Writers Live - Michael Smith introduces Voyage of the Southern Sun
5th Nov @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet Michael Smith, Australian Geographic's 2016 Adventurer of the Year, when he introduces his new book Voyage of the Southern Sun.
University drop-out Michael Smith built a multimillion-dollar busines fitting out movie theatres around the world before restoring Melbourne's Sun Theatre and becoming one of the country's last independent cinema operators. After a business deal went bad and shaken by how close he had come to being wiped out, Smith took an even bigger risk: he became the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane, retracing the 1938 QANTAS, Imperial and Pan Am flying boat routes between Sydney, Southhampton and New York.
With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his tiny single-engine flying boat, the Southern Sun, Smith made modern aviation history. He made eighty stops exploring cities and communities as well as visiting seventy cinemas - updating his online journal on the way and cheered on by 50,000 followers.
His flight lasted seven months and took him from Australia through South East Asia, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East, Europe, the UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, the USA, Japan and the Philipines before finally returning to Australia.
Join us when Michael Smith introduces his incredible story at 5.30pm on Sunday November 5th, 2017
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply) or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
About the author:
Michael Smith is the owner of the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Melbourne which he bought in 1995 and restored, and a keen flyer. He made a full-length documentary about his record-breaking round-the-world flight, which will be screened around Australia.He was recently named the 2016 Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Sun, 5th Nov
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
+61 (0)2 9979 2112