Renowned Au­thors Con­verge on The Hills for Lit­er­ary Event

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Library News -

The Hills Shire Li­brary Ser­vice will be host­ing au­thor talks through­out the months of Novem­ber and De­cem­ber as part of the lit­er­ary event, Feast of Speak­ers.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said the event se­ries was an im­por­tant part of The Shire’s sup­port for arts and cul­tural events and wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity to bring peo­ple to­gether to start con­ver­sa­tions, en­joy ac­tiv­i­ties and cel­e­brate the power of lit­er­acy.

“We have an ex­cit­ing line-up of writ­ers, thinkers, doc­tors and jour­nal­ists com­ing to our Shire,” Mayor Byrne said.

“The Feast of Speak­ers al­lows us to ex­plore new ideas, go on a jour­ney of the mind and make new friends in the process.

“Res­i­dents can en­joy live sto­ry­telling, dis­cus­sions and work­shops with an im­pres­sive ar­ray of the best na­tional fic­tion and non-fic­tion writ­ers.

“I en­cour­age res­i­dents to at­tend one or more of our au­thor talks on of­fer in the com­ing months,” Mayor Byrne added.

Au­thor talks will in­clude the fol­low­ing:

Mind­ful­ness for Well­be­ing

Join Dr Pad­mini How­page to learn how you can use mind­ful­ness tech­niques to re­duce stress and im­prove your well­be­ing. When: Tues­day, Novem­ber 28- 6pm – 8pm;

Where: Cas­tle Hill Li­brary;

Cost: $5pp.

Be­yond Veiled Cliches with Amal Awad

Join jour­nal­ist, au­thor and pub­lic speaker Amal Awad as she dis­cusses her fourth book, Be­yond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women. When: Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 6;

Where: Cas­tle Hill Li­brary - 6.30pm – 7.30pm;

Cost: $5pp.

The Whole­some Child

Join nu­tri­tion­ist Mandy Sacher as she dis­cusses her new book, Whole­some Child. Learn cre­ative and ef­fec­tive tips and tech­niques de­signed to en­cour­age even the fussi­est of eaters to try new foods and de­velop a taste for healthy and nour­ish­ing foods right from the start. When: Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 7 - 6.30pm – 7.30pm;

Where: Vine­gar Hill Memo­rial Li­brary;

Cost: $5pp.

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