To view a past event, visit our YouTube Channel.

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UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS

 

MALCOLM KNOX - BLUEBIRD

Wednesday 30 September, 7.30-8.30pm

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JANE HARPER - THE SURVIVORS

Thursday 8 October, 7.30-8.30pm

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MONICA MCINERNEY - THE GODMOTHERS

Wednesday 14 October, 7.30-8.30pm

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Migrant Stories - Christopher Raja and Olympia Panagiotopoulos

Thursday 22 October, 7.30-8.30pm

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MATTHEW REILLY - THE TWO LOST MOUNTAINS

Tuesday 27 October, 7.30-8.30pm

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PAST EVENTS

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Recordings of previous Off The Shelf author events can be viewed on the Geelong Regional Libraries' YouTube page.

RACHAEL BROWN AND VIKKI PETRAITIS – LAWYER X

Wednesday 23 September

Watch this special preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival. On the panel were ABC investigative reporter and creator of new podcast Trace 2: The Informer Rachael Brown and author of Cops, Drugs, Lawyer X and Me, award-winning true crime writer Vikki Petraitis. They were joined by self-confessed true crime obsessive and podcaster, Meshel Laurie.

 

BELINDA ALEXANDER - THE MYSTERY WOMAN

Wednesday 16 September

Belinda Alexandra joined us to discuss her latest book,  'The Mystery Woman', in conversation with Fiona Lowe.

JOCK SERONG - THE BURNING ISLAND

Wednesday 9 September

'The Trauma Cleaner' author Sarah Krasnostein launched Jock Serong’s latest novel The Burning Island in this very special online in conversation event. Set in colonial Australia, The Burning Island is an epic historical adventure, starring a reclusive, secretive man and his determined adult daughter, and the voyage of the Moonbird which becomes their mission. 

WINE AND CRIME - BENJAMIN STEVENSON AND KYLE PERRY

Thursday 3 September

This Wine and Crime event explored the complexities of the crime genre.

Benjamin Stevenson (Either Side of Midnight) and Kyle Perry (The Bluffs) in conversation with former journalist, author and true crime writer, Neal Drinnan.

JUDITH BRETT - THE COAL CURSE

Wednesday 26 August

In our first preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival, we explored the consequences of Australia’s coal addiction with Emeritus Professor Judith Brett, author of the Quarterly Essay The Coal Curse.

This year’s festival theme is Life, Changing and Judith appeared in conversation with journalist Eve Fisher. 

WINE AND CRIME PANEL - KERRY MCGINNIS & KATHERINE FIRKIN

Wednesday 19 August

Our second Wine and Crime online event saw two very different female crime writers come together to discuss their divergent paths within the broader crime genre. Australian rural crime and outback mystery author Kerry McGinnis, author of The Waddi Tree, Wildhorse Creek, Mallee Sky, Tracking North, Out of Alice, Secrets of the Springs, The Heartwood Hotel and The Roadhouse joined us from Bundaberg to discuss her latest release, Croc Country. Kerry was joined by Melbourne journalist and debut crime author Katherine Firkin, author of the newly released Sticks and Stones, which draws on the inherent drama of the courtroom and criminal trials.

The panel discussion was led by founding member, convenor and current President of Sisters in Crime and well known crime and true crime author, Lindy Cameron.

 

KATE GRENVILLE - A ROOM MADE OF LEAVES

Tuesday 4 August

Kate Grenville, one of Australia’s most cherished and bestselling authors, has released her first novel in almost ten years. A Room Made of Leaves is the story of an intimate and emotional romance involving Elizabeth Macarthur, an early heroine of Australian wool farming, and a soaring Australian historical adventure about the early days of this country’s colonisation. Facilitated by writer, journalist, former broadcaster, curator and photographer, ​Caroline Baum.

How to 'attend' a virtual author event

Our events commence online at 7.30pm using the video webinar platform Zoom.

To book for an event, you must provide your email address.

Participants will be emailed a unique zoom link upon registration, and again as a reminder email one hour before the event begins. If you don't see our emails, please check your 'Junk' folder.

All bookings for online events remain open up until the event begins.

You do not need to a Zoom account to join a webinar, and all you need to do is just click on the link to automatically join via your web browser. 

The Zoom web browser client is available for manual download here. Mobile and Tablet users can also download the Zoom app for their device.