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September 2018

Public Talk: ‘Misguided Crank? Missionary Annie Lock in Central Australia’ by Dr Cath Bishop

September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Annie Lock was labelled by the Enquiry into the Coniston Massacre as ‘a woman missionary living amongst naked blacks thus lowering their respect for white people’. A visiting doctor described her as a ‘misguided crank’. To others, however, Lock was a missionary heroine - nursing the sick, caring for children and demanding the protection of Aboriginal women from white men and helping to publicise the Coniston Massacre. She features in the Herstory Archive of the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame…

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Public Talk: ‘Challenging Women from Coast to Centre: Redoubtable Women of Australia’s Past’ By Dr Cath Bishop

September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

From founding a department store in Sydney in 1864 to running a pastoral station singlehandedly in Central Australia in the 1920s, women have been challenging the stereotype of ‘a woman’s place is in the home’ for over 200 years. Following the example of the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame here in Alice Springs with its HerStory Archive, this talk introduces some of these ‘challenging’ women of Australia – who crossed boundaries. In between are some fascinating characters: bigamists and…

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November 2018

THE BORDERLANDS PROJECT – NT Literary Journal Survey

November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Want to be part of a literary future for the Northern Territory? Why not take five minutes to give your opinion on why the Territory needs its own literary journal. The Borderlands Project is a strategic arts research effort funded by Arts NT and Charles Darwin University to develop a literary journal of the Northern Territory. Take the survey and go in the draw to win a $50 book voucher from Red Kangaroo Books. This research will help plan a pilot edition for…

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Author talk with Liz Harfull

November 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Red Kangaroo Books, 70 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Liz Harfull presents her book 'TRIED, TESTED and TRUE' - treasured recipes and untold stories from Australian community cookbooks. ‘An absorbing history of Australian cooking as told through the dog-eared old faithful cookbooks that were the go to for generations of home cooks. I love the stories Liz Harfull has unearthed about the treasured community stalwarts who rounded up the recipes - anonymous no more. The vintage advertisements and recipes make this one very moreish book.’ - Pip Courtney, ABC…

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January 2019

How to Self-Publish with Digital Platforms – Leah Braham

January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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How to Self-Publish with Digital Platforms- Leah Braham Young local author, Leah Braham shares the experience and Expertise gained through self-publishing two novels.   Leah Braham is a self-published author, born and raised in Alice Springs. She knew from a young age that she wanted to write and wishes that she’d been encouraged more to do so. With the new age of publishing and distribution, Braham saw her chance. She published her first novel, ‘The Golden Hour’, in April 2018…

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Free Author Talk ‘A Wise Water World Inspires Me’ with Andrew Holt

January 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Andrew believes safe spaces and opportunities should be created for kids to explore their interests and apply their wisdom. It is his mission to open the world for these wise kids and have as much fun as he can while doing so. Andrew is currently teaching in the remote Barkley Region. His growing knowledge of modern neuroscience, positive psychology and daily interactions in a variety of school communities over more than twenty years has inspired the creation of the ʻWise…

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February 2019

Graphic Novel Club

February 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Learn all about telling stories with words and pictures! Across four Saturday sessions in the graphic studio, we will be storyboarding, sketching characters, and working with pencil and ink to produce our very own short graphic comic. How do you get your ideas onto the page? What visual techniques create drama and tension? Find out with teacher and educator, Wendy Cowan. The group is open to all 13-18 year olds with an interest in, and flair for writing, storytelling, drawing…

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Day 1 : The Cry of the Burro

February 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Coming out of time spent in the swamplands of northern Colombia recently, this presentation tries to figure the eerie, nerve-wracking, cry of the donkey at night in connection with paramilitary violence sustaining oil palm plantations there. Just as sugar was to African slavery and the European colonial period, so palm oil is to our times, as can be seen in Indonesia and Malaysia with its devastating effects on environment, local people, and climate change. This talk will play with "shamanic…

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The Cry of the Burro, listening and seeing otherwise :: three events with Michael Taussig

February 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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3 FREE events over 3 days with ficto-critical ethnographer -artist Michael Taussig (Columbia University) DAY 1 Thursday 14th Feb, 6pm :: Talk :: The Cry of the Burro Coming out of time spent in the swamplands of northern Colombia recently, this presentation tries to figure the eerie, nerve-wracking, cry of the donkey at night in connection with paramilitary violence sustaining oil palm plantations there. Just as sugar was to African slavery and the European colonial period, so palm oil is to our…

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March 2019

Book Launch – The Right Amount of Crazy

March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Right Amount of Crazy - St Philip's College & Griffiths House - 75 years. Join us to hear and see The Right Amount of Crazy come to life. Hosted by ABC Radio's Stewart Brash we will celebrate with authors John and Alison Lamont this tenaciously researched and entertaining story of how St Philip's College and Griffiths House developed, and their importance to the history of Alice Springs and the Northern Territory. ❤

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Verse Novels with Leni Shilton

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The verse novel – a story told in poetry – is a relatively unknown form of poetic writing, and yet it has been around for over a hundred years. How does poetry hold a narrative? What is this genre about? In this workshop we will look at how a verse novel can explore history and tell stories in poetry. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to explore new ways of writing fiction, memoir, or history, using poetic…

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A special workshop with Safira Mingara author of new children’s book MEGASOARUS

March 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs Public Library's Scribe & Sketch Club present: A special workshop for kids aged 7-12 with Safira Mingara author of new children's book MEGASOARUS Megasoarus is an inspirational story about educating, empowering and enhancing the lives of children to find their purpose and destiny through learning the Kanyini Principles - a kegacy left by Uncle Bob Randall. The Kanyini Principles TJUKURPA.... Creation of Dreamtime NGURAH.... Connection with land, home, place or mother KURUNPA.... Spirit, soul, psyche WALYTJA.... Family,…

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Book Launch: Wrestle! with Maya Newell

March 27, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join Maya Newell co-author of the kid's book Wrestle! for a book launch, reading and mask making activities! FREE | All welcome | Light refreshments provided | 4.00 - 6.00 pm BOOK your FREE TICKETS here:   https://aspl.eventbrite.com/ THE AUTHORS: From the team behind the award-winning documentary Gayby Baby. Gus Skattebol-James had just turned 10 when he appeared in the award-winning Australian film Gayby Baby, a hugely popular documentary about growing up with same-sex parents. Despite controversy surrounding Gayby Baby’s release,…

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April 2019

NT Writers’ Festival | Program Launch

April 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Epilogue Lounge, 1/58 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us on the Epilogue Rooftop for the program launch of the NT Writers’ Festival, 2019 – a festival of words, culture and ideas at the heart of the country. Stop in for post-work drinks and hear about the program highlights and special festival writers from here and elsewhere. Find out how storytellers and writers from across the country will speak to this year’s theme Lyapirtneme | Returning. Light refreshments provided and, most importantly, your very own take-home copy of…

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“Ernestine Hill” talk by Eleanor Hogan, author of Alice Springs (2012).

April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Heritage Festival - “Ernestine Hill” talk by Eleanor Hogan, author of Alice Springs (2012). Thursday 11 April, 6:00-7:30pm Hear Eleanor talk about her most recent topic of research, Ernestine Hill, an Australian journalist, travel writer and novelist who spent much of her career in the NT. Eleanor is a research fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. Gold Coin donation No bookings required. Light refreshments provided. Venue: Alice Springs Public Library See the full Alice Springs Heritage Festival…

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Megasoarus: a Hero’s journey with Sufira Mingara

April 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join Sufira Mingara for the launch of her new children's book 'Megasoarus'. Megasoarus is an inspirational story about educating, empowering and enhancing the lives of children to find their purpose and destiny through learning the Kanyini principles a legacy left by Uncle Bob Randall - The Kanyini Principles - 1. TJUKURPA.... Creation of Dreamtime 2. NGURAH.... Connection with land, home, place or mother 3. KURUNPA.... Sprit, soul, psyche 4. WALYTJA.... Family, kinship 5. Self responsibility Town crier Meredith Campbell will…

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May 2019

ROD MOSS LAUNCHES HIS NEW BOOK ‘BLUE MOON BAY’

May 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Award-winning artist and author Rod Moss has lived in Central Australia since the early 1980s. He's exhibited work in all Australian capital cities and in the USA and is represented in public galleries accordingly. The Hard Light Of Day, his first memoir, won the 2011 Prime Ministers award for non-fiction and in 2017 was published in New York. Join esteemed Alice Springs-based musician, Bill Davis in conversation with fellow local Rod Moss as they launch Rod’s humourous graphic novella, Blue Moon…

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NT Writers’ Festival 2019 – Alice Springs

May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - May 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Storytellers and writers from across the country will gather in 2019 for the NT Writers’ Festival – Alice Springs under the theme lyapirtneme | returning Home to the Arrernte people and set against the breathtaking backdrop of the McDonnell Ranges, which carry the stories of giant caterpillar totemic ancestors, NT Writers' Festival Alice Springs/Mparntwe takes places from the 16-19th May in storied landscape. In Arrernte, lyapirtneme translates as something growing back or appearing again, after an absence. In the same vein, the English returning…

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Read & Write – Adult Literacy Support

May 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Read & Write - Adult Literacy Support Launch Monday 20 May from 1.00 - 2.20 pm Do you or someone you know need help with reading and writing? Join us in these judgment-free and informal Adult Literacy help sessions. Receive support and resources to help you improve your reading and writing. You're never too old to learn! • Grow in confidence • Improve your spelling • Gain skills to help with filling in forms, applying for jobs and emailing •…

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The Book Doctor Workshop

May 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us during Library and Information Week. In This workshop you can learn from the staff on how to repair damaged books and see all the ways to cover them, giving them lasting protection. If you have a beloved book you need help bringing back to life, bring it in and our book doctor will assist you Wednesday 22 May 2019 12pm to 1pm Alice Springs Public Library - Meeting Room Free! No bookings needed Attend one of our Library…

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Get to know your Library

May 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us during Library and Information Week we will show you how libraries organise all the worlds knowledge! Our Chief Collections Librarian will explain the system and how we decide which books to keep and why. Friday 24 may 2019 12pm to 1pm Alice Springs Public Library - Meeting Room Free! No bookings needed Attend one of our Library and Information Week Events for your chance to win Library merchandise!

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June 2019

Read & Write – Adult Literacy Support

June 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until July 1, 2019

Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Do you or someone you know need help with reading and writing? Join us in these judgment-free and informal Adult Literacy help sessions. Receive support and resources to help you improve your reading and writing. You're never too old to learn! • Grow in confidence • Improve your spelling • Gain skills to help with filling in forms, applying for jobs and emailing • Have a question? We're here to help FREE | All welcome | Light refreshments provided |…

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The Long Road from a Broken Heart – Author Talk with Jeremy Scott

June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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On the 15th of October 2011, Jeremy began a challenge of a lifetime, a 2 ½ year, 51,916 km solo bicycle ride from London to New Zealand. As he pedalled his way around the planet, Jeremy covered more than enough distance to circumnavigate the Earth. This phenomenal journey was made possible thanks to the open-heart surgery which saved his life as a child. Jeremy is a recipient of the Australian Heart Foundation ‘Heart Hero Award’ and is an Ambassador for…

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Storybook Saturday with Paige Turner

June 29, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs Public Library proudly presents "Storytime Saturday with Paige Turner"!  Bringing all of your favourite books to life every second Saturday.  Come along and have a seat for as little or as long as you want!  Pick your favourites and add them to the pile before we start to ensure that yours gets read. Each session includes free family storytelling and a fun activity to do!  Come and meet Paige at Storytime Saturday soon! 10.30-11.30 am every second Saturday.…

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Book Launch! Cheeky Dogs: Too Lake Nash and Back.

June 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Red Kangaroo Books, 70 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come along and meet the talented artist/author Dion Beasley. Dion is visiting Alice Springs (and Red Kangaroo Books) to celebrate the release of his wonderful illustrated memoir 'Cheeky Dogs: To Lake Nash and Back'. The hard cover book 'Cheeky Dogs: To Lake Nash and Back' by Dion Beasley and Johanna Bell will be on sale from June 3rd. For all ages to enjoy, a must-read illustrated memoir from two award-winning NT collaborators. Meet deaf artist, Dion Beasley, and the people…

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August 2019

Tall Tales – Celebrate Seniors Month at the Library

August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Famous Senior Centralians visit the Library to read sections from their favourite books and host lively discussions about the books' themes and their personal observations. Refreshments provided. Bookings essential. Book via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-month-tall-tales-tickets-65221817211 or call the Library on 08 8950 0555 Celebrate Seniors Month at the Library. View the complete program here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b92ce8f6caeb786314fcfadfd/files/7ed99bf2-f922-4174-bbab-7b9e4b3adcc7/Seniors_Month_FINAL.pdf Free 55 minute internet use is available to all seniors for August at the Library.

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Author of ‘From Alice to Prague’: Tanya Heaslip

August 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come along to the Alice Springs Public Library to hear Tanya Heaslip talk about her          new book From Alice to Prague: The charming true story of an outback girl who finds adventure and love on the other  side of the world. An honest, often funny, bittersweet memoir of love, loss and belonging; of the hard-won understanding around where home lies. Book via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tanya-heaslip-book-talk-from-alice-to-prague-tickets-64581674527 or call the Library on 08 8950 0555

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September 2019

Resume Writing Help – Adult Learners Week

September 3, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Need help writing a resume? Pop along for this lunchtime session and we will give you and hand! FREE. All welcome. Limited places. Reserve your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/resume-writing-help-adult-learners-week-tickets-70471525229 WHEN: Tues 3 September @ 12.30-1.30 pm WHERE: Alice Springs Public Library #AdultLearnersWeek2019 #WhatAreYouWaitingFor Big thanks to Adult Learners' Week !

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Arrernte Storytime with Kumalie Kngwarraye Riley

September 4, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us for a one off, special Arrernte Storytime at the Alice Springs Public Library! Kumalie Kngwarraye Riley is passionate about keeping her Arrernte language strong and will be presenting a special Storytime session for Indigenous Literacy Day. Kele mwerre - FREE. No Bookings Required - WHEN: Wednesday 4 September at 10.15 - 10.45 am WHERE: Alice Springs Public Library #2019YearofIndigenousLanguages #KeepingCultureStrong The Indigenous Literacy Foundation !

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October 2019

Finding the Heart of the Nation Book Launch with Thomas Mayor

October 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Red Kangaroo Books, 70 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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'Finding the Heart of the Nation is a book full of stories about extraordinary people who will take you on an unforgettable journey to a place where we can start a new beginning. This book is a call to action that you will never forget.’ - Thomas Mayor, 2019 Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited…

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Nourishing Terrains: Mark Tredinnick in conversation

October 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Through three works of prose and nearly all his poetry, celebrated poet and essayist, Mark Tredinnick, has practised belonging in geography. Join him in conversation with Kelly Lee Hickey discussing his essay Nourishing Terrains. I’ve come back to landscape I knew and loved, and where I would have told you I belonged. I hadn’t realized how much less my sense of place meant to me than my sense of self, and how much of that sense of self had become…

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The Red Writing Workshop with Mark Tredinnick

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Central Australia, 4 Memorial Avenue
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A crash-course in grace led by acclaimed poet and essayist Mark Tredinnick. The workshop draws on Mark’s inspirational writing guide, The Little Red Writing Book—and on his lifetime in letters. Writing well takes both courage and craft. In his Thursday Morning Manifesto Mark puts it this way. “Don’t settle for writing anyone could make. Write the way you would be loved; write the way you would be governed, the way you’d want justice done. Write the way you’d like to…

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The Poetry Workshop with Mark Tredinnick

October 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Central Australia, 4 Memorial Avenue
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A poem is a sculpture of voice. It’s what a poet’s heart says to her mind, and her voice finds a body for. Each good poem is a shapely god; keeping its own secrets, it tells us our own. Poetry, in a sense, is what happens—to the writer and the reader—when we insist on more from language than we do in daily life and prose. A thing—an idea, an experience, a love, a loss, a place on earth—said and known…

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Book Launch! The Night Butterfly by Guy Pliny (Dean Mildren)

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Red Kangaroo Books, 70 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Book launch / meet the author - The Night Butterfly by Guy Pliny (Dean Mildren) Guy Pliny is Dean Mildren a semi-retired Supreme Court judge. Dean has written several books on academic legal subjects. The Night Butterfly is his debut novel. About the book: It is 1930. Steven Craig, aged 12; and his 4-year-old sister, Eloise, become orphaned following a volcanic eruption in Java where their parents were missionaries. The children become separated when Steven is returned to Australia to…

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Author Talk with Ted Egan: Outback Songman

October 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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"Ted Egan is a national Treasure"- RUSSELL CROWE Come and join the Library in welcoming Ted Egan to speak about his new book Outback Songman. The story of his rich and extraordinary life. Through his stories of growing up during World War II, teaching in a bush school, working with Aboriginal people in the Gulf Country, and performing in Alice Springs, Ted Egan brings to life an Australia that has largely disappeared. FREE ~ Refreshments Provided ~ Bookings preferred. Book…

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November 2019

Alice Springs Fairytale Ring

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

I'm creating this group as an offshoot of the Australian Fairytale Society group that I was apart of in Adelaide. Meet up and talk about your favourite fairytales. Analyse their themes and discuss their implications on society and how they have been changed by popular culture. First meeting Saturday the 2nd of November at the Watertank Cafe!! Drop by and see if something sparks your interest, no commitments necessary  :) Please email or pm me if your interested, just to…

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Storybook Saturday with Paige Turner

November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs Public Library proudly presents "Storybook Saturday with Paige Turner"; bringing all of your favourite books to life every second Saturday. Each session includes a fun craft activity. Come along for as little or as long as you like! FREE. No bookings required. Every second Saturday @ 10.30 to 11.30 am

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Monthly Reading Group – Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

November 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Monthly Reading Group schedule

Love to chat about books? Welcome to our Monthly Reading Group, held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 12.00pm until 1.00pm. No reservations required — just come along for the books that interest you. Current conversation schedule is: 16 November: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko 21 September: One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton 18 January: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton Read the book, then join our informal conversation around the book. Tea and coffee provided. Alice Springs Public Library Meeting Room. FREE. No bookings…

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Book Launch! Malcolm: a story in verse by Leni Shilton

November 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Vanishing Point Gallery, 8 Hele Cresent
Alice Springs, Australia
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Please join Leni to celebrate & launch her second book 'Malcolm; a story in verse' The book will be officially launched by award winning poet, author, and NT Writers Festival Creative Director, Dani Powell and Red Kangaroo Books will be the official bookseller! About the book:: Malcolm is a dark verse novel full of the humanity of its author who also works in violence prevention programs and has a keen ear for the complexities of living without safety nets and…

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December 2019

Borderlands Magazine Launch!

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Kangaroo Books, 70 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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To cap off a great year in local literary achievements, please join us at Red Kangaroo Books to celebrate the launch of new NT literary journal, Borderlands Magazine and the publication of a special feature of Territory writers in edition 64.2 of Westerly, There will be a brief talk, drinks and nibbles and to say thank you for your loyalty & custom, we'll be offering 10% discount on non-sale books storewide from 5.30pm to the conclusion of the event! It's…

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Summer Reading Club for adults & kids – Win prizes for reading!

December 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sum­mer Read­ing Club A free club for both ADULTS & KIDS that rewards you for reading! Why not be reward­ed for read­ing over Sum­mer? Alice Springs Pub­lic Library’s Sum­mer Read­ing Club is back and stronger than ever now that it will be open to ALL AGES! Yes you heard right, whole fam­i­lies can reg­is­ter and join in the fun. Club ben­e­fits include: A prize for all mem­bers for their first 5 hours of read­ing, plus Week­ly prize draws Major prizes at the end of summer A free pool par­ty & BBQ celebration The Sum­mer…

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Monthly Reading Group – One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton

December 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Monthly Reading Group schedule

Love to chat about books? Welcome to our Monthly Reading Group, held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 12.00pm until 1.00pm. No reservations required — just come along for the books that interest you. Current conversation schedule is: 21 December: One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton 18 January: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton Read the book, then join our informal conversation around the book. Tea and coffee provided. Alice Springs Public Library Meeting Room. FREE. No bookings required. For the latest…

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January 2020

Summer School: Love, Resistance and Other Survival Strategies

Sat January 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2020

Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Summer School is a reading group for the time of climate change. During one of the hottest months of the year we’ll reflect on love, resistance and other survival strategies from around the world. With a focus on First Nation’s and front line writers, thinkers, and artists, we’ll learn about the ways of being, doing and knowing that can help us understand the mess we’re in, and how we might turn towards justice, love and connection as a way of…

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First Nations Poetry with Yvette Holt

Sat January 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 2 times

67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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First Nations people in Alice Springs are invited to join Yvette Holt for two Saturdays of poetry writing. Yvette will guide us through activities to get our stories and poems onto paper. We will be thinking a bit more about social justice for First Nations people in Alice Springs and creating poems from some of our stories and experiences. You don’t have to be a poet or a writer to join in, just come along and share stories. Songwriters, other…

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Monthly Reading Group – Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Sat January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Monthly Reading Group schedule

Love to chat about books? Welcome to our Monthly Reading Group, held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 12.00pm until 1.00pm. No reservations required — just come along for the books that interest you. Current conversation schedule is: 18 January: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton Read the book, then join our informal conversation around the book. Tea and coffee provided. Alice Springs Public Library Meeting Room. FREE. No bookings required. For the latest event updates and special news follow us on Facebook @ASPLibrary

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Samantha Wood Author Talk @ the Library

Wed January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us as Samantha Wood talks about the writing process, shares her insights into the publishing world and how to get inspired to write... After writing her first book Culua: My Other Life in Mexico, a love letter to her mother’s country, Samantha Wood took another decade to release her debut novel, The Bay of Shadows, a psychological thriller set on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. She joins us at Alice Springs Public Library to talk about her latest offering, Under Ten…

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February 2020

Save the date… Library Lovers Day!

Fri February 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Save the date... Library Lovers Day! The theme for Library Lovers' Day 2020 is ‘Uncover something new’. Library Lovers' Day is an opportunity for library and information professionals to show off their libraries and for people across Australia to show their love for libraries. We are showering our Library and our library patrons with love this Valentine’s Day. Take home a ‘blind date’ book (borrow a wrapped parcel to uncover book and a treat!) and look out for ‘love notes’…

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Alice Springs Fairytale Ring Meeting

Sun February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Watertank Cafe, 16B Wilkinson St
Ciccone, NT 0870 Australia
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Hope you all had a restful and relaxing holiday season. This group as an offshoot of the Australian Fairytale Society group that I was apart of in Adelaide. Meet up and talk about your favourite fairytales. Analyse their themes and discuss their implications on society and how they have been changed by popular culture.   Our first fairytale of 2020 is going to be Rapunzel! Please read the story before hand and have a think about your reaction to it,…

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Permanent Recession Book Launch

Wed February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by All Conference All Conference is pleased to announce the release of its first major publication Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance. Published by Onomatopee Projects, Permanent Recession is an enquiry into the capitals and currencies of experimental, radical and artist-run initiatives in Australia. Excavating a shared history of independent practice stretching back to the 1980s, this publication situates new research within a rich continuum of debate about the Australian artmaking context. Part research, part advocacy…

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Friends of Strehlow Research Centre & David Roennfeldt invite you to the launch…

Thu February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs Library, Friends of the Strehlow Research Centre and David Roennfeldt INVITE YOU TO THE LAUNCH at 6 pm on Thursday 27th February 2020 in Alice Springs Public Library by Rev Canon Brian Jeffries Of the journal of proceedings from Friends of the Strehlow 2018 Symposium and the book laakinha rraatja Western Arrarnta Literacy 1877- 2017 how the Hermannsburg area language has been put in writing You are most welcome to attend For the latest event updates and…

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