Monday, May 23, 2005

Nancy Pearl speaks at the Sydney Writers' Festival

Nancy Pearl: Calling All Librarians
Thursday, May 26 2005, 18:00 - 19:00
Sydney Theatre Richard Wherret

Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl talks about her love of books, the importance of libraries and why librarians are her favourite people in the world. A special event for librarians hosted by the City of Sydney.

The Librarian and the Action Doll
Thursday, May 26 2005, 11:30 - 12:30
SDC 2/3

Nancy Pearl, Angela Catterns (Chair)

She’s perhaps the only person in the world with her own action doll who’s not a flying superhero or a Barbie. Nancy Pearl has harnessed her passion for reading to inspire hundreds of thousands of Americans to delve into books. She’ll talk to Angela Catterns of 702 ABC Sydney about reading, her favourite books, riding bikes, Seattle and, of course, that action doll!

Nancy Pearl was the executive director of the Washington Centre for the Book for eleven years before retiring in 2004. Her bestseller, Book Lust, is the definitive collection of book reviews. Pearl is a cult figure among librarians and the US reading public for her 'bone deep' knowledge of books and contagious enthusiasm for reading.