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October 2017

Catherine Fox: Stop Fixing Women: Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everybody’s Business

24 October @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Author and presenter Catherine Fox will examine why genuine progress for women in the workplace is still too slow. The gender pay gap is 17.9%, only 3% of CEOs of top companies are women and the superannuation savings of men are double those of women. Fortunately many organisations are starting to recognise that systematic bias is the problem and we need to change the rules, not the women.

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Dr Kristy Goodwin – Raising Your Child in a Digital World

26 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hear from children’s technology and development expert, teacher and mother, Dr Kristy Goodwin about striking a healthy balance of time on-line without techno tantrums and conflict. This seminar will investigate the most current research and will explore the educational benefits of time online and strategies to balance ‘screen time’ with ‘green time’. Presented as part of Geelong Children’s week.

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Dorothy Johnston – The Swan Island Connection

27 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local writer Dorothy Johnston is the author of eleven novels, two of which have been short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. After spending thirty years in Canberra she returned to the Bellarine Peninsula where her sea-change mystery novels are set, Through A Camel’s Eye and this recent release,The Swan Island Connection.

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Discover your Ancestry

27 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For those interested in discovering more about their family history, this session will provide an introduction to the library’s family history resources.

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Beyond pink and blue: challenging gender stereotyping from the early years

31 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A panel of experts discuss the effects of rigid gender stereotyping on children and on our society. The panel, which includes Early Childhood Practitioner Professor Glenda MacNaughton, Social Worker and mother Jess Boccia and Lecturer in Children’s Literature, Dr Michelle Smith, will explore the origins of the gendered nature of violence. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q & A session.In partnership with Reclaim the Night, Barwon Community Legal Service, Deakin University and Barwon South West Women’s Service.

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November 2017

Ross McMullin – Pompey Elliott at War

1 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join award-winning historian and biographer Ross McMullin for a presentation about his book on the wartime letters and diaries of Australia’s famous fighting general, Pompey Elliott. No one was more instrumental than Pompey in turning looming defeat into stunning victory at iconic battles such as Polygon Wood and Villers-Bretonneux.

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Discover your Military Family History and Heritage Centre Tour

2 November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trace your military ancestors and learn how to use the library’s family history resources to help with your research.

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Nick Riewoldt – The Things that Make Us

8 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

From number one pick in the 2000 AFL draft, to six-time winner of St Kilda’s best and fairest award, to five-time All Australian, to captaining his club for a record 220 games, to more than 330 games as a star of the AFL, Nick Riewoldt is an out-and-out champion. He’s also a man whose intelligence and insight allow him a deeply fascinating perspective on his life and career. The Things that Make Us is Nick’s autobiography, and it’s as powerful, interesting…

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Fiona McIntosh – The Tea Gardens

9 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Trouble is brewing . . . From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, The Tea Gardens is a story of heroism, heartache and healing and the latest release from Fiona McIntosh internationally bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin, The Perfumer’s Secret, The Last Dance and Nightingale.  Meet and hear Fiona at this special evening event.

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Rachael Johns – The Greatest Gift

13 November @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Internationally best-selling author Rachael Johns will share the story of her eagerly anticipated new release, The Greatest Gift in this special in conversation event.  The Greatest Gift is the poignant, heart-warming story of a woman who wants nothing else than to be a mum, and one who never wanted to be a mother.  Don’t miss this chance to meet Australia’s leading writer of contemporary relationship stories.

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Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival

17 November @ 9:00 am - 19 November @ 5:00 pm

Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival is Australia’s only literary festival to showcase non-fiction literature, writing and ideas. Word for Word features writing masterclasses, panel discussions, “in conversation” sessions and high-profile keynote speakers. The topics explored range broadly from history to health; love and grief; economics and politics; art and food; sport, technology and much more.

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Peter Carey – A Long Way From Home

17 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017 opening night sets the scene for an exploration of the intersection between fiction and non-fiction with a rare opportunity to meet and hear internationally-acclaimed multi-award winning Australian author Peter Carey. Two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize and three-time winner of the Miles Franklin, Peter Carey will appear in conversation with Deakin University’s Maria Takolander in an event that is simply not to be missed. Please note that tickets are strictly limited and…

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Please Explain

18 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

John Safran and Anna Broinowski have immersed themselves and reported in detail on Australia’s transition from left-leaning multiculturalism to the divided landscape in which we now find ourselves. They share their experiences from within the ranks of the far-right outsiders. Session Chair: Lisa Waller Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017

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THE GOOD GIRL STRIPPED BARE: FROM BOGAN TO BONED AND BEYOND

18 November @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In her frank and funny ‘femoir’ – part memoir, part manifesto – Tracey Spicer recounts her journey from Brisbane ‘bogan’ to her dream role as national news anchor for a commercial network. Meet and hear Tracey ‘sheconstruct’ the structural barriers facing women in the workplace as she encourages us all to shake off the shackles of the good girl. Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Reality Check: Sea-ing Our Future

18 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In her recent Quarterly Essay, The Long Goodbye, Anna Krien explores the psychology and politics of a warming world. She joins acclaimed scientist Tim Flannery who is investigating exciting new technologies currently being developed to address our most pressing environmental issues as they discuss where we are now and what the possibilities may be for a positive future for us and our planet. Session Chair: Brett Bryan Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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The Truth of the Matter: Exploring Creative Non-Fiction

18 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Panel discussion with Lee Kofman, Alice Pung, Maria Tumarkin. Creative non-fiction is one of the fastest growing literary genres in its appeal to readers, writers and publishers alike. Audiences, it seems have developed an appetite for ‘true’. But creative non-fiction is often poorly understood and is very complex in terms of the many forms it can take and ethically it is very complicated.  Join three of the best exponents of the genre for a fascinating panel discussion. Presented as part…

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Only: A Memoir

18 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Caroline Baum has had a distinguished career in arts journalism and broadcasting working for the BBC, ABC radio and television, Vogue magazine (in the UK and Australia), and as founding editor of Good Reading magazine. Her memoir, Only, is a memoir of an unconventional childhood that explores what it means to be an only child — as both child and adult and what it means to be the daughter of two people damaged by trauma and tragedy. Session Chair: Angela Savage Presented as part…

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Watching out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice

18 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Noted barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC will discuss Watching Out,a successor volume to his best-selling Watching Brief. Referencing fascinating case studies, Julian explores the origins of our legal system, looking at the way it operates in practice, and ways in which it does and doesn’t run true to its ultimate purposes. Session Chair: Sue Noonan Presented as part of the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Songs that Strike a Chord

18 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Panel Discussion with Neil Murray, Rob Snarski, Charles Jenkins. At a minimum, a song lyric is working if it connects to the listener on an emotional level. Join three of Australia’s most well-respected and lyrical masters of song as they explore the techniques and inspirations that turn their craft into the scores of our lives. Session Chair: Andrew Nette Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea

18 November @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River by her two full-blood grandmothers, acclaimed author Marie Munkara was born with light skin which meant one thing – it would only be a matter of time before she would be taken by the authorities and given to a white family to be raised. With devastating honesty, humour and courage, the award-winning author will share her extraordinary journey of discovery to find her origins. Session Chair: Harriet Gaffney Presented as part of…

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Writing and Icon

18 November @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Frank Moorhouse is one of Australia’s most celebrated literary figures. Academic and writer Catharine Lumby is his biographer. In this session they will discuss both the pleasures and pitfalls of writing a rich and colourful life. Session Chair: Maria Takolander Presented as part of the Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival 2017.

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Not just a Bluff: Victory at Beersheba

18 November @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Australian victory at Beersheba, secured by the Australian Light Horse — marking one of the last successful cavalry charges in history. Military historian and author David Cameron and journalist and writer Paul Daley will discuss their different approaches to telling the story of this significant battle and the hardships faced by those on the Middle Eastern front. Cameron will discuss his book The Charge, which pieces together the full story of the Australian…

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Shaping the World: Readings and Spoken Word

18 November @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Omar Musa, Penny Drysdale and Judith Beveridge in conversation with David McCooey. Meet and hear from three intriguing poets with diverging styles and works who nonetheless all draw inspiration from the world around and weave it into their personal narratives. Award-winning writer and academic David McCooey will lead the panel discussion to unpack the ideas and themes employed in the poet’s creative practice and each poet will present their work in a singular conclusion to the session. Presented as part…

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Renee d’Offay – Time to Soar

22 November @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Renee d’Offay was a 19 year old apprentice hairdresser when she contracted Meningococcal disease which caused her to lose her hearing. Renee will speak about her book in which she moves chronologically from losing her hearing, her recovery, living with deafness, receiving a cochlear implant and the challenges she has overcome.

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Steve Johnson – The Cat with the Giant Story

23 November @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention – from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant – and he’s been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong triple-premiership side, and the coming juggernaut of Greater Western Sydney. From troubled talent to AFL superstar, this is a story of redemption: of a larrikin with a competitive spirit that drove him to become one of the most successful and…

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December 2017

12 x 12 Plays

12 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local writers and performers from across the region bring 12 original plays to the Potato Shed. Each play is 12 minutes long. Some deal with the darker side of life while others will have you laughing in the aisles. This very popular series of original works is a must-see end of the year dramatic treat not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased by credit card over the phone, or ordered at any of our Customer Service Centres.

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