Adelaide Writers’ Week has always been a community event and in 2016, for the very first time, East Stage sessions on the morning of the opening weekend, will be live streaming at Gawler Library. Drop into the library on Saturday February 27 between 9am – 1.00pm in the Reading Room to share in the excitement of this year’s Writers’ Festival.
A PLACE CALLED WINTER | 9.30am Patrick Gale
With his new novel A Place Called Winter, bestselling English novelist Patrick Gale tells the story of a man called Harry who is forced to leave his wife and child in Edwardian England for the wilds of the Canadian prairies. Based loosely on the true story of a family member, this is Gale’s first historical novel, and it is an exquisite journey of self-discovery..
ONE LIFE | 10.45am Kate Grenville
In her incredible book, Grenville imagines her mother’s life using the fragments of a memoir she left behind. Told with Grenville’s gift for story, this book is a generous account of a life told by her deeply sympathetic daughter.
LEGACY | 12.00pm Magda Szubanski, Leah Kaminsky
In her memoir Reckoning, Magda Szubanski tells the story of her life and that of her father, who fought with the Polish resistance during the Second World War.
In her novel The Waiting Room, Leah Kaminsky tells the story of a woman born to Holocaust survivors in Melbourne, now living in Haifa, Israel. Join them in conversation about life after the war.
There is no need to book.
Simply visit the library between 9am and 1pm on the 27th February to see one or all of these fabulous writers.
In the meantime, you can visit the Writer’s Week website: www.adelaidefestival.com.au/2016/writers_week/Adelaide_Writers_Week_
to view the complete program and locate other libraries participating in the Live Streaming event.