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*IN-PERSON* Dr Neela Janakiramanan - The Registrar

Free

Author In-conversation

Offering a rare insight into the world of a surgeon-in-the-making from one who has actually survived it. In conversation with Dr Cassandra Szoeke, author of Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing.

Sometimes in hospital people die - but not all of them should. Told with compassion, skill and emotional heart, this gripping and moving novel goes behind the headlines to reveal the human experience of being both doctor and patient in a medical system at breaking point.

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*IN-PERSON* Franca Di Pietro - Life with a Psychopath

Author Talk

A debut drama/thriller about living with a psychopath and dealing with toxic relationships.

This event is free of charge however bookings are required.

Please note, this event may include readings, media, and discussion around topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment.

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Thursday, 11 August 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Corio Library

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Jock Serong - The Settlement

Author In-conversation

In The Settlement, Jock Serong reimagines the ill-fated exploits of George Augustus Robinson at the settlement of Wybalenna - a venture whose cruelty might stand for the colonial enterprise itself.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*ONLINE* Dr Joëlle Gergis - Humanity's Moment

Author In-conversation with Dr Sian Prior

Joëlle shows us that the solutions we need to live sustainably already exist - we just need the social movement and political will to create a better world.

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer at the Australian National University. She is an internationally recognised expert in Australian and Southern Hemisphere climate variability and change.

Joëlle will be appearing in conversation with Dr Sian Prior, writer, broadcaster, musician and teacher and author of memoir, Childless: a Story of Freedom and Longing.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* You Matter - Helping Kids with Strong Emotions

Practical tips for parents, teachers and caregivers

There's no doubt children are facing extreme stress and uncertainty at the moment. In fact, studies by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University reveal a worrying increase in children's mental health issues.

What can we do to help children cope?

Join Geelong authors, Sue Lawson and Sue Hindle, to chat about helping children recognise and navigate feelings and emotions, and share how to use their beautiful new book, You Matter - Be Your Own Best Friend.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Joe Bakhmoutski - Simplify Cancer

A Men's World Mental Health Day event

If you are going through a challenging time in your life, it can be difficult to find the right time, or the right words, to talk about it.

After his own struggles with cancer and mental health, this is the challenge that life coach and author Joe Bakhmoutski knows only too well.

In this insightful talk, Joe will share how men can get the support that they want on their terms, and discuss how partners and friends can support their man in a challenging time without throwing him off.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Corio Library