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Join us for a Friends Member exclusive online book club, where the book choice is eclectic, the guests are captivating and the company is Friendly.

This October, join special guest author and award-winning actor, John Wood, for a conversation about his recently released memoir How I Clawed My Way to the Middle. published by Penguin Random House.

From the book description:

John treads the boards of Australia’s most prominent theatres in the plays of our most acclaimed playwrights and directors, Williamson, Bell and Sumner to name but a few, until finally his time on television as familiar faces Michael Rafferty of Rafferty’s Rules and Tom Croydon from Blue Heelers. All of which is threaded with the uncertainty of an actor’s life; surviving on a six dollar a week scholarship at NIDA, being parted from his young family for months at a time due to filming to each lull in work that causes John’s sense of self-worth to plummet. 
Like the man himself, How I Clawed my Way to the Middle is unpretentious, funny and charming.

John's theatre career is well represented in the Library's PROMPT Collection (performing arts ephemera) with posters and programs from the Sydney Theatre Company, The MLC Theatre Royal Company and many more.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the session in a friendly and informal online setting. Settle in for a Friends-only chat, to learn and converse in the comfort of home with a good group of Friends.

Join this session via Zoom and learn how digitisation defeats isolation and opens up access in a pandemic, or any time.

To join this online event register for the event with your Friends membership number. We will send out an email prior to the event with the Zoom URL, as well as reminder emails a week, a day and an hour before the webinar with the URL to join.

Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues: (note: this is to test your connection, please ignore the webcam and audio components)

Become a member of the Friends of the National Library of Australia. 

You can order you print or audio copy from the National Library Bookshop Friends Book Club List

Image: Cover of How I Clawed My Way to the Middle

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