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

Clive Small Monday 28, April Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Jean Kittson Wednesday 7, May Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Store Events


Justin Sheedy Saturday 19, April Dymocks Chatswood, Chatswood
Jenn J McLeod Saturday 19, April Dymocks Coffs Harbour , Coffs
Coffs Harbour Library 50th Anniversary! Sunday 20, April Dymocks Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour
Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Wilderness Fairies Author Talk! Thursday 24, April Dymocks Broadway, Sydney
Antonella Gambotto-Burke Thursday 24, April Dymocks George St, Sydney
Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Wilderness Fairies Author Talk! Thursday 24, April Dymocks Bondi, Sydney
Tasty Express Food Demonstration with Sneh Roy Tuesday 29, April Five Dock Library, Five Dock
Leila Yusaf Chung Thursday 8, May Dymocks George St, Sydney
Poh Ling Yeow - Signing & Tasting Friday 9, May Dymocks George St, Sydney
Fiona McIntosh Thursday 15, May Dymocks George St, Sydney
Geoffrey McSkimming & Sue-Anne Webster Magic Show! Wednesday 2, July Dymocks George St, Sydney


Partner Events


Literary Luncheons


Clive Small

Clive Small

Sydney, Monday 28 April, 2014


Milat is Clive Small's personal account of how he led the investigation into the Belanglo State Forest murders and convicted the backpacker murderer, Ivan Milat. He brings to this story the unique perspective from his leadership role and many fascinating and new revelations. He tells it like it happened and we follow the detectives' leads and suspicions. Subsequently there was an attempt to link Milat with a very large number of unsolved crimes. Clive brings the Milat story up to date, even with the recent conviction of his nephew for murder.

Clive Small is a former detective and Assistant Commissioner of the NSW Police. His investigations included the murder of anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay, the Nugan Hand bank, the murder of Cabramatta MP John Newman and the backpacker murders. Clive Small and Tom Gilling are the authors of the highly successful Smack Express, Blood Money and Betrayed. Suitable for adults only.

Date: Monday 28 April, 2014
Time: 12:30 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 94494366 or
email literaryevents@dymocks.com.au


Jean Kittson

Jean Kittson

Sydney, Wednesday 7 May, 2014


Join us for our luncheon with Australian comedian Jean Kittson. Famous for her trademark wit and poise, Kittson starts a funny, no-holds barred conversation on menopause.

You're Still Hot to Me is an hilarious, always candid exploration of The Change and a celebration of the tough women who go through it.

The mission for this book is simple. Women need more information on menopause and this won't happen unless we talk about it.

Date: Wednesday 7 May, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel 199 George St, Sydney
Cost: $80 members Dymocks Events $95 non members. Includes a two course meal and all beverages.
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Bookings www.trybooking.com/ENVQ or call
02 9449 4366

Store Events



Justin Sheedy

Justin Sheedy

Chatswood, Saturday 19 April, 2014


In the lead-up to Anzac Day 2014, Justin Sheedy will be signing copies of Ghosts of the Empire, Book 2 in his “Nor the Years Condemn” historical fiction series. Sheedy brings to life a staggeringly exciting, tragic and true story of young Australians at war with even LESS chance of survival than if they had been in the trenches of Gallipoli or the Western Front.

Ghosts of the Empire is the saga of peaceful Sydney boy, Mick O’Regan, who in World War II enters a world of high-speed life and death – his job, the most dangerous of the War: flying for RAF Fighter and Bomber Command. It is also a story of young people living life to the full while they can – in a blacked-out world where dance partners, sex and death flow in equal abundance. It’s a story in our great ANZAC tradition – only at 400 miles per hour – and one until now untold.

Date: Saturday 19 April, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Dymocks Chatswood Shop 301 Westfield Shoppingtown, Chatswood
Cost: Cost: Free!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Ph (02) 9412 1630 , Fx (02) 9411 8759 or
chatswood@dymocks.com.au


Jenn J McLeod

Jenn J McLeod

Coffs, Saturday 19 April, 2014


Back in Calingarry Crossing to sell the family pub, Maggie Lindeman has no idea a perfect storm is heading her way until her past and present collide with the unexpected. Maggie once had a crush on Dan Ireland, now a work-weary crash investigator, still hell-bent on punishing himself for his misspent youth. Dan has ample reason for not going home for the school reunion, but one very good reason why he should. Maggie is dealing with a restless 17-year-old son, a father with dementia, a fame-obsessed musician husband, a dwindling bank account and a country pub that just won’t sell. The last thing she needs is a surprise houseguest for the summer. Daughter of an old friend and spoilt with everything but the truth whips up a maelstrom of gossip when she blows into town.This storm season, when a school reunion brings home more than memories, Maggie will discover there’s no keeping a lid on some secrets. Great standalone read but also lovely follow up to her debut House for all Seasons.

Date: Saturday 19 April, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Venue: Dymocks Coffs Harbour Shop 8, Park Beach Plaza, Coffs
Cost: Free!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Ph: (02) 6651 8353, Fax: (02) 6651 8354 or
coffs@dymocks.com.au


Coffs Harbour Library 50th Anniversary!

Coffs Harbour Library 50th Anniversary!

Coffs Harbour, Sunday 20 April, 2014


Dymocks Coffs Harbour Congratulates Coffs Harbour City Library on turning 50 this April 15th, 2014!

You are invited to help us Celebrate 50 years of borrowing,and to support your local library By
DONATING A NEW BOOK.

From the 15th March 2014 to 20th April 2014 BOOKS FROM THE DONATION WISH LIST Will be on display in-store at Dymocks, Park Beach PlazaWhen you choose a book and purchase it YOU will receive:
- Your name/dedication bookplate in the front of the book
- First option on borrowing the book
- An Entry into our Fabulous Family Book Prize Pack
- 10% Discount Voucher towards your next purchase in-store
- PLUS: You still earn your normal Booklover Reward Points!

Dymocks will take your details and deliver the books to the library who will print a personalised bookplate for each book.

What a WIN / WIN situation!
So please join us in saying Happy Birthday to YOUR local Library, and buy them a book they need.

See in-store or call for more details

Date: Sunday 20 April, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Venue: Dymocks Coffs Harbour Shop 8, Park Beach Plaza, Coffs Harbour
Cost: -
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Dymocks Coffs Harbour - 02 6651 8353 or email:
coffs@dymocks.com.au


Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Wilderness Fairies Author Talk!

Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Wilderness Fairies Author Talk!

Sydney, Thursday 24 April, 2014


Fantastic School holiday events at Dymocks!

Join us for Jodie Wells-Slowgrove reading from her gorgeous new fairy series set in the Australian bush!

(Jodie’s books will be available for signing and purchase on the day)

Jodie's life has revolved around children and books. She studied teacher-librarianship at university and has been a practicing teacher for almost 20 years. Jodie has been the President of the Sutherland Shire Branch of The Fellowship of Australian Writers, a member of the Children's Book Council of Australia and is the founder (and current Coordinator) of the Sutherland Shire Writers' Festival (Writers Unleashed Festival).
Jodie lives in Sydney’s south.

Date: Thursday 24 April, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM
Venue: Dymocks Broadway Shop 118, The Broadway Shopping Centre, 1 Bay St, Sydney
Cost: FREE
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Ph: (02) 9211 7749, Fax:(02) 9211 9778 or
broadway@dymocks.com.au


Antonella  Gambotto-Burke

Antonella Gambotto-Burke

Sydney, Thursday 24 April, 2014


Writer Antonella Gambotto-Burke spent her pregnancy wondering whether she had it in her to love her child as deeply as she did sparkly Prada mules. And then she heard her daughter's cry. On first hearing that little voice, the impact on her soul was that of the highest magnitude of earthquake, those that occur every hundred years, say, or every thousand. The old shell she called herself cracked and was swallowed by a sudden crevasse, forever lost in the commotion.

Wild with love, Antonella became an attachment parent. She couldn't stop writing about her baby, and kept writing, even when her marriage threatened to shatter under the weight of sickness, bereavement, family pressures and the global financial crisis. And then she began to interview leading childcare experts - among them, Sheila Kitzinger, Laura Markham, Steve Biddulph and Gabor Mate, seeking how to better navigate motherhood in this era of disconnection.

What she learned will change your life.

Date: Thursday 24 April, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Dymocks George St 424 - 430 George St, Sydney
Cost: FREE! (Antonella will be here from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM)
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: 9235 0155 or
customerservice@dymocks.com.au


Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Wilderness Fairies Author Talk!

Jodie Wells-Slowgrove Wilderness Fairies Author Talk!

Sydney, Thursday 24 April, 2014


Fantastic School holiday events at Dymocks!

Join us for Jodie Wells-Slowgrove reading from her gorgeous new fairy series set in the Australian bush!

(Jodie’s books will be available for signing and purchase on the day)

Jodie's life has revolved around children and books. She studied teacher-librarianship at university and has been a practicing teacher for almost 20 years. Jodie has been the President of the Sutherland Shire Branch of The Fellowship of Australian Writers, a member of the Children's Book Council of Australia and is the founder (and current Coordinator) of the Sutherland Shire Writers' Festival (Writers Unleashed Festival).
Jodie lives in Sydney’s south.

Date: Thursday 24 April, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Dymocks Bondi Shop 5051 Westfield Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford Street, Sydney
Cost: Free!!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: Phone: 9387 7622 or
Email: bondi@dymocks.com.au


Tasty Express Food Demonstration with Sneh Roy

Tasty Express Food Demonstration with Sneh Roy

Five Dock, Tuesday 29 April, 2014


Tasty Express Food Demonstration with Sneh Roy.

Sneh Roy is a designer, illustrator, photographer and food stylist from Sydney.
She explores life through food, photos, memories and art on her food blog - Cook Republic - and shares the adventures she has with her family and chickens. She is a chronic baker, resorts to humour, tells tall tales and tweets a lot.

Her Book Tasty Express will be featured and on sale at the event It is full of easy-to-make, easy-to-take, wholesome and adventurous cooking from multi-talented food blogger, Sneh Roy

Date: Tuesday 29 April, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Five Dock Library Level 1/4 - 12 Garfield Street , Five Dock
Cost: Free Event, but please book to reserve your place. Refreshments will be served
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: For bookings please contact Five Dock Library on 9911 6310 or
book online at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/TX76WS5


Leila Yusaf Chung

Leila Yusaf Chung

Sydney, Thursday 8 May, 2014


A debut novel of astounding force and compassion, Chasing Shadows is the story of Palestine's trials, the clash of cultures, the brutality of tradition and the inheritance of loss across generations.

In the evening, Abu Fadi peeled oranges and apples and recounted stories of Palestine, orange groves and the house with the large wooden door that awaited their return. He pulled a black metal key out of his pocket and said, ‘See, children, this big key is to open our front door. I locked the house before I left. Everything is waiting for us in Palestine.

Date: Thursday 8 May, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Dymocks George St 424 - 430 George St, Sydney
Cost: FREE
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: 9235 0155 or
customerservice@dymocks.com.au


Poh Ling Yeow - Signing & Tasting

Poh Ling Yeow - Signing & Tasting

Sydney, Friday 9 May, 2014


Come on a new journey with Poh Ling Yeow with her long-awaited cookbook SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT, the follow-up to her bestselling Poh's Kitchen - My Cooking Adventures, which stayed in the top 10 Australian bestsellers list for six weeks!

The 100 brand new recipes in the book are organised in pairs that share a common process, ingredient or texture - so a 'bite sized spice' could be Kunyit (turmeric) Fried Chicken or a Curry Puff, and a 'yummy curry' could be Prawn and Pineapple Curry or a Beef Rendang. Full of mouth-watering recipes and as stylish as its author, SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT will inspire you to go in new culinary directions with familiar ingredients.

Date: Friday 9 May, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Dymocks George St 424 - 430 George St, Sydney
Cost: Free!! - Poh will be here until 2pm! Come along and have her latest book signed!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: 9235 0155 or
customerservice@dymocks.com.au


Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh

Sydney, Thursday 15 May, 2014


The key to her future is trapped in the past. In 1978, Jane Maxwell is celebrating her engagement to Will, a handsome American geophysicist, but though she should be deliriously happy, she is plagued by doubts. When tragedy leaves Will hanging between life and death, Jane's guilt makes her determined to save him... somehow. In 1715, the Earl of Nithsdale joins the doomed Jacobite rebellion for Scottish independence. But the cause is lost and the Earl is sentenced to be beheaded. On a desperate and dangerous quest to find some answers, Jane finds herself swept away and trapped in the past. Convinced that saving Nithsdale will also save Will, Jane embarks on a daring and audacious plot to rescue the Earl from the Tower of London. Past and present become entwined in a gripping race against time - and both will be changed by one woman's determination.

Fiona McIntosh brings her inimitable storytelling skills to this thrilling adventure. Action, romance and one of history's most daring escapes.

Date: Thursday 15 May, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Dymocks George St Ground Floor, 424 - 430 George St, Sydney
Cost: FREE!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: 9235 0155 or
customerservice@dymocks.com.au


Geoffrey McSkimming & Sue-Anne  Webster Magic Show!

Geoffrey McSkimming & Sue-Anne Webster Magic Show!

Sydney, Wednesday 2 July, 2014


Come and meet author Geoffrey McSkimming and his favourite magician, Sue-Anne Webster, as they present the brand new Phyllis Wong mystery, Phyllis Wong and the Return of the Conjuror.

Discover the world of Phyllis Wong, that brilliant young magician and clever sleuth, as she attempts to solve a mystery dating back to the time of Shakespeare, and see world-renowned magician Sue-Anne perform astonishing tricks, some of which Phyllis herself amazes people with!

Date: Wednesday 2 July, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: Dymocks George St 424 - 430 George St, Sydney
Cost: FREE!!
 
Bookings/ Enquiries: 9235 0155 or
customerservice@dymocks.com.au

 
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