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March 2020

Children’s Storytime: Izzy and Frank with author Katrina Lehman

March 8, 2020 @ 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 Children's Storytime this coming Long Weekend. Izzy loved her island. But most of all, she loved Frank the seagull. Katrina Lehman will be reading from her stunning new picture storybook Izzy and Frank, with a hands-on children's activity following the reading. 11am Sunday March 8, 2020 at Great Escape Books Free event, but bookings essential to manage numbers. Book at: EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-storytime-izzy-and-frank-with-katrina-lehman-tickets-97971484347 Or Email: [email protected] with names of the children (for name tags) and a mobile contact-…

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Event Update at Great Escape Books

March 14, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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All events are postponed until future notice - we will still be open 7 days and would love to see you, but large scale events and lunches will not be scheduled until the virus situation settles down.

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April 2020

Postponed: Children’s Storytime with Renee Treml and ‘Roo Knows Blue’.

April 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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We are super excited to be welcoming back author - illustrator Renee Treml with her wonderful new book Roo Knows Blue. Featuring all your favorite Australian animals, Roo knows the colour blue… but does she know other colours too? A book for kids to sing along with and help a silly kangaroo learn her colours. Venue: Great Escape Books, Aireys Inlet Date: 11am April 2, 2020 - Week 1 School Holidays This is a free event with a drawing activity…

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MY COUNTRY ALL GONE – POSTPONED: The White Men have Stolen it, with Dr Fred Cahir & Gregory Day

April 11, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join Dr Fred Cahir, Associate Professor in Aboriginal History, Federation University Australia, and author Gregory Day (A Sand Archive), for a fascinating and enlightening afternoon as they delve into the little known history of the invasion of Wadawurrung by the Ngamadjidj – the white strangers from the sea. My Country All Gone is a culmination of 30 years archival research that chronicles the three waves of invasion in the region from 1800 to1870 by the Ngamadjidj. – the white strangers…

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July 2020

Stories from the Story-tellers: Three Children’s Book Creators Share Secrets to Getting Published

July 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia

Join children’s book creators Kaye Baillie, Stef Gemmill and Renée Treml in conversation with Nicole Maher, owner and curator of Great Escape Books, as they discuss their experiences writing, illustrating and getting published. This panel discussion is part of the 2020 #NotTheSurfCoastArtsTrail PORTAL, an online festival and gathering space featuring Surf Coast creatives of all disciplines. Free event but bookings are essential. To book, follow this link... https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/three-childrens-book-creators-share-secrets-to-getting-published-tickets-109251863264 The Panelists Kaye Baillie is an award-winning author of picture books for…

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April 2021

Children’s Storytime & Art with Jackie Hosking

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Children’s Storytime and Art with Renee Treml

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Children’s Storytime & Art with Kaye Baillie

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join author Kaye Baillie for a great fun Storytime session as she reads from When the Waterhole Dries Up. and Boo Loves Books. Afterwards we will create something special to take home. Booking fee to secure you place: $5.00 per child. (Fully redeemable on book purchases) Book at Great Escape Books - 5289 7052 or Eventbrite.

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May 2021

The Sunday Literary Lunch Series – BOOKED OUT

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Little Feast, 85 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231
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Featuring Emily Maguire and Jock Serong in conversation with Hannie Rayson at Little Feast Restaurant, Aireys Inlet Tickets $98.00 – Includes a signed copy of one of the authors featured books and a fabulous long lunch. Tickets through Eventbrite About this Event Emily Maguire is the author of six novels, including the Stella Prize and Miles Franklin Award- shortlisted An Isolated Incident, and three non-fiction books. Her articles and essays on sex, feminism, culture and literature have been published widely…

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BOOKED OUT: Join Kirsty Manning for a Sparkling Champagne Evening with The French Gift

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join us for our fabulous Mother's Day Weekend Event! A forgotten manuscript threatens to unravel the past … The French Gift is a spellbinding story of female friendship, longing and sacrifice through war and loss, bringing together the present and the past. Inspired by a true story of iconic French Resistance fighter, Agnes Humbert, whose secret journal shed light on a little-known aspect of World War II, The French Gift will captivate readers from beginning to unforgettable end. Kirsty's first…

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