Kempsey Shire Libraries is partnering with local authors to present a bumper month featuring three special events, in addition to regular library activities.
The literary bonanza kicks off with a free travel talk by local author Alison Buckley on July 18, followed by a Writing your Memoir workshop with Kim Hodges on July 22 and Christmas in July - Feast of Authors event on July 24.
The Five Weeks in Kurdistan travel talk will explore Alison's fascination with Kurdish history and culture that has inspired three books about ancient and modern Kurdistan.
Alison will discuss her experience at Stuarts Point Hall (next door to library) on Thursday, July 18 at 10.30am. Refreshments will be provided on the day.
Budding writers can explore their creative side with author Kim Hodges at a Writing your Memoir workshop at Kempsey Library on Monday, July 22 from 10.30am to 12 noon. Kim has had two memoirs published, Girl on the Edge and Girl over the Edge. Her presentation will enable workshop participants to hone their skills and start writing their own books.
A panel of eight authors will celebrate all things literature as part of a special Christmas in July event at Kempsey Shire Library on Wednesday, July 24 from 10am to 12.30pm.
Mid North Coast authors Fiona McArthur, Annie Seaton, Karly Lane, Roby Aiken, Jaye Ford, Tamara McWilliam, Kaneana May and Desley Polmear will visit the library as part of the Christmas in July - A Feast of Authors literary event.
The event will see each of the authors discuss their careers and the inspirations behind their latest books. Residents will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with the panel and purchase their books while enjoying a delicious morning tea.
Gold coin donations will be gratefully accepted with all funds raised going to Kempsey District Hospital's maternity ward.
Bookings for all three free events are essential. Contact the library on 6566 3210 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org