Friday 28 August!
Book Signing: 3.30 pm
To celebrate the launch of The 65-Storey Treehouse, Andy will be at the The Sun Theatre on Friday 28 August from 3.30 pm. No bookings needed, just come along and get your book signed.
Book Launch: Two Futures
Tuesday 1 September
To celebrate the release of their book Two Futures, member for Gellibrand Tim Watts and member for Hotham Clare O'Neil will be in conversation with ex-Attorney General Nicola Roxon at The Sun Theatre.
What will Australia be like in 2040?
Will society be more unequal, the fair go long gone? What will drive economic growth? Will our democracy become ever more fractious, or can we revitalise it? And how should we respond to the Digital Revolution, climate change and regional instability?
Too often these questions get churned up in the spin cycle of daily politics. But they’re central to Australia’s future—and they’re urgent.
In this agenda-setting book, two young parliamentarians take the long view. They identify the dramatic changes looming on the horizon and outline creative ideas for tackling them. Fact-driven and progressive, optimistic and impassioned, Two Futures begins the debate about the decades ahead that we need to have.
Free event, but please book your place. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9689 0661.
Bookclub: All The Light We Cannot See
Wednesday 26 August at 8.00pm
We will be reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorise it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialised tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work.
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The Text Factors Sun Sessions
We’re really excited to be hosting a new concept in reading at The Sun – The Text Factor’s Guided Book Club hosted by local poet and tertiary teacher Rose Lucas. Rose will take us through a series of great books in facilitated discussions. Some of the books are selected from this year’s VCE English lists and so will be of particular interest to parents and students alike. All the books will appeal to every reader who is looking both for some pointers and to have informed, lively discussion around some of literature’s - and life’s – big questions.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
Wednesday 2 September, The Sun Theatre, 7.30-9.00 p.m.
$25 per session. 10% discount on the book for everyone.
Bookings at www.thetextfactor.com.au