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comeback of geelong

September Pre Grand Final Event “Comeback:The Fall and Rise of Geelong”

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Wednesday September 7th 6.00-7.30pm

Point Lonsdale Bowling Club

“A Beer &  a Pie” & The Geelong Football Club”

Join James Button,a lifelong geelong supporter since boyhood,James will speak of his new, exstensively researched insightful look at the fall and Rise of the Geelong Football Club.But as the years and defeats mounted, one nagging question became louder and louder: would his team ever win a premiership again? “Comeback” tells the proud story.

Cost: $20.00 (Incl. welcome drink) Further drinks at bar prices.

Bookings  Ph.52584496 E:

my year without meet

August Event Richard Cornish dinner @ The Shelter Shed

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August Friday 19th 7.30 pm Richard Cornish @ The Shelter Shed

Hesse St Queenscliff

Join us for dinner centred around Richards’ fascinating insight into a year as a vegetarian. My Year Without Meat is a surprising and bittersweet journey that changed Richard’s body, his values and how he cooks. It’s a meditation on ethical meat, an ode to vegetables and a cautionary tale about our relationship to food—as told by a self-confessed meat lover. Funny anecdotes,eye-opening facts and conversations with some of Australia’s best local producers, farmers and top chefs, My Year Without Meat thoughtfully explores how and why Australians consume food the way we do.

Cost $30.00  2 courses (drinks at bar prices)

Bookings: The Shelter Shed     Ph. 52583604

zoe morrison music and freedom

July in store Bookshop Event Saturday July 16th 4.30-6pm

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Join Marylou Gilbert in conversation with inspiring novelist, mother, Rhodes Scholar and pianist Zoe Morrison and her book “Music and Freedom”. Zoe’s debut explores the dark places of domestic violence, and the redemptive powers of music and love, against a backdrop of outback Australia and England.

Cost $10.00 (incl. glass of wine) Bookings Essential: Ph. 52584496

through a camels eye

Dorothy Johnston “Through A Camel’s Eye”

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Join widely acclaimed local author Dorothy Johnston


‘The Conservatory”   Vue Grand Hotel      Hesse St. Queenscliff

Saturday April 23rd 4.00-5.30pm

Dorothy will discuss her latest book “Through a Camel’s Eye” a Sea-Change Mystery, set in her historic home town of Queenscliff

“he shaded his eyes and squinted at a dark object, half covered in sand, then began to walk towards it.”

FREE EVENT :  Light refreshments provided          Bookings   Dorothy Johnston

The Midnight Watch

“The Midnight Hour” by David Dyer

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Another view of events surrounding the sinking of the TITANIC!

“The Midnight Watch” with David Dyer

 The Queenscliff Maritime Museum 5.30-7pm Thursday April 14th

The“Midnight Watch”, David presents a new gripping story of the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.His background in both the Law,having been with the London legal practice whose parent represented the owners of the Titanic, a graduate of the Australian Maritime College,and now a teacher of English in Sydney, gives David a marvellous platform for such an absorbing work.

“David Dyer has a reporters’ ear for story, a detectives’ nose for motive, and an artists’ eye for detail…”  Charlotte Rogan author of “The Lifeboat”

Cost: $10.00 Drinks at bar prices. Bookings Essential: David Dyer


Queenscliffe Literary Festival 2016

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Each weekend throughout May 2016 .

Program & Ticket sales available April 1st

Saturday 7th May, 5.30pm–7pm: Opening Festival Keynote Event (including local wines and cheeses), with special guests Don Watson and Robert Drewe, in conversation with Michael Williams, Director of the Wheeler Centre.  Queenscliff Town Hall, 50 Learmonth St. Tickets $35.

Sunday 8th May, 11am–12.30-2pm: A light lunch with Keynotes Robert Drewe and Don Watson, discussing “The Bush and The Beach”. Point Lonsdale Bowling Club. Tickets $30 (drinks at bar prices).

Further program announcements will be published as confirmed…Full program available March 1st 2016



Forthcoming Event  Tuesday January 5th  2016

Magda Szubanski with her memoir “Reckoning” in conversation with Fiona Wood.

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Join us for the first author event of 2016, Tuesday January 5th  6pm @ The Point Lonsdale Bowling Club. Magda Szubanski, highly accalimed comedian and now author..with her critically acclaimed memoir “Reckoning”. Magda will be “in conversation” with highly successful screen writer and YA novelist Fiona Wood.

Cost $10.00 Drinks at bar prices

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