Dorothy Simmons Literary Lunch with Shirley Le

Dorothy Simmons Literary Lunch with Shirley Le


Friday 13 September 2024, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Atura, 648 Dean St, Albury


$60, includes 2 course meal and glass of wine

Event Type

Special Event

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An intimate conversation with writer, Shirley Le, as she discusses her debut novel, Funny Ethnics. Shirley is a Vietnamese-Australian writer from Yagoona and her book is a droll and witty insight into growing up in Western Sydney. Includes a two-course lunch and wine on arrival.

The Dorothy Simmons Literary Lunch is an annual WAM event.

“Dotti” Simmons was an Irish-Australian writer and teacher resident in Albury. Her published work spans novels (young adult to historical fiction), award-winning short stories, micro fiction and poetry.

Dotti was involved with Write Around the Murray from the very beginning as an advisory committee member. She short-listed the short story competitions, volunteered at every festival and was an enthusiastic participant in author conversations, workshops, poetry events and Stereo Stories dinners. Dotti was a memorable contributor to an historical fiction panel with Jock Serong and Anita Heiss during her palliative care. Dotti died on 1 November 2021. She was 71 years old.

The Dorothy Simmons Literary Lunch honours the myriad ways that Dotti contributed to the broader writing community as a literary citizen and as a questing, questioning human being.

*This event is supported by Dymocks Albury, who will also have copies of Funny Ethnics for purchase during the event

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