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About The Event

The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Thursday, May 5, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Book launch: Mothertongues by Ceridwen Dovey & Eliza Bell


Mothertongues is a genre-defying, collaborative marvel that brings the absurdity of motherhood to the page. Described by Paul Kelly as ‘a great rattlebag of a read …stimulating, funny and heartbreaking,’ and by Markus Zusak as ‘an odyssey of ideas, with the heart to match them’ Mothertongues is daring, insightful and utterly unique.

On Thursday 5 May, this extraordinary book will be given a special launch at The Royal Oak Balmain. Hosted by Jemma Birrell and with both authors in attendance, there will be conversation, readings from the book, and live performances from the original songs from the Mothertongues album by Keppie Coutts (accompanied by Maria Alfonsine and Damian de Boos-Smith).

Whether you’re a mum or not, please join us at what’s sure to be a hugely enjoyable evening of captivating ideas, beautiful music and insightful discussion.

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Date: Thursday 5 May

Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Location: Upstairs at the Royal Oak Balmain

Seating is unallocated – another reason to arrive early to secure an optimal spot. Why not make a full evening of it, too, by booking a meal at the Royal Oak before or after the event? One of Balmain’s oldest and best-known pubs, it serves a delicious range of food and beverages.

Mothertongues will be available for purchase at the venue through Roaring Stories, with book signings from the authors following the discussion.