Avenue Bookstore is delighted to present 
freelance writer, novelist and recovering teacher
and bestselling author of Teacher

Gabbie Stroud

in conversation with ABC radio broadcaster

Jacinta Parsons
discussing her new book

Letters from the Teacher - your children, their education, and how you can help.


Avenue Bookstore Richmond
91 Swan St

Tuesday 4th February
6.45pm for 7pm start


Tickets $33.00 (+ booking fee) including a glass of wine
& an autographed copy of Dear Parents

Or general admission - including a glass of wine
$10.00  (+ booking fee)

Limited seating will be available.

This is a fully ticketed event. 
Bookings essential to: TryBooking

In this funny, heartfelt and passionate call to arms, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understand their roles as their children's lifelong teachers and show how they can best help their kids' teachers and schools achieve the best results for the next generation of leaders.

Written by Gabbie Stroud, author of the national bestseller TeacherDear Parents is a passionate call to arms for all parents to understand their role as their children's lifelong teachers, showing how they can help their kids' educators and schools achieve the best outcomes for the next generation.

So many Australian parents are buying the government line about standardised testing of students through programs like NAPLAN and My School, which make them think they are getting results because of rankings and comparisons. But they don't seem to realise that these new forms of assessment are actually negatively affecting our kids' ability to gain the crucial life skills and appreciation for learning that have been, and should be, the main aim of teaching.

In Dear Parents, a funny, heartfelt and impassioned series of letters to the mothers, fathers and caregivers of Australia, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understand the fundamental changes to the way their children are being taught, and the results of this process on the development of future generations. She wants parents to recognise their responsibility as their children's primary educators and to appreciate the lifelong benefits that committed and dedicated school teachers can bring to their kids.

Gabbie Stroud  is a freelance writer, novelist and recovering teacher.

After years of juggling the demands of the primary classroom, she became disenchanted and disillusioned, eventually making the painful decision to leave the profession she had loved. In 2016, her critical commentary of Australia's education system was published in Griffith Review's Edition 51 Fixing the System, which went on to be shortlisted for a Walkley Award.

Gabbie's smash-hit memoir Teacher was shortlisted for Biography Book of the Year at the 2018 ABIA Awards and contributed to the national dialogue on education.

Gabbie lives on the far south coast of New South Wales, where she co-parents her totally awesome girls - Olivia and Sophie, aka Yaya and The Boph.


Jacinta's passion for making radio started when she was eight years old after her family bought their first ghetto blaster with a built-in mic.

Jacinta began her radio life at community radio station 3RRR more than a decade ago, where she coordinated live music broadcasts and hosted a number of shows including Detour and Breakfasters.

She made the move to the ABC in 2015, working with the Double J team and as music director for Local Radio.

As well as presenting The New Music Show on ABC Radio, she has produced and presented a number of national broadcast events including a special with Archie Roach and Emma Donovan celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Charcoal Lane album, and the Streets of Your Town specials with The Waifs and Bernard Fanning.

Before co-hosting the Breakfast program on ABC Radio Melbourne with Sami Shah for two years from 2018, she had been a regular voice on Afternoons, Evenings and The Conversation Hour.

In 2020, she looks forward to being the voice of weekday Afternoons and bringing listeners a mix of arts, culture and ideas.

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