Special guest to appear for library celebration

May 22, 2017 by  

Author Alice Pung is to be a guest speaker as part of National Library and Information Week. Residents of Seaford and surrounding suburbs can hear her at a free event hosted by the nearby Frankston Library.

Pung is well-known for her books ‘Her Father’s Daughter’, ‘Unpolished Gem’ and ‘Laurinda’. She is also a lawyer and legal researcher, active in the areas of pay equity and minimum wages.

Born in Australia one month after her parents immigrated here, she was named ‘Alice’ after the main character in Lewis Carroll’s famous work, because they saw Australia as a ‘wonderland’.

Pung’s own high school experiences have ensured that she is a person who understands quiet young adults. As a result, her books are studied in schools and universities around Australia. As a Stella in Schools Program Speaker, Pung also investigates unconscious gender bias in reading, and is available to speak at literary functions.

National Library and Information Week is held annually during the final week of May, and libraries all over Australia will be sure to make use of booklet printing and flyers for their events.

The Frankston Library is at 60 Playne Street, Frankston. This event is tomorrow evening, May 23, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and is free, but online booking is required and can be completed via Eventbrite.