UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday 7th April: Les Twentyman at Broadmeadows Library (VIC)

Les Twentyman has devoted his life to young people doing it tough. For decades, Les has toiled to give lifelines of support to Australia’s most vulnerable and voiceless. A youth-worker for Sunshine Council, then Brimbank Council and later, Father Bob Maguire’s Open Family, Les became a legend; the friend of battlers but also of those who’ve made fortunes and wish to give something back to the community. In the last 26 years, the Les Twentyman Foundation has helped 17,000 former youth at risk through school, and 500 through university.

‘The Mouth That Roared’ is the story of an ordinary bloke who has made an extraordinary difference to the lives of the disenfranchised, the abandoned and the forgotten.

Join Les Twentyman, and co-author of ‘The Mouth That Roared’, award-winning writer Robert Hillman, to discuss this extraordinary memoir, and the life behind it.

Saturday 7th April at 1.30pm
1093 Pascoe Vale Rd
Broadmeadows
VIC 3047

Free event
Phone: (03) 9356 6900

Tuesday 10th April: Choose Somebody Else BOOK LAUNCH (VIC)

“Oh Lord, I know we are the Chosen People but just for once couldn’t you choose somebody else?” is an old plea, heartsick yet ironic, and with it these stories lift off on their journey around the world. An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories redolent of the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented.

Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, an experience that drove her to write about the fallout creatively, to investigate it academically and seek answers from religion unsuccessfully. Her essays, articles, reviews and short stories (six of which appear in this collection) have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies. ‘Weintraub’s Disorder’ and ‘Taunting the Abyss’ were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017.

Join Yvonne Fein and the Wild Dingo Press team to launch this extraordinary collection of short stories!

Tuesday 10th April at 7.30pm
Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre & National Library
7 Selwyn St
Elsternwick VIC 3185

Free event
RSVP via Eventbrite here

Saturday 14th April: Les Twentyman at Gladstone Park Community Library (VIC)

Les Twentyman has devoted his life to young people doing it tough. For decades, Les has toiled to give lifelines of support to Australia’s most vulnerable and voiceless. A youth-worker for Sunshine Council, then Brimbank Council and later, Father Bob Maguire’s Open Family, Les became a legend; the friend of battlers but also of those who’ve made fortunes and wish to give something back to the community. In the last 26 years, the Les Twentyman Foundation has helped 17,000 former youth at risk through school, and 500 through university.

‘The Mouth That Roared’ is the story of an ordinary bloke who has made an extraordinary difference to the lives of the disenfranchised, the abandoned and the forgotten.

Join Les Twentyman, and co-author of ‘The Mouth That Roared’, award-winning writer Robert Hillman, to discuss this extraordinary memoir, and the life behind it.

Saturday 14th April at 10.30am
Taylor Drive
Gladstone Park
Victoria 3043

Free event
Phone: (03) 9356 6990

Monday 23rd April: Shokoofeh Azar at Readings Hawthorn (VIC)

Join Shokoofeh Azar at Readings Bookshop to discuss her STELLA PRIZE SHORTLISTED novel ‘The Enlightenment of the Greenage Tree’.

This book is an extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary novel set in Iran in the period immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Using the lyrical magic realism style of classical Persian storytelling, Azar draws the reader deep into the heart of a family caught in the maelstrom of post-revolutionary chaos and brutality that sweeps across an ancient land and its people. Exquisitely written, Azar is the consummate storyteller, using the panoply of Persian mythical and mystical entities to bring life, humour, hope, resignation, and profound insights to the characters and their world. It is simultaneously confronting and transcendent; weaving through the cruel and banal are the philosophical and existential illuminations that for the reader, are intensely affecting.
‘The Mouth That Roared’ is the story of an ordinary bloke who has made an extraordinary difference to the lives of the disenfranchised, the abandoned and the forgotten.


Monday 23rd April at 6.30pm
Readings Hawthorn
701 Glenferrie Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free event
Book via TryBooking here

Tuesday 24th April: Yvonne Fein at the Lamm Library (VIC)

“Oh Lord, I know we are the Chosen People but just for once couldn’t you choose somebody else?” is an old plea, heartsick yet ironic, and with it these stories lift off on their journey around the world. An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories redolent of the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented.

Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, an experience that drove her to write about the fallout creatively, to investigate it academically and seek answers from religion unsuccessfully. Her essays, articles, reviews and short stories (six of which appear in this collection) have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies. ‘Weintraub’s Disorder’ and ‘Taunting the Abyss’ were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017.

Join Yvonne Fein and Leah Justin (Jewish Museum of Australia) to discuss this extraordinary collection of short stories!

Tuesday 24th April at 2pm
Lamm Jewish Library of Australia
304 Hawthorn Rd
Caulfield South
VIC 3162

Free event
Book via Eventbrite:
https://yvonnefeinatlammlibrary.eventbrite.com.au/

Thursday 17th May: Yvonne Fein at St Kilda Library (VIC)

“Oh Lord, I know we are the Chosen People but just for once couldn’t you choose somebody else?” is an old plea, heartsick yet ironic, and with it these stories lift off on their journey around the world. An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories redolent of the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented.

Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, an experience that drove her to write about the fallout creatively, to investigate it academically and seek answers from religion unsuccessfully. Her essays, articles, reviews and short stories (six of which appear in this collection) have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies. ‘Weintraub’s Disorder’ and ‘Taunting the Abyss’ were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017.

Join Yvonne Fein to discuss this extraordinary collection of short stories!

Thursday 17th May at 6.30pm
St Kilda Library
150 Carlisle St
St Kilda
VIC 3182

Free event
Book via Eventbrite:
https://yvonnefeinatstkildalibrary.eventbrite.com.au

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and Australian Publishers Association

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