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19 Jan 2021

Short story workshop

What's your story? If you're a young writer aged 13-17, come along to Kiama Library for a short story clinic with 'Australia's master of literary darkness', celebrated author Alan Baxter.

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Explore Kiama’s Past

Delve into our rich historical collection of images, documents and oral histories from the Kiama area.

Explore Kiama's Past is an exciting new digital platform with powerful search and discovery capabilities to enable you to get the most out of our collections.

Remembering Charmian Clift Walking Tour

Our most recent walking tour app guides you to the many places in Kiama that influenced Charmian Clift - one of Kiama's, and indeed Australia's, most famous writers. Charmian was born in Kiama in 1923, and went on to become a prize-winning writer, literary collaborator with husband George Johnston, and one of the most influential newspaper columnists in Australia in the 1960s. The app guides you to 12 locations that influenced her writings, and includes audio readings from Charmian's works that are related to that particular stop.