Behind the camera – renowned anchor to visit Coast

Leigh Sales

Australian award-winning journalist and author Leigh Sales AM will be on the Sunshine Coast in December to talk about her new book Storytellers: questions, answers and the craft of journalism.

Hosted by Sunshine Coast Libraries, the In Conversation event will give audiences an inside view of how journalists survive in war zones, how journalists get their leads and adapt to crises, disasters and the unexpected.

Sunshine Coast Libraries invites you to join Leigh and local ABC Sunshine Coast journalist and host Owen Jacques on Friday, December 1, at Venue 114 to deep dive into news reporting, investigations and interviewing.

As the new presenter of the ABC’s Australian Story and the recent host of current affairs program 7.30, Leigh has interviewed many world leaders and celebrities, and also anchored the last three federal elections for the ABC.

From 6pm guests can enjoy light refreshments and live music from local guitarist Innessa, with the event starting at 7pm.


Tickets are expected to sell-out, so don’t delay in securing yours.

Event details:
In Conversation with Leigh Sales
Friday, December 1
Venue 114, 114 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina
$25 per person (bookings essential via Libraries website). Cash bar also available to purchase drinks.

After the event, purchase a copy of Storytellers from Rosetta’s Books and have it personally signed by Leigh. 

Sunshine Coast Libraries are renowned for hosting some of Australia’s favourite and newest writing talents. To make sure you don’t miss tickets to events, be sure to subscribe to Libraries eNews to be the first to find out about future events. To find out more visit

About Storytellers:
Storytellers is told in 10 sections – from news reporting and editing, to investigation, commentary and of course interviewing. Leigh takes the reader on a tour of the profession while showcasing other leaders in the field.

More about Leigh:
Leigh was the winner of three Walkley Awards; the author of the books Detainee002, On Doubt, Well Hello and the bestselling Any Ordinary Day. She’s also the co-host of the popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb.

In 2023, Leigh’s service to journalism and the community was recognised with an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowan University and from Queensland University of Technology.



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