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Ross Garnaut

Ross Garnaut at Curtin University (WA)

In 2008 Ross Garnaut prophesied that without adequate action, by 2020 Australia would face a more frequent and intense fire season.

Hear him discuss his new book, Superpower, and Australia's low-carbon opportunity.

This is a free event, but bookings are required.

Date:   Friday 31 January

Time:   5:00pm

Venue: Curtin University, Bentley Campus, Bentley, WA 6845

Price:   This is a free event.

Ross Garnaut

Ross Garnaut author talk in Port Lincoln (SA)

Professor Ross Garnaut, who is making international headlines with his vision for how we address and mitigate climate change, is coming to Port Lincoln to launch his new book Superpower.

Ross Garnaut predicted the catastrophic bushfire season we are experiencing in 2020 back in 2008. This is your chance to meet Ross and hear him speak about his new book at our exclusive launch of Superpower: Australia's Low Carbon Opportunity. Copies are available at Newsxpress Beers Port Lincoln. Bring yours along for signing at the launch or copies will be available for sale at the event.

This is a free event, but bookings are required.

Date:   Tuesday 4 February

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: Port Lincoln Hotel, 1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln, SA 5606

Price:   This is a free event.

Sean O'Beirne

A Couple of Things Before the End Launch (VIC)

Helen Garner will launch Sean O'Beirne’s A Couple of Things Before the End. This new collection of stories takes the reader on an extraordinary tour of an old and a new Australia. Outstandingly original, bitingly satirical and written in a remarkable range of voices, A Couple of Things Before the End is a powerful vision of where we are – and where we may be headed.

Free, no booking required.

Date:   Thursday 6 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC 3053

Price:   This is a free event.

Nicole Haddow

Nicole Haddow at Geelong Library (VIC)

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.

This is a free event, but bookings are required.

Date:   Thursday 6 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220

Price:   This is a free event.

Anna Krien

SOLD OUT: Literary Lunch with Anna Krien (VIC)

The Sunday Literary lunch Series presents Anna Krien and Charlotte Wood in conversation with Hannie Rayson

We are delighted to present our first Sunday Literary Lunch Series for 2020, now in its fourth year.

Join us for a fascinating lunch with Anna Krien and Charlotte Wood as they each discuss the depths of the human psyche with Hannie Rayson.

A three course gourmet lunch and a copy of one of the books under discussion is included in your ticket price. (The other author’s book will be available at a reduced price.)

Date:   Sunday 9 February

Time:   12:00pm

Venue: Little Feast Restaurant – Main Dining Room, 85 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet, VIC 3231

Price:   $98 (includes lunch and book)

Karen Hitchcock

Book Launch: The Medicine (VIC)

In The Medicine, Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day. In an overcrowded, underfunded medical system, she explores how more of us can be healthier, and how listening carefully to a patient’s experience can be as important as prescribing a pill. These dazzling essays show Hitchcock to be one of the most fearless and illuminating medical thinkers of our time – reasonable, insightful and deeply humane.

Launched by Don Watson.

This is a free event, no bookings are required.

Date:   Wednesday 12 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Price:   This is a free event.

Bruce Pascoe

Black Inc. authors at Perth Festival: Literature & Ideas

Perth Festival’s stellar Literature & Ideas program includes many Black Inc. writers. Don't miss Benjamin Law, Bruce Pascoe and Jess Hill, as well as a free session on Growing Up African in Australia with editors Maxine Beneba Clarke and Ahmed Yussuf, and contributor Rafeif Ismail.

Date:   Friday 21 February

Time:   9:00am

Venue: Perth Festival