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Anna Clark - Private Lives, Public History

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

In Private Lives, Public History, historian Anna Clark explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, she uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate stories, and the role that history plays in our lives.

Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. With Stuart Macintyre, she wrote The History Wars in 2003, which was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Australian History and the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate.

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Amanda Sinclair - Leading mindfully

Faced with a never-ending 'to do' list, expanding demands and depleted energies at work and at home? Learn how mindfulness can provide a practical, simple and powerful path. Amanda specialises in enhancing the individual's capacity for day-to-day leadership within organisations, communities, schools and families.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Shireen Morris - The Forgotten People

Adviser to Noel Pearson and co-editor of The Forgotten People, Shireen Morris challenges the assumption that constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians is a project of the left. She seeks to demonstrate that there may be reforms that can achieve the change sought by indigenous leaders and people on both sides of politics and that are both practical and symbolically powerful.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Luke Williams - The Ice Age - A journey to Crystal meth addiction

Combining memoirs and journalism, Luke Williams will talk about the confronting story which charts his own addiction and recovery when researching his book on crystal meth. He also examines the social problems that surround ice, and discusses whether its abuse is an epidemic or a moral panic about the underclass.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Aminah Hart - How I met your father

After experiencing significant loss, IVF provided Aminah Hart one last chance at motherhood. Following the birth of her daughter, Leila, Aminah was encouraged to research the identity of her daughter's donor father.What happened next is truly remarkable. Pic credit:Julian Kingma

Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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Dorothy Johnstone - Through a Camel's eye

Award-winning author Dorothy Johnston drew on her childhood and family memories for her novel, One for the Master, set in a woollen mill on the Barwon River. Her novel was shortlisted for the 1998 Miles Franklin award and after thirty years in Canberra, Dorothy Johnston has returned to the region and has published the first of her new sea-change mystery series, Through a Camel’s Eye, set in Queenscliff.

Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Library

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Hazel Edwards - Not just a piece of cake: Being an author

In her memoir, acclaimed children's author Hazel Edwards shares the process of writing and why storytelling matters - both culturally and personally. Her quirky memoir shares the diverse working style of a long-term author juggling her writing career and a family.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre