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Online author talks to indulge during Covid restrictions
August 17, 2020

Pour yourself a hot coffee and sit back on your comfiest couch, it’s time to share your living room with our favourite Aussie authors.

While Covid restrictions require Wellington Shire Council libraries to be closed for face-to-face operations, independent book retailer Readings is offering up a virtual calendar of events, which is overflowing with conversations and book launches, featuring some of Australia’s best-known and fast-emerging authors.

Register now for author and broadcaster Richard Fidler, who on August 24 will introduce his new book The Golden Maze, a biography of Prague inspired by his experience of the city’s 1989 Velvet Revolution.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall said online author events were a great way to keep community conversations flowing.

“While our libraries can’t host in-person events with popular writers at the moment due to Covid restrictions, connecting with a favourite writer on Zoom helps us all stay positive in these tough times,” Cr Hall said.

If lockdown-life has you hankering for new ideas for dinner, cook and food writer Hetty McKinnon is in conversation about her new recipe book To Asia, With Love.She will be talking about Asian cooking trends with journalist Lee Tran Lam on September 29.

And kids, get your thinking caps on. Children’s authors Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are asking youngsters to send in their best questions for a special event on October 20 as they launch the latest in their Tree house series of books for young readers.

To register for these events and more, visit

And remember, Wellington Shire Council’s Click and Deliver program allows you to order a delivery of books from your local library.

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