The Memory Pool was launched on 1 November at Writing NSW. See photos below.
Fullers Bookshop, Hobart: 5.30pm, Thursday, 20 February 2020: The Memory Pool author Therese Spruhan will be joined in conversation with Olympian Shane Gould and former Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett.
Cronulla Library: Thursday, 5 March 2020, 6.30-7.30pm, Cronulla Central, Croydon Street, Cronulla.
Nedlands Rugby Club, Perth, 6pm-8pm, 11 March 2020: WA launch of The Memory Pool with author Therese Spruhan and Diane Vukelic and Kim Mettam who will share their memories of Nedlands Baths and Mettam's Pool.
Dymocks Waurn Ponds, Geelong: Monday, 31 March 2020: Cancelled due to the corona virus
Readings Hawthorn store, Melbourne: Therese Spruhan in conversation with writer Sian Prior, Wednesday, 1 April 2020: Cancelled due to Corona virus.
'The Memory Pool is a joyful dive into that paradise of Australian childhood, the local swimming pool. In a series of beautifully recalled stories by well-known Australians, it evokes both the sensory bliss of forgetting self in the sights, smells and feel of the swimming pool, and the communal warmth of sharing long summer days simply hanging about at the pool with family and friends. It’s a book for anyone who remembers the sting of chlorine or salt in eyes, the silky feel of water slipping over limbs, and the feel of hot cement under a wet cossie.'
— Patti Miller