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ROB MCCUBBIN - THE PENPONT SAGA

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Sometimes fate comes in and changes your whole life. That’s what happened to author Rob McCubbin in the Currie Library on King Island on a rainy day. Rob had found a book on local shipwrecks and found the paragraph that was to steer him on a different course.  Scotland to Australia in the mid 1800s would have seemed like a present day voyage to the moon! Excitement, fear of the unknown, thirst for a better life, or an escape from past lives for some. All these splashed out onto the canvas of the Australian bush during and after the Gold Rushes, building The Penpont Saga.

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*CANCELLED* GARRY DISHER – PEACE

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

 

Wednesday 15 April - 6:30 to 7:30pm
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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ROB HUNTER – DAY 9 AT WOOREEN: KIDNAPPED WITH NINE CHILDREN

Kidnapped on his ninth day of teaching with nine students, Rob Hunter retells the story of how Edwin John Eastwood, the Faraday kidnapper, having escaped from prison, burst into his remote South Gippsland school and at gun point, took Rob and his nine students hostage.  Day 9 at Wooreen brings alive the story of the Wooreen State School kidnapping of 1977.  Written through the teacher’s eyes, this gripping tale gives insight into the trauma experienced by the victims, the timely heroism of logging truck driver Robin Smith and the bravery and commitment of Victoria Police.  Rob celebrates the healing that is possible from such pain and torment, giving his audience renewed hope in a troubled world.

Thursday, 16 April 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Leopold Library

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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

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*CANCELLED* FRED CAHIR & BART ZIINO - THE MISSING

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

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RHONDA MATHESON-BROWNE – BUSH

A whisper of humour, clashes recklessly with evil and interweaves intricately like the tangled undergrowth of the Otway State Park rainforest, in Bush. Complex, life-changing decisions, collide in the cool climate ecosystems of the most south-western coastline of Australia. Love struggles to find life giving air, mateship is wind swept and complex relationships are crushed – some eroded like the sandstone cliff faces and the decomposing leaf litter underfoot.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

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ROBYN ANNEAR – NOTHING NEW

‘Given the way we live now,’ writes Robyn Annear, ‘it would be easy to suppose that newness has always been venerated.’ But as this wonderfully entertaining short history makes clear, modern consumerism is an aberration. Mostly, everyday objects—from cast-off cookware to clothing worn down to rags—have enjoyed long lives and the appreciation of serial owners. Nothing New is itself an emporium: a treasure store of anecdotes and little-known facts that will intrigue and enlighten the devoted bargain-hunter and the dilettante browser alike.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Newcomb Library