Last Wednesday night, attendees at Parkes Shire Library were treated to a powerful In Conversation with special guest author Selina Win Pe, on the release of her new book “Untold Truths”.
Selina gave a passionate talk on her journey to self-discovery and strength through country connection, following the difficult loss of trust she suffered from the 2014 Lindt Café Siege in Sydney.
The healing nature of the country and country people were a particular focus of the talk, with Selina commenting that “the new memories I am creating in rural New South Wales are helping me heal”.
A driving force behind Selina first releasing her book in country New South Wales is to give back to the communities who have given to her.
To thank her for her contribution to the Parkes community, Councillor Ken Keith awarded Selina with the Sir Henry Parkes Medal on the night, remarking on the services she has provided the community. Selina Win Pe’s new book “Untold Truths” is available here www.selinawinpe.com.au.
Join the Parkes Shire Library at their next Author Talk on Wednesday 9th August with best-selling Australian author Gabbie Stroud. Call 02 6861 2309 to book.
If you have a passion for writing, head along to Author-Rised, Parkes Shire Library’s writing group where all writers from 18+ share their passion for writing over snacks and tea. The group welcomes writers of all stripes; poets, non fiction writers, fiction writers, scriptwriters.
Author-Rised meets at the Parkes Library on the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm – 8pm.