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April 2019

Booked Out- Easter: Graeme Simsion and The Rosie Result

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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EASTER…. Champagne Evening with Graeme Simsion and The Rosie Result on Easter Sunday: 7.30pm Sunday April 21 Join bestselling author Graeme Simsion as he speaks on the hilarious and thought-provoking The Rosie Result, the triumphant final instalment of the much-loved Rosie trilogy. Free event with complimentary wine RSVP essential with mobile contact details E:myevents@greatescapebooks.com.au or bookshop 52897052

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Blood and Dust: Crime Literary Lunch with Maryrose Cuskelly, Chris Hammer and Michael Cathcart

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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THE SUNDAY LITERARY LUNCH SERIES presents... We are delighted to present our second Sunday Literary Lunch Series, now in its third year. Join us for a fascinating lunch with Maryrose Cuskelly and Chris Hammer as they each discuss the depths of the human psyche and all things crime with Michael Cathcart . 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…

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June 2019

The Orchardist’s Daughter with Karen Viggers

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join bestselling author Karen Viggers at Great Escape Books with her stunning new novel The Orchardist’s Daughter. Karen Viggers is a wildlife veterinarian who has worked in many parts of Australia and Antarctica. Karen’s first three novels, The Stranding (2008), The Lightkeeper’s Wife (2011) and The Grass Castle (2014) have been translated into several languages and have sold over 800,000 copies. 7.30pm Saturday June 1 at Great Escape Books Complimentary wine and nibbles Free Event but RSVP essential : ph:52897052…

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Land of Fences Book Launch with Mark Smith and Jock Serong @ Little Feast, Aireys

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join us for the much anticipated coastal launch of Land of Fences by Mark Smith. Jock Serong (On the Java Ridge, Preservation & more) will be launching the Land of Fences, the magnificent final book in the bestselling The Road to Winter trilogy by Mark Smith. 7pm Sunday June 9: Little Feast restaurant - upstairs function room, 85 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet Both Mark and Jock will be available to sign their books and chat with you personally. Free…

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Sherlock Bones Comic Strip Workshop with Renee Treml – Queens Birthday Weekend

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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11am June 10 Create great bad guys and other memorable characters! Based on Renee Treml’s exciting new book, Sherlock Bones and The Natural History Museum, learn how to tell your own story in pictures in this great hands-on Comic Strip Workshop. Perfect for ages 6 – 14 years. To book: $15/ticket+book incl and/or siblings get in free. RSVP: Bookshop 52897052 or email:myevents@greatescapebooks with mobile contact. Venue: Captain of Aireys Restaurant (Welcoming families to stay for lunch afterwards)

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June Sunday Literary Lunch with Monica Tan, Tony Birch & Hannie Rayson

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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THE SUNDAY LITERARY LUNCH SERIES presents... We are thrilled to present our June literary lunch series, now in its third year. Join us for an enthralling long lunch with Monica Tan, author of Stranger Country, and Tony Birch, who will be speaking on his new novel, The White Girl. Both will be in-conversation with author and playwright Hannie Rayson. A three-course gourmet lunch and a copy of one of the books under discussion is included in your ticket price. (The…

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July 2019

Children’s Storytime and Craft – 11am July 4 (Free event)

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join us for lots of fun reading the delightful new Kirsty Murray book, 'When Billy was a Dog. We will also be creating our very own 'doggie' puppets. RSVP- Free event but booking are essential - myevents@greatescapebooks.com.au or phone the bookshop on 52897052 Suitable all ages If you can't have a puppy, maybe the next best thing is to be a puppy. 'Can I please, please, please have a dog?' asked Billy. 'Would you walk it every day and wash…

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August 2019

Surfcoast Arts Trail- Our Featured Artists

August 10 - August 11
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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We are thrilled to be hosting 4 artists on the Surf Coast Arts Trail Weekend on Saturday August 10- Sunday August 11 from 10am -4pm View the wonderful works of: Paul Angeloni - Painter Oils Donna Davidson - Scratch Artist Jane Pittard- Painter Watercolour Susan Reddrop - Sculptor - Bronze and Glass Complimentary champagne while viewing the art all weekend. More about our artists Paul Angeloni Aireys Inlet artist, Paul Angeloni enjoys creating watercolours, oils and greeting cards of bush,…

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Sunday Literary Lunch Series presents Michael Robotham and Emma Viskic with Hannie Rayson

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Aireys Pub, Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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THE SUNDAY LITERARY LUNCH SERIES presents... We are thrilled to present our August literary lunch series, now in its third year. Join us for an enthralling long lunch with great multi award-winning crime authors, Michael Robotham on his new psychological thriller 'Good Girl, Bad Girl' and Emma Viskic , who will be speaking on her critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series 'Resurrection Bay' as well as 'And Fire Came Down'. Both will be in-conversation with author and playwright Hannie Rayson. A…

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Booked Out:First They Erased Our Name Event – with Habiburahman & Gregory Day

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Meet Habiburahman and hear him speak on the situation in Burma at our special combined bookshop- AIRAR event (Aireys Inlet Rural Australians for Refugees) Door Donation to AIRAR: $10.00 p.p. Wine and nibbles provided. All proceeds of book sales of First They Erased Our Name will be donated to AIRAR. Habiburahman was born in 1979 and raised in a small village in western Burma. When he was three years old, the country’s military leader declared that his people, the Rohingya,…

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