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Grab a bargain at the Wakefield Press Christmas Book Fair on Friday 13 - Sunday 15 December. Boatloads of bargains, with books from $2! A book launch, author talks, publishing advice, kid's corner, gift-wrapping by St Vincent de Paul, great prizes to be one and much more. Free entry!

Friday 13 December
9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Saturday 14 December
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday 15 December
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Don Pyatt Hall
Norwood Town Hall
Entrance off George Street

friday 13 december
9.00 am – Doors open
We’re kicking off our Christmas Book Fair with boatloads of
bargain books for sale, starting at $2! Gift-wrapping will be available
by volunteers from St Vincent de Paul. Open all day!
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm – Book launch
Marking 50 years since his attack by a great white shark, join us for the
launch of Rodney Fox’s autobiography, Sharks, the Sea and Me, which
will be launched by Brian Nadilo, former Mayor of the City of Holdfast
Bay. Wines served courtesy of Fox Creek Wines, with nibbles provided.
RSVP to:
saturday 14 december
9.00 am – Doors open
11.00 am – Michael Bollen
With over twenty years’ industry experience under his belt,
Michael Bollen, publisher and director of Wakefield Press, has
plenty of wisdom to impart. Come armed with your questions!
This is your opportunity to get the inside scoop on what’s happening
in the industry, and find out about the process of publishing.
12.00 pm – Jude Aquilina
Well-known local poet Jude Aquilina recently edited Tadpoles in
the Torrens: Poems for young readers, a book alive with people,
places and creatures from our everyday lives, from the quirky
imaginations of some of South Australia’s best children’s writers.
Poems are happening all around us, and Jude will inspire you to
write a poem of your own – it really is a lot of fun.
1.00 pm – Lisa Fabry
Lisa Fabry’s two great passions in life – food and yoga – led her to the
‘divine vegan’ concept, a way of combining practical food choices with
ethical, moral and spiritual awareness. Lisa’s cookbook Divine Vegan
Desserts, now published in the UK and Germany, aims to redeem the
reputation of dessert, proving that it can be both wholesome and delicious.
2.00 pm – Derek Pedley
Derek Pedley is engaged in the dark art of daily news production at the
Advertiser and Adelaide Now. Beyond the past-paced daily news cycle, he
investigates intriguing criminals whose stories are not so easily told. His
book Dead by Friday: How lust and greed led to murder in the
suburbs scooped him an award at this year’s SA Press Club Awards, and
was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards for Best True Crime. He believes
the best stories are the ones that are hardest to pin down.
3.00 pm – Valerie Volk
In her latest book, Passion Play: The Oberammergau tales, inspired
by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Valerie Volk asks us what a politician, a
cooking contest winner, a troubled clergyman, a much-married socialite,
and a TV evangelist could possibly have in common. Why do they (and half
a million others) travel to Oberammergau, the small German village that
has staged a Passion Play every tenth year since 1634?
5.00 pm – Close
sunday 15 december
10.00 am – Doors open
11.00 am – Bruce Munday
Beautiful stone was nature’s gift to South Australia, and an irresistible
building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or
with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all
these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them?
Bruce Munday, author of Those Dry-stone Walls, will tell the stories
behind these walls, and inspire you to start building your own.
12.00 pm – Margaret Merrilees
Winner of the Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at 2012
Adelaide Writers’ Week, Margaret Merrilees’ novel The First Week
tells the story of Marian, whose son shoots dead two people in Perth
for no apparent reason. So commences a journey from the country to
the city and back again – a week that will change Marian’s life forever.
Margaret’s idiosyncratic essays, which combine fiction, history and social
commentary, have appeared in Meanjin, Island, Wet Ink and Griffith Review.
1.00 pm – Michael Bollen
Publisher, Wakefield Press
2.00 pm – Rodney Fox
In the summer of 1963, Rodney Fox became famous when he survived
a brutal shark attack off a suburban beach. Gathering his courage he
returned to the sea, determined to make his living there. He fished for
abalone and built the first shark cage. Hollywood came calling. Over
five decades Rodney has led hundreds of expeditions to introduce
filmmakers, scientists, shark researchers and tourists to one of the
world’s great adventures – each endeavour adding grand stories
to an exciting life, told in Sharks, the Sea and Me.
3.00 pm – Sharon Kernot
Sharon Kernot’s first published novel Underground Road tells the
story of residents of a single street whose ordinary lives – encompassing
addiction and domestic violence, quiet achievements, small acts of
kindness, and treachery – intertwine, as tension grows to a shattering
climax. Sharon worked for many years as a community support worker
in a child protection agency in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, from which
she drew inspiration for her book.
5.00 pm – Close
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Instagram: @WakefieldPress
Official event hashtag: #christmasbookfair
Talks will be approximately 10 minutes, plus questions and answers

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