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City of Ballarat Community Magazine October 2009
Susan Duncan visit
Ballarat residents have the chance to meet author Susan Duncan next
Susan's best selling memoir, Salvation Creek won the 2007 Nielsen
BookData Booksellers Choice Award and was shortlisted for the
prestigious Dobbie Award which is part of the Nita B Kibble Awards for
Central Highland Regional Library Corporation and the Ballarat Library run
literary events through the year. They invited Susan to Ballarat because her
books, 'Salvation Creek' and 'The House at Salvation Creek' are very
popular with borrowers and bookclubs. Her latest book 'A Life on Pittwater'
is due to be released on Monday 2 November.
Readers of biographical books and those who are familiar with Susan's
work are expected to enjoy the event at the Ballarat Library on Wednesday
25 November at 6.30pm.
After a 25-year career spanning radio, newspaper and magazine
journalism, including editing two of Australia's top selling women's
magazines, The Australian Women's Weekly and New Idea, Susan Duncan
woke up one morning and chucked in her job. The decision followed the
deaths of her husband and brother. After struggling to begin again, she
finally found her own patch of paradise, but she was then diagnosed with
cancer. Today Susan lives with her second husband, Bob, on the shores of
Pittwater at Tarrangaua, the beautiful home built for poet Dorothea
Mackellar in 1925.
To book for this event contact the Ballarat Library on 5332 2615 or email
email@example.com Admission is by gold coin donation.
Events in brief
4 ELEMENTS OF ART
Visitors to the Art Gallery of Ballarat will have an opportunity to reflect on
environmental issues as they walk through the display of Australian art.
The Gallery has just launched "4 Elements in ART", an environmental trail
which identifies works on the walls which relate in different ways to current
environmental issues including land clearing, water conservation and
Gallery Director Gordon Morrison said the selected works can be linked
thematically to one of the traditional elements -- earth, water, air and fire
-- and provide opportunities for people to make imaginative connections.
Local teacher Anna Schlooz developed the trail while working at the
Gallery earlier this year as an Education Officer. BREAZE, Landcare,
Central Highlands Regional Waste Management Group and Central
Highlands Water have also played a role in developing the trail.
The "4 Elements in ART" trail was launched to teachers and the program
partners on Tuesday 20 October. It will be a feature of the Gallery's annual
"Get Into Art Day" on Sunday 25 October, which is a state-wide
celebration of regional art galleries organised the Public Galler y
Association of Victoria.
YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS
More than 80 nominations have been received for Council's Youth
The awards acknowledge local youth aged 12 to 25 and recognise the
contributions they make across a wide range of areas.
The awards ceremony will take place at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on
Friday 20 November from 6.15pm. The winners of the 14 categories will
be acknowledged and presented with a trophy and prize.
This event is organised by the City of Ballarat Youth Council, which consists
of young people aged between 12 and 25 years. It has been working since
the beginning of the year to coordinate this year's awards.
Nominations were open for six weeks and closed on September 25.
The City of Ballarat Youth Recognition Awards would not be possible
without the support of the City of Ballarat, Power FM and the following
gold and silver sponsors: Lead On Grampians Regional Mentoring
Network; FReeZA; Centacare; BEST Community Development; Department
of Sustainability and Environment; Central Highlands Sports Assembly;
BGT Youth Services; Rotary Club of Ballarat Young Ambition; Local
Members Karen Overington and Geoff Howard; Ballarat YMCA; Highlands
Local Learning and Employment Network; Ballarat Leagues Club; Child
and Family Services (CAFS); and, KingPrint.
Below: Author Susan Duncan will be at the Ballarat Library next month.
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