You're invited to an audience with author, Janelle McCulloch

Entrants to this year’s Student Literary Luncheon, taking place next Wednesday 11 October, have been given the opportunity to listen to successful author, Janelle McCulloch, speak about her writing career and how she was able to break into the publishing market. Students were asked to write a narrative piece in response to a prompt about Hanging Rock, and were judged on their creativity and use of narrative structures.
Janelle McCulloch is a successful journalist and the author of more than 20 books, including two memoirs and 15 books about architecture, gardens, travel, style, and design. Her newest books are London Secrets: Style, Design, Glamour, Gardens (Images Publishing), which is a follow-up to her bestselling Paris Secrets, and the biography Beyond the Rock: The Life of Joan Lindsay and the Mystery of Hanging Rock.
​In the winter of 1966, at sixty-nine years of age, Lady Joan Lindsay wrote a short novel about a group of upper-class schoolgirls from a prestigious ladies’ college who disappear while on a country picnic in the summer of 1900. The result was Picnic at Hanging Rock, a literary mystery that has endured for half a century. Beyond the Rock looks at not just the myth of Picnic and how it has become part of Australia’s culture, but also the story behind it. It examines Joan Lindsay’s enigmatic life, much of which she kept secret from the world, including her childhood, her complex marriage to Daryl Lindsay of the famous Lindsay family of artists, their enduring love and unconventional bohemian life, and her life at Mulberry Hill, the Lindsays’ own Arcadia deep in the Victorian countryside. This is the story of one of Australia’s most famous novels, and the author who kept its secrets until she died.
We would like to extend an invitation to members of the public to join us for an audience with Janelle, to hear her speak and to hear about her experience writing about our local area and Joan Lindsay’s life. Places will be strictly limited, and can be booked via the TryBooking link to take advantage of a unique opportunity to hear from this successful author.
DETAILS: $15 per person. Wednesday, 11 October, from 2-3pm. Braemar House, Braemar College (The Old Clyde School).
Book your tickets now to avoid missing out on this great opportunity!

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