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Author Gabbie Stroud to talk about “The Things That Matter Most” at Bathurst Library

Gabbie Stroud

Bathurst Library is thrilled to announce an inspiring event featuring renowned author Gabbie Stroud discussing her latest book, The Things That Matter Most, on Tuesday 8 August, commencing at 6pm.

Experience is the best teacher and Gabbie Stroud brings her years of experience as
a teacher to a moving and compelling novel about teachers and their students in her
fictional debut.

Set in the imagined school St Margaret’s Primary, the book offers a gut-wrenching
and important commentary on the role of teachers in children’s lives and the
expectations placed on them. At St Margaret’s the staff are hanging by a thread,
there’s serious litigation pending, and a powerful parent has a lot to say about

Gabbie Stroud has garnered widespread acclaim for her insights into the world of
education. Her memoir Teacher was shortlisted for Biography Book of the Year at the
2018 ABIA Awards and contributed to the national dialogue on education. In 2016,
her critical commentary of Australia’s education system was published in Griffith
Review’s Edition 51 Fixing the System, which went on to be shortlisted for a Walkley
Award. In 2020 her book, Dear Parents: Letters From the Teacher- Your Children,
Their Education, and How You Can Help, offered a passionate call to arms for all

“We are delighted to host Gabbie Stroud at Bathurst Library,” said Patou Clerc,
Manager Library Services at Bathurst Library. “Her expertise in education and her
thoughtful exploration of life’s most profound aspects will undoubtedly resonate with
our community, offering an enriching experience to all who attend.”

The talk will be held at Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street and starts at 6pm.
Bookings for the event are essential and can be made by phoning the library on 6333

Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night from BooksPlus
Bathurst. For more information about this event and any other events coming up at the
Bathurst Library, visit

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