Talks@Willoughby

The Talks@Willoughby program gives you the opportunity to hear authors and other guest speakers talking about their areas of expertise. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and, when the speaker is an author, you can buy their latest book and have your copy signed.

Bookings are required for Talks@Willoughby events.
For more information phone 9777 7900 or email library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au 


Talks@Willoughby presents Michael Smith speaking about Voyage of the Southern Sun

Voyage of the Southern Sun

Thursday 2 November 2017, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Book now for Michael Smith

Michael Smith spent 20 years restoring Melbourne’s beloved Sun Theatre and becoming one of Australia’s last independent cinema operators. He then set off on a rather different journey: to become the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane, retracing the 1938 Qantas, Imperial and Pan Am flying boat routes between Sydney, Southampton and New York.

In just seven months he made eighty stops around the globe, exploring twenty-five cities and communities, and visiting some seventy cinemas. All along the way Smith updated his online journal, cheered on by 50,000 followers. Michael also made a full-length documentary about his record-breaking round-the-world flight, and in 2016 he was named Australian Geographic's Adventurer of the Year.

There is seating for 120 people and limited standing room is available. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. If you require special assistance with seating, please contact the Library prior to the event. 

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the author's book for sale on the day.


Talks@Willoughby presents Peter FitzSimons speaking about Burke & Wills

Burke and Wills

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Book now for Peter FitzSimons

Hear Peter FitzSimons bring to life the triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers, Robert O'Hara Burke and William Wills, and their fateful quest to become the first Europeans to cross the harsh Australian continent.

There is seating for 120 people and limited standing room is available. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. If you require special assistance with seating, please contact the Library prior to the event. 

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the author's book for sale on the day.


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