Free online literary event (two sessions!): Short Story Club, presented by the Yarra (Australia) Libraries. Each month, the club reads one short story or piece of narrative non-fiction (available to readers online for free) and then meets to discuss it. For July, the story is "The Gift" by Else Fitzgerald, a selection from the author's debut short story collection, Everything Feels Like The End of the World, which won the Richell Prize in 2019.
- "Afternoon" session: Tuesday, July 4, 10 PM CDT (which is 1 PM on the afternoon of July 5 in Yarra).
- "Evening" session: Wednesday, July 5, 3:30 AM CDT (which is 8:30 PM the evening of July 5 in Yarra).
Bill Bryson on Australia: "It is stable and peaceful and good. It doesn’t need watching, and so we don’t. But I will tell you this: the loss is entirely ours.”