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2011 Seymour Lecture

2011 Seymour Lecture
5 September 2011

Writer and broadcaster Robert Dessaix will present the 2011 Seymour Biography Lecture at the National Library in Canberra on Monday 24 October at 6 pm.  

Dessaix will discuss the craft of writing biography, autobiography and memoir in the 2011 lecture which is supported by John and Heather Seymour.

The free lecture will be followed by a book signing and refreshments.

Bookings essential on 02 6262 1271 or at


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