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Katherine Barnes - The Sabotage Diaries

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Katherine Barnes is a prize-winning author whose book The Sabotage Diaries presents a first-person narrative reconstructed from the diaries, reports and letters of her father-in-law Cecil Edward (‘Tom’) Barnes. Tom was parachuted behind enemy lines in Greece in 1942 with a small, hand-picked band of Allied soldiers to carry out a secret mission for the Special Operations Executive. Tom, a civil engineer, led the demolition party that sabotaged the Gorgopotamos Railway Viaduct, thus blocking Rommel’s supply lines—an event still celebrated annually in Greece.

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Fran Griffiths - Suspected Hippy: Travelling on a Wire

In 1974, and at only 19 years of age, author Frances Griffiths travelled on her own from Australia to India along a route known as the Hippy Trail. Join Frances as she discusses her journey.

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Waurn Ponds Library

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Justin D'Ath - 47 Degrees

Join YA author, Justin D’ath, in conversation as he discusses his latest book, 47 Degrees, a fast-paced and poignant novel of survival for young readers. Justin will examine his writing process and how he merged fact with fiction as he drew on his own experience of escaping the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. This session is suitable for an audiences 12+

Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Katherine Collette - The Helpline

The Helpline is a sharp, witty, big-hearted comedy from a hilarious new Australian writer, Katherine Collette. Join Katherine in conversation as she discusses the divisive nature of the office fridge and other themes of her new novel which is all about people power and brain power—and the difficulty of getting them to work together.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

Jill Stark - Happy Never After

Jill Stark was living the dream. She had a coveted job as a senior journalist, she was dating a sports star, and her first book had just become a bestseller. After years of chasing the fairy-tale ending, she’d finally found it. And then it all fell apart. Join Jill in conversation as she discusses why the happiness fairy-tale is driving us mad and how she flipped the script.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre