Monday, 4 July 2022

Upcoming author and ‘Living Book’ talks at Library

Next week, locals have the chance to hear from two very different, but equally talented men at the Swan Hill Regional Library.

On Wednesday, 2 May, author Roland Perry and ‘Living Book’ Graham Wontner will guest speak at the library.

Roland Perry is Australia’s best-selling nonfiction author.

Having written 30 books in a wide range of genres including biography, politics, espionage, history, sport and fiction, many of his books have become bestsellers, including Horrie the War Dog, Bill the Bastard, Bradman’s Invincibles, The Changi Brownlow, The Australian Light Horse and Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War.

Honoured with an OAM for services to literature, Roland is also Monash University’s writer-in-residence, lecturing on all aspects of writing and Australian history and renowned for titles such as Changi Brownlow, Horrie, Monash, Keith Miller, Bradman and Celeste.

Graham Wontner is a Lake Boga local with a fascinating past.

Born in East Africa, educated in England and now a retired civil engineer, Graham worked on East African Railways in the early 1970s before eventually making Australia his home.

He helped build a crucial railway port on Lake Victoria and had some funny encounters with the African wildlife, including a very friendly bull elephant.

During his time in East Africa he also lived through some darker moments, including the atrocities he witnessed and having his own life threatened as Idi Amin’s regime took hold of Uganda.

Don’t miss the chance to hear from these incredibly talented and engaging speakers.

Who: Roland Perry
When: Wednesday, 2 May at 7.00pm
Where: Swan Hill Regional Library
Cost: Free
Who: Graham Wontner
When: Wednesday, 7 May at 2.30pm
Where: Swan Hill Regional Library
Cost: Free

Light refreshments will provided at both events. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling the Swan Hill Library on 5036 2480.

This post has been syndicated from the Swan Hill Rural City Council website and was correct at the time of posting. Read the original post here: Upcoming author and ‘Living Book’ talks at Library

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