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Scheduled Talks 2016

Yankalilla ACH Tuesday 24 May 2106 10 am

Stirling Library Friday 29 July 6.30 pm 
8408 0420

North Adelaide Community Centre  Friday 5 August 11.30 am
8203 7990

Art Gallery of South Australia Tuesday 9 August 10 am
*Guides only 

Campbelltown Library Tuesday 13 September 6.00 pm

Mt Barker Community Library Saturday 29 October afternoon
8393 6400

Please book directly with the institutions on phone number provided or use the contact us facility on this website

Recent Books

George Tetlow and Mark and Jill Pearse: Lives in art (2015)

ISBN: 978-0-646-94445-6

This new biography tells the stories of three artists from Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.

George Tetlow (formerly of Studio 13, Normanville) and Mark and Jill Pearse (formerly of Bungala House, Yankalilla).

There is also an appendix about historic Bungala House which began its own chequered story in 1856.

The text is supported by over one hundred colour illustrations of art works and many photographs. Inserted inside the back cover is an accompanying DVD on which the artists talk about their craft and lives.

Cost: $50 (plus postage and packing)

Barbara Robertson: An Australian artist’s life (2009)

ISBN: 978-0-646-50897-9

Limited copies are still available of the Robertson book at a discounted price.

Cost: $30 (plus postage and packing)









Click Buy Now buttons above to order books using PayPal or email Lorraine to arrange another payment method. Copies can also be obtained direct from the author and from selected bookshops and galleries including:

Fleurieu Peninsula
Visitor Information Centre Yankalilla
Gallery 88 Yankalilla
Coastal Wares Main Street, Normanville
JaRis’ Café 13 Heathcote Street, Normanville
Stables Gallery @ The Mill Second Valley
South Seas Books & Trading Port Elliot

Adelaide metro area
Imprints Bookshop 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Bookshop Art Gallery of SA North Terrace, Adelaide
Streetlight Music, Books & Film 1/15 Vaughan Place, Adelaide
Matilda Bookshop 8 Mount Barker Road, Stirling



Lorraine studied BA in English Literature and Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (University of Adelaide).


Lorraine taught English literature, worked in educational administration, politics, the arts and regional development. 

Authoring includes self-study books on literature; journal articles on education and politics; press releases and speeches for a state government minister and authoring government reports, submissions, policies; marketing materials and newsletters.


Available for freelance writing assignments and board work, as well as public speaking on biography writing, the artists who are subjects of her books and associated topics. 


After founding the Leafy Sea Dragon Festival in 2005 (which later morphed into Festival Fleurieu), McLoughlin’s passion for things literary and a continuing commitment to her local community led her to establish a Books and Words Group in the Yankalilla/Normanville district in March 2011. This develops regular book events for locals. Its extensive offerings over the years since then and upcoming program can be viewed on

She champions local artists’ work by telling the life stories which shaped that art. 
The author is available to talk to art students, writers and community groups.

For further details contact Lorraine by completing the enquiries form.

Lorraine McLoughlin
BA Dip T Grad Dip (Ed. Admin.)
Grad Dip (Creative Writing)

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.

Robert Heinlein