Wollongong Libraries launch a new author program for Book Clubs
The popularity of book clubs within our local libraries is growing. There are now ten clubs throughout the Wollongong City library branches and their memberships continue to expand. Evening, morning and afternoon meetings make it easy for everyone to attend the monthly get togethers where lively discussion is the key ingredient to an enjoyable meeting. But as a book club we feel our primary role is to ask questions and analyse. Something we do well, considering it is only ourselves we are asking. This is about to change …
Wollongong Libraries are introducing a new program that brings local authors face to face with our book clubs and their many questions. An Audience With … places an author in the precarious position of answering all those probing and demanding queries that seem to come up at meetings.
Unlike most author visits, where a new book is launched and the audience decides whether to read it or not, Our Audience will have already read the book and the grilling will begin! How often have you read a book and found yourself wondering fruitlessly about the plot, the characters, the setting, and what about that ending!?
An Audience With is not your ordinary author talk. Join us for what will be a dynamic and entertaining evening of literary discussion. In fact, the biggest book club meeting yet!
Our first guest is local author David Cairns and we’ll be discussing his latest book Ashmore Grief.
Dapto Library, Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Highway, Dapto
Wednesday 14 May, 5:30pm -7pm. For free tickets ring Dapto Library on 42278555


The story of an illegal immigrant who arrives in Australia by boat and goes on to become the Prime Minister. The story of a woman at the end of hope who is rescued from a smuggler’s boat only to become enslaved. The story of a man who has lost his way, and needs a cause for which to fight, and a reason to live. These three lives collide in Ashmore Grief: an epic tale of struggle. The struggle to survive, the struggle to belong and the struggle for purpose.
“An enthralling and superbly written saga.” – Pam Tupper, the Katherine Times

Coming in August—Shady Cosgrove with What the Ground Can’t Hold
November—Jeff Apter with Johnny O’Keefe: Rocker, legend, wild one