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20 Feb 11:00

Patrick Church is making multiple appearances for a book signing at Abbeygate Cinema in Bury St. Edmunds. Make your way to the cinema, this time not to catch a film, but to meet the mam who wrote the incredible book 'The Smallest Show on Earth'.

Make sure to catch him at 11am, 3pm and at 6.30pm.

From the 60s through to the present day Patrick Church has worked in the cinema from Peterborough through to Bury St Edmunds. In The Smallest Show on Earth he takes the us through that experience in an autobiography that draws the reader into the trials and joys of a being a projectionist screening blockbusters like ‘Jaws' and a curious period of Indian films where half the time is spent splicing the films back together.
The role of projectionist was always a low paid, but with the advent of TV and bingo and other demands on people's time it also became a precarious one as the decades rolled by. Sometimes Patrick had to plead his case as cinemas changed hands from ABC, to Odeon and bingo conglomerates, just to keep his job going and the buildings in operation. The fact that he succeeded is testament to his love for cinema and this passion shines through in this engaging book.

Event Address: 
4 Hatter St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1NZ

20 Feb 17:30

Valerie Albrecht, author of 'The Story Behind the Story' is at Smith's Alternative bookstore in Canberra to talk about her book, a gripping biography of a Navajo medicine man.

Native American traditions are rich and enigmatic to many, with populations sadly dwindling and protectiveness over the culture that remains.
In this book, Valerie Albrecht, Australian Biographer of Indigenous Peoples, writes the life, work and world views of Elroy Begay, a Navajo Medicine Man who unexpectedly invited her to do so. The telling and scripting spread over four years of meetings and conversations, living within his family and community on Chinle Reservation Arizona, attending and assisting his ceremonies and researching.
Included is knowledge on the Navajo Creation story; time honoured traditional medicine and ceremonial practices which are permissible to be written; information on reservation family life and Elroy's philosophical perspectives. As well, Albrecht shares her processing of what proved to be an intensely paradigm shifting experience for both herself and Elroy.
Clearly interwoven through-out, is Elroy's creed and core principle of acceptance: acceptance of your history, your culture, yourself and your uniqueness, and for the ‘hand' you have been dealt - Elroy is a paraplegic medicine man living, practising and being cared for between two ways of life and two sets of health conventions. He tells The Story Behind the Story to preserve it and to bring hope and pride for his people.

Event Address: 
76 Alinga St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

21 Feb 15:30

BBC Radio Cornwall is interviewing Gilly Sloper, author of the newly published children's novel 'The Fairies of Jenny's Field'. Time to tune in as you hear conversations between her and Debbie McCrory.

Nine-year-old Nell and her six-year-old brother Charlie live in Cornwall and they have a teacher who believes in fairies. And very soon they will, too, because something has to be put right.
In a charming story of fairies, children and time author Gilly Sloper creates in The Fairies of Jenny's Field a world where drawings can come to life and fairies can place their babies in the soft middles of daisies while they go to gather food.
But all is not right, a terrible thing has happened and only the children can fix it, but can they find their way to the past to do it?

23 Feb 18:30

'Pants Optional' is the tale of one mother from Iowa who tells an amazing tale about dating, her childhood and more with her book. Now is the chance to meet the woman who wrote it all, Carol L. Steingreaber. Grab your signed copy here and now. In her first autobiography, Pants Optional, Carol Steingreaber offers a hilarious, unrestricted insight into her life thus far in Iowa, USA.
The reader is a privileged passenger on the journey, invited to buckle up for the ride as Carol shares her stories from the sibling squabbles of childhood, to cringeworthy dating moments, marriage and various stages of motherhood. Her witty, "tell-it-straight" writing style conjures up images you can't help but laugh at, often accompanied by photos that speak a thousand (usually comical) words. Carol provides the reader with "UNconventional tips" on a whole range of themes such as housework and hospitals, illness and injury, Nerf guns and nudity, safety concerns and sex, friendship, faith and a great many more. Moments of eternal embarrassment are interspersed with flashes of comic/parenting genius, and every reader will find a nugget or three (or twenty!) to inspire them. A cracking read, and highly recommended.
Event Address: 
201 E. Charles Oelwein, IA 50662

24 Feb 18:00

Valerie Albrecht, author of 'The Story Behind the Story' is at Mura Pathway to Wellness to talk about her book, a gripping biography of a Navajo medicine man.

Native American traditions are rich and enigmatic to many, with populations sadly dwindling and protectiveness over the culture that remains.
In this book, Valerie Albrecht, Australian Biographer of Indigenous Peoples, writes the life, work and world views of Elroy Begay, a Navajo Medicine Man who unexpectedly invited her to do so. The telling and scripting spread over four years of meetings and conversations, living within his family and community on Chinle Reservation Arizona, attending and assisting his ceremonies and researching.
Included is knowledge on the Navajo Creation story; time honoured traditional medicine and ceremonial practices which are permissible to be written; information on reservation family life and Elroy's philosophical perspectives. As well, Albrecht shares her processing of what proved to be an intensely paradigm shifting experience for both herself and Elroy.
Clearly interwoven through-out, is Elroy's creed and core principle of acceptance: acceptance of your history, your culture, yourself and your uniqueness, and for the ‘hand' you have been dealt - Elroy is a paraplegic medicine man living, practising and being cared for between two ways of life and two sets of health conventions. He tells The Story Behind the Story to preserve it and to bring hope and pride for his people.

Event Address: 
69B Anthony Rolfe Ave, Gungahlin ACT 2912, Australia

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