Joy Ware @ Katoomba Library


Yesterday, Thursday 12 September, Katoomba Library was pleased to host local author, Joy Ware. Joy gave a wonderful Author Talk based around her self-published family history, Altnachree: An Irish castle, a family and a man with a passion. As well as sharing snippets from her book, Joy shared her own experiences of tracing her family history across Ireland, Australia and the USA, and of the challenges of self publication.


Joy also used a wonderful slideshow presentation during her talk, showing images of the family castle, old portraits and photographs and even historical records! This was well received by the audience, who commented that they would have liked to see even more! The audience also said:

“Loved it – thanks to Blue Mountains Library for organising these events.”
“Very well presented by Joy Ware.”
“Lovely venue – really enjoyed it.”
“That was very good. Hope to see things like this more and more.”


Many thanks to Ben Pearse for the fantastic photos of this event. If you missed out, watch out for the soon-to-be-published Podcast interview with Joy Ware on Listeners in the Mist. Joy’s book can also be borrowed from the library, or purchased directly from Joy Ware.

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