come along and enjoy the day..
Whittlesea U3A INC participated in the book launch at Mill Park Library on Sunday 25th May.
At Whittlesea U3A Inc. we wish to be a catalyst for generating new knowledge and ideas.
May all our members, and future members learn, create, connect and enjoy.
All came along and helped celebrate the release of this first book in a series that are based on Edward’s antics and adventures which first Edward had his first glimpse of the public from his appearances in theTOWN CRIER
Whittlesea U3A member, Betty Harvey has illustrated and written a book called Edward The wild and exciting adventures of Edward. Whittlesea U3A Inc launched Betty’s book at Mill Park Library on Sunday May 25th at 2 pm.
The Guest Speaker Cr. Rex Griffin councillor of the City of Whittlesea.
The Master of Ceremonies is Barry Carozzi author
|My father was an illiterate unskilled labourer, my mother had little interest in reading and worked as a tea lady, and I read my first book (cover-to-cover) at the age of 15. (It was Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’).I’ve taught in secondary schools and tertairy institutions – Universities and Technical and Further Education colleges. I’ve had two stints as a secondary school principal, and spent 7 years as a full time educational consultant.I taught Professional Writing and Editing for 14 years: 1995 – 2008. I published my first book in 1970; it was a series of school textbook entitled Patchwork, and aimed at poor readers in secondary schools. Since then I’ve published around 70 books. Most have either been textbooks for use in Secondary English classroom and stories for children – prep to young adult.I’m enrolled in a PhD, and involved in a phenomenological study of writing.I’m a prolific songwriter and a book of my children’s songs, along with two CDs, will be published in 2009. One of my songs was placed 3rd in the 2007 Australian Songwriters Awards, and two of my recorded songs ‘made it’ on to ‘hit parades’ in Australia.At the moment, the major influences in my writing life are Bernie Neville, an Australian academic – author of Education Psyche; Peta Heywood, my PhD supervisor; and my children. I’ve been very caught up in the ideas of a number of thinkers/writers: Gebser, Laszlo, Romanyshyn, Bernie Neville, Jung …In January, 2009, I’ve returned to full time English teaching at Warrandyte High School. I teach year 8, two year 10 classes and a Year 12.
|Commonwealth Literature Grant, 1982/3 (A one year stipend to support full time writing) Shortlisted, Tamworth Music Festival, Song of the Year, 1982 for Fair Dinkim Aussie. Third place, Australian Songwriters Awards, 2007: Children’s section for Daddy is Sleeping.
|In 2009 I joined with two other musicians – Sarah Cowan, song writer, lead singer with sacred cow, and Jerry Speiser, management consultant, music producer, drummer, original member of the legendary Australian band, MEN AT WORK – to form JS Baz Music.
All helped celebrate the release of this first book in a series of three that are based on Edward’s antics and adventures.
Whittlesea U3A Inc. choir entertained
A display of floristry by Diana Hong Whittlesea U3A floristry classes
and all joined in for afternoon tea.