Following the former Brisbane Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson’s talk, two more of Brisbane’s favourite speakers will be speaking at some iconic Newstead locations in a series of evening talks from November through December. Presented by Aveo Newstead these free talks will showcase this beautiful area and her iconic buildings both modern and heritage.
On November 6 from 5:30 – 7pm Queensland’s favourite columnist Frances Whiting will speak at the High Church, Fortitude Valley. Frances has taken the whole country on a journey through her weekly columns in the Sunday Mail detailing love, laughter, loss and triumph. Her beautiful novel ‘Walking on Trampolines’ is a must read and has now been published in 9 countries. She is also Mum to two superb children and wife to the luckiest man in Australia, husband John.
Lastly on December 3 from 5:30 – 7pm at Light Street in Fortitude Valley, journalist and author Hugh Lunn will tell us of his amazing journey from Walkley Award winning journalist in the ‘70’s to author of his Brisbane memoir ‘Over the Top with Jim’. This memoir became Australia’s all-time best-selling childhood memoir and Hugh adapted it for the stage for the first ever Brisbane Festival which from there it toured the state. This Queensland Icon has won the AGE book of the year prize for literature with his work ‘ Vietnam: A Reporter’s War ‘. Hugh has also been immortalised in sandstone by sculptor Rhyl Hinwood at the University of Queensland. To see and hear from the real Hugh –master storyteller- head along to Light Street in December.
This series of talks from well-loved and multi talented Queenslanders is free but to RSVP you can call 13 28 36 or click here.
Freelance writer, wife and mother of three sons, occasional supply teacher and aspiring romance author, Michelle Beesley can be most often found in a coffee shop chatting with friends or beside a rugby field cheering on her favourite teams.
Michelle is a prolific—albeit reluctant—traveller, keen walker, bookworm and yoga enthusiast who loves anything pink or sparkly (including champagne!).