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Margaret Hickey

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Margaret Hickey is an award-winning author and playwright from North East Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and is deeply interested in rural lives and communities. She is the author of Cutters End, Stone Town and Broken Bay. Her new novel, The Creeper, will be released in August 2024.

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30 Jul
2024

Manly, NSW

Margaret Hickey at Manly Library

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01 Aug
2024

Brisbane, QLD

Penguin Noir: Hickey, McIntosh, Fox, Stevenson and Harper.

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02 Aug
2024

Mermaid Waters, QLD

Margaret Hickey at Broadbeach Library

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03 Aug
2024

Kingston, ACT

Margaret Hickey with Michael Brissenden and Chris Hammer at Muse

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06 Aug
2024

Capel, WA

Margaret Hickey for Capel Library

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07 Aug
2024

South Perth, WA

Margaret Hickey for South Perth Library

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