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Authors visit Shire libraries

Tuesday 17 May 2016

Readers and writers in the south east will be spoilt for choice when two authors visit Bega Valley shire libraries next month.

Surf photographer and author of Capital Surfers - Surfing Australia’s East Coast in the 60s, Ian Ingram, will share his photographs and stories of being a surfer in the 1960s.

He will tell about a bunch of adventurers as they embarked on their surfing journey, starting from Bermagui and Narooma, to find the best beaches and breaks on the east coast.

Ian Ingram will be at the Bermagui Library on Monday, June 6, at 10.30am.

The other guest is Stafford Ray who will teach the art of creating Limericks, like this one:

“An older man from Bermagui
Was dumping his wife for a newie.
His primary complaint:
Her cooking was quaint,
When she served him some stale ratatouille!”

From school teacher to jazz musician to asparagus farmer and to the dubious achievement of having visited every pub along the Murray River, Stafford Ray now spends his time as a wordsmith writing poems, plays and, so far, two successful novels.

His two-part session will start with how to write a limerick and end with a talk about his books and the process of novel writing.

Stafford will be at the Bermagui Library on Wednesday, 15 June at 10.30am and at Eden Library on Thursday, 16 June at 10.30am.

To book for either event, go to or phone the Libraries on 6499 2411.


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