

Simon Bryant's Vegies
Best known for his starring role in The Cook and the Chef Simon shares his long-awaited debut cookbook is bound to appeal to vegetarians and meat-lovers alike with its colourful, inspiring collection of vegetable recipes that zing with flavour. His recipes are proof that vegetarian cooking can be daring, original and delicious.
Meet the Authors
Simon Bryant's book 'Vegies'.
Simon has 3 book launch engagements:

When: Monday 23 July, 2012 at 7.30pm.
Where: Marion Cultural Centre, Oaklands Park.
Cost: Free - Bookings essential. Ph: 83756855.

When: Friday 27 July, 2012 at 2.00pm.
Where: North Adelaide Community Centre & Library
Cost: $5:00(includes nibbles.) Bookings essential: Ph:82037990 or drop by your local ACC Library to book.

When: Friday 3 August, 2012 at 6.30pm.
Where: Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley
Cost: Entry by gold coin donation - light refreshments provided.
Bookings essential. Ph: 8372 5100.
Meet the Authors
Ita Buttrose - 2012.

Ita Buttrose - 'A Passionate Life.'
Ita is known and loved by Australians as the editor of The Australian Women's Weekly during the late 70's and more recently to have her working career portrayed in the highly successful dramatised TV program The Paper Giants - The Birth of Cleo.
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Ita Buttrose's book 'A Passionate Life".

In A Passionate Life Ita shares her insights, experiences and philosophical views she has developed through her diverse experiences as a journalist and various editorships of Cleo, Australian Women's Weekly and Ita magazines.

When: Tuesday, 31st July 2012 at 7.30pm.
Where: Marion Cultural Centre, Oaklands Park.
Cost: Free. Bookings essential. Ph: 8375 6855

Dee Nolan - A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela
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Dee Nolan

An award winning journalist and editor, Dee tells this joyful story of her pilgrimage and the food traditions that nourish and maintain us all. She shares her experiences and findings she encountered with her meeting wise cooks and farmers that revealed how the future lies in the past and why we are so enthralled by this Christian pilgrimage.
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Dee's story of the pilgrimage itself and the food traditions that sustain us all.

When: Thursday 9 August 2012 T 6.30pm
Where: Goodwood Road Library, Goodwood.
Cost: $10.00 Includes cocktail food and beverages.
Booking essential. Payment on booking. Ph: 8372 5166.

The Starter Kitchen by Callum Hann
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Callum Hann - 2010 Masterchef Australia runner-up.

Callum Hann, 2010 Masterchef Australia runner-up, challenges young and not so young to start to develop their cooking skills, their love of cooking and ideas to help you set up your kitchen.
Meet the Authors
Callum Hann's 'The Starter Kitchen'.


When: Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 6.30pm.
Where: Unley Town Hall, Oxford Street, Unley.
Cost: Entry by Gold coin donation. Refreshments provided.
Cooking demo. Booking essential. Ph: 83725100.

Liz Harfull:'Women of the Land' & 'Blue Ribbon Cookbook'
Liz Harfull trained as a journalist on a regional newspaper and worked for metropolitan and specialist rural newspapers before spending 12 years working as a specialist in agriculture and environmental management with a leading national public relations consultancy.
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Liz Harfull

Her first book, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook published in 2008 was a best-seller and is in its fourth print run, and in 2009 was named runner-up at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris.
Meet the Authors
Liz Harfull's "Blue Ribbon Cookbook."

Liz's Women of the Land is listed on the Australian Top 10 Bestseller's List, Non-Fiction, April 2012. In what is traditionally a man's world, eight country women manage their own farms, raise a family, over come tragedy, isolation, personal fears, cope with long hours and the extremes of weather conditions and a more than a touch of scepticism thrown-in. Their genuine heart-warming stories will inspire you.
Meet the Authors
Liz Harfull's "Women on the Land."

When: Monday 27th August 2012 at 7.30pm.
Where: Marion Cultural Centre, Oaklands Park
Cost: Free. Bookings essential. Ph: 8375 6855.
Meet the Authors

Gerald (Gerry) Feltus - The Unknown Man: A Suspicious Death at Somerton Beach.
Retired as Detective Senior Sergeant from the Major Crime Investigation Section, Gerry Feltus is actively involved on the cold case and will share details of his book revealing a true account of the police investigation.
Meet the Authors
Gerry Feltus' book 'The Unknown Man.'

When: Thursday, 12 July, 2012 @ 2.00 - 3.30pm.
Where: Seaford Library, Grand Boulevard, Seaford.
Cost: All welcome. Free admission. No bookings required.
Further enquiries phone: 8384 0044.
Hosted by the Friends of Seaford Library.
Gerry's book is available for purchase and signing. Cash or cheque accepted.
Meet the Authors


Tea Tree Gully is hosting 2 visiting Meet the Author events: Stephen Orr - "Time's Long Ruin" and Ray Clift - "Shalom Samuel."

Stephen Orr, Adelaide based author and winner of the SA's Nationalyearofreading "Our Story" title will read from his award winning novel "Time's Long Ruin," which explores life during this era and the tragic event of the disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966.
Meet the Authors
Stephen Orr

When: Wednesday, 25 July, 2012 at 6.30 - 7.30pm.
Where: Tea Tree Gully Library, Relaxed reading Area
Cost: Free. Wine and cheese supper provided.
Bookings Ph: 8397 7333
Meet the Authors
Stephen Orr's "Times Long Ruin."


Ray Clift - Shalom Samuel
Ray launches his 6th novel, Shalom Samuel, the story of an orphan struggling to find meaningful acceptance for his religious beliefs.

When: Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 at 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Tea Tree Gully Library, Relaxed Reading Area.
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential Ph: 8397 7333
Wine and cheese supper provided.


Launch of "Touching Nature's Heart by Margaret Wilson, artist & healer.

Coventry Library at Stirling will be hosting the launch by Lolo Houbein of Margaret Wilson's beautiful book of healing and inspiration that is filled with lyrical prose, descriptive phrases and memorable photographs.
Meet the Authors
Margaret Wilson's "Touching Nature's Heart."

A highlight of the launch will be the performance of flautist, Angela Harnett, whose CD's will also be avilable for purchase.
Meet the Authors
Angela Harnett, Flautist.

When: Thursday, 9 August at 6.00pm.
Where: Coventry Library,Stirling.
Cost: Free. Bookings are essential. Ph: 8408 0420 or www.library@ahc.sa.gov.au
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