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Book launch, Sydney, 29 October 2015

Louise Katz’s new novel The Orchid Nursery was launched by writer Jane Sloan, whose short stories have been published in Southerly and Island magazine, and anthologised in the Picador New Writing series.

Our special guest for the evening was singer Nadya Golski performing a song from the book, accompanied by Ginette Carrard on percussion flute. Videos of the event are available on YouTube at the links below:

Louise reading the passage where Mica encounters the Hag

Performance: "Gonna take up my burden (far from the riverside)"

Date: Thursday, 29 October 2015
Time: 6.30 pm until 8 pm
Level 2, The Forresters pub, 336 Riley Street (cnr Foveaux Street), Surry Hills

Outspoken, Maleny, 15 October 2015


Paul Williams, author of Cokcraco, and Magda Szubanski in conversation with local author Steven Lang. More information http://www.outspokenmaleny.com/upcomingevents/

Date: Thursday, 15 October 2015
Time: 6.00 for 6.30 pm
Maleny Community Centre
Cost: $18 / $12 (students)
To Maleny Bookshop on 5494 3666

In conversation with Eva Novy, 8 October 2015

Darling, impossible!

From Hungarian family secrets to spicy Iraqi tales, these delightful young local authors talk about their personal Jewish heritage that both drove them to write two very different books. Join us at Waverley Library for: 

In conversaton with authors Eva Novy and Elana Benjamin facilitated by Susan Bures AM


Thursday 8 October 2015


7:00 pm to 8 .30 pm

Venue: Theatrette, Level 1, Waverley Library,  32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction

Free but bookings essential

RSVP:  Book online here

Read more: In conversation with Eva Novy, 8 October 2015

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, 29-30 August 2015

Eva Novy, author of Darling, impossible! (published October 2014) has been invited to participate in the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival 2015. The SJWF eatures writers from around Australia and overseas who identify as Jewish or who write on Jewish themes.


Sunday 30 August 2015


5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Venue: Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction

Entry to single sessions are $25 ($15 concession)
See the SJWF website for a range of day pass options.

Bookings:  http://www.encounters.edu.au/SJWF/Buy-Tickets/Buy-Tickets-2015

Read more: Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, 29-30 August 2015

Speculative Fiction Festival 2015, Sydney, 18 July 2015

Louise Katz, author of The Orchid Nursery (forthcoming 2015) and multiple Aurealis Award-winner, is among the panellists at the Speculative Fiction Festival 2015, hosted by the NSW Writers' Centre and organised by Cat Sparks. Louise is among a select group of authors, editors, publishers and academics sharing insights and discussing aspects of all the genre of speculative fiction has to offer. 

Date: Saturday, 18 July 2015
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
NSW Writers' Centre, Garry Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Rozelle
Cost: $90  / $60 members / $50 conc. members


Read more: Speculative Fiction Festival 2015, Sydney, 18 July 2015

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