Melbourne Writers Festival in Glen Eira

 

Return to Moscow

In conversation with Tony Kevin

Monday 28 August

7pm – 8pm

Glen Eira City Council —Theatrette

Tony_Kevin_-_Image_Credit_-_Peter_Hyslop_Small.jpgReturn_to_Moscow_Book_Cover_Small.jpg

Forty-eight years ago, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off with his family on his first diplomatic posting, to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. In the Russian winter of 2016 he returns alone, a private citizen aged 73. What will he find? How has Russia changed since those grim Soviet days? 

Join Tony Kevin in conversation with Bob Sessions, as he discusses his new book Return to Moscow where he invites readers to see this great nation anew: to explore with him the complex roots of Russian national identity and values, drawing on its traumatic recent seventy-year Soviet Communist past and its momentous thousand-year history as a great Orthodox Christian nation that has both loved and feared ‘the West’, and which the West has loved and feared back in equal measure.

Tony Kevin served in the Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister’s departments over a 30-year period, and was Australia’s ambassador to Poland and Cambodia. His books, which have won numerous awards, include A Certain Maritime Incident: the sinking of SIEV X, Walking the Camino, Crunch Time, and Reluctant Rescuers.

Robert Sessions is the Chair of the Course Advisory Committee for the Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing at RMIT University, and is a board member of the Australian Film Institute, Australian Book Review and MWF. He has been managing editor and publishing director of Penguin Books, as well as publishing director of Thomas Nelson Australia. Over the last 20 years, Sessions has published a wide range of books for adults and children.

 

Bookings essential. Bookings open 31 July. Book here*. Free event.  

*By accessing this link you will be leaving the Glen Eira City Council’s website. Any transaction made through the TryBooking website is subject to the terms and conditions of use of that site. Glen Eira City Council accepts no responsibility for any payment or other usage made of the TryBooking site and is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from use of that site.

 

  

How I write

with Rebecca Lim 

Sunday 27 August     

2pm – 3pm

Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room

RebeccaLim-credit-EugeniaLim.jpgLim_Rebecca_-_The_Astrologers_Daughter.jpg

Join acclaimed author of young adult books Rebecca Lim as she provides audiences with a first-hand insight into her acclaimed books including The Astrologer’s Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015) and Afterlight – all the while providing some key tips and tricks of her writing process. 

Rebecca Lim is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia, with a background in commercial law.  Shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Aurealis Award and Davitt Award for best YA, Rebecca’s work has also been longlisted for the Gold Inky Award, the David Gemmell Legend Award and the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Award for Older Readers. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish.

Bookings essential.

*By accessing this link you will be leaving the Glen Eira City Council’s website. Any transaction made through the TryBooking website is subject to the terms and conditions of use of that site. Glen Eira City Council accepts no responsibility for any payment or other usage made of the TryBooking site and is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from use of that site.