Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy

Welcome to Byron Bibliotherapy I first came across the term “Bibliotherapy” in a Psychiatry lecture at medical school. It was glossed over as one of the forms of “talking therapies” that included psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy. But I did file the idea away in my mind for the future. …

A Novel Prescription: Multi-passionate creative careers with Valerie Khoo

I am delighted to introduce our very first guest prescriber. Valerie Khoo is an author, journalist and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre. She is also a visual artist and you can find her original artwork and prints at ValerieKhoo.com. I’ve admired Valerie for a long time. She was editing my …

Sibling stories

  I saw on Twitter that Jaclyn Moriarty, the highly successful author of A Corner of White and The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (among others), was teasing her sister Liane, who is also an author. https://twitter.com/jaclynmoriarty/status/1040498583303118850 I laughed out loud at the fine balance between “hell no she’s …

A Novel Prescription – Compassion for pollies

Book suggestions for politicians – and the rest of us! For this month’s prescription I was inspired by the need for compassion in our politicians. Not so much compassion for them – although I know it’s not an easy job – but sometimes I look at what’s happening in our …

Author Talk – Oliver Phommavanh

Byron Bibliotherapy was very excited to sponsor an author event with Oliver Phommavanh last month, hosted by the Brunswick Heads Girl Guides and Scouts. He was a hilarious speaker, keeping the children enthralled, and the adults had tears of laughter too. I honestly laughed the most I had for ages …