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Three exciting Blue Mountains events coming up in March and April

We are really excited to bring the following literary events to the Blue Mountains over the next two months. 


Thursday 7th March:  Into the Fire by SONIA ORCHARD


From bestselling author Sonia Orchard comes this climactic tale about power, guilt and womanhood that reveals the intricacies of a complicated female friendship and explores the many ways we betray one another as well as our own ideals. With searing insight, Sonia teases out the internal conflict that many women experience around how to be a 'good' feminist, especially when they become mothers. 

Sonia developed Into the Fire at Varuna Writers House as a recipient of the 2016 Affirm Press Mentorship Award and has a PhD in Creative Writing.


Thursday 7th March: Sonia will be in conversation with Emma Magenta - artist, writer and film director.

Time: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start at Platform Gallery. 194 Katoomba St, Katoomba Cost: $5  Bookings essential: at Gleebooks Blackheath 4787 6340 or email


Saturday 23rd March:  Accidental Feminists by Jane Caro (hurry - almost sold out)


Jane Caro is an author, novelist, broadcaster, columnist, advertising writer and social commentator.  She was awarded the 2018 Walkley for Women’s Leadership and has written a book on how one generation became feminist - by accident.  Accidental Feminists is the story of a generation of women over fifty-five who changed everything. It explores how the world we lived in—with the pill and a regular pay cheque—transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.


Saturday 23rd  March 2019, Blackheath. Jane will be in conversation with Varuna's director - Veechi Stewart.

Time: 2.00pm for 2.30pm start at The George Boutique Hotel, 194 Great Western Hwy Blackheath, Saturday 23rd March.  Cost is $20 ($17 conc) and includes afternoon tea. Bookings are essential. Please phone the shop on 4787 6340 or email


Thursday 4th April: Hare's Fur by TREVOR SHEARSTON


Set in the Blue Mountains, this new novel from local author, Trevor Shearston, tells the story of a potter living a mostly solitary life until one day he hikes into the valley below his house to collect rock for glazes from a remote creek bed and he finds a chocolate wrapper on the path. His curiosity leads him to a cave where three siblings are camped out, hiding from social services and the police. Hare's Fur tells an exquisite story of grief, kindness, art, and the transformation that can grow from the seeds of trust. This is Trevor's ninth novel.

Thursday 4th April: Trevor will be in conversation with well-known local author, Tegan Bennett Daylight.  Time: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start at The Carrington Hotel Library. Katoomba St, Katoomba. Cost: $10  Bookings essential: Tickets available at Gleebooks Blackheath 4787 6340 or email