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Sharyn Munro – Author Visit – Stories behind the storyteller

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February 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday February 14, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Please join us on Tuesday 14th February at 10.30am in our Port Macquarie Library for an author visit with Sharyn Munro. Sharyn will read stories from her new release Peeping though my fingers.

Sharyn is an author, award-winning short-story writer, essayist, public speaker and ‘literary activist’. Her three non-fiction books are ‘The Woman on the Mountain’ (Exisle 2007), ‘Mountain Tails’ (Exisle 2009), and ‘Rich Land, Wasteland’ (Pan Macmillan/Exisle 2012). She lived alone for years in a solar-powered mudbrick cabin on her remote NSW mountain wildlife refuge, where her first two books were set. Now she lives on the NSW mid north coast.

Her favourite genre is the short story, and hers have won many awards, including first prizes nationally as in the Alan Marshall Award and the Boroondara. She received the 2014 NSW Nature Conservation Council’s Dunphy Award for ‘The most outstanding environmental effort of an individual’. Her website, www.sharynmunro.com, houses her ongoing nature blog, background information, and her books.

Peeping through my fingers

Glimpses of childhood, old age and the dangerous bits in between.

Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but always perceptive, these short stories by The Woman on the Mountain, Sharyn Munro, will delight readers as she turns from observing her wild animal neighbours to write about her fellow humans in their hopeful stumble through time —“life”.

This collection of fictional stories is linked by short commentaries on her own evolving life, as candid as her readers have come to expect. Many of these stories are award-winners, but previously only available in literary journals or anthologies, so are here brought together for the first time.

It was said that reading The Woman on the Mountain might change your life; reading Peeping through my fingers will surely enhance it, as the stories and stages ring memorably true.

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Port Macquarie Library
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Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
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Phone:
6581 8755

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