Meet Steve Capelin
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Meet Steve Capelin

Date & time
Sat 16 Oct 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Add to Calendar 2021-10-16 13:00 2021-10-16 14:00 Australia/Brisbane Meet Steve Capelin <p><em>Paradiso: A Novel</em> tells the remarkable story of hundreds of Italian peasants leaving their ancestral homes in 1880 to pursue dreams of better and richer lives on the other side of the world &ndash; the South Pacific.</p> <p>When the scheme to establish a utopian colony in a remote corner of New Guinea falls apart, and their dreams turn into a nightmare, they abandon the inhospitable jungle and escape to Noumea.</p> <p>Disease and death follow them until they are accepted as 19<sup>th</sup> century refugees by Australia.</p> <p>Based on true events, join author and descendant of the expedition, Steve Capelin as he shares this incredible story and the research behind is book <em>Paradiso: A Novel</em>.</p> <p>Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Steve to sign. To reserve your place, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/steve-capelin-chermside-library-tickets-175122234317" target="_blank">visit Eventbrite</a> or phone the library.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

Paradiso: A Novel tells the remarkable story of hundreds of Italian peasants leaving their ancestral homes in 1880 to pursue dreams of better and richer lives on the other side of the world – the South Pacific. When the scheme to establish a utopian colony in a remote corner of New Guinea falls apart, and their dreams turn into a nightmare, they abandon the inhospitable jungle and escape to Noumea. Disease and death follow them until they are accepted as 19th century refugees by Australia. Based on true events, join author and descendant of the expedition, Steve Capelin as he shares this incredible story and the research behind is book Paradiso: A Novel. Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Steve to sign. To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite or phone the library.  

Bookings

Bookings required. Phone Chermside Library on 07 3403 7200 to reserve your place.

Venue

Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside

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