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*IN-PERSON* Growing Up Disabled in Australia

In-Person Literary Event - Panel Discussion

2021-02-11 18:30:00 2021-02-11 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *IN-PERSON* Growing Up Disabled in Australia Led by Editor Carly Findlay and featuring contributors Lucy Carpenter and Alistair Baldwin, this discussion will explore some of the most pressing issues faced by those living with a disability. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Thursday, February 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-11 18:30:00 2021-02-11 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *IN-PERSON* Growing Up Disabled in Australia Led by Editor Carly Findlay and featuring contributors Lucy Carpenter and Alistair Baldwin, this discussion will explore some of the most pressing issues faced by those living with a disability. Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Led by Editor Carly Findlay and featuring contributors Lucy Carpenter and Alistair Baldwin, this discussion will explore some of the most pressing issues faced by those living with a disability.

*Please arrive by 6pm for a 6.30pm start*

One in five Australians has a disability. And disability presents itself in many ways. Yet disabled people are still underrepresented in the media and in literature.

Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. Edited by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay, it includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, as well as poetry and graphic art, and more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.

Returning to In-Person Events

In-person guests are limited to fifty seats for this event. If you have booked a ticket your name will be on the door-list. Attendees without a ticket cannot be admitted.

Attendees are requested to arrive by 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, to enable safe and compliant use of the lifts. Please note, it will take some time to get everyone safely into the event space on Level 5.

At this stage all audience members MUST wear a mask unless officially exempt (proof of exemption required).

Seating will be socially distanced, as will queues for book sales and book signings. Cashless book purchases are preferred.

If you are a high-risk individual (eg, people > 65 years of age, people with underlying health conditions) whilst you are very welcome, please consider the risks carefully. 

By attending this event you are confirming that you do not have symptoms (fever, sore throat, dry cough), have not been diagnosed with or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days, and will comply with the event’s safety policies and procedures including wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and other determined requirements. Violation of policies will result in a request for you to leave the event.

Please note, there may be further restrictions on audience numbers, or the event may be moved online depending on government Coronavirus regulations at the time. We will advise registrants of any changes via email and our website.

Safety is our number one priority, so please:

  • Stay home if you are unwell – if you have symptoms, get tested
  • Wash your hands – and cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Continue to use hand sanitiser
  • Keep your distance – 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with

We request that you please be patient and flexible due to the evolving nature of this pandemic.

Access for People with Disabilities

If you have any access requirements in order to participate in this event, please email us at events@grlc.vic.gov.au or telephone (03) 4201 0523 and a member of the events team will be available to discuss your requirements further.

An AUSLAN Interpreter will be participating in this event.

This event will be live-streamed to our YouTube Channel and live captioning will be available. You do not need to book a ticket if you are not attending in person. 

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: (03) 4201 0600
Branch manager
Katherine O’Neill

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

We're closed Tuesday January 26 due to Australia Day Public Holiday
Mon, Jan 18 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 19 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, Jan 23 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tel: (03) 4201 0600

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