Meet your local authors

Dieter Luske. Photo by Keer Moriarty
Dieter Luske. Photo by Keer Moriarty

In the lead-up to Mothers’ Day Canungra Books and Art is hosting a ‘local authors event’ on Sunday 7 May from 10.30am to 1pm in the shop courtyard.

A very talented group of authors will be showcasing their books with the opportunity to chat to them about their stories and buy their books, either for a lovely Mothers’ Day present or just great reads for the avid reader with the opportunity to support a local author.

The bookshop will also provide a range of Mothers’ Day gift ideas, many by local artisans including felted and fabric journals and prints of local scenery and wildlife by local artists.

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Authors attending include:

Paula Peeters

Paula Peeters an ecologist, artist and writer based in Beechmont who has recently released her latest book ‘A Walk in the mountain forests: My nature journal of Binna Burra, Beechmont and Beyond’ which has been flying off the shelves;

Gillian Wells of Boonah, who has had three books ‘Alone’, ‘Consequences’ and her latest book ‘Lost’ all nominated for the Miles Franklin.  All her novels feature strong women but with very different stories and several stories are set in Boonah or outback areas;

Richard Groom, who recently released his book ‘The View Through the Windscreen: to Binna Burra and Beyond’ – a great window into the history of Binna Burra and Richard’s personal life journey;

Marisa Parker who has released two award-winning books ‘Goodbye to Italia’ and ‘Ciao! We’re in Africa’ – celebrating the life and journey of her Italian parents and their many struggles from Italy to Africa;

Dieter Luske with his hot off the press memoir ‘It Happened in the Seventies’, an intriguing story of personal risk-taking, self-discovery and profound change;

Marji Hill
Marji Hill

Marji Hill, author of more than 70 books, focussed on promoting understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, including her recent books ‘First People Then and Now’ and ‘Australian Aboriginal History’

It will be a lovely opportunity to chat to these wonderful authors and find out more.

Books by other local authors who are unable to attend on the day will also be available. 

For more information and details on each author and their books visit the Canungra Books and Art Facebook page for more updates or contact bookshop owner Jan McGregor on 0418 792-161.  

The event will be outdoors in front of the shop and postponed if weather is wet.