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CHERYL BAULCH - TOGETHER THEY SERVED 1914-1918

Cheryl Baulch has produced a definitive record of men and women from the Surf Coast to have enlisted in World War I. She has drawn from many resources to create an easy to use and informative reference tool. Join us at Torquay Library to find out how Cheryl researched the information, how she chose to present the details and what were the key outcomes from this project.

Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Torquay Library

Author Encounters

RON HEDGCOCK - CONFESSIONS OF AN UNASHAMED ASPERGER

Both entertaining and confronting, Ron’s Confessionsis not just autobiographical. It consists of a set of essays on author Ron Hedgcock’s discoveries and speculations about Asperger Syndrome.At the age of 83 he talks candidly about his married life, describing experiences with family, children, friends, therapists and cats.Ron is a retired professional actor, with many years of experience on the public platform, and on radio, television and film.

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

Author Encounters

ANGELA SAVAGE – MOTHER OF PEARL

This novel explores the unsettling and extraordinary process of trying to bring a child into the world across borders of class, culture and nationality. A luminous and courageous story about the hopes and dreams we all have for our lives and relationships, and the often fraught and unexpected ways they may be realised.Angela Savage is an award-winning Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She is currently the Director of Writers Victoria.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

NICOLE HADDOW - SMASHED AVOCADO

At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had an unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years later she was a homeowner. In Smashed Avocado, Nicole explains the steps she took to purchase her own home, and interviews other people who have found diverse ways to enter the property market, including rentvesting, flipping, Airbnb, tiny homes and buying regionally.

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Author Encounters

HEATHER ELLIS - TIMELESS ON THE SILK ROAD

Author and adventurer Heather Ellis shares stories and stunning images from her new book, ‘Timeless On The Silk Road : An Odyssey From London to Hanoi’. Based on her solo motorcycle journey along Central Asia’s fabled Silk Roads of antiquity, her stories are infused with a deep spiritual power and sense of wellbeing.

Taking place in The Supper Room, Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street.

Saturday, 8 February 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong West Town Hall

Author Encounters

DI WEBSDALE-MORRISSEY – ON A WING AND A PRAYER

In 1934, Melbourne’s Lord Mayor announced a London-to-Melbourne air race to celebrate his city’s centenary. The audacious plan captured imaginations across the globe. Sixty-four entrants from eleven countries signed up, but only twenty planes eventually took off on 20 October 1934. This heroic race, considered the greatest single sporting event in the history of aviation, is a tale of eccentric characters, daring deeds and sublime courage. Di Websdale-Morrissey’s page-turning account will have readers holding their breaths, just as the world did eighty-five years ago. Image by Brian Randall Photography

Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

Author Encounters

JOAN ATHERTON HOOPER - NOTHING TO CRY ABOUT: A MEMOIR

A candid memoir looking back over a tumultuous life, from becoming an orphan and ward of the state at two years of age after her father’s murder, to becoming an abandoned wife in Melbourne with young children wholater struggle with drug, alcohol and mental health issues. The personal struggles she experienced along the way are all testimony to author Joan Atherton Hooper’s resilience and courage.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ocean Grove Library

Author Encounters

KATE DOWNEY - THE LUCY STAR TRILOGY

Kate Downey wrote her Lucy Star Trilogy - Lucy Star @7, Lucy Star @13 and Lucy Star @18 - in the Chilwell Library. Kate wanted to write about what transgender people experience psychologically and physically. Learning, listening and understanding gender dysphoria is vital in order for trans people to live in a world where they feel safe to be who they really are.

Monday, 24 February 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Chilwell Library

Author Encounters

CLAIRE G. COLEMAN – THE OLD LIE

A thrilling and ambitious new novel from the author of the bestselling and prize-winning Terra Nullius.Shane Daniels and Romany Zetz have been drawn into a war that is not their own. Lives will be destroyed, families will be torn apart. Trust will be broken. When the war is over, some will return to a changed world. Will they discover that glory is a lie? Claire G. Coleman's new novel takes us to a familiar world to ask what we have learned from the past. Image credit: Jen Dainer Industrial Arc

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre