Kiama Conversation Hour

Online author events

Kiama Conversation Hour Logo orangeEnjoy an interactive live author experience from the comfort of your own home. Over the next few months Kiama Library, in conjunction with NSW Public Libraries, is presenting a series of free online author events via Zoom. When you sign up to attend you will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the seminar, but you won’t be seen by the speakers or the other participants, so you can relax in your most comfortable clothes and enjoy your favourite beverage while you watch. 

If you're new to Zoom, visit Zoom to get started or contact the library for assistance. 

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General Sir Peter Cosgrove Live Online, Monday 30 November 7-8 pm

Photo of Peter Cosgrove and his book Proudly presenting General Sir Peter Cosgrove in conversation with Richard Glover, discussing his new memoir You Shouldn’t Have Joined.

You Shouldn’t Have Joined is the memoir of Cosgrove's extraordinarily full and eventful life, covering some of his military life, whilst also allowing us an incredible insight into the role and world of Australia’s Governor General. Every step of his journey has been accompanied by his wife Lynne – who is very much part of his story.

Book online (bookings are essential to receive your Zoom invitation). 


Mary Li Live Online, Thursday 10 December 6.30-7.30 pm

Black and white photo of author Mary Li wearing a white sleeveless shirt and colour photo of her book overlayedMillions fell in love with Li Cunxin's memoir 'Mao's Last Dancer'. Finally, here is Mary's story ...

Australian ballerina Mary Li's powerful and uplifting memoir is about chasing an impossible dream and sacrificing one’s own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion – and the highly anticipated sequel to one of the world’s most beloved books.

Book online (bookings are essential to receive your Zoom invitation).


Kiama Conversation Hour live events

Kiama Conversation Hour is Kiama Library's series of short talks about books and interesting topics, held at the library and other venues around town. 

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Kiama Conversation Hour events have included dinner with Chris Hammer at the Sebel Harbourside, morning tea at 3 Brothers Dining with historical fiction author Victoria Purman, an evening with Holly Throsby at Crooked River Winery, after-work drinks and canapes with author and comedian Jessica Dettmann, a talk on 'Birds in the Backyard' at the library with Holly Parsons, tea and scones hosted by the Jameroo CWA with rural romance author Tricia Stringer, and more ...

Stay tuned for more exciting events - you never know where we'll pop up next!


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