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WILD Speak - Women Sharing Power 50:50 in 2017 Council Elections


Thinking of standing for Council but want to know more?
Then don’t miss this important forum hosted by WILD and WICLAC (Women in Community Life Advisory Committee to Council).
The forum, featuring a dynamic panel of speakers and chaired by Cr Margot Smith, Surf Coast Shire, will address the roles, rewards and challenges that Councillors face in public life. The session will provide a range of pre-election information and training for prospective candidates and their supporters.  Participants will learn more about community identified priorities for Geelong’s new Council and have their questions answered.

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Melbourne Writers Festival - Local Libraries: Meena Kandasamy

Meet feminist writer Meena Kandasamy as she peels back the layers on her courageous autofiction novel When I Hit You – an exploration of love, domestic violence, and the pitfalls of traditional wedlock in modern India.

Friday, 1 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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My Emma - A One Act Play by Lise Rodgers

“… for my next, I have taken a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”Jane Austen 1814 To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's “Emma” in 1816, this charming one act performance reveals a more mature Jane Austen, quietly confident in her abilities as a novelist as she turns 40, finally assuming an active role in managing her own affairs. Based on her letters of the period and the novel itself, this beautifully costumed entertainment allows you to enter the world of Jane Austen.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Annie Smithers – Annie’s Farmhouse Kitchen

Join renowned chef and restaurateur Annie Smithers in conversation for a special evening as part of the Tastes of Central Geelong celebration of food. One of Australia’s best regarded female chefs Annie will discuss her new book, Annie’s Farmhouse Kitchen and the influences on her and her love for rustic French provincial-style food dictated by the seasons.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre