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They’re Staying Up Late at Gordon Library

The library will be hosting free and interesting talks with authors, running every Thursday evening between February and April.

Library Up Late will host a series of engaging chats with authors. Each event will run between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book a space ahead of time.

Next week, Debra Keenahan will lead the evening, discussing her latest piece, Othering — a text influenced by her experience as a person with achondroplasia dwarfism. In addition to being an author, Keenahan is also an artist, human rights academic and psychologist.

Professor Raina MacIntyre is also set to be in attendance. Professor MacIntyre, who won the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science last year, is recognised for her work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor MacIntyre will be discussing her newest release, Dark Winter. This text examines natural and manmade pandemics and human responses to them.

Dr Hugh MacKay will also present. Dr Mackay, a social researcher and columnist with a career spanning over 60 years, is also a best-selling author. With an impressive collection of 22 fiction and non-fiction titles, Dr Mackay will be discussing his newest book, The Therapist, and his relationship with fiction and non-fiction writing.

Writer, director, and performer Eliza Reilly will be discussing the impactful women of Australia’s history — whose names you might never have heard before. Reilly will also be discussing her latest book, Sheilas, a humorous and informative piece about Australia’s most notable, forgotten women.

Library Up Late will also be hosting “The New Crime Wave”, a panel discussion between crime authors Hayley Scrivenor, Benjamin Stephenson and Fiona Kelly McGregor. Science author Ivy Shih will also speak on communication in science and the impacts of misinformation. Additionally, Michelle Cahill will discuss Australian-Asian contemporary literature and her contribution to the HSC syllabus — a great event for year 12 students.

For full details of all the talks and to reserve a seat, head to:


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