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Sisonke Msimang - Always Another Country

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Sisonke Msimang was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. ‘Always Another Country’ is the story of a young girl’s path to womanhood—a journey that took her from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. Join the author for an insightful conversation with Deakin University’s Lisa Waller.

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Dale Baker - Arty Farty Marty: The Paint Smashin' Kraken

Arty Farty Marty loves to surf and paint. Join Dale Baker, the author of this children's book as he tries his tentacles at painting in the style of some famous painters. But what happens when Marty's arty farty ways get a bit too farty?

Thursday, 1 November 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Newcomb Library

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Kaye Baillie - Message in a Sock

Tammy is safe at home, but her heart is with her father at the warfront. While her mother knits socks for the soldiers, Tammy slips a message inside each pair. But will her one special message find her father, and bring him safely home? Based on a true exchange between Lance Corporal A. McDougall and a young girl, Message in a Sock is a gorgeous collage-style tale which pays respect to the ANZACs and their families.

Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Torquay Library

Author Encounters

Keith Badger - Joining Loose Ends

From the Camino to the Pacific Crest Trail, many people are recognising the life-changing force of moving through the landscape on foot. At the age of 58, Keith Badger suddenly found himself with a dream and desire to return to his birthplace in England and walk. It was a simple plan, to walk from one end of Britain to the other with his Australian wife Debby. And yet as they traversed the country, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, Keith and Debby found themselves confronting far greater challenges than the landscape and shocking weather. Join Keith as he discusses his life-changing journey.

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Toni Jordan - The Fragments

Join Melbourne author of the acclaimed Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, Toni Jordan, as she discusses her new novel. A superbly crafted and captivating mystery, The Fragments features long-buried secrets, literary intrigue and the most fascinating author to never exist.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Christian White - The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child is a critically acclaimed, riveting tale of trauma, cult conspiracy and memory. Author Christian White’s life changed overnight when he went from working odd jobs to pay the rent in-between his screenwriting jobs to winning the coveted Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and receiving publishing deals in 15 countries. Join Christian in conversation as he discussed his extraordinary path to publication and the themes of this remarkable, best-selling debut.

Please note this event has been rescheduled from the September program.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Jock Serong - Preservation

Award winning author and master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative with Preservation. Join the author as he discusses the in-depth research and fascinating back stories behind his latest release which is based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre