Geelong Regional Libraries is calling for submissions for involvement in our new regional showcase for writers and readers – The Local Word.
We are inviting proposals from writers, readers, poets, illustrators and other creatives living in Geelong, the Bellarine, Colac, and the Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Cape Otway, to take part and deliver programs on all aspects of the writing craft and the publishing industry.
The Local Word will feature in-person and online writers’ workshops, panel discussions and author events showcasing locally based emerging and experienced authors, with plenty of opportunities for social interaction and developing collaborative prospects.
The event will be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August 2022. The full program will be announced and tickets will go on sale at the beginning of July.
If you are interested in being involved in this exciting new forum, please complete the Expression of Interest and email to Caz Copic by Tuesday 26 April, 2022.
Please note, Geelong Regional Libraries pays fees based on ASA rates.
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Rapid Antigen Tests are now available free at our libraries (except Bannockburn and Queenscliff).
Western Heights College Library is temporarily closed due to recent flood damage. It re-opens Monday 6 February.
All mobile libraries are running with limited service.
Thermal imaging cameras now available to borrow from Torquay Library as part of our Library of Things.
With wild weather, often it is not possible to safely run our mobile library services.
All of our libraries, mobile libraries and Kim barne thaliyu/Geelong Heritage Centre will be closed from Saturday, 24 December - Monday, 2 January inclusive.
Due to road closures in the shire the mobile library will unfortunately be unable to visit Rokewood and Dereel today.
The mobile library will instead remain at Meredith until 4pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience. We'll keep you updated on our socials with further service changes.