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Tim Winton on Lost Boys and Toxic Masculinity

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In his only regional Victorian appearance, acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton will explore his new novel, The Shepherd's Hut, as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity. With a specially commissioned soundscape and photographic interludes, this is an hour long event exploring our most bewildering and desolate landscape – contemporary manhood. Bookings are essential. In partnership with Word for Word Festival.

Tickets: $45 includes one signed copy of The Shepherd’s HutFriends of the Library will be entitled to reserved seating at this event.

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Gregory Day - A Sand Archive

Gregory Day is a multi-award winning novelist, poet and musician from Victoria, Australia. He is also an acclaimed nature writer and literary critic. His new novel A Sand Archive was published in 2018 to outstanding reviews.
Dual Miles Franklin winner Michelle de Kretser described the book as: “At once effortlessly cosmopolitan and firmly attached to the particularities of place, A Sand Archive is a bravura work”, whilst Stella Prize winner Carrie Tiffany believes that the book’s main character, F.B. Herschell, is “one of the greatest characters of Australian literature”.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Monica Dullard

Monica Dullard...Fancy That!

21 years in stand- up comedy…fancy that!
Accomplished Corporate entertainer and talented stand-up comedian Monica Dullard will provide a sneak preview of some material she will perform at the upcoming Melbourne Comedy Festival.  This 21st birthday bash about looking back, and looking forward, will be a hilarious show of ridiculous fun.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Waurn Ponds Library

Special Events Photo of Professor Tom Jobling and Dr Karl Najjar

The Benefits of Cancer Research

Join the Geelong Region Cancerians for a specialist panel discussion aimed at exploring the early detection, prevention and research of various types of cancer. Panelists will include Professor Tom Jobling OAM a Director of Gynaecologic Oncology at Monash Medical Centre and recipient of the Order of Australia Medal in 2017 for services to Ovarian Cancer Research; Dr Karl Najjar, a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and awardee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; cancer survivor Maureen O’Keeffe and panel moderator Roxie Bennett.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Special Events Photo of example of high quality collective housing

Clever Living Seminar Series - Innovative Options for Affordable Housing

The first 2019 Clever Living Seminar takes a look into the possibilities for citizen-led development; enabling residents to take control of the design of their own high quality, and collective housing.  By working as a collective, the model provides a more affordable alternative for people to design their compact home.

Presented in partnership with Geelong Sustainability

Please note, a fee of $5 applies to this session.

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre