Explore the Homeland at Kawana Library
Rising Queensland author, Betty Birskys, will discuss her fictional memoir, Homeland, on Monday June 20 at 2pm at the Kawana Library [Nanyima Street, Buddina].
Caloundra City Mayor, Don Aldous, said the talk will provide residents and visitors a unique opportunity to meet one of the City's emerging talents, whose work has been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Manuscript of an Emerging Queensland Author.
"Betty's manuscript explores cross-cultural marriage and migrant life in Australia from a Lithuanian perspective," Cr Aldous said.
Specifically, Homeland examines the Lithuanian community in Brisbane, a small ethnic group about whom very little has been written.
Birskys' novel - a personal and poignant story - is relayed in a family memoir format and tells a familiar but largely untold urban story.
Betty's talk is being held in conjunction with World Refugee Day, a day celebrated around the world each year as a salute to the courage of the world's refugees.
Bookings for this talk are essential, so please phone Kawana Library on 5444 8022 to reserve your spot. Afternoon tea will be provided.
The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards - introduced in 1999 by Premier Peter Beattie - are designed to not only promote professional and aspiring Australian authors but also provide financial assistance to help them produce high-quality work.
Contact Caloundra City Council on:
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Post: PO Box 117 Caloundra 4551 Qld Australia
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