The Friends of the Wollongong City Library
A Literary Lunch with
Agatha Raisin meets Hamish Macbeth:
the Amazing M.C. Beaton
Joanna Penglase is a Sydney editor, historian and frequent literary speaker and course leader. She is on the committee of the Jane Austen Society of Australia and edits its journal Sensibilities.
M.C. Beaton is one of the world’s best-selling authors: 170 novels, not just the phenomenally successful Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, but a string of witty, engaging historical romances and Edwardian murder mysteries – and at the age of 81, she is still turning out up to three novels a year. How Beaton is one of the world’s best-selling authors: 170 novels, not just the phenomenally successful Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, but a string of witty, engaging historical romances and Edwardian murder mysteries – and at the age of 81, she is still turning out up to three novels a year. How does she do it? Come along for an entertaining insight into the life and work of a writer who perhaps could be better described as a one-woman industry.
Friday 10th August
11.30am for 12 noon
Level 9 Council Building, Burelli St., Wollongong
$25 for members and $30 for non-members
Note: A limit of FOUR tickets per sale.
Tickets available from 27th July from: Cashier’s office, Wollongong Council Building and District Libraries at Corrimal, Thirroul and Dapto
For enquiries about this event please contact Celia Owen
Aims of the Friends
To foster an interest in books
To serve as a link between the library and the community
To promote an appreciation and awareness of the library's services and its collections
To sponsor special community events and literary activities designed to stimulate community interest in reading and awareness of the role of the library in the community
To provide support for the library and its collections through practical assistance, for example, fund raising, the encouragement of gifts, sponsorships and endorsements
To advocate and make representations for improvements in funding arrangements for public library services
To foster links with organisations with similar interests and objectives
There are three main areas of the Friends of the Library program to suit a variety of interests and levels of involvement. These are conducted at various venues, including the Branch libraries.
Visits to cultural institutions
Literary lunches and dinners
Promotion of children's and youth reading
Special interest evenings
Fundraising for special projects
Holding social/education events
Practical help for the library and its customers
Assisting with library surveys
Assisting at library special events
Promoting the pleasures of reading
Fees: Individual $15, Family $25, Concession $12 (senior/pensioner/full-time student/unemployed)
Our membership year covers the period from 1 July through to 30 June the following year. Payments made after 1 March will cover the following membership year.
Fees can be paid to the Cashier, Wollongong City Council, Burelli St, Wollongong or at any branch of the Library
Mail to: Friends of the Wollongong City Library
All Enquiries: President
Phone: (02) 4271 5292
Mail: PO Box 922, WOLLONGONG EAST, 2500