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Blayney Library: Cooper Not Out Author Justin Smith

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Blayney Library: Cooper Not Out Author Justin Smith

Mon 20 June at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Central West Libraries adults One Library One Book community read is Cooper Not Out. It is a funny, heart-warming novel set against a backdrop of real events. And a moving and highly original tale about friendships and belief, and the joy of discovering your greatest potential.

Join us at Blayney Library to meet the author Justin Smith to talk about his book and an unlikely hero – Roy Cooper – who is about to rewrite history.

“This beautifully written book is the story Australia need right now. It highlights life’s simple pleasures, like a game of country cricket, but it’s emotional complexity is what makes it really sing. Frankly, it’s a ripping read that will make your heart swell.” Tracey Spicer AM.

Justin Smith is a Melbourne writer, journalist and broadcaster. He’s a columnist with the Melbourne’s Herald Sun and a weekly guest on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program and Sky News.

Justin has had a long career in radio as a presenter and executive producer. He has hosted national programs, he was embedded with Australian troops in Afghanistan, and was the Drive host on Sydney’s 2UE. He’s won multiple awards for  journalism and broadcasting


Mon 20 June
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Local government area
Literature, Other
Event contact details (phone/ email)


Blayney Library
48 Adelaide Street
Blayney, NSW 2799 Australia
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02 6368 2581
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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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