City of Sydney Library Lunchtime Conversations is a fortnightly series of free online talks with authors, artists and experts.
In this second event, join writer, museum curator and mountain guide Jono Lineen in a discussion about the extraordinary power of walking.
Jono has experienced firsthand the regenerative effects of walking. His tales are ones of tragedy and triumph, drama and suspense. From being kidnapped while working for Médecins Sans Frontières to the quiet contemplation of watching his child take his own first steps.
Jono’s most recent book, Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser combines investigative science journalism and anthropology with his own remarkable story. He looks at why walking has made the human race more creative, helped us to learn and constructed our perception of time. He explores how walking has strengthened our resilience and provided a way of making sense of our life – and death. These are useful skills in difficult times, like the one we are collectively experiencing right now. Walking for exercise or to simply get around has been on the rise during Covid.
About Jono Lineen
Jono was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the start of the ‘Troubles’ and then moved to Canada as a young boy. He spent almost 20 years travelling the world working as a forester, mountain guide, ski racer, humanitarian relief worker and writer. He is a senior curator at the National Museum of Australia. His books include River Trilogy, Into the Heart of the Himalayas and Perfect Motion.
This is a free event however bookings are essential. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.
The guest speaker’s presentation will be followed by the opportunity to join smaller group discussions before a final Q&A session.