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Author talks and guest speakers





Rita Balshaw​ ​


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Join Rita Balshaw, a health and fitness ambassador, as she discusses her experience with recipes and remedies for food, body and spirit. A fearless food explorer, Rita’s passions for healthy living have taken her to some of the best culinary destinations around the globe.

Hippies in the City – Natural Urban Remedies, delves into historical healing systems and tribal traditions teaching everything you need to know about food, nutrition and holistic living.

 Wednesday 22 November


 Thirroul District Library

 352 – 358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive




Fiona Higgins​ ​​ ​

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Fiona is the successful author of the memoir, Love in the Age of Drought and three novels, The Mother’s Group, Wife on the Run and Fearless. With qualifications in the humanities and social sciences, she has worked in the philanthropy and not-for-profit sector in Australia for twenty years. Her talent for writing has seen her work receive critical acclaims ranging from ‘a top-shelf novel’ to ‘a page turning domestic melodrama for the social media age’.

Join us for morning tea as Fiona speaks about her life, writing and her most recent work, Fearless.  It has been described as a shocking, powerful read that takes you to the edge and challenges you to confront your fears.

 Wednesday 29 November

11am - 1pm
 Corrimal District Library
 15 Short Street




Ann Young​ ​​ ​

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Local Thirroul author, Ann Young, has studied the Illawarra environment, especially the upland swamps for over 35 years.

She will be speaking about her work Upland Swamps in the Sydney Region. She brings together the research that helps us understand the ecology and sedimentary history of the upland swamps on the sandstone plateaus around Sydney, and records the community’s fight to conserve these important environments. 


 Monday 4 December


Thirroul District Library

352 - 358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive









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