Melbourne Rare Book Week & Rare Book Fair

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Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. In 2015, over 44 free events were held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is now well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.

The Melbourne Rare Book week in 2018 is from 29th June to the 8th of July:

Rare Book Week

The Melbourne Rare Book Fair in 2018 is from July 6-8, 2018.

For more info go to their website by following this link:

Rare Book Fair

 

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What Inspires Me: Fran Lebowitz

Last week I saw Fran Lebowitz at the Athenaeum Theatre which The Wheelers Centre organised.
Fran is someone who inspired me to speak my truth when I write and not be apologetic for it.

These were three of her quotes which resonated with me that night:

 “The reason I read so much is because it’s better than life.”

“I write so slowly I could write with my own blood and I wouldn’t hurt myself.”

 “You can’t teach writing –
It’s like teaching people to be tall.”

 

Fran Lebowitz – 2nd of March 2018, Melbourne Australia

 

What Inspires Me: Nigella Lawson

 
Last month I saw Nigella Lawson at the School of Life ‘On Why Food Matters.”
Nigella is someone who inspired me and my cooking due to her not being a professional chef and simply loving food and writing about it.

These were two of her quotes which resonated with me that night:

“Cooking teaches lessons in life.”

“Baking is like chemistry and poetry.”

Nigella Lawson – 24th of January 2018, Melbourne Australia