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*IN-PERSON* Maria Takolander - Trigger Warning

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Poetry Book Launch

**BOOKED OUT** but please join the wait list in case we are able to increase audience capacity

Trigger Warning is not for the fainthearted, but neither are the elemental realities of domestic violence and environmental catastrophe that these astonishing poems address.

Comprised of three sections, the first summons a difficult personal history by conversing with poets – from Sylvia Plath to Anne Carson – whose dramatised confessions trigger Takolander’s own. The second part remains focused on the domestic, while redeeming that scene of trauma through a reinventing wit. The final section of this extraordinary book turns its attention outside, playing with poetry itself in order to confront the Anthropocene and the final frontier of death. This is poetry that balances ruthlessness and lyrical beauty; poetry alive to its time and audience; poetry not to be missed.

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*ONLINE* Tim Richards - Heading South

Author Talk - A Seniors Festival Event

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Far North Queensland to Western Australia by Rail

Freelance travel writer and Lonely Planet guidebook contributor Tim Richards decides to shake up his life by taking an epic rail journey across Australia. 

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Tuesday, 5 October 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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*ONLINE* Tania Farrelly - The Eighth Wonder

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWNS*

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The Suffragette meets The Greatest Showman in this story of passion and courage, as a young feminist fights against the rules of society to find her place in the world.

New York, 1897. The richest city in the world.

From Fifth Avenue mansions to Lower East Side tenements and the carnivals of Coney Island, The Eighth Wonder explores the brilliance and brutality of one of the world’s most progressive eras and celebrates the visionaries who dare to rebel.

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Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Leopold Library

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*ONLINE* Alli Sinclair - Character Relationships

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Writers' Workshop presented by Geelong Regional Libraries

This workshop is designed to bring your characters to life, give your story depth and create characters that will take readers on a memorable journey.

Participants will learn

  • The importance of different character relationships
  • How to use character relationships to drive the story
  • How to add tension in relationships
  • How to develop three-dimensional characters
  • How to use character strengths and weakness to create multi-faceted relationships

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Saturday, 23 October 2021 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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*ONLINE* Narrelle M Harris - Sherlock Holmes With A Twist

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Join Narrelle M Harris and Lucy Sussex in conversation about The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology (Clan Destine Press). 

Sherlock Holmes, the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is now arguably the world’s most famous fictional detective. 

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Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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*IN-PERSON* Luke Keogh - The Wardian Case

How a Simple Box Moved Plants and Changed the World

Join the 2021 Winner of the 2021 of the State Library of NSW's General History Prize

In this generous and carefully written account, Luke Keogh brings a curator’s eye to produce a detailed history of one object—but it’s so much more than that.

Luke is the Curator at the National Wool Museum in Geelong.

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Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Belmont Library

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*ONLINE* Fiona McIntosh - The Spy's Wife

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Discussing the highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War.

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Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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