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November 05, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Banyan Workspace

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Opening Night Party

Join us in the library of Banyan Workspace for a private screening of our opening event with bibliotherapists Germaine Leece and Sonya Tsakalakis, as they discuss their work with Jennie Orchard and answer questions about the best books to read in a given situation. Stay on after the screening for a reception, chat with authors and friends of the festival, and raise a glass to celebrate the start of ILF 21 and ten days of literary events ahead.

* Please note that this venue requires either proof of vaccination or a negative covid test taken within the preceding 72 hours. 

Featuring (click on author names to read more)

Germaine Leece is a psychotherapist, bibliotherapist and author of Reading the Seasons: Books holding life and friendship together.

Fusing her passions for books and wellbeing, Sonya launched The Literary Hand, and was a resident bibliotherapist for The School of Life in Melbourne for over 5 years. Sonya continues to work with communities and individuals using literature for healing and to enhance self- knowledge, and co-authored Reading the Seasons.