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Shokoofeh Azar - The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

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Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear former journalist and writer Shokoofeh Azar discuss her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree. Forced to leave Iran with her family in 2011, Shokoofeh was accepted as a political refugee by Australia and has made her home in the Geelong region.  Her extraordinarily powerful and evocative novel, which is her first to be translated into English has been short-listed for this year’s Stella Prize and is set in Iran and is a reimagining of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and its aftermath, and is written in the lyrical magical realism style of classical Persian storytelling.

  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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Peter FitzSimons - Monash's Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Meet and hear Peter FitzSimons as he brings to life the story of the battle of Le Hamel - the Allied triumph masterminded by Australian commander Sir John Monash, whose strategies became the blueprint for modern warfare. The Battle of Le Hamel on 4 July 1918 was an Allied triumph, and strategically very important in the closing stages of WWI. What happened in the 93 minute battle changed for the rest of the war the way the British fought battles, and the tactics and strategies used by the Allies. Peter FitzSimons brings this Allied triumph to life, and tells this magnificent story as it should be told.

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Debra Campbell - Lovelands

Nothing is more important to us than love, yet nothing is more painful than love gone wrong. Throughout our lives, dangerous faultlines can develop in our inner emotional landscapes due to hurts and losses. Psychologist Dr Debra Campbell will discuss her new book Lovelands; a map she recommends for traversing the treacherous terrain of love and cultivating self-awareness.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Dr Charlie Corke - How to Plan for a Good Death

Leading intensive care specialist Dr Charlie Corke explores the kinds of decisions individuals, families, and medical personnel face in a medical crisis. Dr Corke explores how to make an advanced care plan that will help people make decisions on our behalf; and how we can maintain our dignity and autonomy for as long as possible.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre