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Author Events

Tue 20 & Thur 22 Sept ’22

Noosa Library events at Cooroy and Noosaville

Details to be announced.

Sat 3 Sept ’22

Writers Unleashed. Gymea Tradies

With a strong focus on championing emerging and local writers, and showcasing Australian literary talent from a wide range of genres, the Festival aims to encourage aspiring writers and help readers to connect with their favourite authors.

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Sat 14 Aug ’22

12 PM – 1 PM

Canberra Writers Festival: Comrade — It’s time again!

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Whitlam Government being elected to office. Our panel talks all things Gough and reflects on our country’s identity and what we want from our leaders now and into the future.

Moderator: Paul Bongiorno • Christine Sykes, Jenny Hocking, John Faulkner and Paul Kelly.

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Sat 6 Aug ’22

3 – 5 PM

The Tap Cats of the Sunshine Coast: Book Launch

Christine Sykes is launching her third book, The Tap Cats of the Sunshine Coast, in partnership with the South Coast Writers Centre. Christine will be in conversation with Caroline Baum at Coledale Community Hall.

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Past Events

Fri 3 June ’22

6 – 9 PM

South Coast Writers Festival – Opening Night

6 – 9 pm in the Music Lounge

Join us for the opening night of the South Coast Writers Festival. The evening will feature four stellar women writers in conversations about politics, writing and life. Christine Sykes, the author of the memoir Gough and Me, speaks with columnist Jane Caro on growing up in the Gough Whitlam era and the life impacts of progressive politics; and Kathryn Heyman, the author of the memoir Fury, joins journalist Caroline Baum to talk about writing her story of trauma, transformation and becoming heroic against the odds.

Date And Time

28 May 2021
1-2 PM

Gough and Me: Book talk

Liverpool Regional Museum. Learn more.

Date And Time

27 May 2021
Starting 6:00 PM

Gough and Me: Book talk

Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library. Learn more.

Date And Time

26 May 2021
6:00 PM

Gough and Me: Launch and conversation with Little Pattie (Patricia Amphlett)

Gleebooks. Learn more.

Date And Time

23 May 2021
3:00 PM

Gough and Me: Book talk

Anna’s Shop Around the Corner. Cronulla.

Date And Time

19 May 2021

Gough and Me: ZOOM session

Mid-Coast Library.

Date And Time

15 May 2021
2:00 PM

Gough and Me: Book launch and art exhibition, with artist John Svoronos.

Project Contemporary Artspace. 255 Keira Street Wollongong.

Date And Time

11 May 2021
6:00 PM

Gough and Me: The Library Lounge

Newcastle Libraries – City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle. Learn more.

Date And Time

10 May 2021
10:30 PM AEDT

Gough and Me: ZOOM session

Central Coast Library. Learn more.

Date And Time

31 March 2021
6:30 PM sharp

Gough and Me: Generation Women

The Beresford (UPSTAIRS), 354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills (entrance from Hill Street).

Date And Time

Fri, 9 October 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM AEDT

Open Book: Christine Sykes: It’s never too late to write

by Stonnington Library + Information Service (learn more)

Postponed due to Covid-19

26 to 28 JUN, 2020

Pacific Palms Writers Festival, Boomerang Beach NSW

Mobys Beachside Retreat
4 Redgum Road, Boomerang Beach, NSW 2428

Postponed due to Covid-19

Wed 1 Apr, 2020

At 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Belmont Library, Geelong – Belmont Styling for Success

163 High Street, Geelong, VIC 3216

Postponed due to Covid-19

Tue 31 Mar, 2020

At 11:00 AM

Mornington Peninsular Library, Vic

Vancouver St. Mornington, VIC 3931

Postponed due to Covid-19

Mon 30 Mar, 2020

At 6:30 PM

Readings Bookstore St Kilda, Vic

112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182

Postponed due to Covid-19

Sat 28 Mar, 2020

11 AM – 12 noon

Wed 17 Mar, 2020

At 5 PM

Helensburgh Library, NSW

57 Walker Street, Helensburgh

Wed 11 Mar, 2020

5.30 PM for a 6:15 PM start

Lawson Shed, Pomona Community House, QLD

1 Memorial Street, Pomona, QLD 4568

Light refreshments available on arrival

Wed 11 Mar, 2020

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Noosaville Library, Noosaville Qld

7 Wallace Dr, Noosaville QLD 4566

Tue 10 Mar, 2020

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Cooroy Library, Sunshine Coast Qld

9 Maple St, Cooroy QLD 4563

Sun 8 Mar, 2020

9:30 AM – 12 PM

Liverpool City Library, Liverpool, NSW

Library Plaza, 170 George Street, Liverpool, NSW 2170

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Thu 27 Feb, 2020

11 AM – 12:30 PM

Grafton Library

126-144 Pound St, Grafton NSW 2460

Light refreshments provided, book signing and sales available.

Tue 25 Feb, 2020

At 2 PM – 3 PM

Port Macquarie Library

Port Library Meeting Room
Grant St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Mon 9 Dec, 2019

At 6 PM for 6:30 PM start

Fri 6 Dec, 2019

6 PM to 7:30 PM

Wed 4 Dec, 2019

12 PM to 1 PM

Tue 3 Dec, 2019

6 PM to 7 PM

Mon 2 Dec, 2019

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Fri 29 Nov, 2019

7:00 PM

Wed 27 Nov, 2019

10:30 AM

Thu 21 Nov, 2019

6:00 PM

The Paperchain. Canberra

34 Franklin St, Manuka ACT 2603

SUN 17 Nov, 2019

3:00 PM

Sat 9 Nov, 2019

11:30 AM

Wollongong – Lit Stage, McCabe Park

Church Street, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia

Wed 6 Nov, 2019

11:00 AM