Author talk by Sarah Evans

‘Seasons and seasonings in a teapot: an anthology of rural family life’

sarah evans with book

Thursday 18th May, 6 – 7:30 pm with light refreshments served after the talk

Sarah is an ex-pat former journalist. She lives on a 20-acre hobby farm with her husband and family. She writes memoir, novels, novellas, short stories, poetry and songs. She’s home schooled her four children, co-ordinates Bridgetown’s Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival, teaches creative writing, edits for a children’s publisher and attempts a modicum of self sufficiency. In her spare time, she sleeps.

Come along and hear her entertaining talk about her lifestyle recipe book. Please RSVP by 17th May for catering purposes. Ph: 9780 5600 or Email: [email protected]

Anzac author talk with Dianne Wolfer

Just a reminder that the library is hosting Dianne Wolfer to talk about Anzac on

Thursday 27th April, 6 – 7:30pm

with light refreshments provided after the talk.

She has been experiencing huge success with all of her titles with ’The Lighthouse Girl’ currently being made into a play by the Black Swan Theatre with the Premiere this week and serving as inspiration for PIAF’s giant puppets in Perth in 2015; while The West Australian newspaper recently used parts of Photographs in the Mud (75th anniversary of Kokoda) in the lead up to Anzac Day. All welcome to attend but RSVP’s would be appreciated for catering purposes.

Ph: 9780 5600 or email: [email protected]


Author talk in honour of ANZAC

Please join us to meet and greet the award winning author Dianne Wolfer as she presents a fascinating talk about Anzac.  She has been experiencing huge success with all of her titles with ’The Lighthouse Girl’ currently being made into a play by the Black Swan Theatre and serving as inspiration for PIAF’s giant puppets in Perth in 2015; and The West’s Ed! serialisation of ‘Photographs in the Mud’ (75th anniversary of Kokoda) in the lead up to Anzac Day this year.

Refreshments will be served after the talk. All welcome.

Thursday 27 April, 6 – 7:30pm


Please RSVP by 26 April to  –  Phone: 9780 5600   Email: [email protected]

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Dianne’s Anzac related titles include:

Photographs in the Mud set on the Kokoda Track,

Lighthouse Girl set on Breaksea Island in Albany and in the Middle East

Light Horse Boy, about the men and horses who travelled in the 1st AIF convoy from Albany to the Middle East and Gallipoli.

Jazz performance and author talk by Mike Nelson

Listen to Mike’s jazz music and hear about his novel in the relaxed surroundings of the Margaret River Library. All welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. Mike Nelson is known as a superb jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer and educator. Now, he is the first time author of the fiction novel ‘Muso’.

Thursday 20th October, 6 pm to 7:30pmmusolrRSVP by 19th October for catering purposes.

‘Muso’ is much more than the career and activities of a pianist. It is also a gripping and gritty thriller, an engaging love story and fascinating look behind the scenes of nightclub entertainment in 1970’s and 80’s Perth and London.

Mike Nelson (music) and Jenny Wrenn (vocals)

An afternoon with Julie Kinney “Garden Wanderer”

Join us for a presentation by the author of ‘The garden wanderer’. Margaret River local Julie Kinney will share her passion for exploring gardens, show the wonderful images from her book and talk about the publishing process. Devonshire tea will follow the talk and copies of the book will be available to purchase. Please rsvp by 7th October for catering. Phone: 9780 5600 or Email: [email protected]

Saturday 8th October, 1:30pm – 3pm at the Margaret River Library


This talk was originally set for September 22 and due to Josh Byrne visiting Margaret River that night, we have rescheduled to Saturday October 8th, hoping to reach all keen gardeners. Come along for some Spring garden inspiration. All welcome!

Happy Children’s Book Week!



Children’s Book Week is held in August every year to celebrate Australian Children’s literature and during this week Children’s Book of the Year winners are also announced.

Come into the library to view the award winning books on display and place a hold on any titles you would like to borrow. The Children’s Book of the Year titles will be available for loan at the end of Children’s Book Week.

To celebrate Children’s Book Week, the Shire libraries are pleased to host author Raewyn Caisley at both our libraries on August 31st. Raewyn Caisley is the author of over 20 children’s books including titles from the much loved Aussie Nibble series, a sporting fiction series and books that capture childhood adventures set in the incredible Australian and New Zealand countryside. Raewyn will be speaking about her books and writing process, with classes from Montessori Primary, Margaret River Primary and Augusta Primary schools when they visit the shire libraries.

This event is made possible by support from the following organisations:



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