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Jane Harper - The Lost Man

Former Geelong Advertiser journalist turned best-selling author, Jane Harper, makes a welcome return to Geelong Library & Heritage Centre to discuss her much anticipated third book, The Lost Man. Like her previous thrillers, The Dry and Force of Nature, The Lost Man creates a powerful atmosphere of suspense, set against a dazzling Australian landscape. Tickets $40pp include a copy of The Lost Man.

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ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN – PILLS, POWDER AND SMOKE

Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won’t go down without a fight. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. Author, writer and filmmaker Antony Loewenstein is a Jerusalem-based Australian journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, the BBC, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and many others. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war.

Word for Word Festival Preview Week

Two special non-fiction author encounters to whet your appetite ahead of Word for Word festival in November. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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REBEKAH ROBERTSON – ABOUT A GIRL

In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Rebekah and her husband united in their determination to help her live freely and fearlessly. Their case was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court’s jurisdiction. This is Rebekah Robertson’s extraordinary personal story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone, who has become a voice not just for other transgender kids – but for an emerging generation.

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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BEE TALK

Join local beekeeping expert, John Webb, as he shares his knowledge about how to harness the power of bees. John will demonstrate what is in a beehive and educate us about how to safely interact with these unique and amazing insects.

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lara Library

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BOOK LAUNCH: FAVEL PARRETT – THERE WAS STILL LOVE

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 ofPast The ShallowsandWhen The Night Comes.Presented in partnership with Torquay Books.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUNTER AND PHOEBE

Meet Hunter, an ex-working dog of Vision Australia and his trainer, Phoebe. Learn about the highs and lows of life as a trainer. A fun and informative session for the whole family.

Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Chilwell Library

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BOOK LAUNCH & CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP: MAXINE FLAKEMORE

When Grandpa Whistledis Maxine Flakemore's latest children's book, is the story of her father, Neville, as told through his unique whistle. The illustrations depict the many changes that happened through his life and his love of animals. Join Maxine to find out how she creates her wonderful illustrations in sepia ink and ‘inktense’ crayons and create your own drawing to help us celebrate the launch.Ages 5+

Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Torquay Library