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Text Appeal at Abbotsford Convent

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by Vicky Rae Ellmore (subscribe)
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Storytime for adults
You can enjoy a late morning book reading in Abbotsford Convent's gardens every Friday this March at Yarra Libraries' Text Appeal events.

Yarra Libraries's Text Appeal is storytime for adults! It is a similar concept to a book club, however, rather than reading a book yourself, short stories will be read to you.

Abbotsford Convent's lush, gorgeous green gardens are always the perfect setting for relaxing with a good book and not having to even hold the book yourself but to be able to just sit back with a beverage and be read to is a little experienced luxury!

The short stories that will be read out loud include recent short stories by Cate Kennedy, Alice Munro and Edith Pearlman - all brilliant short story writers worth reading (or listening to in this case!).

A well-known, award-winning Australian short story writer, Cate Kennedy not only writes both fiction and non-fiction short stories, but also writes poetry, as well as having written a travel memoir. She's a born storyteller whose writing is described as affecting and piercing.

Alice Munro is hailed as the master of the contemporary short story and the Canadian short story writer has won a Nobel Prize for her craft. And, American author, Edith Pearlman's Honeydew - a collection of short stories - was named one of Oprah Winfrey's Top 19 Books to Read Right Now in 2015.

Bookings aren't required to attend, simply make your way to Abbotsford Convent for 11 am on 10, 17, 24 and/or 31 March 2017. Each reading lasts a blissful hour.
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Why? Sit back and listen to some of the best short story writers' stories
When: Every Friday in March
Where: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067
Cost: Free
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