Public libraries I have loved

Our public libraries are some of Australia’s best loved social institutions.  Writer Tracey Farr reminded an audience at the Perth Writers Festival about the importance of local public libraries. She recalled going to the old Cottesloe library as a child.

The State Library of Western Australia  is too often taken for granted, in spite the the service it provides. I, for one, am very grateful for a life-changing library experience.

Libraries

Libraries

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Rereading favourite books (PWF)

Rereading favourite books is a joy for many people. We not only reconnect with favourite authors and characters. In a way we also reconnect with younger ourselves. Many writers also think rereading favourite books is a necessity.

Enid Blyton once a famous children's writer

Enid Blyton once a famous children’s writer

These were among the points made during a session which I thoroughly enjoyed at the Perth Writers Festival (PWF) 2016. Authors Tracey Farr, Debra Adelaide and Peter Rose discussed ‘A Reader’s Life’ with Sarah McNeil. Continue reading