LJM Owen is the Director of the Terror Australis Festival in Cygnet Tasmania and will appear at the festival between 1 and 3 November 2019.
LJ departs from her inter-millenial
sleuth series to introduce us to a new hero, Jake Hunter, in a dark tale of decades
of child abuse in a small fictitious Tasmanian town called Dunton.
Leaving his police job in Melbourne to
escape a personal drama, Jake thinks his posting to Dunton will be a chance for
a quiet time to regroup and consider his future, enjoy the peace and mind-space
of the rural setting and do some rock climbing.
Exhibition at Belconnen Arts Centre 1 to 24 November 2019
The Painting with Parkinson’s program
celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019 with an exhibition of work
by artists Adrian Aylott, Kathy Drake, Ann Gould, Margaret Healey, Charles
Jordaan, Katrina Muir, Marilyn Nelson, Ann Nugent, Jan Robbins, Ann Somers,
Dennis Thorncraft, Nazli Underwood, Barbara van der Linden and Helen
The Street Theatre, Canberra 14-17 November 2019 Information and bookings: thestreet.org.au
The so-called ‘black box’ flight recorder is probably Australia’s greatest gift to global aviation safety. Flight Memory, a new song suite at The Street Theatre, tells the story of its inventor, Dr David Warren AO.
Sunday 27 October 2019 at 2pm The Artists Shed 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick Entry by donation
Kerry Kennedy contributed many songs
to the Shiny Bums’ 20-year collection of parodies about the Public Service,
politicians and other issues. Kerry sadly died on 10 April this year and the
Shiny Bums will pay tribute to their dear friend by performing their favourites
from his oeuvre.
All are welcome to celebrate the
musical work of Kerry Kennedy at this event.
Sunday 17 November 2019 at 2pm The Artists Shed, 88 Wollongong Street Fyshwick Tickets $20 including refreshments
Shiny Bums reprise this popular performance, which never seems to go out of date. Dubbed a public service melodrama, it has everything a public service town is familiar with – probes, cutbacks, affairs of the flesh and departmental moves. It’s lots of fun – if it weren’t so close to the bone.
Strathnairn Homestead Gallery Until 10 November 2019
Eighteen artists showing ninety-nine works make this a big exhibition of small works. Some of Canberra’s best known and loved artists have works in this exhibition with subject matter so varied there is sure to be something for every taste.
There are still life studies, flowers and fruit along with tiny detailed landscapes and seascapes. There are boats, birds and other animals, bonsai trees, cityscapes and festival scenes. Armchair travelers will find scenes from around the world.
With the constraint of making an image 10x10cms or no larger than 100 square centimetres, the artists in this exhibition prove that it is possible to do a great deal with very little space.
The artists are: Sharon Buckland,
Margaret Bice, Margaret Carr, Lyn Cottingham, Kylie Fogarty, Jocelyn Godber,
Eva Henry, Cheryl Hodges, Janet Hicks, Sandra House, Val Johnson, Michaela
Laurie, Stuart Marshall, Isla Patterson, Neil Renfree, Camelia Smith, Jan
Vincent and Arlene Williams.
Strathnairn is open Thursday to Sunday
10am to 4pm at 80 Stockdill Drive Holt.
Joanna Nells’ second novel is a sensitive, gently humorous story that takes us into the mind of a woman with dementia.
To say this baldly however does scant justice to a beautiful work in which the story of a life unfolds both through the failing mind of Mrs Henry Parker and those around her on the Golden Sunset cruise ship.
Mrs Parker spends most of this story
looking for her husband Henry, who has mysteriously disappeared from the ship
(perhaps, she thinks) or perhaps she just keeps missing him as their paths fail
to cross. We know there is something going on but we are not allowed to know
what until the very end – satisfyingly.
Harper Collins, Australia , 2019 Tara Moss will appear at Terror Australis Festival, 1 to 3 November 2019 in Cygnet Tasmania
Dead Man Switch is Tara Moss’s first foray into historical crime fiction, set in Sydney in 1946. It is her twelfth novel and introduces us to a new character, Private Investigator Ms Billie Walker.
(And yes, Wiki tells us that Ms was an acceptable abbreviation for Mistress, in England, in the 17th and 18thcenturies, which then enjoyed a revival in the 20th century, a surprise to all of us who thought it was a modern phenomenon.)
Suki & Hugh, Bungendore 12 October – 17 November 2019
In this exhibition, his first solo in 20 years, Tim will present a body of work which has been almost two years in the making. Offering a range of canvas sizes, a centre piece of the show is the large- scale work ‘Peaches’. The richness and accuracy of colour and the high level of detail are mouth-watering. Draped fabric appears to cascade off the canvas.
Thursday 3 October 2019 at 6.30pm Karori Library Wellington New Zealand
We attended this delightful free
event at Karori Library whilst in Wellington. It was a friendly and well
organised gathering with a cup of tea and light refreshments on arrival and a
well-paced discussion between the two writers. The Wellington Library service
is to be congratulated on providing high quality free events like this one.
Great to be introduced to a local (NZ) writer’s work as well as the dark tales
of Liz Nugent.
Liz Nugent, who was named Irish Woman of the Year in Literature
in 2017, chats to Wellington writer Kirsten McDougall about turning to
psychological thrillers after a career in Irish radio and television, and the
art of getting inside the heads of monstrous characters.
Liz has published three novels Unravelling Oliver, Lying in
Wait, and Skin Deep – which have all been bestsellers and have collectively won four
Irish Book Awards. Lying in Wait was voted Readers’ Choice for the British
Richard and Judy Book Club.
In 2018, Kirsten McDougall’s second book Tess was a
finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and longlisted for the Acorn
Prize for Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Text Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2013 Angela Savage will appear at the Terror Australia Festival in Cygnet Tasmania 1 to 3 November 2019
Angela Savage is the Director of Writers Victoria. She is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.
Savage is a winner of the Scarlett Stiletto Award and has twice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards.