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Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. Her second novel, Cilka’s Journey, is the breathtaking sequel to the internationally bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Based on what is known of Cilka’s time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, this is a powerful testament to the triumph of the human will in adversity. Cilka’s Journey is the remarkable story of one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.
Both entertaining and confronting, Ron’s Confessionsis not just autobiographical. It consists of a set of essays on author Ron Hedgcock’s discoveries and speculations about Asperger Syndrome.At the age of 83 he talks candidly about his married life, describing experiences with family, children, friends, therapists and cats.Ron is a retired professional actor, with many years of experience on the public platform, and on radio, television and film.
Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
This novel explores the unsettling and extraordinary process of trying to bring a child into the world across borders of class, culture and nationality. A luminous and courageous story about the hopes and dreams we all have for our lives and relationships, and the often fraught and unexpected ways they may be realised.Angela Savage is an award-winning Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She is currently the Director of Writers Victoria.
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had an unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years later she was a homeowner. In Smashed Avocado, Nicole explains the steps she took to purchase her own home, and interviews other people who have found diverse ways to enter the property market, including rentvesting, flipping, Airbnb, tiny homes and buying regionally.
Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Author and adventurer Heather Ellis shares stories and stunning images from her new book, ‘Timeless On The Silk Road : An Odyssey From London to Hanoi’. Based on her solo motorcycle journey along Central Asia’s fabled Silk Roads of antiquity, her stories are infused with a deep spiritual power and sense of wellbeing.
Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Library
In 1934, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor announced a London-to-Melbourne air race to celebrate his city’s centenary. The audacious plan captured imaginations across the globe. Sixty-four entrants from eleven countries signed up, but only twenty planes eventually took off on 20 October 1934. This heroic race, considered the greatest single sporting event in the history of aviation, is a tale of eccentric characters, daring deeds and sublime courage. Di Websdale-Morrissey’s page-turning account will have readers holding their breaths, just as the world did eighty-five years ago. Image by Brian Randall Photography
Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church