WHAT'S ON @ FOBL

FOBL hosts regular speaker events with a wide range of renowned authors, journalists, actors, academics and local identities.
The funds raised are utilised both to enhance the library’s services and to enrich its book collection.

We gather in the Balmain Town Hall Small Meeting room. A light supper is served after each event and audience questions.
FOBL greatly appreciates the time generously given by our speakers to entertain and enlighten us as well as supporting our fund raising efforts.

UPCOMING EVENTS



In view of the current Corona virus situation the FOBL committee decided to postpone the talk by Michelle Balogh. We appreciate that this was disappointing and it had been a matter of some discussion, but we felt that the most responsible action was to err on the side of caution in order to minimise the risk of contagion. We contacted those of you who bought tickets to organise a refund.  There are some copies of Michelle’s book available at Hill of Content if you’d like to read it in the meantime!

FOBL AGM on September 4th

We are planning to hold the FOBL AGM on September 4th at this stage and hope to see many of you there. We will send notification nearer the time. In the meantime, we wish you well. Keep safe and keep reading!

Michelle Balogh has kindly agreed to give her talk later this year. The currently proposed date is Friday October 16th.

Michelle’s book, Her Kind of Luck, a work of imaginative biography and memoir, is subtitled A violin prodigy. A Guinness-World-Record Holder. A suspected spy. A grandmother ... so you can see that Michelle had an intriguing subject to write about. Meticulously researched and told with great heart, this is the story of Shan-Yi’s unparalleled life and the inspiration it afforded Michelle – exactly when she needed it the most.

Michelle Balogh is a freelance writer, illustrator and author. Her work has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Aspiring Writers’ Mentorship and the Scribe Non-Fiction Prize. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Music from UNSW, and in 2014 completed a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS. Following graduation, she pursued a brief career in beauty and lifestyle writing before discovering that the stories she wanted to tell were closer to home.

Hill of Content will be selling signed copies of Her Kind of Luck at member’s discount price at the event.

Date: Friday 27th November or Friday 4th December 2020
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Location: Small Meeting Room Balmain Town Hall
Cost (incl. a light supper)
Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $20.00



Friday November 27th or Friday December 4th – L A Larkin, a local Balmain author

L A Larkin, a local Balmain author whose fast-moving psychological thrillers, with plenty of action and adventure, mysteries and plot twists have been both popularly and critically acclaimed. She has written Prey, Deep Water, Devour, Thirst and The Genesis Flaw.

Date: Friday 27th November or Friday 4th December 2020
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Location: Small Meeting Room Balmain Town Hall
Cost (incl. a light supper)
Members: $15.00                                   
Non-Members: $20.00