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Library Lovers Day: Storytime for grown-ups

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State Library of New South Wales

Friends Room, Ground Floor

Mitchell Library building

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Remember when a story was more than a twitter thread, before snapchat told tall tales? A time when you went to your local library for Storytime and listened to real humans read stories that conjured new worlds and filled the imagination?

Join us at Storytime for Grown-ups where you can sit back, relax and spend a bit of time in another world. Our new event will have a distinctly 18+ flavour; for starters, there’ll be a bar. The stories may contain adult concepts and probably won’t have too many pictures.

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Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist with The Australian and is the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt. Originally from Queensland, Rick has worked in Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne and now Canberra as the social affairs writer for The Australian with a particular focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care, the welfare system, religion and employment services. Rick is the winner of the 2017 Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist. One Hundred Years of Dirt was longlisted for the 2018 Walkley Book of the Year and was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2019.

Yumi Stynes is a broadcaster and writer who's been working in Australian media for almost two decades, evolving from music reporter to her current focus as a writer on Arts, Culture, Food, Gender Politics and Human Sexuality. She’s known for her honesty, warmth and humour. Like many women, Yumi is juggling — she does a daily radio show, works on several writing projects (two cookbooks, Zero F**ks and Zero F**ks Endless Summer, and most recently Welcome to Your Period), and regularly runs 5km for a laugh — all while raising four children. She fronts 'Ladies, We Need to Talk', the popular podcast with ABC Audio Studios and was the host of the award-winning documentary Is Australia Sexist? on SBS television.

Yumi is an accomplished MC, facilitator and speaker; recent events include Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Women's March, She Leads Conferences, Art After Hours at AGNSW, Rural Sexual Health Conference and Women in Leadership Symposium. This year (2020) you can expect to hear Yumi on the KiiS FM national network The 3pm Pickup, and at the All About Women Festival and expect to see works published in the Guardian Australia and a new book through Hardie Grant.


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