Two of Australia’s most respected entertainers, Magda Szubanski and Peter Garrett, will visit Newcastle in October to discuss their new books with Newcastle Writers Festival director Rosemarie Milsom.
On Saturday the 10th of October, much-loved comedian Magda Szubanski will talk about her new memoir Reckoning, which describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father's espionage activities in wartime Poland and her secret awareness of her own sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about heself and her family.
This intimate event will be held at Watt Street ARC at 45 Watt Street, Newcastle, from 7pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.eventbrite.com.au
On Thursday the 22nd of October, well-known Midnight Oil front man Peter Garrett will be the star attraction at a special event at Newcastle City Hall.
Garrett will discuss his autobiography Big Blue Sky. This inspiring evening will trace Peter's journey from the northern suburbs of Sydney through to university, his music career and time as an environmental activist as well as his most recent chapter as a minister in two Labor governments. The event will be held from 7.30pm in the Concert Hall at King Street, Newcastle.
Tickets are $25 and are available from www.ticketek.com.au or by phoning 4929 1977.
MacLean’s Booksellers will be selling copies of both books, which the writers will happily sign. The two events are part of the Newcastle Writers Festival out-of-season event calendar which brings a variety of writers to the Hunter throughout the year. For more information visit www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au