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Dinner with Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman

Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet and hear the Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman at the Dome. Join Morris and other renowned authors and illustrators for an evening filled with tall tales and true and insights into why stories matter. Part of the Reimagine - the world according to children's books program

Tickets: $75pp include a three course dinner and beverages

 Book HERE

Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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VCE SPECIAL EVENT: Maxine Beneba Clarke - Foreign Soil

This special session will allow VCE students studying 'Foreign Soil' to deepen their understanding of the text through Maxine’s comprehensive sixty-minute discussion covering her writing process and themes of race, resilience and diversity.
Followed by a thirty minute Q & A especially for VCE students to further the discussion.

Sunday, 3 June 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Garry Disher – Under the Cold Bright Lights

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, book now to meet and hear award winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series, discuss his latest release, 'Under the Cold Bright Lights'.

Sunday, 1 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

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Feminist Writers Festival Workshop: Amy Gray - Finding and Sustaining a Feminist Voice

Sure, you want to be a feminist writer – but what does that mean? In this workshop, writer Amy Gray shares all her tips on how you can start your a writing career and advance a feminist writing practice of your own, and work with your local writing community. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets $65 full price, $55 concession 

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Feminist Writers Festival: Clementine Ford - What Next for #MeToo?

Late last year, the #MeToo movement went viral, providing a historic public platform for women and non-binary people to speak out about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. One of them was Clementine Ford, who first felt shame and self-doubt when beginning to write on the topic, but has since published on her own #MeToo moments, analysing them with honesty and clarity. Join Clementine in conversation to review the movement's past, present and future, and the many ways women are silenced, questioned, cross-examined and dismissed. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets: $10

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 3 - How to Achieve Energy Freedom

Learn how to have a comfortable home that costs nothing to run and achieves a zero carbon footprint. By combining simple energy efficiency measures with quality electrical appliances and a rooftop solar system, your home can produce more power than it uses. Learn how to reduce your power usage through smart choices for cooling/heating, hot water service, lighting, cooking & appliances, energy monitoring & control, home automation, renewable energy, photovoltaic systems, batteries and new technological advances. Presented by Richard Keech, Beyond Zero Emissions.  In partnership with Geelong Sustainability Group.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Geelong After Dark

See the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre come alive at night as we again join 'Geelong After Dark'. Explore the mysterious and illuminating world of bugs, beetles and other creepy crawlies in a whole new way with pop-up performances, artistic installations and interactive happenings for all the family.
No booking required.

Friday, 4 May 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books: CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS TWO

Session Two
Exhibiting artists Bern Emmerichs and Tai Snaith will be in-conversation with local award winning author Sue Lawson.
Bookings at geelonggallery.org.au

Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Reimagine—the world according to children’s books: FAMILY FUN DAY

Experience a special day of family activities; from performances to getting hands-on with technology! Explore wonderful, new ways to experience children's books. Meet book characters and listen to tales from some of your favourite authors and illustrators.
Full program details will be available mid-April, so please check here again soon.

Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre