Bemboka Rural Area Support (BRAS) is proud to present a conversational evening with William McInnes.
McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers, delighting readers with his memoirs A Man's Got To Have A Hobby and That'd Be Right, his novels Cricket Kings, The Laughing Clowns and The Birdwatcher, and his insight into Australian life since the 1940s, written with Essential Media and Entertainment, The Making Of Modern Australia.
In 2011, with his wife Sarah Watt he co-wrote Worse Things Happen At Sea, which was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and the Indie Awards in 2012. In 2014, he wrote Holidays, his unique perspective on the Australian obsession with taking a hard-earned break.
Also an award-winning actor, McInnes has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Unfinished Sky. He received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film Look Both Ways, written and directed by Sarah Watt, and recently starred in the ABC television series The Time of Our Lives and Hello Birdie.
McInnes grew up in Queensland and lives in Melbourne with his two children, but the Bega Valley and its people hold a very special place in his heart now!
Bemboka local Jenny Anderson said McInnes had always found a welcoming and enthusiastic audience in the Bega Valley and loves to visit and catch up many people he now considers friends.
If previous William McInnes nights are anything to go by, there will be lots of laughter and perhaps a few tears as he presents his latest book, Fatherhood, which is about his family, memories of his own father and the new memories he is creating for his daughter and son.
Enjoy an evening with William McInnes at Bemboka Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 8. No event in Bemboka would be complete without supper thrown in, which for $12 a ticket is excellent value for a great night out. Doors open 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from Candelo Books in Bega, Purple People Feeder Café in Bemboka, and Bemboka Post Office. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, please contact Jenny Anderson on 0448 815 758.