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Bob Murphy – Leather Soul

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Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, The Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy café or the front bar of a grungy pub, as he is in the locker room. Join him as he discusses his unique memoir, covering his seventeen-year career, including his three years as captain of the Bulldogs, exploring the people, places and events that have shaped him.

  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Garry Disher – Under the Cold Bright Lights

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, hear award winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the 'Wyatt' thrillers and the 'Peninsula Crimes' series, discuss his latest release, 'Under the Cold Bright Lights'.

Sunday, 1 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

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Sally Gray - Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness, The Making of Australian Style

Australia in the 1970s was "the most creative place in the world" according to celebrity shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Join us for this special event as researcher and academic Dr Sally Gray joins Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith to discuss her book 'Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style'. Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, four friends in particular form her central narrative: fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson, and artists Peter Tully and David McDiarmid. Their creative trajectories and interactions, their collaborations, passion and politics, continue to resonate today.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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The Bad Diaries Salon #FIRST

The Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Six published authors read for ten minutes each from their early, unedited works. Featuring Robert Gott (The Port Fairy Murders), Rosalie Ham (The Dressmaker), Tracy Farr (The Hope Fault), Jock Serong (The Rules of Backyard Cricket), Angela Savage (The Dying Beach) and Leah Kaminsky (The Waiting Room) and moderated by Jenny Ackland (Little Gods). Tickets $30pp, includes light refreshments.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Book Launch - Jo Langdon - Glass Life

'Glass Life' is the first full-length poetry collection by researcher, teacher and editor, Jo Langdon who has been described as 'a compelling force in contemporary poetry'. Published by Five Islands Press, the collection will be launched by Professor David McCooey at this special Sunday afternoon event.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, 15 July 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Chloe Shorten – The Secret Ingredient

Celebrate the 'Tastes of Central Geelong' with a literary lunch at the Dome featuring special guest Chloe Shorten, discussing her new cookbook 'The Secret Ingredient - The Power of the Family Table'. Join us for a delicious two-course lunch and hear Chloe discuss how eating together as a family offers more than a meal: it can nourish relationships and nurture your children. Chloe will reveal ways to encourage the connections we make at the family table. Bookings are essential and the ticket price includes a two-course lunch and beverages. Tickets $70pp.

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Caroline Jane Knight – High Tea with Great Aunt Jane Austen

Caroline Jane Knight shares more than Jane Austen’s name and DNA. Caroline is the last Austen descendent to grow up in Chawton on the ancestral estate where Jane herself lived and wrote. Join Caroline for a very special High Tea as she shares her unique childhood growing up surrounded by four hundred years of family history in the heart of great aunt Jane’s literary legacy, private family photographs and how Jane Austen’s extraordinary popularity has changed the lives of her Chawton family today. Funds raised will be donated to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. Tickets $50, includes high tea and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

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Sunday, 22 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre