The Bayside Literary Festival is on again this year with a great range of authors speaking. In addition to our own event with Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, some of the authors I am looking forward to hearing are:
Tim is the CEO of World Vision Australia, and will share some of the stories from his book Hope - stories that he has encountered, often in everyday life, but also in the most dramatic of circumstances.
Jill Stark, 1 p.m. Sunday 26 May, Beaumaris Library
Author of High Sobriety, Jill's book outlining her year of life without alcohol was featured on this month's The Book Club on ABC TV.
Jo's book Boomer and Me lets us into her life with her son, Leo who has Asperger's Syndrome. This is the bittersweet story of a twenty-first-century family and why being different isn't a disability - it just takes some getting used to.
Andy Griffiths, 2:30 p.m. 1 June, Beaumaris Library
I don't think I need to say anything about this popular children's book author, except get in quick as the event is filling fast.
You can book for these events at the festival website here: www.bayside.vic.gov.au/literaryfestival