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Wed, 03 Jan


Better Read Than Dead

Hotel Lobby Stories: NJ Batty and Julz Janzen Live Author Event

Join us with NJ Batty and Julz Janzen, collectively known as Therapeutic Discomfort, to celebrate the release of Hotel Lobby Stories!

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Hotel Lobby Stories: NJ Batty and Julz Janzen Live Author Event
Hotel Lobby Stories: NJ Batty and Julz Janzen Live Author Event

Time & Location

03 Jan 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

A haunted man finally finds peace by escaping into the stories of those he meets in hotel lobbies around the world.

Take a ride on a bullet train. Stay at the Divine Providence Estate. Listen to the Philosophical ramblings of a passionate radio technician. Travel back in time and experience the True Turnaround. Discover the love story that inspired the binoculars. Dare to examine the contents of a shoebox that was found at a haunted hotel. Seriously contemplate lighting everything you own on fire. Meet the troubled genius who truly believes that the right poem at the right time can save your life. Question reality. Uncover the long forgotten works of S.G.Dwells and Nhoj Thatt Banyan. Wander through the echoing chambers of life and death. Witness a myriad of colourful characters charging headlong into the timeless questions of purpose and meaning. 

Read from cover to cover or open at any page. Whether you have 3 hours or 3 minutes—HOTEL LOBBY STORIES is the only philosophy book you'll ever need!

NJ BATTY is a natural performer and storyteller. He has always used creativity to enhance the human experience. He is a writer, singer, actor, painter, philosopher and film producer. He has written and produced multiple international award-winning short films.  He currently resides in Sendai, Japan.

JULZ JANZEN has forever been seeking solace in the infinite world of creativity. Music, dance, acting, painting, sculpture, writing, photography—no form of artistic expression has ever been off limits. He has written and directed multiple award-winning short films. He currently resides in Adelaide, Australia.

Together they have recorded albums, made films, and most recently co-authored ‘Hotel Lobby Stories’ which has been dubbed ‘the only philosophy book you’ll ever need!’ Their first feature film is currently in development.

As a way to manage their ongoing creative endeavours, they formed  Therapeutic Discomfort—ThD is a dynamic and multi-faceted creative collective.


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