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Michael McGirr – Books That Saved My Life

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Our guide, in entertaining short accounts of personal encounters with these works, is Michael  McGirr: schoolteacher and father, reviewer of hundreds of books and lifelong lover of literature. His humour and insight shine through in essays that connect the texts he has selected with each other, and connect us to them. Join Michael in conversation as he discusses all things books

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Author Encounters Graeme Simsion - The Rosie Result

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Internationally bestselling author Graeme Simsion discusses his hilarious and thought-provoking conclusion to the popular Rosie Series – The Rosie Result. Beloved characters Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward and not fitting in. With a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project.
 

Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters Lynda La Plante - Widows' Revenge

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In Lynda La Plante’s ground-breaking thriller, Widows, Dolly Rawlins and her gangland widows managed the impossible: a heist their husbands had failed to pull off. In her newly released sequel Widows’ Revenge, though the characters may now be in the money, they're far from easy street. Join international best-selling author, screenwriter and actress Lynda La Plante as she visits Geelong to discuss her success with Widows which was recently made into a major release film directed by Hollywood heavyweight Steve McQueen and starring acclaimed Oscar winner Viola Davis.

Tickets are $35, and include a paperback copy of Widows’ Revenge.

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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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

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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

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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