Good Beer Week Fun

Thank you to everyone who made our first ever Good Beer Week event such a great night.

Here are a few pics for those who missed out on all our tasty Brooklyn Beer - Teeling Whiskey Boilermakers.

Next Writers Under the Influence Event - Wednesday 7th June, 7.30-9.30pm

Writers Under the Influence is a monthly literary event at Buck Mulligan's, where local writers read from works they admire, as well as something of their own, followed by well-lubricated discussions, reminiscent of an old-style writers’ salon.

The wonderful Jenny Ackland is our special guest for June’s Writers Under the Influence event.

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Jenny is a local writer and teacher whose short fiction and essays have been published in Kill Your Darlings, Sleepers Almanac, The Big Issue and Visible Ink. She has also been listed for the Voiceless prize,  in Australia, and internationally for The Bridport Prize and The Fish Short Story Prize.

Her debut novel, The Secret Son, is a Ned Kelly-Gallipoli mashup, which dares to twist the history of these two Aussie icons. Published by Allen & Unwin in 2015, it received a commendation in the FAW National Literary Christina Stead Award.

Her second novel, Little Gods, due to be published in 2018, is a story of resilience and revenge, set in the Mallee region of Victoria.

Jenny’s blog, Seraglio – not a pizza place, is at jennyackland.com

“Jenny Ackland’s The Secret Son is a charming and inventive first novel that flirts with history without ever letting facts get in the way of what is essentially a great story – audaciously told and richly woven – about growing up, fitting in and moving on; about stepping out of the shadows of the past and finding your own way.” – Michelle McLaren, Newtown Review of Books.

Next Writer Under the Influence - May 3rd - 7.30-9.30pm

Writers Under the Influence is a monthly literary event at Buck Mulligan's, where local writers read from works they admire, as well as something of their own, followed by well-lubricated discussions, reminiscent of an old-style writers’ salon.

The always-entertaining Grant Caldwell is our special guest this month, with a wealth of experience to share.

Grant has written eleven books, published all over the world: including eight collections of poetry (his latest is Reflections of a Temporary Self: New & Selected Poems in 2015); two novels (including Love & Derangement in 2014); and a collection of stories. His work has been translated into several languages and he has been a featured writer at a number of International poetry festivals.

Grant is also a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.

"Caldwell is one of the most undervalued poets this country has produced, and arguably the most spiritually rich, original poet we have." - Matt Hetherington, Rabbit.

"… the impression is of a rock’n’roll Zen… pure ironic Caldwell… It’s not as nice or as affectionate as O’Hara, but there is the same compositional thought and structure, where the elements of a day are brought together to make a poem." - Michael Farrell, Cordite Poetry Review.

 

 

Whiskey and Scrabble Afternoon

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Buck's is hosting an afternoon of Scrabble and whiskey sipp'n with The Whisky Social - Sunday 30th April.

We'll have a few boards and a bar full of tasty liquid for you to enjoy. It'll kick off at 3pm with a warm up game or two then head into a few knock out rounds of healthy competition playing to win a bottle of whisk/ey for the champion. 

Bring a friend or make some new ones there.

Writers Under the Influence - April

Writers Under the Influence is a monthly literary event at Buck Mulligan's, where local writers read from works they admire, as well as something of their own, followed by well-lubricated discussions, reminiscent of an old-style writers’ salon.

The fabulous Rachel Hennessy is our special guest - April 5th, 7.30-9.30pm.

Rachel is the author of two acclaimed novels. Her first, The Quakers (2008), was winner of the Adelaide Festival Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript and described by John Birmingham as “un-put-downable”. Her second novel, The Heaven I Swallowed (2013), was runner up in the Vogel Award, and longlisted for the Nita B. Kibble Award. She has also published much non-fiction, in Overland, Kill Your Darlings, TEXT, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin and Daily Life

Currently, Rachel is working on her third novel, entitled Keep Me Close – a fictionalised re-telling of the writing of her first novel in the hothouse of a creative writing workshop. She plans to read extracts from this, as well as from books which she believes are, as Kafka would have it, “the axe for the frozen sea within us”.

Come along for a thought-provoking (and fun) evening.

“Hennessy writes like a dream” – Robyn Mundy, Westerly.

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Afternoon Tea with Meg and Tom Keneally

Join the brilliant Meg and Tom Keneally for an informal chat, questions, and book signing at Buck Mulligan's, Wednesday 22nd March 3.30-5pm.

Bookings not required - phone: 9077 7915 for more info.

Tom and Meg will discuss their latest work: The Unmourned – Book Two of The Monsarrat Series. This thrilling series interweaves historical fact with their original brand of fast-paced, witty crime fiction, bringing Australia’s colourful convict history to life.

When the much despised Superintendent of the Factory, Robert Church, is brutally murdered, there is a factory full of women who might have cause to want him dead. Finding the perpetrator will be no easy task for our recently arrived protagonist, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat. Through his ever-loyal housekeeper and unofficial sidekick, Mrs. Mulrooney, Monsarrat gains access to the inner workings of the Female Factory and with it, a chance to uncover the truth behind Church’s murder. Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished in The Unmourned - Book Two in The Monsarrat Series.

"Sure entertainment for readers" – THE AUSTRALIAN

"A series that promises to add a new dimension to the Australian crime scene…Things can only get more interesting" – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD