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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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Book Launch: The Butterfly Collection by Joy Lock

05 Dec 2023 Recent Events
Joy Lock is an Avalon poet and painter. At 97 she continues to be a proliferate creative and a valued community member. She joins us on Monday 18th December from 5pm to celebrate the
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[SOLD OUT] China Night 2024

24 Nov 2023 Recent Events
China is Australia’s biggest trade partner AND biggest security anxiety. Prime Minister Albanese’s visit to China was the first by an Australian prime minister in seven years. President Biden and Xi Jinping met in
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[SOLD OUT] Dinner with Paul Bangay

Join us for special dinner with pre-eminent garden designer Paul Bangay.Paul’s new book A Life in Garden Design is his most personal yet, celebrating his lifelong love of nature, beauty and creativity.   Enjoy
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Richard Flanagan in conversation with Richard Fidler

Our dear friend Richard Flanagan returns to Bookoccino for Question 7, a love story infused with vibrant memories and remnant’s of the author’s life, from his father’s time as a Japanese POW to the
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Trent Dalton in conversation with Malcolm Knox

31 Oct 2023 Recent Events
Lola in the Mirror is Trent Dalton’s new novel. A powerful portrait of a young woman deciding between flight or fight, it is “is big, fast moving, blackly funny, violent, heartbreaking and ultimately beautiful”.
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[SOLD OUT] Killing For Country – David Marr in conversation with Marian Wilkinson

One of the country’s most respected investigative reporters, David Marr discovers that his forebears were members of the Native Police and involved in atrocities during Australia’s Frontier War. Killing for Country: A Family Story
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[SOLD OUT] Lunch with Belinda Jeffery

12 Oct 2023 Recent Events
Belinda Jeffery is one of Australia’s best loved cookery writers and teachers. It is our great pleasure to welcome her to Bookoccino for a special in-store lunch party. We will be serving favourite Belinda
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[SOLD OUT] The Teacher’s Pet – Hedley Thomas talks to Raymond Bonner about his new book

Be the first to hear The Teacher’s Pet podcast creator Hedley Thomas talk about his new book. He take us back to the scene of the crime to talk about the journey to justice
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[SOLD OUT] Menopause on the Beaches: An Evening with Dr Louise Newson

Bookoccino and Avalon Family Medical Practice are excited to welcome GP, and menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson to discuss her latest book, The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause. This will be followed
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