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Author Encounters

Meshel Laurie: Buddhism for Break-ups

Buddhist philosophy helped radio, television and comedy star Meshel Laurie survive many life crises. But when she found herself facing the end of her nineteen-year marriage, she couldn't find a Buddhist book about break-ups. So she wrote one.
 
Come and hear Meshel talk about her book and how her biggest challenge turned out to be a great opportunity for personal growth and happiness.

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Patricia & Don Edgar - Peak: Reinventing Middle Age

Issues surrounding our ageing population
are regularly in the news: from healthcare
to retirement it seems there are many
unanswered questions about how our
society will learn to live with longevity. In
PEAK, Patricia Edgar (author of IN PRAISE
OF AGEING) and her husband Don argue
that while ‘Middle Age’ once referred to
anyone 40+, it should now more broadly
encompass those from ages 50–75.
People are retiring from work much later
and remaining active members of the
community well beyond their 60s, and it's
time to rethink our ideas about ageing
and our emphasis on youth as the best
years of life.

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell: From Chaos to Calm - Take Control with Confidence

Feeling tired, stressed and out of control? Are you overscheduled, overwhelmed and suffering from low self-confidence?  Chaos to Calm is the essential handbook for life from Australia’s leaders in wellness education, Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell. Meet and hear the authors and discover advice and tools that will show you how to switch off, take control of your health, your finances, your wellbeing and ultimately your happiness by committing to what is essential in both your personal and professional life.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Fiona Lowe - Daughter of Mine

Set in Victoria’s Western District, bestselling
novelist Fiona Lowe’s new release,
Daughter of Mine is a multigenerational
exploration of the impact of family secrets
and lies over the generations. Join Fiona
as she discusses the sometimes rocky
relationships between mothers, daughters
and sisters.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

Greg Pyers – The Unfortunate Victim

Based on a true story, prolific local author Greg Pyers introduces a charming, shrewd, and brilliant new protagonist: Private Investigator Otto Berliner. The Unfortunate Victim is Greg's first historical crime fiction and is set in Daylesford and Castlemaine in the 1860s. Greg's latest fictional offering is a real page-turner.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

Author Encounters

Chloe Shorten - Take Heart, A Story for Modern Stepfamilies

Chloe Shorten is a public affairs specialist, a mother to three children and married to Bill Shorten, the leader of the Federal Opposition. In her new book Chloe takes a close and considered look at modern Australian families and tells of her own quest to create a new normal. Honest, sincere and warm hearted, it is the story of the modern household and it broadens the idea of who qualifies as ‘a family’ in the 21st century.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Kasey Edwards - Guilt Trip: My Quest to Leave the Baggage Behind

Now in her forties, author and commentator Kasey Edwards reflects on how being a woman often feels like a test. One she flunks. From her body, to her mothering skills, relationships and career, Kasey has managed to feel guilty about just about everything. And let’s not even mention the epidural, elective caesarean and baby formula. Join Kasey in conversation as she explores the guilt she shouldn’t have to feel, and says out loud: ‘I am not the problem here. And neither are you.’

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre