Gabbie Stroud is the bestselling author of Teacher & Dear Parents, Gabbie Stroud. Her novel is called The Things That Matter Most and it explores this idea of, if it takes a village to raise a child, why are we relying solely on schools for this?
PLACE's Ellie McLiesh will lead an 'in-conversation' with Gabbie at The Write Gallery on Wednesday 16 August at 5:30pm.
Books will be availble for sale via our favourite bookseller Janelle from DYMOCKS Toowoomba.
A bit more about the book:
The Things That Matter Most is a novel that puts names and faces to the socio-economic gap, to the lived experience of privilege and poverty. Plus, it’s set in a regional town!
It’s a powerful novel that captures the raw, the real, the heart wrenching and the absolute beauty of teaching in a community.
This is a story that draws readers into the eco-system of a school and the interior of a teacher’s life. We see the strain and emotional load that teachers labour under. But we also see their love, their hope, their passion and their spirit. Just like a day in the classroom, this is a story that will have you laughing out loud one moment and weeping the next
5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Wednesday 16th August 2023
The Write Gallery
(Part of The Lighthouse Toowoomba, you will find the gallery situated in the back building)
126 Margaret Street, Toowoomba City, Qld, 4350