Mark O’Flynn in conversation

Award winning local author, playwright and poet Mark O’Flynn will be in conversation with Olivia O’Flynn talking about his new book of short stories ‘Dental Tourism‘ at Megalong Books, Leura.

Carmel Bird, one of Australia’s most respected writers, comments on Mark’s new book “The stand-alone stories, ending with a comment on the ‘‘cruelty and craziness’’ of the world, swing confidently between a certain amount of torture and a measure of music, seasoned with some levity and sharp-eyed satire.”

Sunday March 8th 2020
Time: 6 pm for 6:30
Where: Megalong Books Leura

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Sylvia Martin is the author of three biographies about women neglected in Australian literary and cultural history.

Sylvia will be discussing her newly published autobiography ‘Sky Swimming‘ with author, academic and writing mentor at Varuna, The Writers’ House Dr.Carol Major.

The reflections in Sky Swimming can be read as meditations on the enigmas of love, family, ageing, memory, home and belonging.

Please join us for this celebration of Sylvia’s beautiful memoir on Saturday 22nd February at 6 for 6.30pm , the cost is $10 ,bookings are essential due to limited seating.

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An Evening with Matthew Evans


Megalong Books in conjunction with Silk’s Brasserie in Leura will be
holding a literary dinner with renowned Tasmanian chef, farmer and author Matthew Evans on Tuesday the 29th October at 7pm to celebrate Matthew’s new book The Commons. The cost will be $80 pp for 3 course set menu plus drinks.

In The Commons, a book inspired by the hit SBS television show Gourmet
Farmer, chef and writer Matthew Evans captures Fat Pig Farm’s year of growing, cooking and feasting. Part how-to, part journal, part cookbook (with more than 100 recipes), The Commons rejoices the seasons and transforming good produce into remarkable dishes.

All bookings through Stewart Robinson at Silk’s Brasserie on 47842534 or . The Commons and a selection of Matthew’s other books will be for sale on the night.

An Evening with Mary Moody

We are happy to be presenting, as a part of the From The Brink Festival, an evening with Mary Moody, Monday 14th October, discussing her new book “The Accidental Tour Guide”.

Mary Moody’s bestselling memoirs about her adventures in France, Au Revoir and Last Tango in Toulouse, inspired thousands of women. The Accidental Tour Guide completes the circle by sharing another major turning point in her life.

When Mary loses her beloved husband, her world is turned upside down. Part of her journey to reignite her passion for living is to boldly go where she has never been before – in her travels and in her everyday life.

A powerful, moving and inspiring true story about how to rebuild your life without the people who matter most.

Tickets are $10 and available online and in-store at Megalong Books.

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An Evening with Angela Wales

Join us September 7th for an evening with Angela Wales discussing her book ‘Barefoot in the Bindis‘.

Filled with drama and hilarity, joy and back-breaking toil, Barefoot in the Bindis portrays a childhood spent in the bush, and is a sensational picture of Australia past.

Tickets are $10 and are available online or in-store.

Saturday Sept 7th at Megalong Books

6:15 pm for a 6:30 start

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An Evening with Todd Alexander

Ten years ago Todd Alexander and his partner Jeff had a successful and comfortable life in the city, but felt that something was missing. A trip to the Barossa Valley made them realise that there was a different and much more rewarding life to be had away from the city, on the land.
Once I was the poster boy for corporate success, but now I’m crashing through the bush in a storm in search of a missing pig. How the hell did we end up here? Needless to say it took guts, determination and a lot of hard work.Todd’s new memoir Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga tells this story.

Come and hear Todd entertain and inspire you with his humorous and heartfelt account of his tree-change at:

Megalong Books

Sunday the 7th July at 6.30pm.

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An Evening with Adrian d’Hagé

Adrian d'Hagé

Join us for an evening with Adrian d’Hagé – soldier, scientist and theologian, often referred to as Australia’s “Indiana Jones”.
No stranger to adventure, he has fought in the jungles of Vietnam, where he was awarded the Military Cross, oversaw military planning for the security of the Sydney Olympics and his degrees in chemistry (including wine chemistry) have given him a deep insight into horror scenarios like the weaponising of Ebola and attacks on nuclear facilities.
d’Hagé researches his novels in the far flung corners of the globe and his latest book The Russian Affair is no exception.

Tickets are $10 and available online and in-store at Megalong Books.

When: June 8 at Megalong Books – 6:15 pm for a 6:30 start.

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Event: Meg Keneally in conversation.

Join Meg Keneally in coversation with Kate Fagan at Megalong Books Saturday May 11 at 6:30pm.
Meg’s debut solo novel Fled is an epic, well-researched and beautifully written historical adventure based on the extraordinary life of convict Mary Bryant, the only female convict to successfully escape the colony.
Meg is known for the bestselling Monsarrat series written with her father, Booker Prize winning author Tom Keneally.

Tickets are $10 and available online and in-store at Megalong Books.

EVENT: A Basket By The Door – Sophie Hansen

Join us for an evening with Sophie Hansen, creator of My Open Kitchen podcast, in conversation with Susie Rix, founder of the Blue Mountains Edible Gardens Trail, about her beautiful new recipe book, A Basket By The Door and fostering connection and community.

When: Saturday 6th April 
Time: 6pm for a 6:30 start
Where: Megalong Books 183 The Mall Leura
Refreshments Provided

Sophie has been awarded Australian Rural Woman of the Year in recognition of her commitment to rural communities. She believes in simple, tasty and seasonal food made with love and shared generously.

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