Paul Kennedy Frank TALK

Next date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021 | 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Paul Kennedy Frank TALK

Important Information: This event will now be online. All patrons will be contacted shortly.



Join us for a FrankTALK with Paul Kennedy to celebrate the release of his much anticipated memoir, Funkytown, the vivid true story of an Australian teenager leaping into manhood. PK will be in-conversation with the local teacher who changed his life


Event Description

From acclaimed ABC journalist and author Paul Kennedy comes Funkytown, an evocative coming-of-age memoir told over the course of one extraordinary year in the Australian suburbs.

It is 1993: a serial killer is loose on the streets of Frankston, Victoria. The community is paralysed by fear, and a state’s police force and national media come to find a killer. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Paul Kennedy is searching for something else entirely. He is focused on finishing school, getting drafted into the AFL and falling in love. So much can change in a year.

Told with tenderness and humour, and evoking the brilliant, dusty haze of late Australian summer, Funkytown is a love letter to adolescence, football, family and outer suburbia.

Please join us for this FrankTALK with Paul Kennedy in-conversation with the teacher who changed it all.

This event is free but bookings are essential as numbers are limited.


Funkytown can be purchased on the day thanks to Robinsons Bookshop or via their online store:


Presented by  Frankston City Libraries


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  • Wednesday, 13 October 2021 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

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