Molly Schmidt's Salt River Road Book Launch

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Molly Schmidt's Salt River Road Book Launch

23 September 2023 | Albany Town Hall

Kinjarling/Albany-born and bred author, Molly Schmidt, is launching her debut novel here at the Kinjarling/Albany Town Hall on Sat 23rd September. 

'Introducing an exciting new voice in Australian fiction: Molly Schmidt, winner of the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Salt River Road is a compelling coming-of-age novel about grief and healing set in a small town in the 1970s.

In the aftermath of their mother’s death, the Tetley siblings’ lives are falling apart. Left to fend for themselves as their family farm goes to ruins, Rose sets out to escape the grief and mess of home. When she meets Noongar Elders Patsy and Herbert, she finds herself drawn into a home where she has the chance to discover the strength of community and to heal a wound her family has carried for a generation.

Salt River Road is a poignant exploration of healing and resilience, small-town racism, and the power of human connection'.
- excerpt from Fremantle Press website

Tix $5 from Paperbark Merchants in store or online -  Tickets here

Light snacks by Teede & Co. provided.

Unallocated cabaret seating on the flat floor and theatre seating in the mezzanine dress circle – get there early to secure a seat.

Bar available - exclusively selling Oranje Tractor beverages for this event.

Music performance by 587 Country

In conversation with Paperbark's Billie Whitbread. 

5:30 pm til 8 pm (After-party continuing at The Earl of Spencer til late)


Event Details

Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Location: Albany Town Hall, 217 York Street, Albany WA 6330

Cost: $5 - Tickets from Paperbark Merchants

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: Albany Town Hall + Paperbark Merchants

Organisation: City of Albany - Arts and Culture

Phone: 08 6820 3853

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 23rd September 2023

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