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HOB/ART BOOK FAIR
Hosted by The People’s Library
Sept 21–22

Revel in a sea of artists’ books, multiples and small press at this inaugural event. Browse, converse and collect at leisure. Brought to you by A Published Event and Outside the Box – Earth, Arts, Rights Inc. (more info)

(close) Sun 16 September

Book Club Social:Book #43

Long Gallery, 11am–12pm

Welcome to our first Book Club Social event for The People's Library. This is a social gathering and opportunity to discuss and debrief on the first of our book club books – author Ken Goodsell's action packed novel, Out of Control (book #43). To make the most of this hour-long sojourn into September's middle Sunday, you'll want to sign up for our People's Library Book Club. Simply go to 'Book Club' in the navigation menu or click this link here. It's free and easy. Upon joining, you will receive a special watermarked digital edition of Ken's novel. You can read this on any screen (computer, mobile, tablet) or if you'd prefer you can pop into the library and read it in the paper and ink flesh. This event is an opportunity to meet up in person with other readers, have a coffee and a croissant and muse on the impending danger from the high seas. We say no more.

There will definitely be tea and coffee and there might even be pastries. This event is open to those of you who have joined the book club and devoured the book. We can't wait to meet you all. No need to book.

salon (II)

Long Gallery, 2–4pm

We are delighted to welcome you to the second salon event hosted by The People's Library. salon is a platform which supports nascent and experimental work and ideas, providing artists and writers with the opportunity to present new work to new audiences, with the intention of facilitating dialogue and useful critical feedback around the work. salon (I) presents the work of three writers of The People's Library, Christl Berg (book #39), Marinelle Basson (book #45) and Irene Briant (book #97).

Founded by artists Ruth Hadlow and Janelle Mendham, salon is a space where artists are encouraged to experiment with presenting ideas in intimate &/or experimental ways, explore ways of expanding practice, and receive attentive feedback and critically-engaged responses. The salon readings program was set up to support and encourage artists to engage in writing, and to experiment with performing their writing creatively.

This is a free event and a rare opportunity to share in salon – an event that is usually by invitation-only.

(close) Sun 23 September

Book Club Social:Book #32

Long Gallery, 11am–12:30pm

Welcome to our second Book Club Social event for The People's Library. This is a social gathering and opportunity to discuss and debrief on the second of our book club books – award winning author, Adam Ouston's curious novel, The Fetish (book #32). To make the most of this hour-long sojourn into September's penultimate Sunday, you'll want to sign up for our People's Library Book Club. Simply go to 'Book Club' in the navigation menu or click this link here. It's free and easy. Upon joining, you will receive a special watermarked digital edition of Adam's novel. You can read this on any screen (computer, mobile, tablet) or if you'd prefer you can pop into the library and read it in the paper and ink flesh. This event is an opportunity to meet up in person with other readers, have a coffee and a croissant and be guided through a lively discussion, hosted by Island magazine's Managing Editor, our favourite word-nerd, Vern Field. As the hour comes to a close, the author himself will join you for a coffee and little chin wag to celebrate your reading. Thanks Adam.

There will definitely be tea and coffee and there might even be pastries. This event is open to those of you who have joined the book club and devoured the book. We can't wait to meet you all. No need to book. Just don't forget to carry your heart...

Book Club Social:Book #77

Long Gallery, 2–3pm

Welcome to our third Book Club Social event for The People's Library. This is a social gathering and opportunity to discuss and debrief on the third of our book club books – author Nancy Jiracek's dazzling memoir, Building Up: Tales from Below (book #77). To make the most of this hour-long sojourn into September's middle Sunday, you'll want to sign up for our People's Library Book Club. Simply go to 'Book Club' in the navigation menu or click this link here. It's free and easy. Upon joining, you will receive a special watermarked digital edition of Nancy's novel. You can read this on any screen (computer, mobile, tablet) or if you'd prefer you can pop into the library and read it in the paper and ink flesh. This event is an opportunity to meet up in person with other readers, have a coffee and a croissant and talk through the many twists and tales of this extraordinary book. Nancy might even Skype in from Santa Fe...

There will definitely be tea and coffee and there might even be pastries. This event is open to those of you who have joined the book club and devoured the book. We can't wait to meet you all. No need to book.

Panel: Memoir:Book #9,#28,#88

Long Gallery, 3–4pm

Join us as we delve into the strange and complicated world of the memoir. In this panel discussion and author readings we invite three authors from The People's Library to share their writing and ideas. Author Fran Spears will read from her book Crimes Of The Father (book #9), a hard-hitting, raw and sensational debut in which the author reveals a true account of brutal assault hidden in a fictitious story. Author Naomi Howard will share insights from her writing of A Life in Process (book #28) – a beautiful collection of short stories evoked from memory, from adventures on the high seas to a live spent on Aboriginal land. Our final panelist is author Chando Steiner, will read from, Meeting Osho (book #88), a book through which the author recounts the whirlwind events that led her in 1978 to become a devotee of the controversial guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, now known as Osho. The panel is chaired by A Published Event co-founder, artist and writer, Justy Phillips.

(close) Sun 30 September

Book Club Social:Book #70,#109

Long Gallery, 11am–12pm

Welcome to our final Book Club Social event for The People's Library. This is a social gathering and opportunity to discuss and debrief on our two selected book club poetry books by poets Adam Stokell and Jill Davis. In his poetry collection, Peopling the Dirt Patch (book #70), Adam Stokell traces a crisis of isolation out into the dearth of words, the deforestation of ideas, the die-back of things. In The Dangerous Pursuit of Beauty (book #109), Queenstown painter, poet and People's Library author, Jill G. Davis shares a collection of recent poems about encounters with the wild splendour of the mined and mountainous landscapes of western Tasmania.

To make the most of this hour-long sojourn into September's last glorious Sunday, you'll want to sign up for our People's Library Book Club. Simply go to 'Book Club' in the navigation menu or click this link here. It's free and easy. Upon joining, you will receive a special watermarked digital edition of Adam and Jill's books. You can read them on any screen (computer, mobile, tablet) or if you'd prefer you can pop into the library and read their books in the paper and ink flesh. This event is an opportunity to meet up in person with other readers, have a coffee and a croissant and talk all things poetry.

There will definitely be tea and coffee and there might even be pastries. This event is open to those of you who have joined the book club and devoured the book. We can't wait to meet you all. No need to book.

Panel: Poetry:Book #8, #53, #70, #103, #109

Long Gallery, 2–3pm

Join us for our final panel discussion of The People's library with author readings and discussion set around the theme of poetry. In this panel, we invite five authors from The People's Library to share their writing and ideas. Author and poet, Suzy Cooper will unleash her own truths about daily things, cities, love, dogs, hair, dehydration, bodies, people and troubles, through her carefully choreographed book, Shooting From The Lip (book #8). Poet, Mary Jenkins will read from Short and Not Always Sweet (book #53), a collection that reflects a lifetime of experiences through poetry and prose, of an 85 year-old woman who never intended to say, ‘if only …' In his poetry collection, Peopling the Dirt Patch (book #70), Adam Stokell traces a crisis of isolation out into the dearth of words, the deforestation of ideas, the die-back of things. He might also talk about living at Slopen Main. In Words From Silence (book #103), author and poet, Jessica Montrose distills human emotion with unwavering candour. Our final panelist is Queenstown painter, poet and People's Library author, Jill G. Davis. In The Dangerous Pursuit of Beauty (book #109), Jill shares a collection of recent poems about encounters with the wild splendour of the mined and mountainous landscapes of western Tasmania. More details coming soon on the panel chair. This is a free event and there is no need to book.

Party-ing Words Georgia Kartas and open Mic

Long Gallery, 3–5pm

We can't believe it's nearly over. The People's Library, this strange library-artwork-hybrid-performance-experience has held us for three glorious weeks in the Long Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre. In its final hoorah, the library offers a few Party-ing Words, delivered by extraordinary performance poet, Hobart's finest, Georgia Kartas/ Saint Jorge and then we have an open-mic for any and all authors. A triumph of words in the air. You'd be mad to miss this event and your last opportunity to to put yourself in the company of others – books, wood chips and authors all.

This is a free event and open to all. There will be refreshments. There may be dancing and tears.

(close) Sat 08 September

Reading:Book #48, #60, #62

Long Gallery, 11am–12pm

Join authors, Heather Ewings (book #48), Isbel Shapcott (book #60) and Pearl Maya (book #62) for this glorious hour of storytelling in Readings from the North. From Deloraine and Launceston, these three authors will delight you with readings and anecdotes from their People's Library books. Storytelling, performance, spoken word followed by lively discussion and good spriits. In What The Tide Brings, a historian Heather Ewings explores her fascination with myth and folklore through the world of 'selkies' and a rupturing sea. In Reweaving The World, Isabel Shapcott shines new light on a suite of classic folk tales – Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White amongst her tellings. In The Red Beanie And Other Stories, author Pearl Maya unfolds a collection of short stories that explore the critical junctures of our lives. Join these three dynamic northern authors for a sweet entry into our first day of public events. All welcome and there's no need to book. Refreshments will be available.

Northern Lights:Books #13, #56, #69

Long Gallery, 12–1pm

The People's Library holds over 25 books from authors residing in the north, north west and West Coast of Tasmania. In today's Northern Lights event we present a small but well-curated selection from this extraordinary pool of writers. Ulverstone-based author Maggie Aldhamland will read from her stunning crime thriller, Waking The Past, (book #13) and touch on the process of writing lead character, ex-foreign correspondent Danni Knight. Author, poet, editor and educator, Nancy Corbett, in her deeply personal memoir and social history, Firsthand (book #56), explores the radical changes of our time from the viewpoint of a passionate partisan. We take a small leap into the American Midwest to complete this northern panel. We find William and his horse Sadie setting out to avenge a murderer in author Dean Saunders' augmented western, Carry Me West (book #69). It's a radically mixed bag. We hope the conversation will range from here to everywhere! This is a free event. All welcome and no need to book.

Reading:Book #94

Long Gallery, 2–3pm

In this event, titled Fat Chance – Making a difference for wildlife, join The People's Library author, Lynne Fellowes, illustrator, Jenny Wright and wildlife carer, Suzy Manigian for a lively discussion based on Lynne's beautiful book for children, Fat Chance. This is an event for children and anyone who'd like to learn more about how to care for Tasmanian wildlife. During this event, Lynne will also be sharing her handmade bookmarks with the audience.

This is a free event and there is no need to book.

Panel: Writing for young audiences:Book #21, #94, #96

Long Gallery, 3–4pm

Join The People's Library authors, Amanda Robson (book #21), Lynne Fellowes (book #94) and Ian Cole (book #96) in an exploring the act of writing for young audiences. The event will be composed of readings from each of the author's books, written for children and teenagers. There will be generous discussion and plenty of time for questions on the process of writing and taking their stories to print. The Chair for this event is the amazing Rachel Edwards from Transportation Press.

This is a free event and there is no need to book.

(close) Sat 29 September

Huon Valley Writers Meeting

Long Gallery, 1–3pm

It's the monthly meeting of the Huon Valley Writers. Here to read from their glorious anthology , The Creative Mind, (book #92) pull up a seat and join in the conversation. All welcome.

Books and Bubbles:Book #23

Long Gallery, 6–7pm

Author Karen Wheeler shares her People's Library book, Uncle (book #23) with family and friends in this private event. It's been a huge year and this is one hell of a way to acknowledge and celebrate the trials and smiles of taking your book to print.

This event is by invitation only.

(close) Fri 28 September

Digest:Gibson + Bird

Long Gallery, 4–5pm

In this public forum, Readers in Residence, Ross Gibson and Kathryn Bird (AUS) will share their digests from a week spent in the holdings of The People's Library. All Welcome.

Digest:Unconscious Collective

Long Gallery, 5–6pm

In this public forum, Unconscious Collective (AUS) will share their social dreaming digests from a week spent in bed as Readers in Residence with The People's Library. All Welcome.

Performance:RADIOOCULT: Book #73

Long Gallery, 7–9pm

Experience The People's Library through three made-for-radio live performances as Sisters Akousmatica and friends sonically re-calibrate the gallery and surrounds. Sisters Akousmatica are artists and People's Library authors, Julia Drouhin and Phillipa Stafford. They will perform on chapter of their book, SK (book #73) in which they investigate the mysterious broadcasts called 'The Silent Key' on the longest terrestrial shortwave relay on earth. This sonic digesting of the library has us very excited indeed! Come and listen, eat and think radio.

Please note, there is a door charge for this event of $5. Refreshments will be available.

(close) Fri 21 September

Gallery Closed

Long Gallery, 12–5pm

The gallery will be closed between midday and 5pm today in preparation for the opening salon night of the inaugural HOB/ART BOOK FAIR 2018, hosted by The People's Library. The space will open again at 5pm for an evening of artists' books, small press and related ephemera. Soundscape by Unconscious Collective's David Patman. Join us! All Welcome.

HOB/ART BOOK FAIR 2018: Opening

Long Gallery, 5–8pm

It is with great pleasure to welcome you all to the grand Opening of the inaugural HOB/ART BOOK FAIR. Presented by A Published Event and Outside the Box – Earth, Arts, Rights Inc., this unique event is generously hosted by The People's Library and presenting partner, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. There will be literary acoustic-ness at play (courtesy David Patman), beverages of many kinds and a good dose of stall-side banter.

Exhibitors
A Published Event / Justy Phillips / Robin Banks + Michael Small / Lynda Warner & Tracey Diggins / Transportation Press / On Her Selection / The Gents / Diane Perndt & Penny Carey-Wells / salon / Private Projects / Contemporary Art Tasmania / 3-Ply / Fayen d'Evie / The Telepathy Project / Gill Ward / 5 Press / Chris Downes / Leigh Rigozzi / Island Magazine / Victoria Ryle / Sarah Jones / Vivienne Cutbush / Negative Press / Hunter Island Press / Josh Santospirito / Lauren Black / Jose Garcia / Deidre Brollo

Free and open to the public, the HOB/ART BOOK FAIR presents the best of independent art publishing, artists' books, multiples and printed matter from across lutruwita/Tasmania, Victoria and NSW. Where contemporary art, literature and publishing meet, the waters shall part. Join over 30 exhibitors and a lively crowd of passionate locals to indulge in a sea of artists' books, multiples and printed matter. Get in before Saturday's crowds and snap up all the jewels. Bring cash or card and you're a winner.

(close) Sat 22 September

HOB/ART BOOK FAIR 2018

Long Gallery, 10am–5pm

It is with great pleasure to welcome you all to the inaugural HOB/ART BOOK FAIR. Presented by A Published Event and Outside the Box – Earth, Arts, Rights Inc. this unique event is generously hosted by The People's Library and presenting partner, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.

Free and open to the public, the HOB/ART BOOK FAIR presents the best of independent art publishing, artists' books, multiples and printed matter from across lutruwita/Tasmania, Victoria and NSW. Where contemporary art, literature and publishing meet, the waters shall part. Join over 30 exhibitors and a lively crowd of passionate locals to indulge in a sea of artists' books, multiples and printed matter.

Exhibitors
A Published Event Justy Phillips / Robin Banks + Michael Small / Lynda Warner & Tracey Diggins / Transportation Press / On Her Selection / The Gents / Diane Perndt & Penny Carey-Wells / salon / Private Projects / Contemporary Art Tasmania / 3-Ply / Fayen d'Evie / The Telepathy Project / Gill Ward / 5 Press / Chris Downes / Leigh Rigozzi / Island Magazine / Victoria Ryle / Sarah Jones / Vivienne Cutbush / Negative Press / Hunter Island Press / Josh Santospirito / Lauren Black / Jose Garcia / Deidre Brollo

Public program:

This event is generously supported by Salamanca Arts Centre, City of Hobart, A Published Event and Outside the Box – Earth, Arts, Rights Inc..

(close) Thu 13 September

Round Table:Book #57

Long Gallery, 11am–1pm

Join author Jane Deeth and friends for an informal and lively round table discussion on how to make sense of contemporary art. Funny, articulate and open-ended, Jane's book with The People's Library is titled 'Who! What! When! & Why! Making Sense of Contemporary Art (book #57). Novice or expert, you'll love this informative and enlightening foray into the seemingly unfathomable depths of contemporary art, delivered by an author with a world of experience in the field.

This is a free event with refreshments provided. There is no need to book.

Bright Thinking:The Power of Words

Long Gallery, 7–9pm

The People's Library are delighted to be hosting September's *Bright Thinking** – a monthly discussion in the style of the French Café philosophique (“cafe-philo”) started by Marc Sautet in Paris. The topic this month is 'The philosophy of Writing'. Speakers to be announced soon.

This is a free event. A pay bar will be in operation during the event.

(close) Fri 14 September

Scholars en masse: Montrose Bay High

Long Gallery, 11am–12pm

We are delighted to be welcoming over 50 young scholars from Montrose Bay High School. They bring with them their very own guide and fellow student — the wonderful Emily. A Published Event were thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside Emily as a work experience student during the research and development stage of The People's Library. If you'd prefer to visit the library at a quieter time, maybe give us a wide berth until after lunch today!

Meditation: Meeting Osho:Book #88

Long Gallery, 1–2pm

Experience one of Osho's meditations within the holdings of The People's Library. In her extraordinary memoir, Meeting Osho (book #88), author Chando Steiner recounts the whirlwind events that led her in 1978 to become a devotee of the controversial guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, now known as Osho. Chando will lead a short experiential meditation, and share an excerpt of Osho giving discourse. This is a free event and there will be time for questions and refreshments. All welcome.

Performance:Book #36

Long Gallery, 6–7pm

In this immersive multi-media work, The People's Library author, Lee Morgan is collaborating with artist Brett Tait (visual and sound) Rebecca Flynn (photographer) and Robert Fleur (movement consultant and choreographer). The collaboration takes its title Rag and Bone from Lee's book The Rag and Bone Man (book #36), unfolding a soundscape with projected visuals and prose from Lee's book exploring the atmosphere of Old Hobart Town – the setting of Lee's book and the story that unfolds therein. We have absolutely no idea what to expect but we are definitely going to be there to find out.

This is a free event and there is no need to book. We should have a pay bar available on the night.

(close) Mon 10 September

Mondays are for quiet things

Long Gallery, 10am–4pm

Dear introverts, we all have sensitivities that can be difficult to share. Can't stand the noise of other people reading?... then head over to The People's Library on Mondays 10am – 4pm. You can think about soft little things and read in the shelter of our holding(s). If you want to make some noise, better for everyone if you come back tomorrow. Tuesdays are happy days too, just not as quietly so.

(close) Mon 17 September

Mondays are for quiet things (again)

Long Gallery, 10am–4pm

Dear introverts, we all have sensitivities that can be difficult to share. Can't stand the noise of other people reading?... then head over to The People's Library on Mondays 10am – 4pm. You can think about soft little things and read in the shelter of our holding(s). If you want to make some noise, better for everyone if you come back tomorrow. Tuesdays are happy days too, just not as quietly so.

(close) Mon 24 September

Mondays are for quiet things (one last time)

Long Gallery, 10am–4pm

Dear introverts, we all have sensitivities that can be difficult to share. Can't stand the noise of other people reading?... then head over to The People's Library on Mondays 10am – 4pm. You can think about soft little things and read in the shelter of our holding(s). If you want to make some noise, better for everyone if you come back tomorrow. Tuesdays are happy days too, just not as quietly so.

Readers: Unconscious Collective (AUS)

Long Gallery, 10am–4pm

The People's Library welcomes Australian artist collaborative, Unconscious Collective as our second Reader in Residence. Between Monday 24th to Friday 28th September, Unconscious Collective will spend five days in a bed configured from the architectural holdings of the library. Unconscious Collective are approachable and welcome interactions with other readers. This is the first creative collaboration between A Published Event and Unconscious Collective and we can't wait to see what their dreams bring to us all.

The Unconscious Collective was established in Tasmania, Australia by David Patman and Michelle Boyde in 2014 as an informal collaboration of artists, with expertise and experience in sound, movement, contemporary and digital art, and design. As individual practitioners, our work often explores hypnagogic states such as dreams, visions, reverie and wonder, and modes of subliminal or somatic communication. As a group, we collaborate on experimental participatory and public art projects which engage with these themes.

For a project that is deeply embedded in the social fabric and creative lives of so many Tasmanians, the Reader in Residence Program offers an extended moment of critical reflection, national and international context and a comprehensive testing of the histories and belief systems that we choose to commit to paper through the act of creative writing and art making. During their Residency, Unconscious Collective will 'digest' the 113 books of The People's Library through their process of social dreaming and communal snoozing. Think Yoko Ono and John Lennon's 'bed-in' meets sonically inspired dream digestings and you might be half way there. The concept of the 'digest' was first explored in the Ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt (3rd century BC) where international scholars were invited to study the holdings of the library and in exchange were requested to create a 'digest' of their learnings. This digest then became a new repository of knowledge. In the context of The People's Library, the digest’s unique ability is to gather, assemble and hold together a set of social relations. Our hope is that the digest becomes a mutating knowledge through many voices and actions. Using the format of our daily and weekly 'digests', Unconscious Collective will publish their dreaming digests as they unfold.

(close) Sat 15 September

Panel: Place (I):Book #7,#42,#81

Long Gallery, 12–1pm

Join us for the first of two panel discussions and author readings set around the theme of place. In this panel, we invite three authors from The People's Library to share their writing and ideas. Author Maria Grist will read from her non-fiction account of The Huts of kunanyi/ Mt Wellington (book #7), an extraordinary, illustrated edition sharing the history, people and architecture of the once abundant huts of 'the mountain'. Author Jennie Jackson will share insights from her writing of The Ross Bridge (book #42). With its 186 'voussoirs' carved in high relief, The Ross Bridge in Tasmania, is unique in the world. Following the trail of master masons, Jennie will unfold the place, art and mystery of this unconventional historical narrative. Our final panelist is author Stephanie Cahalan, whose book for The People's Library, aptly named The People’s Park (book #81) is a gathering of stories from the Queen’s Domain, Hobart, as seen through news coverage over two centuries. The panel is chaired by A Published Event co-founder, artist and writer, Justy Phillips. Justy has a long practice of art making in Tasmania. Her work explores publishing as art practice, site-specific writing and and the act of making-public.

Panel: Place (II):Book #1,#27,#68

Long Gallery, 2–3pm

Join us for the second of our two panel discussions and author readings concerning place. In this panel, we invite three authors from The People's Library to share their writing and ideas. Author Vivienne Cutbush will read from her evocative book Postcards From Rocky Cape (book #1), in which the artist delicately interweaves fragments of language, attention and gesture. Our second author is Jillian Brady, whose book, Floundering (book #27), is a collection of six short stories and one non-fiction piece, inspired by Cradle Mountain in Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness Area. Our final panelist is author and adventure-scientist, Jenny Scott. Jenny will read from her collection writings, On Southern Islands (book #68). Her writings are intimate souvenirs of times spent on three subantarctic islands; Macquarie, Heard Island and South Georgia. The panel is chaired by A Published Event co-founder, artist and writer, Margaret Woodward. Margaret has been exploring ideas of place and identity through her art and academic practice for over 20 years. She has worked closely with ideas of tourism ephemera, tourism telemetry and agritivity and co-founded the creative Regions Lab at Charles Sturt University.

(close) Wed 26 September

Process: Making The People's Library

Long Gallery, 12–1pm

Join Margaret Woodward and Justy Phillips of A Published Event and designer Tracey Diggins from Imagine Education for a lunch time talk on the making of The People's Library. From idea to library and every version in-between, Margaret, Justy and Tracey will share their processes of art-making, design and perhaps most importantly, project management!

This is a free event. All welcome.

Panel: Youth:Book #38, #64, #71

Long Gallery, 4–6pm

Join us for an inspiration panel discussion with five young-adult authors from The People's Library. Author Jaye Bowden will read from her novel, Resurface (book #38), author Molly Maidment will share insights from her first novel, An Aptitude for Error (book #64). Jaye and Molly are joined by three panelists whose work is published in a collection of works through, Platform (book #71), Aaron Freeman, Greta Canning. The panel is chaired by Melinda Antal, Youth Arts Officer (Publications & Exhibitions) Community & Cultural Programs, at Hobart City Council.

(close) Thu 27 September

Reading for Families:Book #78

Long Gallery, 2–3pm

Join author Nixie Wild for an hour of reading for families and children. In her delightful book for children, A Magical Bedtime Collection (book#78), Nixie enlists the help of a fairy to unlock the imagination of young readers – a place full of adventures and wonder. Exploring the land of imagination is fun, writes Nixie, and often leads effortlessly to dreamland. Listen to tales of dragons, fairies, animals and nature in the delightful, A Magical Bedtime Collection. Just as the little girl in the book learned to love bedtime, so too will your children. All welcome.

Peephole Book Club:Book #52 and #55

Long Gallery, 6–7pm

Authors Lee Buchanan (book #52) and Lou Cunningham (book #55) belong to the same lively book club group. There are 14 women in their group. Lee and Lou have invited their book club to inhabit The People's Library on the occasion of their regular monthly book club. Their group will enjoy the ambience of the Library and talk about the books that interest them in our collection.

This event is by invitation only. If you like this idea and have a book club of your own, The People's Library invites you to bring your group to the gallery and inhabit the library (between 10am—4pm most days).

(close) Tue 18 September

Reader: Fayen d'Evie (NZ)

Long Gallery, 10am–4pm

The People's Library welcomes New Zealand artist, writer and publisher, Fayen d'Evie as our first Reader in Residence.

Between Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd September, Fayen will spend four days embedding herself in the holdings of The People's Library. She will also exhibit her publishing works at the inaugural HOB/ART BOOK FAIR on Friday 21st (5—8pm) and Saturday 22nd September (10—5pm).

Fayen is an artist, writer, and curator based in Muckleford, Australia. Her projects are often conversational and collaborative, and resist spectatorship by activating diverse audiences in embodied readings of artworks. Fayen advocates the radical potential for blindness, arguing that blindness agitates ocularcentric norms, and offers critical positions and methods attuned to sensory translations, ephemerality, vibrational poetics, the tangible and intangible, hallucination, concealment, uncertainty, and the invisible.

For a project that is deeply embedded in the social fabric and creative lives of so many Tasmanians, the Reader in Residence Program offers an extended moment of critical reflection, national and international context and a comprehensive testing of the histories and belief systems that we choose to commit to paper through the act of creative writing and art making. During her Residency, Fayen d'Evie will 'digest' the 113 books of The People's Library through her own professional practice (performance, publishing, writing, curating and movement). The concept of the 'digest' was first explored in the Ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt (3rd century BC) where international scholars were invited to study the holdings of the library and in exchange were requested to create a 'digest' of their learnings. This digest then became a new repository of knowledge. In the context of The People's Library, the digest’s unique ability is to gather, assemble and hold together a set of social relations. Our hope is that the digest becomes a mutating knowledge through many voices and actions. Using the format of our daily and weekly 'digests', Fayen will publish her ideas and responses as they unfold.

You will find Fayen reading in the gallery most days, she is approachable and happy to meet readers at any time. We can't wait. This is artist Fayen d'Evie's her first public art commission in Tasmania.

Performance: Sholeh Wolpe (Iran/US)

Long Gallery, 7–8pm

The People's Library is thrilled to be hosting an evening with Iranian-born poet-writer and playright, Sholeh Wolpé Sholeh is here in Tasmania as Poet in Residence with Transportation Press (Rachel Edwards). A recipient of the 2014 PEN Heim 2013 Midwest Book Award and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize, Wolpé ’s literary work includes four collections of poetry, two plays, three books of translations, and three anthologies. Her most recent publications include The Conference of the Birds (W.W. Norton & Co), Cómo escribir una canción de amor (Olifante Ediciones de Poesia, Spain), and Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths (University of Arkansas Press.) Wolpé ’s writings have been translated into eleven languages and included in numerous American and international anthologies and journals of poetry and fiction, and featured on programs such as Selected Shorts and Public Radio International. We are very grateful to Rachel Edwards for bringing Sholeh to these shores. This is one event not to be missed.

There is a door charge of $10 to this event and we're hoping to rustle up a bar to help you settle in.

(close) Tue 25 September

Readers:Gibson+Bird (AUS)

Long Gallery, 10am–4pm

The People's Library welcomes Australian artists Ross Gibson + Kathryn Bird as our third and final Readers in Residence.

Between Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th September, Ross and kathryn will spend five days exploring the holdings of the library. Kathryn Bird is an artist, specialising in collage, and a book designer, specialising in art books. Most recently she was an artist in residence at the “Gods of Tiny Things” collage camp at Bundanon Trust, producing a series of works to be shown in Siteworks 2018 at Bundanon. Ross Gibson is an artist, writer and cultural theorist and Centenary Professor of Creative & Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. In this role he works collaboratively to produce books, films and artworks and he supervises postgraduate students in similar pursuits.

For a project that is deeply embedded in the social fabric and creative lives of so many Tasmanians, the Reader in Residence Program offers an extended moment of critical reflection, national and international context and a comprehensive testing of the histories and belief systems that we choose to commit to paper through the act of creative writing and art making. During their Residency, Ross and Kathryn will 'digest' the 113 books of The People's Library through a process of reading and image making. The concept of the 'digest' was first explored in the Ancient Library of Alexandria in Egypt (3rd century BC) where international scholars were invited to study the holdings of the library and in exchange were requested to create a 'digest' of their learnings. This digest then became a new repository of knowledge. In the context of The People's Library, the digest’s unique ability is to gather, assemble and hold together a set of social relations. Our hope is that the digest becomes a mutating knowledge through many voices and actions. Using the format of our daily and weekly 'digests', Gibson + Bird will publish their digests as they reveal their form. Ross and kathryn are very approachable and welcome interactions with other readers. This is the first creative collaboration between A Published Event and Gibson + Bird and we can't wait to see what unfolds.

(close) Sun 09 September

Reading:Book #2

Long Gallery, 1–2pm

Join author, Carol Ann Martin in this cosy event of reading and performance. Titled 'Come sit by the fire', Carol Ann will read in character from a number of stories from her book in The People's Library, Home and Hearth: Stories of a Battery Point Cottage (book #2), with mood music by Belle Époque. Refreshments will be served during the event. This is a free event and there is no need to book.

Talk:Book #4

Long Gallery, 2–2:30pm

In this author talk, Mark Wise will discuss the writing of Mona Jean (book #4). From family history to fiction, Mark will use this opportunity to to share his creative process – the highs and lows of writing Mona Jean and will talk about the inspiration behind his novel. There will be images, anecdotes and readings. This is a free event and there is no need to book.

salon (I)

Long Gallery, 3–5pm

We are delighted to welcome salon to The People's Library. salon is a platform which supports nascent and experimental work and ideas, providing artists and writers with the opportunity to present new work to new audiences, with the intention of facilitating dialogue and useful critical feedback around the work. salon (I) presents the work of three writers of The People's Library, Vivienne Cutbush (book #1), Janelle Mendham (book #41) and Gay Hawkes (book #113).

Founded by artists Ruth Hadlow and Janelle Mendham, salon is a space where artists are encouraged to experiment with presenting ideas in intimate &/or experimental ways, explore ways of expanding practice, and receive attentive feedback and critically-engaged responses. The salon readings program was set up to support and encourage artists to engage in writing, and to experiment with performing their writing creatively.

This is a free event and a rare opportunity to share in salon – an event that is usually by invitation-only.

(close) Wed 19 September

Reading:Book #15,#17,#43,#49, #58, #72

Long Gallery, 1–2pm

In this multi-author event from members of Kingston's U3A (University of the Third Age) writing group, we will revel in extracts from six authors – a monumental achievement from one dedicated writing group from southern Tasmania – including their inspirational leader, Gladys Conry. In Gladys' book, titled The Carnival: A Medley of Short Stories (book #17), the author knits together a lifetime of riches. Ken Baker, in his memoir, I Remember When ... (book #15), recalls his time with the Liverpool City Police in the 1950s. Ken Goodsell, in Out of Control (book #43), tells an extreme yachting story where romance meets a tsunami off southern Tasmania. In Jan Wilson's Jandy (book #49), we learn of a life well lived. Stewart Hiller, in Lifetime Memories (book #58), reveals the extraordinary social and technological changes experienced throughout the author’s lifetime and finally, in Libbie Davies' memoir, Sandcastles, Family and Hailstones (book #72) the author opens a window into the vast experiences of one Tasmanian family. This is one super stellar line up that has it all – poetry, short stories, memoir and memories to name but a few.

This is a free event. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Reading:Book #51

Long Gallery, 6–7pm

In this event titled 'Realising A Dream', People's Library author, Sharon Carnes will read from (book #51), her outback murder mystery, Chaos In The Cookhouse, share the journey of her writing process and field a few questions from fans. It's a cracking good read. If you too want to find out why Frank would want to kill Raelene? you'd better pull up a bag of wood chips and settle in for the night.

This is a free event and there is no need to book.

(close) Wed 12 September

Reading: Book #54, #76

Long Gallery, 1–2pm

In this event, titled 'Stories from Ensalada Mixta', The People's Library authors Penny Carey Wells, Diane Perndt and Petrina Meldrum will read from their collected anthology of short stories, Ensalada Mixta (book #54). Penny will also read from her second book in The People's Library, titled Beach Report (book #76). The authors will share their individual processes of writing and their collective experience of publishing together with The People's Library. Join us for this lively lunchtime reading.

This is a free event and there is no need to book.

Reading: Short Stories: Book #22

Long Gallery, 2–3pm

Join us for this insightful and reflective talk by author Steve Plowright on understanding the past through short stories. In his short story collection for The People's Library, The Missing And Other Short Stories, Steve explores this distinct form to unfold people and their individual histories. Expect the unexpected – speculative fiction meets experimental gesture in a possible future that is often very close to our present world. As he writes in his biography, the Plowright name suggests both a maker and repairer. Steve's short stories begin in the realms of both.

(close) Tue 11 September

Conversation:Book #52, #55

Long Gallery, 6–7pm

Join authors of The People's Library, Lee Buchanan and Lou Cunningham as they traverse the tricky world of memoir writing. In this event, titled 'In Conversation: Life Journey's Lee and Lou', baby boomers, Lee Buchanan (book #52), The Snake Around My Heart) and Lou Cunningham (book #55), Because I Can: One Woman's Journey), talk about their memoirs with celebrated author Kathryn Lomer. For both Lee and Lou, similar events in the late 1960s shaped their their life journeys in profound but quite different ways. When they were around 40 years of age, major events in both their lives set them on different paths yet again. Now in their sixties they reflect on the value of writing memoir as a way of understanding and celebrating their experiences.

This is a free event and there is no need to book.

(close) Thu 20 September

Scholars en masse: School of Creative Arts

Long Gallery, 10am–12pm

A Published Event are currently teaching in Critical Practices at the School of Creative Arts, UTAS. Our teaching team and students will be descending on The People's Library to meet the books and Reader in Residence, Fayen d'Evie (NZ). We will be a big bunch of nearly 100, so if you'd prefer to visit the library at a quieter time, maybe give us a wide berth until midday. If you like a bit of noise while you read, come and join us.

Silent Reading Party

Long Gallery, 6–8pm

Silent Ready Party comes to The People's Library.

Do you find it difficult to carve out time in your day to read? Does life get in the way when you just want to sit back in a comfy chair to make a start on your growing to-read list? Sounds like you need to attend a Silent Reading Party! This is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the holdings of The People's Library. Browse at leisure, digest with pleasure. Or go with what you know but never get time to really know and BYO book.

The People's Library will provide the perfect environment for your glorious 90 minutes of silent reading in the presence of other book worms like you. This is a free event and there is no need to book. This event is organised by Island Magazine and Transportation Press.

(close) Thu 06 September

Soapbox billboards

Mathers Place, Hobart, 24hrs

The People's Library have launched a distributed event in collaboration with Hobart City Council through SOAPBOX – a public art initiative gives writers and artists an opportunity to showcase their work on three large billboards located in Mathers Place, in Hobart's city centre. The billboards are located in Criterion Lane, on the rear wall of the State Library and the side of the Playhouse Theatre. The works will be on display until early October. It's free to stand and stare.

(close) Fri 07 September

The People's Library Grand Opening

Long Gallery, 6–8pm

Join us for the grand opening of The People's Library by A Published Event, and The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre. Meet the writers, browse the books and help us to officially launch the holdings of this living, performance library, hybrid thing.

There will be refreshments and maybe even dancing. All welcome. We are expecting a crowd so please RSVP by email to: info@salarts.org.au

A Published Event, 2018 Long Gallery. Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Pl, Hobart. 8–30 September, 2018

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Salamanca Arts Centre
65-77 Salamanca Pl, Hobart
8–30 September, 2018
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SUN
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24hrs
Soapbox billboards
07
6–8pm
The People's Library Grand Opening
08
11am–12pm
Reading:Book #48, #60, #62
12–1pm
Northern Lights:Books #13, #56, #69
2–3pm
Reading:Book #94
3–4pm
Panel: Writing for young audiences:Book #21, #94, #96
09
1–2pm
Reading:Book #2
2–2:30pm
Talk:Book #4
3–5pm
salon (I)
10
10am–4pm
Mondays are for quiet things
11
6–7pm
Conversation:Book #52, #55
12
1–2pm
Reading: Book #54, #76
2–3pm
Reading: Short Stories: Book #22
13
11am–1pm
Round Table:Book #57
7–9pm
Bright Thinking:The Power of Words
14
11am–12pm
Scholars en masse: Montrose Bay High
1–2pm
Meditation: Meeting Osho:Book #88
6–7pm
Performance:Book #36
15
12–1pm
Panel: Place (I):Book #7,#42,#81
2–3pm
Panel: Place (II):Book #1,#27,#68
16
11am–12pm
Book Club Social:Book #43
2–4pm
salon (II)
17
10am–4pm
Mondays are for quiet things (again)
18
10am–4pm
Reader: Fayen d'Evie (NZ)
7–8pm
Performance: Sholeh Wolpe (Iran/US)
19
1–2pm
Reading:Book #15,#17,#43,#49, #58, #72
6–7pm
Reading:Book #51
20
10am–12pm
Scholars en masse: School of Creative Arts
6–8pm
Silent Reading Party
21
12–5pm
Gallery Closed
5–8pm
HOB/ART BOOK FAIR 2018: Opening
22
10am–5pm
HOB/ART BOOK FAIR 2018
23
11am–12:30pm
Book Club Social:Book #32
2–3pm
Book Club Social:Book #77
3–4pm
Panel: Memoir:Book #9,#28,#88
24
10am–4pm
Mondays are for quiet things (one last time)
10am–4pm
Readers: Unconscious Collective (AUS)
25
10am–4pm
Readers:Gibson+Bird (AUS)
26
12–1pm
Process: Making The People's Library
4–6pm
Panel: Youth:Book #38, #64, #71
27
2–3pm
Reading for Families:Book #78
6–7pm
Peephole Book Club:Book #52 and #55
28
4–5pm
Digest:Gibson + Bird
5–6pm
Digest:Unconscious Collective
7–9pm
Performance:RADIOOCULT: Book #73
29
1–3pm
Huon Valley Writers Meeting
6–7pm
Books and Bubbles:Book #23
30
11am–12pm
Book Club Social:Book #70,#109
2–3pm
Panel: Poetry:Book #8, #53, #70, #103, #109
3–5pm
Party-ing Words Georgia Kartas and open Mic