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*IN-PERSON* Poetry Alive to Its Time

In partnership with Queenscliffe Literary Festival

When nothing else makes sense, listen to the poets. Maria Takolander (Trigger Warning) and Lisa Gorton (Empirical) in conversation with Sarah L'Estrange

Please Note: The event will be held at Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall, which is located directly across the road from Point Lonsdale Primary School.

Tickets $25/ Concession $18 and bookings are essential.

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*ONLINE* Keeping Them Honest

Author In-conversation

The case for a genuine National Integrity Commission and other vital democratic reforms - by Stephen Charles and Catherine Williams

Keeping Them Honest explains what we need to do to expose political corruption, uphold accountability, and restore trust - and why we need to do it now.

Stephen and Catherine will be in conversation with literary and arts professional, Harriet Gaffney.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Virtual Event

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Hilde Hinton - A Solitary Walk on the Moon

Author Talk

The new novel from the bestselling author of The Loudness of Unsaid Things and dedicated big sister to Connie and Samuel Johnson.

With a joyous and unique touch, Hilde Hinton's extraordinary novel A Solitary Walk On The Moon gives us an insight into the people we pass on the street.

Hilde will be appearing in conversation with fellow Hachette Publishing and Geelong-based author, Rhett Davis. $20 per ticket or $10 for Members (membership is free - join up here)

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Wednesday, 15 June 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* June Factor - Soldiers and Aliens

Author Talk

This forgotten history restores to public memory the experiences of men, many recent immigrants and refugees, who either willingly or reluctantly joined the Australian army during WWII.

Join us during Refugee Week to acknowledge the story of Soldiers and Aliens: Men in the Australian Army’s Employment Companies during World War II.

Of these men was author June Factor's father. Despite fleeing Poland to begin a new life with his wife and young child in Australia, Szulem, a man of strong principles, felt that serving in the army was something he simply had to do.

June will be appearing in-conversation with local author Jen Kloester.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Dr Neela Janakiramanan - The Registrar

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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Wednesday, 13 July 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

*IN-PERSON* Anthony Car - Waterfalls of the Otway Ranges

Secrets of a waterfall hunter...if you love the Otways and discovering hidden waterfalls, this event is for you!

Writer and explorer Anthony Car will be delivering an author talk and selling and signing copies of his fabulous book, Waterfalls of the Otway Ranges.

In what has been an eight-year odyssey, Anthony provides GPS co-ordinates, topographical mapping, the number of tiers in each waterfall, tier heights, total height, the name of the water course and a first-hand description of each waterfall.

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Friday, 22 July 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Colac Library

Author Encounters

*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