2020 PROGRAM

Author Events

Roaring Stories is heading into the digital realm!

With COVID restrictions in mind, we are relaunching our 2020 program with a line-up of author talks live-streamed online from the Roaring Stories Facebook page.

For a select few events, we will also be opening up bookings to a limited number of audience members. Sign up to Roaring Stories to receive exclusive event invitations.

Whether in the digital ether or in-person at the store, we can’t wait for you to join us in listening to a range of fascinating authors share back-stories, anecdotes, insights and reflections on their latest new releases.

To watch recordings of previous author events, head to the Roaring Stories YouTube channel.

Tuesday, November 10

Geoff Raby in conversation with Geraldine Doogue

The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In an exclusive live-streamed event, hear Australia’s former ambassador to China Geoff Raby in conversation with Geraldine Doogue on Australia’s future position in global affairs, as told in his new book. The event will be streamed live on the Roaring Stories Facebook page. A limited number of tickets will also be available to see the […]

Monday, November 16

Jenny Hocking | The Palace Letters

Roaring Stories Facebook page
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A political betrayal. A constitutional crisis. A hidden correspondence. Since the infamous event of Gough Whitlam’s sacking, the letters exchanged between John Kerr and the palace have remained hidden. It took Professor Jenny Hocking 10 years and a four-year legal battle to force the National Archives to release the letters. The Palace Letters is the […]

Thursday, November 19

Ceridwen Dovey | Life After Truth

The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The multi-award-winning author, Harvard graduate and prolific essayist Ceridwen Dovey has released a new novel less than a year after publishing her profoundly moving portrait series, Inner Worlds Outer Spaces. A perceptive and lingering page-turner, Life After Truth reflects upon how time has a tendency to estrange old friends from each other; and from who we […]

Monday, November 23

Don Watson | Watsonia

Roaring Stories Facebook page
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With his wit, vigour, penetrating gaze and cutting style, Don Watson has infused the lifeblood of Australian writing. The acclaimed author of many books and a former speechwriter for Keating, Watson has now published a collection of his prolific output in Watsonia. On November 23, Don Watson will be in conversation about the book with […]