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First Things First author at the National Library of Australia


Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

Kate LlewellynTwo Charles Sturt University (CSU) academics will lead a public discussion with Australian author Kate Llewellyn (pictured) about her book First Things First at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on Tuesday 22 September. The editors of First Things First, Dr Ruth Bacchus in the CSU School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dr Barbara Hill in the CSU Division of Student Learning, will discuss Ms Llewellyn's new anthology of selected letters from her private correspondence with artists and writers (1977 to 20014). "The correspondence in First Things First brims with energy, humour and insights into Kate's life," Dr Hill said. "Kate has also been a visiting writer at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and Bathurst in the past. We welcome all who are interested in Australian literature to come along and learn more about the life of this fascinating and much-loved Australian author." The public discussion with Kate Llewellyn will be in the conference room of the National Library of Australia in Parkes Place, Canberra, at 6pm Tuesday 22 September. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments and book signing. Book here or on 6262 1271 (9am to 12pm Monday to Friday).

Media contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

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Dr Ruth Bacchus is a lecturer in English in the CSU School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dr Barbara Hill is senior lecturer and Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy coordinator in the CSU Division of Student Learning in Bathurst. First Things First is published by Wakefield Press and was launched during the Adelaide Writers' Week as part of the 2015 Adelaide Festival.

Kate Llewellyn's other notable publications include Teeth and Other Verses (1975), Trader Kate and the Elephants (1982), The Waterlily: A Blue Mountains Journal (1987), The Mountain (1989). Her most recent book is A Fig at The Gate (2014). Read more about Kate Llewellyn here.

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