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Friday, 31 March 2017

PAUL'S PICKS [Book Reviews of Publications by Local Authors]: "Scandalous Bayside" by the Mordialloc Writers Group

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 [Book Reviews of Publications Penned by Our Community's Local Authors]

Mentone Public Library is committed towards promoting local history and the local literary talent of the City of Kingston and surrounding municipalities; the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira and Port Phillip in the Bayside region of Melbourne Australia.

Mentone Public Library is pleased to have recruited Paul "Percussion & Poet" Karp to source and review the local literary pearls of publications you might be yet to discover.

This month Paul's book review pick is:


The Mordialloc Writers' Group

Who doesn't love reading about a good scandal? Especially if it's a scandal set where you live! 
Well, in 2008 the Mordialloc Writers' Group compiled an anthology of factual accounts, fictional stories and verse each infected by some whiff of scandal. 
Scandals ranged from Boonwurrung Nation natives at Mordialloc Creek displaced by white settlement, to speculative land booms and busts by shady characters, to dark family secrets in quiet bayside streets, all set in locations from Ricketts Point, Beaumaris through to Seaford. 
Scandalous Bayside remains a worthy addition to Mentone Public Library's Local Author section.


Founded in 1995 by Mairi Neil and Noelle Franklyn, the Mordialloc Writers' Group remains an active community literary hub, hosting writing workshops on a fortnightly basis. Having published nine anthologies and presented at a number of community literary events; including Mentone Public Library as recently as October 2016 for the Kingston Seniors Festival, the Mordialloc Writers' Group remains a vibrant hub for local writers to share and exchange their literary works, and provide support and advice for one another.
For more information on the group or to become involved, please visit:

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