November is shaping up as one of those months that contain all my favourite elements: books, good food, and a glass of wine. To add to my pleasure, the series of events feeding my joy require both minimal travel and funds. What’s not to love?
The iconic Grand View Hotel in Cleveland is hosting a number of Literary Dinners and Luncheons suitable for a wide audience with varied interests. For the lovers of home renovations Cherie Barber, affectionately known as the Reno Queen, will be spruiking her book, Renovating For Profit, at a dinner on November 3rd, commencing at 7pm.
Much-loved celebrity from numerous TV home improvement shows, Scott Cam, is promoting Scotty’s Top Aussie Sheds, which I predict will be the most popular stocking filler for Christmas 2017. Cam will be at the Grandview Hotel on November 10th, commencing at 7pm.
Again for the fellows, or those with a military bent, Chris Masters’ latest release is sure to be a source of great interest, No Front Line – Australia’s Special Forces at War in Afghanistan. Meet Chris on November 13th commencing at 12pm. Ahhh, a lunch with a view across the bay to Stradbroke Island. How good is this.
For a change of pace, international women’s romantic fiction writer, Rachael Johns, will be chatting about her latest publication, The Greatest Gift, on November 6th over lunch.
Adventurists and thrill seekers, Michael Smith, Australian Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year, discusses his book Voyage of the Southern Sun about a solo journey around the world. This is another lunchtime event on November 4th, commencing at noon.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Brisbane celebrity and entertainer, will be discussing her memoirs, A Bold Life, at lunch on November 17th.
These Literary Lunches commence at noon and go through to 2 pm and include a two-course meal and a glass of wine on arrival. Dinners commence at 7pm, ending at 9pm, and also include a 2-course meal and welcoming drink.
The Grand View Hotel, Cleveland, is well versed in catering for these functions, having supported Literary presentations for many years.
Might be worth pulling a sickie and losing an afternoon at one these functions, don’t you think?