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24 Jun 2024 Recent Events
BOOK LAUNCH – A huge welcome to Sarah Rose, launching her beautiful book ABC Disability with cupcakes, sparkling wine and fun for the kids from 3pm Sunday 30 June. Come down, support his gorgeous
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The Forbidden Journal of Rufus Rumble [7-11 year olds]

We are super excited to welcome Avalon local and debut author Nick Long for an afternoon of storytelling fun and waffles. The Forbidden Journal of Rufus Rumble is a funny space adventure for 7-11
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Harrower and Hazzard: The Letters

‘Vital, compelling, terrifying, revelatory — and a literary pleasure in its own right.’ — Anna Funder Join us to discuss ‘Hazzard and Harrower: The Letters’ – an extraordinary collection of writing from two of
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Thunderhead: Miranda Darling in conversation with Jo Yeldham

Miranda Darling joins us, in conversation with Bookoccino’s Jo Yeldham, to discuss Thunderhead, her black comedy about one woman’s struggle to be free. On the outside, Winona is a seemingly unremarkable young mother: unobtrusive,
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Book signing with Jennifer Croft

MEET JENNIFER CROFT SATURDAY 25 MAY Versatile author, critic, translator. Recipient of the Man Booker International Prize for her translation from Polish of Olga Tokarczuk novel Flights. Founder of The Buenos Aires Review. The
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Mother’s Day Lunch with Annabelle Hickson

ABOUT Join us for a gorgeous lunch party, celebrating Motherhood, creativity and our beautiful country with Galah magazine founder Annabelle Hickson. Meet her contributing cast of flower-growers, artists, photographers and farmers from regional Australia
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[SOLD OUT] The Art of Longevity with Rod Perez

ABOUT Join us for an exclusive book signing with Rod Perez, author of The Art of Longevity and the founder of Holistic Pro Health. Rod is a Sports Scientist, CHEK Practitioner and all round
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[SOLD OUT] Modern Heritage

15 Apr 2024 Recent Events
Join us at the beautiful heritage home Hy Brasil for an afternoon discussion on interwar architecture and conservation. Our guest is Professor Cameron Bruhn, CEO of The Australian Institute of Architects, former Dean and Head
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French Lessons

15 Apr 2024 Recent Events
ABOUT A voyage to the heart of France, to learn language and culture in a fun, immersive and delicious style. Enrolment is limited to 16 people. We meet at Bookoccino, from 5.30 – 8.00pm,
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An evening with David Brooks

04 Mar 2024 Recent Events
The Other Side of Daylight: An evening with David Brooks Join us for an evening of poetry and conversation with renowned Australian poet David Brooks. David is the author of five collections of poetry
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“Peinao – A Greek Feast for All” lunch event with twins Helena and Vikki Moursellas

Discover the joy that comes from gathering around a table filled with delicious, soulful dishes made with love. Raised in their Yiayia’s kitchen, identical twins Helena and Vikki Moursellas are passionate lovers of Greek
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[SOLD OUT] Poetry, Music and Magic

10 Feb 2024 Recent Events
Join us for an inspiring evening of poetry and musical performances by distinguished artists, and a conversation about the magical power of these art forms to transform our states of mind. Poets: Judith Beveridge,
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[SOLD OUT] Kathy Lette – “The Revenge Club”

07 Feb 2024 Recent Events
  We cannot think of a better way to celebrate International Women’s Week than a summery evening on Pittwater with the uproariously funny Kathy Lette. In The Revenge Club, a group of girlfriends get
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What are the consequences of blowing the whistle on unethical and illegal conduct? When he was an Army lawyer, David McBride, author of The Nature of Honour provided documents to the ABC regarding war
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[SOLD OUT] Julia Baird – “Bright Shining: How Grace Changes Everything”

05 Dec 2023 Recent Events
Join us for an inspiring and uplifting evening with Julia Baird, to talk about her new book, Bright Shining: How Grace Changes Everything. A host of ABC’s The Drum, and bestselling author of Queen
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