'Flight' is a modern retelling of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. It is a "refugee-story [which] shows that every family is both holy and unique."
Beloved Australian author Nadia Wheatley will join St Columba's Parish to speak about her new book, 'Flight', her interest in social justice, and her interest in the reading life of children. 'Flight', which is beautifully illustrated by Armin Greder, compliments her other works of children's and young adult fiction, which include: Five Times Dizzy; My Place; and The House That Was Eureka. Nadia is the recipient of many literary awards. Australians All (one of her more recent novels with illustrations by Ken Searle) won the History for Young People, New South Wales Premier's History Awards in 2014. She was also nominated for her body of work in children's literature for the prestigious international IBBY Australia Inc 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing.
You are cordially invited to join St Columba's parishioners listen to Nadia Wheatley speak about her latest book 'Flight', at the end of Mass this:
- Saturday, 30 January at 5:00 pm;
- Sunday, 31 January at 8:00 am; and
Sunday, 31 January at 10:00 am.
Copies of the book will be available for sale after the Mass.
From the St Columba Parish website: "Our Mission is 'Open to God, Reaching Out to Others' and we try and live this out in the many opportunities to participate and strengthen our spiritual and pastoral lives as individuals and as a community of faith. Our Church is co-located with our St Columba's Primary School on the corner of Elswick and William Streets Leichhardt... We celebrate our lives as a community through scheduling social occasions where we take time to celebrate, to connect with each other as individuals and as a community of faith."