Bookmarks: Melting Moments

Author and musician, Anna Goldsworthy

Please note, this event is online only


A book club with Anna Goldsworthy

A new online series, Bookmarks is an opportunity to connect with other readers, discover new books and share reflections together in conversation.

The first book the club will read is Melting Moments by Anna Goldsworthy. Beginning in 1941, Melting Moments offers a portrait of a woman’s life over more than five decades as a series of key moments. It explores the themes of fate, transience, intimacy and forgiveness. Critics have praised it as a ‘charming novel’ (Artshub), which paints ‘a generous and vivid picture of … so many women’s lives’ (The Australian), and gives readers ‘much to enjoy’ (Australian Book Review).

Anna Goldsworthy is Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2020-21 Artist-&-Writer-in-Residence and is well-known to music-lovers as a concert pianist and founding member of Seraphim Trio. As a writer, Anna was awarded Newcomer of the Year at the 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards for her memoir, Piano Lessons.

Anna joins moderator Jaclyn Crupi to host Bookmarks: Melting Moments on Tuesday 29 September, 6.30pm via Zoom.

This live discussion is an exciting opportunity to engage with the author beyond the page and connect with fellow readers.

Do you have a discussion question? Ask Anna here.

Get your tickets today to receive a $5 discount on your copy of Melting Moments thanks to Black Inc. Books.

An email will be sent to you with information on how to access your discount within 24 hours of ticket purchase.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Anna Goldsworthy author/speaker
Jaclyn Crupi moderator


What do I need to participate in Bookmarkst?

Firstly, you will need a copy of Melting Moments. See below for information on how to get a $5 discount thanks to Black Inc. Books. You’ll also need a computer, tablet or smart phone, and a good internet connection. You may also like to use a pair of headphones but they are not essential.

How can I get a discount on Melting Moments?

Black Inc. Books are providing Bookmarks attendees a $5 discount on Melting Moments via its website. After you book your ticket/s to Bookmarks, we’ll send you a follow-up email within 24 hours. This email will have a discount link plus a few extra things we think you might like!

Melting Moments $24.99 (previously $29.99)

How will I access the online discussion on Tuesday 29 September?

You will receive an event reminder email three days before the event with a link to access the meeting on Zoom. We will provide clear instructions and a number to call should you encounter issues.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is on online video conferencing, meeting and chat platform that allows users from across the world to catch up online.

It’s free, safe and simple to use. All you need is a device (preferably a computer or tablet) and an internet connection. Although Zoom has been around since 2013, it skyrocketed in popularity and fame in 2020 when the world was forced into lockdown.

You do not need a Zoom account to join a meeting; however, if you’d like to set up a free account or log in to your existing account, you may do so.

Can I ask a discussion question?

Yes! There will be a time for questions at the end of the discussion. You can submit your question to Anna before the event below.



Melting Moments is a quiet masterpiece … It is certain to become an Australian classic.

A delightful and beautifully written book, suffused with humour and enquiry into the domestic habits, social expectations and morals of a period and place.