Frankston City Libraries is hosting a range of free online author talks, information sessions and performances over the next few weeks. Bookings are essential.
Be Your Own Man with author Jessica Sanders – tomorrow at 12.30pm via Zoom
Boys have inherited an outdated story around what it means to be male. Be Your Own Man, by Jessica Sanders, gives them permission to rewrite that story and embrace a new masculine identity that feels right for them.
FrankTALK with New York Times best-selling author Heather Morris – Thursday, November 5, at 6pm via Zoom
After the international success of her novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, Heather Morris shares her own story and explores the art of listening in her first non-fiction book.
General Sir Peter Cosgrove In Conversation – Monday, November 9, at 6pm via Zoom
Sir Peter Cosgrove, pictured, was there as two prime ministers were toppled by their own party. He was there through disasters both natural and man-made, such as the destruction of MH17. He was there for world leaders and for ordinary Australians. His new memoir, You Shouldn’t Have Joined, is the story of his life and experiences, written with intelligence, forthrightness, compassion, and a brilliant eye for a telling anecdote.
NAIDOC Week: Indigenous Infusion – Wednesday, November 11, at 2pm via Zoom
Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Noonuccal man, elder and culture worker Gene Blow. Throughout the program, Gene will play the didgeridoo and talk about its traditional name and history. He will also introduce the audience to Indigenous storytelling through movement, art and song.
FrankTALK with Fleur McDonald – Thursday, November 12, at 12.30pm via Zoom
Fleur McDonald returns to chat about her riveting new novel of rural suspense, The Shearer’s Wife, as well as her love for writing about strong women overcoming adversity, and the inspiration she draws from her own experiences in rural Australia.
Victoria Reads The Dressmaker’s Secret with Rosalie Ham – Thursday, November 12, 7.30-8.30pm via Zoom
After months of reading alone, it’s time for Victorians to read together. Author Rosalie Ham and a fabulous supporting cast bring 1950s Melbourne to life with an exclusive reading from The Dressmaker’s Secret, the long-awaited sequel to the best-selling novel and award-winning film, The Dressmaker.
Scams and Safety Online – Friday, November 20, at 10.30am via Zoom
Gain valuable knowledge with this Stay in Touch presentation on how to think smart when you’re online. You’ll be guided in how to respond to certain situations and given tips on how to protect your personal and financial information online.