A program of Lunch Hour Talks was instituted by the Library in 1995. The talks provide valuable publicity for the Library and a means of building on and connecting with its base of supporters. The talks are held at the City of Sydney Library, Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney.
The talk itself usually runs from 12.15 until 1.00 with a short time for questions afterwards, but our audience usually arrives from 11.30 on to enjoy a chat, a sandwich and a tea or coffee. Everyone is welcome.
The cost is $16 for Library members and $22 for non-members. The cost includes a sandwich lunch. Payment can be made at the door. Please book by noon of the Monday before the talk by phoning the Library on (02) 9571 5359 or by email to *protected email*. A report on what lunch hour speakers had to say is published in the relevant Library newsletter. All newsletters from 2002 are on the website.
Topic: War Child
Speaker: Annette Janic
Date: Thursday 15 February
Annette Janic’s book, War Child, was co-authored with Catherine McCullogh. It spans 100 years from Nazi Germany to the suburbs of Adelaide, telling the story of a young illegitimate German girl growing up in poverty, coping with ostracism, bullying, abuse and dispossession. A refugee, she flees the advance of the Red Army in the dying days of the war. It tells of her unconditional love for her family, the sacrifices she made and secrets she kept to protect them.
Annette has worked as a television production and program acquisitions professional in genres ranging from live sport to documentaries, game shows, lifestyle and reality. She is a first generation Australian with parents and an older brother who arrived as refugees following World War II.