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Monday, 4 December 2017

Mentone Public Library Presents George Ivanoff & Jessi Hooper - 11am, Saturday, 9th December 2017


Mentone Public Library Presents 

George Ivanoff & Jessi Hooper: 

"An Author for All Seasons: 

Series Seven 

Grand Finale" 

- 11am, Saturday, 9th December 2017 

 

 Mentone Public Library's



Proudly Presents:
 
 Local Author
 
 
 

 


Featuring Emerging Local Young Writer


Jessi Hooper

 



11am-1.30pm

The event will also feature an 

 

Author Appreciation Ceremony 

 

to pay homage to our talented local author line-up of 

 

our seventh series of

 

"An Author for All Seasons."

 

 


Bookings are essential due to

the cozy nature of our space.


Phone Tony: 03 9583-8494


Entry: Gold Coin 


Time and Date:  
 
11am, Saturday, 9th December 2017         

 

RSVP: Thursday, 7th December 2017        

 

Venue: Mentone Public Library

 

Address: Rear, 36 Florence Street, Mentone 3194


FOLLOWING THE EVENT: 

* George Ivanoff Book Signings & Sales 

* Series Seven Local Author Line-Up Book Sales
 
* End of Year Break-Up Party 
 
Featuring Tony's Famous Jingle-All-the-Way Christmas Fruit Punch!


Mentone Public Library…


Where Print Becomes Personable  

Friday, 10 November 2017

Mentone Public Library Presents Roza Riaikkenen: "An Author for All Seasons" - 11am, Saturday, 25th November 2017

 Mentone Public Library's



Proudly Presents:
 Local Author

 Roza Riaikkenen


11am-12.30pm




 


Bookings are essential due to


the cozy nature of our space.



Phone Tony: 03 9583-8494




Entry: Gold Coin 




Time and Date: 11am, Saturday, 

25th November 2017         

 

RSVP: Thursday, 23rd November 2017        

 

Venue: Mentone Public Library

 

Address: Rear, 36 Florence Street, Mentone 3194




FOLLOWING THE EVENT: 

* Book signings and sales 

*Complementary tea & coffee 

* Biscuits and banter!


Mentone Public Library…


Where Print Becomes Personable   

Monday, 30 October 2017

PAUL'S PICKS [Book Reviews of Publications by Local Authors]: "The Writer's Runway Volume 1: 100 Strategies for the Aspiring Writer's Head, Heart and Soul" by Danae Andrea Harwood

PAUL'S PICKS

 Book Reviews of Publications Penned by 

Our Community's Local Authors

Visit Paul Karp's Poetry Website at:

Mentone Public Library is committed towards promoting local history and the local literary talent of the City of Kingston and surrounding municipalities of Bayside, Glen Eira and Port Phillip in the Bayside region of Melbourne Australia.


Mentone Public Library is pleased to have recruited 
Paul "Percussion & Poet" Karp 
to source and review the local literary pearls of publications you might be yet to discover.

This month Paul's book review pick is by 
 

There are no chapters in Andrea's resource for serious writers 
'...with strong career dreams'. 
Instead there are 100 numbered, 
easily digestible and overwhelmingly useful Insights, 
each appended with a brief affirmation. 

My only quibble was that the book was written in the first person, 
as if the book was created for her own use, rather than in the third person as a high-quality resource for all serious writers regardless of their spiritual beliefs. 

This was evident when inspirational entities were recommended without any context, 
such as Paul the Venetian Master (Insight 55), 
Master Lady Nada (Insight 77), and Master Sanat Kumara (Insight 96).
 
All the same, this book affected me like it was IVF for the imagination. 
It inspired a writing project and for that 
The Writer's Runway Volume 1 truly proved its worth to me.


We were very fortunate to have Danae Andrea Harwood speak just recently, 
returning to us once more for our:
"Springtime Storytelling Special: How We Dreamed Then and How We Dream Now."
A fascinating odyssey into the many imaginings of "The Australian Dream."

Danae is a hardworking, creative and inspiring mind who never undertakes a task half-heartedly, delivering an exceptional presentation sprinkled with her wonderful literary tips and prose.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Page Turners: A New Page Well-Turned - Reflection by Paul Karp - 11am, Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Page Turners: A New Page Well-Turned - Reflection by Paul Karp - 11am, Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Visit Paul Karp's Poetry Website at:



A few years ago, Page Turners was a literature discussion group run at Mentone Public Library.

It has now been revived as a fun, friendly, new writing workshop circle with Elsie Johnstone and me as assistant. 
The initial theme of the re-launch was; 
'So you have a story to tell'.

Our first session revolved around Elsie's tips on writing a biography.

We began by each taking a turn in our circle of eight participants to tell something of our early lives, or of our progression though life events that formed our characters.

It soon became evident that each of us had an engaging and unique story to tell.

Elsie read out the first sentences of sections of her book



Each first sentence began a chapter from members of Elsie's family over five generations and reflected the character and aspirations of the contributor to the family's history.

Elsie stressed the importance of the first sentence in engaging a reader's interest.

Elsie gave us five minutes to write the first sentence/paragraph of a prospective biography.

We read out our sentences around the circle for critical appraisal.

In some cases a scene-setting first sentence was followed by a much more compelling second sentence that was a better introduction.

Our homework over the next month is to build on our beginnings to share with the group at our next session scheduled for 11am, Wednesday November 15 2017, at which we also aim to write poetry.      




Bookings essential as spots are limited to ten places.

Bookings:
Tony: 03 9583 8494