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UPCOMING EVENTS

Olfat Mahmoud’s Australian Book Tour

From July to early September this year, Olfat Mahmoud will tour Australia to speak about the present day plight of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and her autobiography, Tears for Tarshiha. Tears for Tarshiha tells of Olfat’s career as a registered nurse, peace activist and director of PHWO. It highlights Olfat’s life mission – to fulfil the dream of her parents and grandparents to return to their hometown, Tarshiha in Palestine.

View the complete list of events HERE.

Sunday 19th August: Shokoofeh Azar at Words in Winter Festival, Daylesford (VIC)

Two authors from very different worlds, Shokoofeh Azar and Dee White, talk about how they have successfully taken real life events and woven them into books that have been hailed as enchanting and engrossing.

Dee White is the author of 16 fiction and non-fiction titles for children and young adults, including the award-winning Letters to Leonardo, Hope for Hanna, A Duel of Words and Harry’s Goldfield Adventure.

Wild Dingo Press’ own Shokoofeh Azar is the author of the Stella award shortlisted noveel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, and a rising literary star.

Join Shokoofeh and Dee for a lively, fascinating discussion!


The Festival Hub (Senior Citizens Hall)
76 Vincent street Daylesford,
Vic 3460 Australia

$15 | Book here

Thursday 23rd August: Ben Doherty at WaverleyLibrary (NSW)

Immigration correspondent for ‘The Guardian’ and 3-time Walkley-award winner Ben Doherty, launches onto the literary world with his enthralling debut novel, Nagaland.

‘Nagaland’ is the story of the Naga people. With sensitively poetic prose, Doherty deftly draws the reader into worlds of parallel realities. The love story, desperate and damned, destined for tragedy; forged and upheld against the wishes of family and the dictates of culture, with a backdrop of violence and reprisals amidst the brutality of communal conflict. Alongside this is the telling of Augustine’s childhood story, growing up in the beautiful mountain state of Nagaland where the traditional way of life, loyalties and beliefs collide with modern imperatives that, for many, lead inexorably to poverty, dislocation, drug addiction, disease and despair.

Seamlessly woven through each story, Naga legends and myths connect these disparate worlds, the source of profound insights that are simultaneously confronting and transcendent. Poignant and profound, the reader is left with a yearning nostalgia for a past where eternal truths prevailed, to be gleaned from ancient fables and sages; where a people lived in communities richly endowed with cultural and spiritual certainties, and were valued members of large family and tribal networks. Except, of course, if you choose not to follow the rules…

Join Ben Doherty at Waverley library for a lively, fascinating discussion!


Thursday 23nd August 6.30 – 8pm
Waverley Library Treatrette
32 Denison St
Bondi Junction 2022

Free event | RSVP here

Saturday 1st September: Ben Doherty at Kiama Library (NSW)

Immigration correspondent for ‘The Guardian’ and 3-time Walkley-award winner Ben Doherty, launches onto the literary world with his enthralling debut novel, Nagaland.

‘Nagaland’ is the story of the Naga people. With sensitively poetic prose, Doherty deftly draws the reader into worlds of parallel realities. The love story, desperate and damned, destined for tragedy; forged and upheld against the wishes of family and the dictates of culture, with a backdrop of violence and reprisals amidst the brutality of communal conflict. Alongside this is the telling of Augustine’s childhood story, growing up in the beautiful mountain state of Nagaland where the traditional way of life, loyalties and beliefs collide with modern imperatives that, for many, lead inexorably to poverty, dislocation, drug addiction, disease and despair.

Seamlessly woven through each story, Naga legends and myths connect these disparate worlds, the source of profound insights that are simultaneously confronting and transcendent. Poignant and profound, the reader is left with a yearning nostalgia for a past where eternal truths prevailed, to be gleaned from ancient fables and sages; where a people lived in communities richly endowed with cultural and spiritual certainties, and were valued members of large family and tribal networks. Except, of course, if you choose not to follow the rules…

Join Ben Doherty at Kiama library for a lively, fascinating discussion!


Saturday 1st September 2.30pm
Kiama Library
7 Railway Parade
Kiama NSW 2533

Free event | Bookings: Kiama Library (+ 61 4233 1133)

Tuesday 4th September: A Persian Feast with Celebrated Thinkers featuring Shokoofeh Azar (VIC)

SHOKOOFEH AZAR
Stella Award Shortlisted author of the engagement of the Greengage Tree.

SHOLEH WOLPÉ
US-based critically acclaimed poet, playwright and writer.

DR MAMMAD AIDANI
highly respected philosopher, poet and playwright.

DR SANAZ FOTOUHI 
dynamic writer, filmmaker, director of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators.

Panel discussion: 
Is there an irreconcilable clash of world views between Iranian and Western cultures? Or is it manufactured by politicians, philosophers and clerics? How do writers in exile, in the diaspora, navigate these tensions? Are they conflicted as artists, and what is the unique contribution they make to the cultural, political and philosophical conversations across the chasm (if there is one!)

DATE: 4th September 2018
TIME: 6.30 – 9pm
VENUE: Ali Qapu Persian Restaurant, 420 Thompsons Rd Lower Templestowe VIC 3107
ENTRY: $70 single ticket | $120 couples
Includes
1 $30.00 gift voucher for ELTHAMbookshop
Persian banquet
A fascinating discussion with Iranian intellectuals

Prepaid early bookings are essential | BOOK HERE 

Saturday 8th September: Ben Doherty at Brisbane Writers Festival (QLD)

Immigration correspondent for ‘The Guardian’ and 3-time Walkley-award winner Ben Doherty, launches onto the literary world with his enthralling debut novel, Nagaland.

‘Nagaland’ is the story of the Naga people. With sensitively poetic prose, Doherty deftly draws the reader into worlds of parallel realities. The love story, desperate and damned, destined for tragedy; forged and upheld against the wishes of family and the dictates of culture, with a backdrop of violence and reprisals amidst the brutality of communal conflict. Alongside this is the telling of Augustine’s childhood story, growing up in the beautiful mountain state of Nagaland where the traditional way of life, loyalties and beliefs collide with modern imperatives that, for many, lead inexorably to poverty, dislocation, drug addiction, disease and despair.

Seamlessly woven through each story, Naga legends and myths connect these disparate worlds, the source of profound insights that are simultaneously confronting and transcendent. Poignant and profound, the reader is left with a yearning nostalgia for a past where eternal truths prevailed, to be gleaned from ancient fables and sages; where a people lived in communities richly endowed with cultural and spiritual certainties, and were valued members of large family and tribal networks. Except, of course, if you choose not to follow the rules…

Join Ben Doherty and author Laura Elvery at the Brisbane Writer Festival for a lively discussion!


Saturday 8th September 10am
Brisbane Writers Festival
Queensland Art Gallery Theatre
Stanley Place, South Bank Brisbane 4101

Entry: $20 | Conc. $17
Book here

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