Author event: Andra Putnis - Newcastle (City) Library

Wednesday 7 August 2024
17 days from now
6 - 7pm
1 hour
Andra is an Australian author with Latvian heritage working to tell powerful stories to help us better understand our world and each other. Her debut book, Stories My Grandmothers Didn’t Tell Me reveals the incredible tales of how her two grandmothers, Nanna Aline and Grandma Milda, who lived through the terror of the Second World War and survived to immigrate to Australia.

Grandma Milda, who escaped in dramatic circumstances from Latvia during World War II settled in Newcastle and went on to inspire her granddaughter Andra, to tell these powerful stories.

Against the backdrop of our increasingly uncertain world, the book delves into why we need the stories of our grandparents to better understand where we come from and where we want to be.

Copies of Stories My Grandmothers Didn’t Tell Me will be available for purchase at the event.

Cost: Free

Bookings essential

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  • Wednesday 07 August 2024 6:00 pm
No additional fees.




Newcastle Library
15 Laman Street