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Author Talk- Gabbie Stroud
Wed 9 August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
Author Talk – The Things That Matter Most
By Gabbie Stroud
Bookings Essential – 6861 2309
Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.
About The Book
The staff of St Margaret’s Primary School are hanging by a thread. There’s serious litigation pending, the school is due for registration and a powerful parent named Janet Bellevue has a lot to say about everything. As teachers they’re trying to remain professional, as people they’re unravelling fast.
Thank goodness for kids like Lionel Merrick. Lionel is the student who steals your heart and makes the whole teaching gig worthwhile: he’s cheerful, likeable, helpful – and devoted to his little sister Lacey. But Lionel has a secret of his own. As his future slides from vulnerable to dangerous, will someone from St Margaret’s realise before it’s too late?
While their working demands increase and secrets threaten to be exposed, each staff member struggles to recall the things that matter most.
About The Author
Gabbie Stroud is a freelance writer, novelist and recovering teacher. After years of juggling the demands of the primary classroom, she made the painful decision to leave the profession she had loved. In 2016, her critical commentary of Australia’s education system was published in Griffith Review: 51 Fixing the System, which went on to be shortlisted for a Walkley Award. Gabbie’s smash-hit memoir Teacher was shortlisted for Biography Book of the Year at the 2018 ABIA Awards and continues to contribute to the national dialogue on education.
In 2020 her book, Dear Parents, offered a passionate call to arms for all parents. Gabbie lives on Yuin Nation, the far south coast of New South Wales, with her totally awesome kids Olivia and Sophie.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
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