Join us on Friday 5 July for a very bookish First Friday Club as we chat to Cheryl Akle, founder of Australia’s largest online book community, Better Reading.
Passionate about books, Cheryl is a strong advocate for Australian authors, a champion of reading and has been a leading figure in the book industry for over 30 years.
Using multiple platforms to attract a loyal audience, her expert commentary, ‘all access’ podcasts and insightful Q&As give readers a behind-the-scenes look at how some of Australia’s most popular authors came to tell their stories.
Cheryl regularly interviews a broad mix of authors on her well-received podcast, ‘Stories Behind the Story’. Recent podcast highlights include interviews with Yotam Ottolenghi, Melina Marchetta, Trent Dalton and Tim Winton.
Members are welcome to join us for this morning of tea, cake, and good conversation about all things books.
About First Friday Club
First Friday Club is a monthly event at Writing NSW, free and exclusive to members. The club takes place on the first Friday of every month (March-October) from 10am-11:30am. Each month a new guest speaker from the writing industry, be they author, editor, publisher or journalist, joins us for a group conversation about writing. This session is then followed by a delicious morning tea.
This members-only event is free, but RSVPs are essential.
Cheryl Akle is the founder of Better Reading, Australia’s largest online book community reaching over 500,000 people daily. Passionate about books, she is a strong advocate for Australian authors, a champion of reading and has been a leading figure in the book industry for over 30 years. Using multiple platforms to attract a loyal audience, her […]
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