Books, Blokes and Brekky
Books, Blokes and Brekky 2015 featured Brian Nankervis, host of Australia's long running music show RockWiz.
Books, Blokes and Brekky is on the 28th August and we are lucky enough to have Will Kostakis, a talented and very funny young Sydney author as our guest. Book via this link or sign up in the library, then turn up at the Cardinal Pavilion at 7am for an entertaining morning including a hot breakfast!
Special Guest: Paul D. Carter
Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2012
Copies of Paul's book Eleven Seasons will be available for purchase on the day.
Books, Blokes and Brekky is an excellent opportunity for fathers & sons to share their love of literature.
Paul D. Carter was born in Melbourne and spent much of his youth going to Collingwood Football matches with his Dad and brother, Marcus. In 2001, Paul completed a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Deakin University and, in 2008 completed a PhD while writing Eleven Seasons.
Books, Blokes and Brekky is an annual free event organised by Scotch Library and held in the Cardinal Pavilion. The breakfast is a great chance for fathers, sons and bookworms alike to get together and chat about current and past favourite books in a friendly, relaxed environment.
This year guest speakers from the book industry were invited to talk on the topic, “the book every boy should read”. 2010 Writer in residence, James Roy was our entertaining MC for the morning and he was the first to recommend books such as The Outsiders and The Guinness Book of World Records. Kristin Gill from Penguin, Andrew Kelly from Black Dog Books and Eva Mills from Allen and Unwin all contributed some great titles to the discussion, ranging from classics such as Catcher in the rye by Salinger, to more modern titles such as The hunger games by Suzanne Collins, Happy as Larry by Scot Gardner and The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing by M. T. Anderson. Leesa Lambert from the specialist bookstore The Little Bookroom recommended the Mortal Engines series by Philip Reeve as well asThe outsider by Albert Camus.
With so many great books to discuss, there was barely time to finish the delicious pancakes and bacon and eggs!