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Sunday 13th August 2017

Sunny Sunshine Coast Launch

Sunday 13 August at Coolum Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival director Wendy O’Hanlon launches Midnight Sun at 10.15 on 13 August.

My session on Writing Life Stories – Saturday 12 August 11.30.

Saturday 11am, 19 August 2017

FinnFest presentation

Hear stories about two brothers who emigrated from Finland to Australia round 1900 to escape conscription into the Russian army. Readings, archival letters and photographs, DVD and audio clips, book signing. Hosted by Finncare.

Includes live music:

  • Sibelius’ Swan of Tuonela played by Emily Salonen (cor anglais) with Peter Crane (piano).
  • I’ll play a Menuetto by Finnish composer Bernhard Crusell on clarinet.
  • Finnish music from my grandfather’s home village played by string quartet.

Saturday 11am, 19 August 2017

FinnFest presentation

Hear stories about two brothers who emigrated from Finland to Australia round 1900 to escape conscription into the Russian army. Readings, archival letters and photographs, DVD and audio clips, book signing. Hosted by Finncare.

Includes live music:

  • Sibelius’ Swan of Tuonela played by Emily Salonen (cor anglais) with Peter Crane (piano).
  • I’ll play a Menuetto by Finnish composer Bernhard Crusell on clarinet.
  • Finnish music from my grandfather’s home village played by string quartet.

2, 22, 26 September 2017

Brisbane Library Author Talks

Readings from Midnight Sun to Southern Cross about memories of W.A.Back’s iconic Art Deco “Big House on Hawken Drive” and his part in the early development of St Lucia. What drove my Finnish Migrant-Made-Good grandfather? He emigrated in 1902 to escape conscription into the Russian army. Free events but bookings essential. For details type Ruth Bonetti in the RH search web space.

  • ASHGROVE Library, Saturday 2 September 1–2pm. Bookings: 07 3407 1940
  • TOOWONG Library, Friday 22 September 10–11 am. Bookings: 3403 2590
  • CORINDA Library, Tuesday 26 September 10.30–11.30. Bookings: 3407 7701

Book reviews on Amazon (hard copy and eBook) and Goodreads (Feel free to add your own comments.) Or buy autographed copies at the web store.

10, 17 September 2017

Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra season of delicious Mozart and Mahler is a pleasure to rehearse. We’ll perform Marriage of Figaro Overture, Piano Concerto No 22 with Suzanna Hlinka and Mahler 4th Symphony on 10 September (Sunshine Coast) and 17 September (Brisbane).

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