Author Anita Heiss is on the Fraser Coast.
Author Anita Heiss is on the Fraser Coast.

Acclaimed author to speak in Bay

INTERNATIONALLY renowned Australian author Anita Heiss will be in Hervey Bay this week, where she will speak at a function organised by the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Sunrise.

Dr Heiss, a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, is one of Australia's most prolific and well-known authors of Indigenous literature.

Her published works include the historical novel Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, the poetry collection Token Koori, satirical social commentary Sacred Cows, non-fiction text Dhuuluu-Yala (To Talk Straight) – Publishing Aboriginal Literature, and a children's book, Me and My Mum. Dr Heiss also edited Life in Gadigal Country and co-edited Stories Without End with Penny van Toorn.

In 2007 she released Not Meeting Mr Right for which she won a Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature.

Dr Heiss will be joined by fellow author Josie Montano and together tomorrow morning they will visit Glendyne Farm and Education Facility and take part in a book reading and signing at the Hervey Bay Library from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

The evening function at the Hervey Bay RSL starts at 6pm for 6.30pm.

Tickets are $20, which includes finger food. Bookings are essential and can be made with Craig Winter on 4124 4459.



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