Come along and meet local author and illustrator Maxine Flakemore, and hear about her new book ‘Just Like Babies’. This lovely picture book for young children is about having fun with how baby magpies and baby humans are similar. This is Maxine’s fifth book of true stories for children about birds and animals that Maxine has cared for. Maxine aims to help children understand that all creatures are unique, have different personalities and live in family groups just like people do.
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One of today’s greatest crime writers, Michael Robotham returns with a new brand-new thriller, The Other Wife. Don’t miss your chance to meet and hear from the multi-million-copy best-selling author and former investigative journalist as discusses his new book, at this special Sunday afternoon session.
Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and hear Moreno Giovannoni discuss his debut novel, ‘The Fireflies of Autumn’. This absorbing tale takes us to the olive groves and piazzas of the little-known Tuscan village of San Ginese. With recollections of Italo Calvino’s fables, this is Tuscany as you have never seen it before.
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Described as both highly atmospheric, yet deeply unsettling, 'The Everlasting Sunday' is a meticulous account of toxic masculinity within a setting of inverted institutionalisation. At once beautiful and brutal, this is a haunting debut novel by writer, researcher and journalist Robert Lukins about growing up, growing wild, and what it takes to survive.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
A few years ago, Spiri Tsintziras found herself mentally, physically and spiritually depleted – raising kids, running a household and managing a business and asked "What is it all for?". Spiri’s quest for a healthier, more nourishing life took her from her suburban home in Melbourne to her family’s homeland, the small Greek island of Ikaria. The people of Ikaria – part of the famous ‘Blue Zone’ – live happy, healthy and long lives. Inspired by their example, Spiri’s heartwarming memoir encourages us to put our health and happiness first.
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Hear academic and author Kim Hodges discuss her latest book 'Girl Over The Edge', the follow-up to her successful memoir 'Girl On The Edge' about her lived experience of mental illness. Have you ever wondered what happens in a mental health clinic or hospital? Or what an episode of severe depression feels like? Kim talks about her experiences in a raw, honest and confronting way. Kim’s presentation will provide insights and reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.
Join award winning screenwriter Mira Robertson, who has written for 'Only the Brave' and 'Head On' as she discusses her debut novel, 'The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean'. Mira's new book is described as a charming coming-of-age novel about desire, deceit and self-discovery.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm