Saturday, June 1, 2013

In case you missed it.... Ken Piesse

On Wednesday evening 32 people turned out to hear author, sportscaster, journalist, storyteller & sportsfan Ken Piesse speak about his (sports) writing life.

Ken has written 66 (I think he said) books about cricket &/or football (VFL/AFL) and he had many anecdotes to tell about the greats of both sports.

He told of how the late Bob Davis convinced a 17 year kid called Doug Wade to sign with Geelong.

He had stories about St Kilda great Trevor Barker, also Tony Lockett, Allan Jeans, David Parkin, Wayne Carey, to name but a few.

The audience enjoyed hearing his yarns and even contributed some of their own.

Among the audience were journalism students, former VFL players, parents of former & present VFL/AFL players, several Fitzroy supporters and many sports fans.

Ken will be making a return visit later this year to share stories of his 2013 Ashes visit.