Book Launch: Return to the Hunter by Scott Bevan
Continuing his mix of water and words, and revisiting his past, local author Scott Bevan launches his latest book, Return To The Hunter.
The book sees the return to print of the original The Hunter, along with additional chapters telling of a new paddling adventure along the region’s defining river, as Scott charts change in the decade since his last journey.
Return To The Hunter will be launched by Scott’s friend and paddling buddy, legendary Australian film director Bruce Beresford.
Join us for a conversation between these two kayaking mates, as they discuss the book, the joys and challenges of paddling, and how to propagate a friendship by just adding water.
Scott Bevan is a Lake Macquarie-based writer, broadcaster and documentary maker, whose parents grew up in East Maitland.
As well as writing Return To The Hunter, Scott has written a handful (or more) of books, including The Harbour, Bill: The Life of William Dobell, and The Lake.
He is the director, writer and presenter of documentaries, including an hour-long program for the ABC based on his book, The Hunter, along with the feature-length Arthur Phillip: Governor, Sailor Spy for the ABC.
Bruce Beresford has directed 34 feature films, including the highly regarded – Don’s Party, Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy (which won the Academy Award for Best Film), Double Jeopardy, Black Robe and Ladies in Black.
Bruce has also directed operas in Australia, USA and Italy and has written two books, mainly centred around his bizarre film experiences.
Presented by Maitland Libraries – this free event will book out!