Geelong Regional Libraries are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a very special evening event with Markus Zusak in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander to discuss his much-anticipated new novel, 'Bridge of Clay'. Presented in partnership with the Word for Word Festival
Tickets $45 (Ticket includes a hardcover copy of Bridge of Clay)
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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.
Do you sometimes feel exhausted and overwhelmed?Do you find it difficult to balance and juggle family, work, household chores, social activities and struggle to find time for self-care and nourishment? Have you found yourself stuck in old habits, patterns and behaviours? Even when you start a new regime you often return to your old patterns? Jo Surkitt is a Positive Change Educator and she will teach you strategies and techniques on creating balance, reducE overwhelm and how to rewire and refire your brain so you can create new healthy habits, thought patterns and behaviours that are simple, sustainable, and long lasting; creating the ‘Positive Change’ you want to see in your life.
Sherlock Holmes has appeared in more plays, books and films than any other fictional character. Cenarth ‘Ken’ Fox knows a bit about Mr Holmes, having written three plays and five books about Sherlock and staged his ‘Sherlockian’ show over 200 times to adults and children. In this family friendly show you’ll meet Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes, Watson and Moriarty, the schoolboy Sherlock Holmes and Lord Byron and witness the detective skills performed by Sherlock Holmes. Fox is narrator and storyteller and - as Sherlock - proves that ‘truth is indeed stranger than fiction’.
Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
We know of his children Charlotte, Emily and Anne, but we know very little of him. Patrick Brontë – his wife called him 'Saucy Pat' - was the son of an Irish potato farmer who taught himself to read and won a Cambridge scholarship. Despite being an Anglican priest for over fifty years, he was centre stage in a literary scandal and a murderous revolution. For ages biographers have got it wrong - now discover the truth. Presented by Cenarth Fox.
Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
In 2009 Robyn Rowland visited Turkey for the first time and fell in love with the country. After that, a silken thread drew Robyn through the countries of the old Ottoman Turkey. Mosaics from the Map, her 10th book of poems, covered these travels. Her new book, Under This Saffron Sun explores the Turkey of today. This presentation, combining photographs, poetry and images, promises to be a unifying and exciting journey of travel and literature. Robyn has written 11 books of poetry and her work appears in national/international journals, over forty anthologies and eight editions of Best Australian Poems.
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library
Interior designer Bronnie Masefau is renowned for her residential designs and has over 25 years of experience in interior design. She is also the author of five books, including her latest The Meaning of Home: A Place to Belong, in which she explores how the spaces we live in contribute to and craft our lives.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm