In this, our first preview event ahead of the 2020 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival, we explore 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 will appear in conversation with journalist Eve Fisher. Join us as we trace the unusual history of Australia’s economy while asking why we are doubling down on fossil fuels at a time when politicians are engaging in evidence-based, bipartisan policy-making in response to COVID-19.
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In August and September 2019, documentary photographer Ali MC spent four weeks capturing the diversity of Iran through black and white 35mm film. The result is Analog Iran, an online exhibition which explores the diversity of a country that is often stereotyped in the media. From the border of Afghanistan to the bustling metropolis of Tehran, these photographs bring to life the everyday lives of Iranian people. Ali’s work shows the tension between the hospitality and graciousness of the Iranian people, and the constant political and economic pressures of daily life.
Join us for this wonderful presentation of his stunning photographs, and tales of his travels through this amazing part of the world.
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for this summer series of lunch time workshops and presentations all designed to get you into shape - physically, mentally, spiritually - for what we all hope will be a better year ahead!
Tuesday 12 January at 12.00pm – Paris Jay, Dietician - Healthy eating principles and nutrition recommendations for optimal health
Thursday 14 January at 12.00pm – Tanya Lewis, The Eco Organiser® - Ethically declutter and reduce waste - The 10R’s©
Tuesday 19 January at 12.00pm - Annette Subhani, Wellbeing & Life Coach - Strengthen Your Well-being by Exploring New Pathways Holistic Life Model
Thursday 21 January at 12.00pm - Maggie Flanagan, Wellness and Nutrition Coach – Help! I want my waist back!
Sign up for one or for all, bring your lunch and join us from wherever you are.
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:00pm
Join us for an exploration of the short story genre hosted by local writer Charlotte Guest, with readings and contributions from writers Elizabeth Flux, Laura McPhee-Browne and Jack Vening.
New Australian Fiction 2020, published by Kill Your Darlings, features contributors from writers all around Australia. Their stories explore how characters respond to some of the most intriguing and urgent issues of our time, including genetic experimentation, nuclear fallout, and ongoing and destructive white-settler colonialism.
This event is being hosted in partnership with publishers Kill Your Darlings and our bookseller for this event, The Book Bird in Geelong West.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm