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Book launch - Hippy Days, Arabian Nights

Spanning five decades and as many continents, Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is a funny, moving and compelling story of a woman whose extraordinary life will never be summarised by the words ‘could have’ or ‘should have’. Whether it’s following her dreams, pursuing what she believes in or chasing matters of the heart, from the outset Australian artist Katherine Boland has grabbed life by the throat and jumped in feet first.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of this inspiring new memoir.


Doors open 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start


About the Author

Katherine Boland is a Melbourne-based visual artist and writer. Boland immigrated to Australia from England with her parents and younger sister in 1961. After dropping out of art school in the mid-1970s, she left the city to live an alternative lifestyle on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. Boland has been the recipient of numerous art prizes, grants and scholarships. She has travelled extensively in Asia and the Middle East, and has lived in Italy, Spain and the UK. Her work is included in corporate, public and private collections in Australia, Europe, Asia and the US. Hippy Days, Arabian Nights is her first literary project. It was longlisted in 2014 for the Mslexia Literary Award for memoir in the UK and was published by Wild Dingo Press in 2017.

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