Let’s talk frankly

A range of inspirational speakers will give a series of talks in Frankston libraries as part of Frank Talks.

In the spirit of Ted Talks, Frank Talks kicks off at Frankston Library at 6pm on Wednesday, March 15, with aquatic scientist Sheree Marris (pictured), who is pursuing a career in marine biology and encourages girls to study science after being told she wasn’t smart enough to finish uni.

Children’s book author and illustrator Nicky Johnston launches The Fix-It Man with Beyond Blue chief executive Georgie Harman on Saturday, March 18, from 1-3pm at Frankston Library, and popular Australian writer Shane Maloney talks about his Murray Whelan crime novels on Saturday, April 8, from 1pm at Frankston Library.

Other speakers will include Melbourne journalist Andrew Rule, who will talk about his Underbelly series; Enemy author Ruth Clare will speak about life with her father, a Vietnam veteran with PTSD; Alice Pung will share insights into her work to promote literacy in the western suburbs; Damon Young will entertain children and parents at Frankston North; Smiling Mind ambassador Dr Michael Carr Gregg will speak about mindfulness; and Sean Dooley will talk about birds at Seaford Library.

These are all free events, but bookings are essential. For more details, phone the library on 9784 1020 or visit http://library.frankston.vic.gov.au/