Julienne Van Loon - The Thinking Woman

Geelong Library and Heritage CentreThursday, 7 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

 

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we present award-winning novelist Julienne van Loon to discuss her extraordinary new book, The Thinking Woman. In her work, Julienne discusses ‘love’ with author and cultural critic, Laura Kipnis; ‘play’ with award-winning novelist and essayist, Siri Hustvedt; ‘work’ with author and socialist feminist activist, Nancy Holmstrom; ‘fear’ with philosopher, literary critic and author, Julia Kristeva; ‘wonder’ with feminist cultural historian Marina Warner; and ‘friendship’ with pre-eminent feminist philosopher, Rosi Braidotti.

Julienne van Loon holds a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship with the writing and publishing program at RMIT University. Julienne’s honours include the Australian/Vogel’s Award and an appointment as Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa. 
The Thinking Woman is her first nonfiction book.

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CARRIE TIFFANY - EXPLODED VIEW

The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage CentreWednesday, 27 March 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood. Carrie Tiffany’s debut novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction.

Her second novel,Mateship with Birds, was also a remarkable success.

Don’t miss this discussion of her third novel which poses the question: must a girl always be a part, and how can she become a whole?

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LINDSAY TANNER – COMEBACK

The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage CentreTuesday, 30 April 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

President of the Essendon Football Club and former politician Lindsay Tanner held the seat of Melbourne from 1993 to 2010 and is the author of several books, including Politics with Purpose and Slideshow. His latest crime fiction work, Comeback, is the sequel to Comfort Zone in the Jack van Duyn series, set in gritty inner city Melbourne and the world of crooked property developers, angry unionists and the homelessness crisis.

Join Lindsay to discuss politics, football and the precarious existence of people living on the margins of our society.

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FIONA LOWE – HOME FIRES

Belmont Library

Saturday, 11 May 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

 

 Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe’s latest novel beautifully captures the grief caused by bushfires, as well as the hope and sense of community that rises from the ashes. When a lethal bushfire tears through Myrtle in the breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town’s buildings and the lives of the residents are left as smouldering ash.

Join Fiona as she examines themes from her novel such as women supporting women, developing emotional strength in rural communities and the role of community in healing.

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MEG & TOM KENEALLY – THE INK STAIN

The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage CentreThursday, 23 May 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Join one of Australia’s best loved authors Tom Keneally AO and daughter Meg as they discuss their latest collaboration, book four of 
The Monsarrat Series, The Ink Stain. Soon to be made into a TV series, the series is set in colonial Australia in the convict locations of Port Macquarie, Parramatta and Macquarie Island.

The latest, The Ink Stain, is set in colonial Sydney where nothing gets done unless land, sly grog or shares are provided on the side. The winner of numerous literary awards, Tom Keneally has written more than 30 novels, dramas, screenplays and books of non-fiction.

His titles include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's Ark and The People's Train, and he is one of this country’s most popular and entertaining speakers.

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NADIA WHEATLEY - HER MOTHER'S DAUGHTER: A MEMOIR

The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage CentreThursday, 30 May 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Nadia Wheatley’s biography The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift was The Age Book of the Year (Non-Fiction) and is the only biography to have won the Australian History Prize, NSW Premier’s History Awards. Born in Australia in 1949, Nadia grew up caught in the parental crossfire between an independent woman and a controlling man. After her mother’s death, she began writing the stories her mother had told her of her childhood and her life. Some fifty years later, the finished memoir is not only a loving tribute, but an investigation into the process of memory itself.

 

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