We are pleased to provide this listing of upcoming author events:
The Wonders of Tulipmania with Anne Harbers.
Monday February 17 10.30am
Enter the amazing 1630’s story of the economic frenzy of buying tulip bulbs that engulfed the Dutch Golden Age. When has a flower bulb ever cost more than a house? This talk explores the reasons for Tulipmania and some art of the 17th century Dutch Golden Age. Part of the Seniors Festival 2020.
Peter Holmes a Court: Riding with Giants.
Mon Feb 17 7pm-9pm
CancelledA true story about the nature of work, the science of bicycles and the wisdom of children. In conversation with Catherine du Peloux Menage.
Susan Steggall: Tis the doing not the deed
Friday February 28 10.30am
Against a backdrop of intrigue, flawed allegiance, greed and warped ambition, a husband and wife work together to unravel the provenance of important paintings by two 20th-century Australian artists.
Anne Bronte with Susannah Fullerton.
Friday March 13 10.30am
In January 2020 it will be Anne Bronte’s 200th birthday. Susannah Fullerton tells the story of this brave, unflinching novelist who tackled topics considered unseemly for a woman writer, and discusses the richness and power of her works.
Word Play: Slipping into a poem-celebrate World Poetry Day
Wednesday March 18 7.00pm
Join internationally acclaimed poet and winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Prize, Judith Beveridge in conversation with a coterie of local poets, including Carol Jenkins and Barbara Fisher, as they swap poems, exploring what makes a poem unforgettable. Upbeat, with an acute understanding of language, if you’re not a fan of poetry already you will be after this.
Jeeves & Wooster with Susannah Fullerton.
Friday May 15 10.30am
Find out about the controversial author, P.G. Wodehouse, behind the much loved Jeeves and Wooster books, and learn about the charm of these two very different men who form such a fabulous and popular literary partnership.
Mr Darcy and the men of Pride and Prejudice with Susannah Fullerton.
Friday June 19 10.30am.
This talk, Mr Darcy and the men of ‘Pride & Prejudice’, will explore masculinity in this novel in the persons of Mr Collins, Mr Bennet, Mr Wickham and Mr Bingley, and will analyse the powerful attractiveness of Mr Darcy.