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MEET THE AUTHOR: Book enthusiasts can join Wagga Wagga’s largest book club at the gala event at CSU Riverina Playhouse on 12 July to get a signed copy of the ‘The Hummingbird Effect’ and meet the author in person.

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Embrace the magic of reading with One Book One Wagga

Published: 27 Jun 2024 2:40pm

Now in its 11th year, One Book One Wagga is Wagga Wagga’s largest book club and is returning for 2024 with another anticipated read.

Organised by the Wagga Wagga City Library, this community reading event encourages readers across our city to read the same book simultaneously, with multiple copies available for loan from the library, then spend an evening with the author at a gala event.

Library Services Manager Christine Bolton said “we're excited to unveil this year's featured novel by Australian author Kate Mildenhall.”

The Hummingbird Effect tells the story of women across generations from 1933-2181.

“This genre-defying novel was included in the Sydney Morning Herald’s 2023 Best Reads of the Year list and longlisted for the 2024 Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards.”

One Book One Wagga culminates in an evening of stimulating discussion, featuring Kate Mildenhall in conversation with author and podcaster Karen Viggers.

Ms Bolton says attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the creative process, discover the inspiration behind The Hummingbird Effect, and participate in thought-provoking conversations with the author that delve deep into the heart of the novel.

“Year after year, this annual event has been introducing the Wagga Wagga community to a variety of Australian contemporary literature,’ Ms Bolton said.

“Most importantly though, One Book One Wagga recognises and celebrates the power of storytelling and brings the community together through a shared love of reading.

“This year is a new chapter for the One Book One Wagga gala event and we invite you join us at the CSU Riverina Playhouse on 12 July at 7.30pm to chat with fellow book enthusiasts, as well as get a signed copy of the The Hummingbird Effect and meet the author in person.

For more information on the One Book One Wagga gala event, visit the library website.

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