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BOOK LAUNCH: FAVEL PARRETT – THERE WAS STILL LOVE

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Join us for the launch of There Was Still Love, the profoundly moving new novel from Miles Franklin-shortlisted local author Favel Parrett. A tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love, Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shines through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. Favel Parrett is the author of Past The Shallows and When The Night Comes.

Presented in partnership with Torquay Books.

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WORLD POETRY DAY

Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day is designed to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This is Geelong Regional Libraries’ 10th year of celebrating World Poetry Day, this year recognising the achievements of local poets including David McCooey, Jo Langdon, Cameron Lowe,  Maria Takolander and Melbourne poet, Rose Lucas. The event will feature introductions by local poet and author of three novels, John Bartlett. Bookings required.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA ExCHANGE CONFERENCE

The ExChange is a two-day network and showcase conference for the Australia and New Zealand music industry, produced by Folk Alliance International in partnership with the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

It focuses on economic development, industry partnerships and professional development for musicians, arts workers and those interested in folk music and culture.

Australian showcase artists include Alana Wilkinson, Benny Walker, Emily Wurramara, Fenn Wilson, Saije and The Maes. International artists performing as a part of the event include The East Pointers (CAN), The Jellyman’s Daughter (SCO), Ian Sherwood (CAN) and many more. In addition special feature artists include Eleanor McEvoy (IRL), Marcia Howard & Shane Howard.

This is a paid event. Bookings through Folk Alliance. 

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Monday, 2 March 2020 - 8:00am to 10:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA ExCHANGE - OPENING NIGHT GALA EVENT

Hosted by Derek Guille, this gala will feature a special opening ceremony by Wadawurrung artists followed by performances by Port Fairy Folk Festival 2020 Artists of the Year, Gina Williams & Guy House, Shane Howard, The East Pointers and many special guests.

Includes the presentation of the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award to Port Fairy Folk Festival Founding Director, Dr Jamie McKew, OAM.

A portion of proceeds from this event will go toward the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund.

Further information here. 

Tickets $50+bf, includes drinks & canapes.

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Monday, 2 March 2020 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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FREE FOLK PERFORMANCES

The ExChange is a two-day network and showcase conference for the Australia and New Zealand music industry, produced by Folk Alliance International in partnership with the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

As part of the conference there will be free folk music performances at the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. FREE. All welcome, no bookings required.


Tuesday 3 March, 12:30-1:15pm
Lunchtime performance: The Jellyman’s Daughter (SCO)

Wednesday 4 March, 12:30-1:15pm
Lunchtime performance: Ian Sherwood (CAN)

Wednesday 4 March, 6:00-7:00pm
Songcatchers: Hosted by Paul Petran featuring Eleanor McEvoy (IRL), Marcia Howard & Shane Howard.

Multiple Times
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR SERIES: SEMINAR 1

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PLAN EVER PROPOSED TO REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING.

In our urgent transition to a zero emissions economy we need to accelerate our pace and focus on carbon reduction solutions scientifically researched in Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever to reverse global warming. This seminar will present 100 economically viable solutions - from clean energy to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. These 100 substantive solutions represent a credible path forward not just to slow the earth’s warming but also to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline.

Gene Blackley from Project Drawdown Australia promotes an inspiring vision for a thriving economy and society in our future negative-carbon world, by embracing the extraordinary opportunities for Australia to be an economic superpower with a renewable-powered circular economy.

Please note a small fee of $5 applies for each of these seminars. 

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Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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FEMINIST WRITERS FESTIVAL AND KINDRED: FINDING AND WRITING YOURSELF - A WORKSHOP WITH NEVO ZISIN

Join Nevo Zisin, author of award-winning Finding Nevo for a workshop that tackles gender diversity, self-love and finding your voice. Nevo will discuss their own lived experience as a non-binary transgender person and investigate concepts of reclaiming one's story through writing.

Participants will explore their own relationships with gender, their bodies, and discover new tools for self-exploration and accessing authenticity. Participants will be required to bring a pitch idea or outline or a piece of writing to share in the workshop. This workshop is open to women and non-binary writers.

Tickets: $60. Workshop participants gain free entry to the panel session.

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Sunday, 29 March 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre