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MELISSA JANE FERGUSON – THE SHINING WALL

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The Shining Wall is a literary science fiction/dystopian novel about a ruined world, where wealthy humans push health and longevity to extremes and surround themselves with a shining metal wall. Privilege and security is predicated on the services of cloned Neandertals, and the exploitation of women in the shanty towns and wastelands beyond the fortress city. Melissa Jane Ferguson is a local author who is also a biological scientist with an interest in exploring scientific possibilities and their social and personal consequences through fiction. This is her debut novel.

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MARCUS RILEY - BOOMING: A LIFE CHANGING PHILOSOPHY FOR AGEING WELL

Ageing. It’s an inevitable part of living and not always looked at in a favourable light. But what if we all had the ability to age well? Booming is the result of Marcus’ 20 years’ experience in the ageing industry. He advocates that by embracing positivity, planning how you want to live the rest of your life and understanding the need for purpose, we can all age successfully. An inspiring, achievable and essential guide for people of all ages.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*CANCELLED* FRED CAHIR & BART ZIINO - THE MISSING

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can find out more here.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Leopold Library

Author Encounters

ADAM COURTENAY – THE GHOST AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER

In 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation, to take his chances in the wilderness. For 32 years Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods of survival. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen's land, arrived. The theft of Kulin country would end in the birth of a city. The frontier wars had begun. The son of one of Australia’s best known storytellers, Bryce Courtenay, Adam Courtenay is a writer, journalist and bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was. Adam consulted with the Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation in Geelong in the researching of this book.

This author encounter is part of National Reconciliation Week.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre