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November 2019

Champagne Book Event- There Was Still Love with Favel Parrett & Mark Smith

November 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join us for a most magical evening with Favel Parret's highly anticipated new novel, 'There Was Still Love'. Favel will be in-conversation with with great local author Mark Smith (Road to Winter series). This special champagne evening is our keynote Melbourne Cup weekend event. Favel's previous books are the award-winning 'Past the Shallows' and 'When the Night Comes'. RSVP: This is a free event but bookings are essential. To book- E:myevents@greatescapebooks.com.au or ph. 52897052 Complimentary champagne, wine and nibbles.

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Literary Lunch with Garry Linnell and Michael Veitch with Michael Cathcart @ Little Feast

November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join us for the final in our Literary Lunch Series for 2019. Now in its third year, hosted at Little Feast restaurant, the long lunch series is always a highly sought after event. This coming Sunday November 17 we will be having a long lunch with a historical emphasis, with authors Garry Linnell and Michael Veitch speaking with ABC RN Michael Cathcart, who is also a historian. More about our authors... Garry Linnell Garry Linnell is one of Australia’s most…

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January 2020

BOOKED OUT: Join Christian White and Mark Smith with Christian’s spellbinding novel, The Wife and the Widow @ Great Escape Books

January 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Escape Books, 2/ 75 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231 Australia
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Join Christian White and interviewer Mark Smith (author of The Road to Winter trilogy) as they discuss Christian's spellbinding new mystery novel, The Wife and the Widow. This is a free event with complimentary wine and champagne. RSVP essential for a place. There are three easy ways to book... Book at: E: myevents@greatescapebooks.com.au PH: Bookshop 52897052. Web: Eventbrite Venue: Great Escape Books, Aireys Inlet. About Christian... Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child,…

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February 2020

Booked Out: The Sunday Literary Lunch Series presents Anna Krien & Charlotte Wood in conversation with Hannie Rayson

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Little Feast, 85 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231
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THE SUNDAY LITERARY LUNCH SERIES presents… 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…

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Booked Out: An Evening to Remember with Dervla McTiernan and Jock Serong

February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Little Feast, 85 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231
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Description 7.30 pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 An Evening to Remember with Dervla McTiernan and Jock Serong Join Dervla McTiernan and Jock Serong (Java Ridge, Preservation) as they discuss Dervla's fabulous new novel featuring Detective Cormac Reilly, The Good Turn. Venue: Little Feast Function Room Tickets: $38.00 p.p. includes The Good Turn, a glass of lovely wine or beer, and a fully reserved seat. Bookings : Eventbrite More information: Call the bookshop on (03)52897052 or visit https://www.greatescapebooks.com.au/ About Dervla McTiernan...…

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March 2020

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

March 8 @ 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: myevents@greatescapebooks.com.au with names of the children (for name tags) and a mobile contact-…

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Event Update at Great Escape Books

March 14 - May 31
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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