UTS Library

NYoR: FREE Author Talk by Pip Harry and Pam Newton

I'll tell you mine - Pip Harry

National Year of Reading

UTS Library is hosting a series of FREE author talks throughout the month of May as part of the continuing National Year of Reading celebrations.

The second talk will be presented by Pip Harry author of I'll tell you mine and Pam Newton author of The Old School. Pip and Pam will be reading excerpts from their books and discussing their paths to becoming authors of award winning literary work.

About the book - I'll tell you mine

Kate Elliot isn't trying to fit in - that's the whole point of being a goth, isn't it?

Everything about her - from her hair to her clothes - screams different and the girls at her school give her a wide berth. How can Kate be herself, really herself, when she's hiding her big secret? The one that landed her in boarding school in the first place. She's buried it down deep but it always seems to surface.

About the book - The Old School

Sydney, 1992. Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a young detective making her way in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy.

When two bodies are found in the foundations of an old building in Sydney's West, Ned is drawn into the city's past: old rivalries, old secrets and old wrongs. As she works to discover who the bones belong to - and who dumped them there - she begins to uncover secrets that threaten to expose not only the rotten core of the police force, but also the dark mysteries of her own family.

Pip Harry is a freelance journalist who has worked on magazines including NW, TV Week and Women's Day. She's the co-founder of a relationships website, realitychick.com.au and has had short stories published in the UTS Writers Anthology and Wet Ink.

Pam Newton joined the New South Wales police force in 1982 and spent the next thirteen years working in and around Sydney in various departments. When she had eventually had enough of meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives, Newton resigned from the Job to travel and live overseas. Her first novel, The Old School, was written as part of an MA in Writing at UTS. In 2011 the novel won the Sisters in Crime Readers' Choice Davitt Award and the Asher Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction.

I'll tell you mine and The Old School will be available for sale at the talk and Pip and Pam will be signing copies of their books.

So bring your lunch and join us for what promises to be an interesting talk.

DATE: Wednesday, 9 May
TIME: 12pm - 1pm
VENUE: Learning Commons, Level 3, City Campus Library

This is a free event.
All are welcome.
No RSVP or booking is required.

Bookings are required for non-UTS attendees

Upcoming Author Talks

Wednesday, 16 May
Anthony Macris - When Horse Became Saw
Learning Commons, Level 3, City Campus Library 

Tuesday, 22 May
Richard James Allen - Poetry Through Media: A Shapeshifter's Journey
Lecture room 4.g, Level 4, City Campus Library 

Monday, 28 May
Kirsten Tranter - A Common Loss
Learning Commons, Level 3, City Campus Library  

All talks are being held from 12pm - 1pm.