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1st steps in beekeeping


a presentation by mike rubbo - travels with my art

 A successful prize-winning documentary filmmaker, painter and author, Mike Rubbo shares his love of stories, art and nature.

10.30am Wednesday 29th August 2018 

Meeting Room, Port Macquarie Library

 RSVP 6581 8755 or

Travels with my Art

Inspired by a Van Gough retrospective in New York, Mike sets himself a test… paint 30 Van Gough inspired oils for a film and write a story.

During his successful quest Mike finds, like Vincent, that he loves painting outside, the wind tugging his canvas and the bugs  landing in his sticky paint.











Author visit with Donna cameron


Originally an actress, debut novelist D. M. Cameron is an AWGIE nominated radio dramatist, award-winning playwright and celebrated short film writer. She received funding to begin work on her first novel and was then selected for a Varuna Litlink residency to further develop this initial draft into what became Beneath the Mother Tree.


Join us for afternoon tea with author Donna Cameron

2-3pm Thursday 9th August

Meeting Room, Port Macquarie Library

RSVP 6581 8755 or


 Beneath the Mother Tree : A spine-chilling mystery and contemporary love story, which plays out in a unique and wild Australian setting, interweaving Indigenous history and Irish mythology.


locals talk ~ celebrating death & dying 

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Soup & Stories @ Port Library

You are invited to Soup and Stories with Hayley Lawrence on Wednesday 22nd August at 6pm at Port Macquarie Library.  Bookings 6581 8755

This year’s Book Week theme is Find Your Treasure and we have found a local treasure who has kindly agreed to meet with us.  Hayley will share her inspirations, ideas and enthusiasm about being an author and writing about difficult topics.

Hayley has a lifelong passion for words and stories.  She is currently working on her third novel.  Tonight we will hear about INSIDE THE TIGER.

I started my first novel at eighteen and in my early twenties, my mum funded a John Marsden writers' retreat at the beautiful Tye Estate which changed my life. It was there that I found my clan. The place I fitted in this crazy, busy world. People who understood characters who walked onto your page and chattered incessantly in your thoughts.

INSIDE THE TIGER is about a teenage girl who writes to a death row prisoner in Thailand and falls for him, destroying them both. It’s a powerful novel dealing with life, loss and redemptive power of love.

She only meant to write to a death row prisoner.

She never meant to fall for him.

Micah Rawlinson is a boy with a terrible past and no future.

Will Bel have to choose between him and those she loves at home?  

Whatever happens, none of them will ever be the same . . .

Hayley’s own experience writing to and visiting a death row prisoner in Thailand, was the inspiration for this story.  Published by Penguin Random House and hitting bookstores in a matter of weeks, INSIDE THE TIGER was shortlisted for the Vogel Award in 2017 and won a Litlink Residency in 2016 and a PIP Fellowship in 2017 at Varuna, the Writers' Centre.

I've been writing since I was a young child, and I hope to write until the day I no longer can.  -  Hayley