Ladybird's Flight: Canberra's Upcoming Events

Canberra's Upcoming Events

June 2017

20, Tuesday
Building Your Story
Exploring plot and structure with a keynote session delivered by author Stephanie Owen Reeder, emceed by author-illustrator Tania McCartney. Cate Whittle, teacher & author, will provide practical advice on & common pitfalls of our theme. Tony Flowers, illustrator, will share his insights into story building. Ray King, Principal, SPA Accounting, will also offer guidance on structuring finances.
When: 5:30 - 9pm (6pm start)
Where: ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close, Deakin, ACT
Cost: $25 or $35 for members of the SCBWI
Booking Link

28, Wednesday
LIFE & DEATH: DOROTHY ENGLISH PATY
Treasures Curator Nat Williams sheds light on the brief life of Dorothy English Paty. Creating two exceptional sketchbooks filled with watercolours of plants, Dorothy’s work is now held in the Library’s Rex Nan Kivell collection.
When: 6 - 8pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Theatre, Lower Ground 1, Parks Place Canberra ACT
Cost: $20
Booking Link

July 2017

06, Thursday
VISIONARY OR VANDAL?
CAPABILITY BROWN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is famous for transforming the English landscape. Who was this genius? On the 300th anniversary of his birth, Sue Ebury describes with photographs and documents how the Georgian gentry lived on their estates, spectacularly designed by the most fashionable landscape gardener architect of the times.
When: 6 - 8pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Foyer, Theatre, Ground floor, 
Parks Place Canberra ACT
Cost: $15 Friends and AGHS members, $20 non-members
Booking Link

10, Monday
An Evening with Monica McInerney
Monica McInerney returns with her much-anticipated new novel The Trip of a Lifetime.
When: 6pm for 6:30 start
Where: Harry Hartog Bookseller, Westfield Woden, ACT
Cost: Free
RSVP: BOOKED OUT

20, Thursday
AUTHOR TALK WITH KATE FORSYTH
Named ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’, Kate Forsyth’s new novel Beauty in Thorns tells the story of love, desire, obsession and tragedy that underlies the creation of this famous depiction of Sleeping Beauty.
When: 6 - 8pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Theatre, Lower Ground 1, Parks Place Canberra ACT
Cost: $20
Booking Link

30, Sunday
WINTER TALES WITH SUSIE BEAVER
Join Susie Beaver, co-owner of Beaver Galleries, for conversation and afternoon tea.
In association with the Australian Women’s Archive Project.
When: 6 - 8pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Conference Room, Level 4, Parks Place Canberra ACT
Cost: $15
Booking Link

August 2017

03, Thursday
AUTHOR TALK STORIES FROM THE SANDSTONE
Set on a picturesque headland overlooking the harbour, Sydney's quarantine station housed close to 16,000 people from 1835 to 1984.  Interned for diseases that terrified the community, people held in quarantine left their mark on the local sandstone - or on forlorn headstones.  These inscriptions remain a lasting legacy of Australia's maritime past and immigration history. 
Join authors Anne Clarke, Peter Hobbins and Ursula K. Frederick, as they reveal the compelling personal stories of lives lived not just in despair, but also in hope for the future.
When: 6 - 7:30pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Bookshop, Conference Room, Ground floor, 
Parks Place Canberra ACT
Cost: Free
Booking Link

09, Wednesday
AUTHOR TALK WITH DAVID HASKELL
Author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature’s most magnificent networkers — trees. David Haskell spent two years visiting 12 sites around the world revealing the surprising—and surprisingly fascinating—arboreal secrets hidden in the canopies of ordinary trees. With his deep understanding of the complexity of trees and the way they shape their ecosystems, Haskell will make you look at trees in an entirely new way.
When: 6 - 7:30pm
Where: National Library of Australia, Theatre, Lower Ground 1, Parks Place Canberra ACT
Cost: $25
Booking Link

25 - 27 
Canberra Writers Festival
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September 2017

09, Saturday
SCBWI ACT Inaugural Conference
Save the date

29 September to 2 October

Conflux...Grimm Tales
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