Literary Events - NSW

If you are interested in receiving information on The Dymocks Literary Event Programme, please call 94494366 I will send you details on The Dymocks Literary Event Club.

Partner Events


Literary Luncheons

Belinda Neil Luncheon Tuesday 29, July Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Karin Slaughter Luncheon Wednesday 6, August Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Community Cancer Link Guest Speaker - Kathy Lette Tuesday 12, August City Beach Function Centre, Wollongong
Helen Garner Luncheon Monday 25, August Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney
Dr Munjed Al Muderis Luncheon Wednesday 24, September Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Julia Gillard Luncheon Monday 29, September Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Graeme Simsion Luncheon Wednesday 1, October Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
John Howard Luncheon Tuesday 7, October Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Community Cancer Link Inc - Presents A/ Prof. Dr Munjed Al Muderis Wednesday 8, October VILLA D'ORO Function Centre, Wollongong
Hugh Mackay Luncheon Monday 27, October Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney
John Marsden Luncheon Thursday 30, October Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Peter FitzSimons Luncheon Monday 24, November Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Store Events


Ryan Campbell - Talk and Signing at Tuggerah Library! Monday 28, July Tuggerah Library, Wyong
Ryan Campbell - In Store Talk & Singing Thursday 31, July Dymocks George St, Sydney
Ryan Campbell - In Store Signing Thursday 31, July Dymocks Penrith, Penrith
Andrew Lock - Talk and signing at Castle Hill Library Monday 11, August Castle Hill Library, Castle Hill
Julia Gillard - Book Signing at Dymocks Wollongong! Monday 10, November Dymocks Wollongong, Wollongong
Julia Gillard - Book Signing at Dymocks Parramatta Sunday 21, December Dymocks Parramatta, Parramatta


Partner Events


Literary Luncheons


Belinda Neil Luncheon

Belinda Neil Luncheon

Sydney, Tuesday 29 July, 2014


Belinda Neil lived and breathed her job as a homicide investigator, undercover drugs cop and hostage negotiator with the NSW police force. As a negotiator, Belinda often found herself on cliff edges, waiting in doorways or out amongst the elements, persuading the murderous and suicidal to drop their weapons, stop terrorising their families, step back from the edge. Over time the horrors that she saw began to take their toll.

Under Siege shows us the remarkable job our police perform and their endurance and courage in impossible circumstances. More that that, this courageous memoir reveals how the daily trauma and stress affected Belinda’s roles as wife and mother and how she fought back against the terrifying post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted.

Date: Tuesday 29 July, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel 199 George Street, Sydney
Cost: $80 members Dymocks Events, $95 non members Includes a two course meal and all beverages
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Bookings now open! www.trybooking.com/87074
Enquiries: literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Karin Slaughter Luncheon

Karin Slaughter Luncheon

Sydney, Wednesday 6 August, 2014


International bestseller Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of thirteen books that have sold over 30 million copies worldwide in 32 languages. A passionate advocate of reading and the invaluable part public libraries play in local communities, Karin spearheaded the Save The Libraries project.

In Karin Slaughter’s first stand-alone novel Cop Town, she breaks new ground with this riveting story of two young police officers trying to stop a serial killer targeting cops. Cop Town shows the author at the top of her game- relentless pacing, complex characters and gritty realism all set against the backdrop of a city on the edge.

Date: Wednesday 6 August, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel 199 George Street, Sydney
Cost: $80 members Dymocks Event Club $95 non members. Includes a two course meal and all beverages
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: to Book online, please click Here Enquiries: literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Community Cancer Link Guest Speaker -  Kathy Lette

Community Cancer Link Guest Speaker - Kathy Lette

Wollongong, Tuesday 12 August, 2014


Tilly has the day from hell when she's sacked from her barristers' chambers in the morning, then finds her husband in bed with her former best friend in the afternoon. She escapes to her mother, Roxy - a sassy solicitor whose outrageous take on men, work and family life is the despair of her more conventional daughter. Roxy comes up with a radical plan for their future - they'll set up a new-style, all female law firm which will champion women.

Before long they are rescuing women who have been cheated, put upon, attacked, ripped off or ruined by the men in their lives. When a gun-toting Grandma bursts upon the scene having shot off the testicles of the men who raped her granddaughter, Tilly finds herself at legal logger heads with Jack Cassidy, the smooth-talking, politically incorrect, legal love god who broke her heart at law school. When Tilly's 13-year old daughter goes missing, she faces the biggest moral dilemma of her life. Should she betray her beliefs and take the law into her own hands?

Date: Tuesday 12 August, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: City Beach Function Centre Marine Drive, City Beach, Wollongong
Cost: $60 pp for 2 Course Luncheon & Drink on Arrival. Kathy presents her sizzling and controversial new novel Courting Trouble
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Unfortunately tickets for this event have now sold out!
Mission – To provide support within the Illawarra region for patients, their families, relevant health professionals & other related organisations dea


Helen Garner Luncheon

Helen Garner Luncheon

Sydney, Monday 25 August, 2014


On Father’s Day 2005, Robert Farquharson, was driving his three sons home when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner’s obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.

This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia’s most admired writers.

Date: Monday 25 August, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Sofitel Wentworth Phillip Street, Sydney
Cost: Cost $80 members Dymocks Event Club $95 non members. Includes a two course meal and all beverages
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Bookings now open! www.trybooking.com/87134
Enquiries: literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Dr Munjed Al Muderis Luncheon

Dr Munjed Al Muderis Luncheon

Sydney, Wednesday 24 September, 2014


Iraqi born Dr Munjed Al Muderis grew up during Saddam Hussein's reign and became a doctor. He had to flee Iraq when he refused to remove the ears of army deserters and escaped to Kuala Lumpur where he met 2 people smugglers who he fled to Australia with. Having gone through the refugee system and being repeatedly brutalised, Munjed was free to start a new life in Australia. But he had to work his way back up the medical ladder. Now, 15 years later, he is at the forefront of orthopaedic medicine, pioneering a new form of prosthesis. He is one of only five surgeons in the world performing oseo-integration, a radical new treatment which changes lives. Walking Free is his amazing story.

Date: Wednesday 24 September, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel 176 Cumberland Street. If you are coming from Circular Quay there is a very easy way to get to the hotel avoiding the steep hill.
Just ask when we confirm your booking. , Sydney
Cost: Cost $80 members Dymocks Event, $95 non members
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Bookings now open! www.trybooking.com/87126
Enquiries: literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Julia   Gillard Luncheon

Julia Gillard Luncheon

Sydney, Monday 29 September, 2014


My Story is Julia Gillard's self-portrait of a leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse & robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for the future. Refreshingly honest, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors and policy failures as well as detailing her political successes. Here is an account of what was hidden behind the resilience & dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister - her view of the hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means (and what it takes) to be a woman leader in contemporary politics. Here, in her own words, Julia reveals what life was really like as Australia's first female prime minister.

Date: Monday 29 September, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel 199 George St, Sydney
Cost: $80 members Dymocks Event Club $95 non members
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: This event has now SOLD OUT For enquiries, please email literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Graeme Simsion Luncheon

Graeme Simsion Luncheon

Sydney, Wednesday 1 October, 2014


The Rosie Project was an international publishing phenomenon, with more than half a million copies sold in over forty countries around the world. Now Graeme Simsion returns with the highly anticipated sequel, The Rosie Effect.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are now married and living in New York. Don has been teaching at Columbia while Rosie completes her first year of a psychology degree. Just as Don is about to announce that Gene, his philandering best friend from Australia, is coming to stay, Rosie drops a bombshell: she’s pregnant. The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious romantic-comedy of the year.

Date: Wednesday 1 October, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel 199 George Street, Sydney
Cost: $80 members Dymocks Event Club $95 non members Includes a two course meal and all beverages
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: to Book online, please click Here.
For enquiries, please email: literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


John Howard Luncheon

John Howard Luncheon

Sydney, Tuesday 7 October, 2014


Fresh from the success of his phenomenal bestselling memoir, Lazarus Rising, which has sold over 100,000 copies, John Howard now turns his attention to one of the most extraordinary periods in Australian history, the Menzies era, canvassing the longest unbroken period of government for one side of politics in Australia’s history.

Through this era, there was huge economic growth, social change and considerable political turmoil. John Howard, the second-longest serving Prime Minister, offers a comprehensive assessment of the importance of the Menzies era in Australian life, history and politics. Howard saw Menzies as an inspiration and a role model and his unique insights and thoughtful analysis into Menzies the man, the politician, and his legacy make this a fascinating, highly significant book.

Date: Tuesday 7 October, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel 199 George Street Sydney, Sydney
Cost: $80 members Dymocks Events, $95 non-members. Includes a two course meal and all beverages
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: to Book online, please click Here.
For enquiries, please call Judy Benson on 02 9449 4366, or
email literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Community Cancer Link Inc - Presents A/ Prof. Dr Munjed Al Muderis

Community Cancer Link Inc - Presents A/ Prof. Dr Munjed Al Muderis

Wollongong, Wednesday 8 October, 2014


Guest Speaker A/ Prof. Dr Munjed Al Muderis World Leading Orthopaedic Surgeon in Osseogintegration, RAAF Reservist Squadron Leader/Surgeon and Former Refugee from Iraq presents his book Walking Free.

Join us for a two course lunch as he discusses his fantastic story.

Date: Wednesday 8 October, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: VILLA D'ORO Function Centre Flinders Street, Wollongong
Cost: Tickets $55 pp for 2 Course Luncheon & Drink Voucher.
Mission – To provide support within the Illawarra region, for patients, their families, relevant health professionals and other related organisations dealing with the impact of cancer.
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Tickets Available from Shane - 42265502 / 0412457547
or Nan - 42297997 / 0412007420


Hugh Mackay Luncheon

Hugh Mackay Luncheon

Sydney, Monday 27 October, 2014


Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and the author of sixteen books. The Art of Belonging advances the argument put forward in Mackay’s bestselling The Good Life: a good life is not lived in isolation, a good life is lived at the heart of a thriving community and among people we trust.

Drawing on 50 years’ experience as a social researcher, Mackay creates a fictional suburb and populates it with characters who struggle to reconcile their need to belong with their desire to live life on their own terms. He chronicles the numerous human interactions and inevitable conflicts that arise in a community when characters assert their own needs at the expense of others.

Date: Monday 27 October, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Sofitel Wentworth 61 Phillip St, Sydney
Cost: Details to be confirmed soon!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Bookings not open yet.


John Marsden Luncheon

John Marsden Luncheon

Sydney, Thursday 30 October, 2014


From Australia’s master storyteller John Marsden comes his first adult novel South of Darkness. John Marsden began a teaching course when he was 28 but also became more and more interested in writing, and in 1987 succeeded in getting his first book, So Much to Tell You published. A string of huge hits followed, highlighted by the Tomorrow series and Ellie chronicles. John's interest in education has never waned and in 2006 he started his own school, Candlebark on the northern edge of Melbourne. Its friendly, lively and positive atmosphere has resulted in such success that it now has a four-year waiting list.

Date: Thursday 30 October, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel 176 Cumberland St, Sydney
Cost: Cost $80 members Dymocks Events, $95 non members. Includes a two course meal and all beverages
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: to Book online, please click Here.
For enquiries, please call Judy Benson on 02 9449 4366, or
email literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Peter FitzSimons Luncheon

Peter FitzSimons Luncheon

Sydney, Monday 24 November, 2014


Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle – which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front – are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates in his new book Gallipoli, the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.

Date: Monday 24 November, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel 199 George St, Sydney
Cost: Cost $80 members Dymocks Events, $95 non-members. Includes a two course meal and all beverages
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: to Book online, please click Here.
For enquiries, please call Judy Benson on 02 9449 4366, or
email literaryevents@dymocks.com.au

Store Events



Ryan Campbell - Talk and Signing at  Tuggerah Library!

Ryan Campbell - Talk and Signing at Tuggerah Library!

Wyong, Monday 28 July, 2014


Tuggerah Library and Dymocks are proud to present the inspiring story of a teenager’s record-breaking flight around the world

'It's funny what you remember when the everyday disappears. I will never forget my first flight, the feeling of being pushed back in the seat, the rumbling that turned into silence. It fascinated me then, it does now. This was where magic happened. From that day on I knew: I would grow up to become a jumbo jet pilot.'

When Ryan Campbell was six he fell in love with aeroplanes. It was a passion that was to dominate his childhood and it was no surprise when at 15 Ryan became the youngest pilot in Australia. Inspired by his father and grandfather who were also aviators, Ryan sought a challenge and, like adventurers before him, he found one that spoke to him more than the rest. He wanted to fly around the world, solo, in a single-engine aircraft.

'The most extraordinary aviation adventure of the decade.' - Dick Smith

Date: Monday 28 July, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: Tuggerah Library 50 Wyong Rd, Wyong
Cost: Free, however bookings are essential. Please contact the library on: 4350 1560 to book your place! Ryan will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of his best selling book.
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: 4350 1560


Ryan Campbell - In Store Talk & Singing

Ryan Campbell - In Store Talk & Singing

Sydney, Thursday 31 July, 2014


The inspiring story of a teenager’s record-breaking flight around the world

'It's funny what you remember, which moments stick in your mind when the everyday disappears. I will never forget my first flight, the feeling of being pushed back in the seat, the rumbling that suddenly turned into silence. It fascinated me then, it does now. This was where magic happened. From that day on I knew: I would grow up to become a jumbo jet pilot.'

When Ryan Campbell was six he fell in love with aeroplanes. It was a passion that was to dominate his childhood and it was no surprise when at 15 Ryan became the youngest pilot in Australia. Inspired by his father and grandfather who were also aviators, Ryan sought a challenge and, like adventurers before him, he found one that spoke to him more than the rest. He wanted to fly around the world, solo, in a single-engine aircraft.

'The most extraordinary aviation adventure of the decade.' - Dick Smith

Date: Thursday 31 July, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Dymocks George St 424 George St, Sydney
Cost: Free!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Contact: 9235 0155 or
eventscoordinator@dymocks.com.au
Find out what's happening at DYMOCKS George St!


Ryan Campbell - In Store Signing

Ryan Campbell - In Store Signing

Penrith, Thursday 31 July, 2014


The inspiring story of a teenager’s record-breaking flight around the world

'It's funny what you remember, which moments stick in your mind when the everyday disappears. I will never forget my first flight, the feeling of being pushed back in the seat, the rumbling that suddenly turned into silence. It fascinated me then, it does now. This was where magic happened. From that day on I knew: I would grow up to become a jumbo jet pilot.'

When Ryan Campbell was six he fell in love with aeroplanes. It was a passion that was to dominate his childhood and it was no surprise when at 15 Ryan became the youngest pilot in Australia. Inspired by his father and grandfather who were also aviators, Ryan sought a challenge and, like adventurers before him, he found one that spoke to him more than the rest. He wanted to fly around the world, solo, in a single-engine aircraft.

'The most extraordinary aviation adventure of the decade.' - Dick Smith

Date: Thursday 31 July, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Dymocks Penrith Shop 145 Westfield Penrith, 585 High St, Penrith
Cost: Free
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: T (02) 47315 986 or
penrith@dymocks.com.au


Andrew Lock - Talk and signing at Castle Hill Library

Andrew Lock - Talk and signing at Castle Hill Library

Castle Hill, Monday 11 August, 2014


Life & Death with Australia's Greatest Mountaineer

Andrew Lock is the most accompished high-altitude mountaineer in Australian history.

Join Andrew as he discusses his book which focuses on the personal challenges of climbing and the inner strength that climbers must draw upon. Andrew Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbing in small teams, or solo, without Sherpas or bottled oxgyen. Andrew's story is one of passion, self-motivation, perseverance and resilience, as he leads us through his sixteen-year odyssey to achieve the Grand Slam of Himalayan mountaineering. We are taken through the victories, the near-misses and the great tragedies.The remote and stunning landscapes and cultures that Andrew encounters on his journeys add texture to his tale, culminating in his 2014 trip to Everest, where he was witness to the deadliest avalanche in the peak's history.

'Brilliant, Honest, gritty and rvietting'
-Sir Chirs Bonignton.

Date: Monday 11 August, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Castle Hill Library 14 Pennant St (Cnr Castle & Pennant Sts), Castle Hill
Cost: $7.50
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Bookings essential online - BOOK ONLINE www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/library


Julia Gillard - Book Signing at Dymocks Wollongong!

Julia Gillard - Book Signing at Dymocks Wollongong!

Wollongong, Monday 10 November, 2014


My Story is Julia Gillard's self-portrait of a leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse & robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for the future. Refreshingly honest, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors and policy failures as well as detailing her political successes. Here is an account of what was hidden behind the resilience & dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister - her view of the hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means (and what it takes) to be a woman leader in contemporary politics. Here, in her own words, Julia reveals what life was really like as Australia's first female prime minister.

Date: Monday 10 November, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Dymocks Wollongong Shop L03 320-321, Wollongong Central, 174/200 Crown Street, Wollongong
Cost: FREE!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: No bookings required, but for enquiries - please phone Dymocks Wollongong on: (02) 4229 7125 or email us at:
wollongong@dymocks.com.au


Julia Gillard - Book Signing at Dymocks Parramatta

Julia Gillard - Book Signing at Dymocks Parramatta

Parramatta, Sunday 21 December, 2014


My Story is Julia Gillard's self-portrait of a leader seeking to realise her ideals. It is her story of what it was like - in the face of government in-fighting and often hostile media - to manage a hung parliament, build a diverse & robust economy, create an equitable and world-class education system, ensure a dignified future for Australians with disabilities, all while attending to our international obligations and building strategic alliances for the future. Refreshingly honest, Julia Gillard does not shy away from her mistakes, admitting freely to errors and policy failures as well as detailing her political successes. Here is an account of what was hidden behind the resilience & dignified courage Gillard showed as prime minister - her view of the hate campaigns directed against her, and a reflection on what it means (and what it takes) to be a woman leader in contemporary politics. Here, in her own words, Julia reveals what life was really like as Australia's first female prime minister.

Date: Sunday 21 December, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: Dymocks Parramatta Shop 2115, Level 2, Westfield Shopping Centre, Parramatta
Cost: FREE!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Ph (02) 9633 5929, Fax: (02) 9891 2175 or
parramatta@dymocks.com.au

 
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