Author Dr Anita Heiss to speak at Rocky Library

Published on 15 May 2019

Dr Anita Heiss

Southside library will be hosting award-winning author Dr Anita Heiss for an unmissable talk on Saturday 18 May.

Dr Anita Heiss has said she is looking forward to speaking about her writing experiences at the library this Saturday.

“I’m very much excited about visiting Rockhampton Regional Library for the first time, not only to share stories about writing and publishing, but because it gives me an opportunity to meet local readers, and learn about storytelling culture there,” said Dr Heiss.

“For me, being at the library on a Saturday morning qualifies as living a pretty good life.”

Chair of the Community Services Committee, Cr Rose Swadling, said that she is very excited Dr Heiss will be coming to Rockhampton.

“Dr Heiss is a wonderful author, activist, and academic,” said Cr Swadling.

“She is widely known for her women’s fiction, which follows the lives of strong, educated Aboriginal women living in cities as they hilariously navigate their careers and love lives. 

“She is also an author of historical fiction, children’s literature, non-fiction, poetry, and an award-winning memoir titled Am I Black Enough for You?

“As well as being a widely celebrated author and academic, Dr Heiss is also very funny and engaging speaker, and a passionate advocate for Indigenous literacy.

“I would urge anyone to take this fantastic opportunity to hear Dr Heiss speak.”

About the event

When: Saturday 18 May at 10am-11.30am.

Where: Southside Library

QBD will be operating a pop-up shop during the talk selling Dr Anita Heiss’ books for signing.

Contact the Library on 4936 8265 to book your spot. 

About Dr Heiss

Dr Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a regular guest at writers’ festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature. She is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. 

Photo credit: Helen Kassila