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Peter Greste – The First Casualty


In a world where the first casualty of war is truth, journalism has become the new battleground. The First Casualty is foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s first-hand account of how the war on journalism has spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West. Join Peter as he discusses his extremely timely, enlightening and passionate account and unpicks the extent to which modern investigative journalism is under threat.

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Ken Linnett - Tulloch: The Extraordinary Life and Times of a True Champion

Ken Linnett has meticulously researched the achievements and rollercoaster career of one of our finest racehorses. It is a history that takes readers on a journey from the golden era of radio to the wondrous new world of television and reveals a strong cast of human characters including several colourful Australians. Ranging from master trainer T J Smith to the owners he quarrelled with and champion jockeys George Moore and Neville Sellwood to the dynamic vet, Percy Sykes, who helped bring Tulloch back from the dead. This tale is full of drama and interesting characters. This is an event for racing fans and social historians alike.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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Owning 15 Subway franchises at one point in his career, entrepreneur Craig Goddard has hired and worked with thousands of teenagers. Even the most academically gifted student will struggle if they graduate without the skills to survive in the workplace. In 28 Tips for Teenagers Craig identifies a range of simple yet powerful skills that can have a big impact in supporting teenagers to achieve their personal goals. Tips include dealing with time at school, finding guidance and support when needed and creating a plan for life after school.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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Marion Lennox - The Romantic Life

Marion Lennox's first romance novel was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon in 1990. Since then she's had 115 romances novels published, in over thirty languages and in over a hundred and thirty countries. Marion has had twelve nominations for Romance Writers of America's International Rita Award, winning twice for the year's Best Traditional Romance. She's also won Romance Writers of Australia's Romance Book of the Year three times. After holidaying in Queenscliff for over twenty years, Marion is now a permanent resident. Join her as she discusses her romance writing career and what it takes to be a best-selling author.

Friday, 2 February 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Queenscliff Library

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Lucas Jordan - Stealth Raiders

Bringing to life the outposts of 1918 through the diaries and letters of the men closest to the enemy, Stealth Raiders, tracks the evolution of stealth raids and gives a vivid account of the First World War from the perspective of frontline soldiers and unveils the success of these raids and our Aussie larrikins.

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Stephanie Asher - The Footy Lady: The trailblazing story of Susan Alberti

No tragedy, no challenge, has proved too hard for Susan Alberti. The woman from the working-class suburbs has battled boardrooms, courts, lymphoma and adult diabetes; and was one of the driving forces behind the AFL's move into women's football. This is a story of passion, generosity and a woman who will inspire you to take on the seemingly impossible and triumph. Join biographer Stephanie Asher as she discusses the writing of this extraordinary life.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

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Gabriella Coslovich - Whiteley on Trial

It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and tragic artists, Brett Whiteley. It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley from a Melbourne art restorer's studio. In her book about the scandal, Whiteley On Trial, author Gabriella Coslovich discusses the trial and acquittal by the Appeals Bench. Join her as she talks about this intriguing story with Geelong Gallery Director Jason Smith.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre