Journalist, TV commentator, radio presenter and former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons AM is coming to Kempsey on Tuesday February 25 for a one-night presentation.
Local film producer, playwright and director, Chris Dockrill, has arranged the visit with FitzSimons to appear at The Majestic Cinemas Kempsey.
"It is a real coup to have Peter come to Kempsey," Mr Dockrill said.
"Love him or not, I'm sure Peter will enliven us with a stimulating night of yarns, opinion, and anecdotes from his amazing careers.
"I have to thank Kieren Dell and Majestic Cinemas for hosting the event.
"It's wonderful to see the cinema involving itself in community events such as this.
"We are so fortunate to have such a world-class venue right here in Kempsey."
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FitzSimons is a prolific author and is one of Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction writers of the last ten years.
His works include: FitzSimons on Rugby, Steve Waugh, Tobruk, Great Australian sports champions, The ballad of Les Darcy, Charles Kingsford Smith, Mawson, Batavia, Eureka, Ned Kelly, Gallipoli, Fromelles and Pozières, Gotta love this country!, The Great Aussie Bloke Slim-Down, Victory at Villers-Bretonneux, Seriously ... you have to laugh, Burke and Wills, Monash's masterpiece, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Catalpa Rescue, James Cook and his latest book, Breaker Morant.
Fitzsimons was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations.
The event will kick off at 6:30pm at a cost of $25.
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