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Panel - Writing for Resilience in Children and Adults

The Local Word - Regional Showcase for Writers and Readers

2022-11-19 10:45:00 2022-11-19 12:15:00 Australia/Melbourne Panel - Writing for Resilience in Children and Adults Bringing our diverse local writing communities together to celebrate the creative talent of south-western Victoria Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Saturday, November 19
10:45am - 12:15pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-19 10:45:00 2022-11-19 12:15:00 Australia/Melbourne Panel - Writing for Resilience in Children and Adults Bringing our diverse local writing communities together to celebrate the creative talent of south-western Victoria Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Bringing our diverse local writing communities together to celebrate the creative talent of south-western Victoria

Books can offer a unique jumping off point for discussing difficult issues with children and adults and for helping us to feel less alone in our struggles. In this session, published picture book authors Heather Gallagher and Stef Gemmill will talk about mental health issues including depression and anxiety, as well as issues such as literacy and reading difficulties, climate anxiety and activism in the context of their books for children. Similarly, author and positive psychology advocate Sally Learey will discuss how books can foster resilience and emotional intelligence in adults and share a strategy around navigating life’s challenges.

Photo of Sally Learey

Sally Learey is the author of 8 books including children’s picture books which are a combination of fact and fiction; books about food allergies in children; and location books which connect children with community. Her latest, non-fiction, adult personal development book is called Overcoming Problems.

Photo of Heather Gallagher

Heather Gallagher is a children’s author and freelance journalist. She is passionate about children’s literacy and works as a writer-in-residence for Ardoch. Her picture book Happy Pants – Why is Mummy So Sad? was a recommended title in the Australian Family Therapist’s awards. Her latest picture book Scaredy Cat is based on her anxious dog, Pip.

Photo of Stef Gemmill

Stef Gemmill is an award-winning author of children’s books of hope with heart. Her stories empower children to find solutions to problems in interesting ways. She has several issues-based picture books published including Toy Mountain – a story of our war on waste and A Home for Luna – a story of refugees and homelessness which won the 2020 International Rubery Book Award.

Tickets – $20/$10 for GRLC Members

Audience questions welcomed. Book sales and book signings will be offered at the conclusion of the event.

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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Festivals | Children & Families | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: (03) 4201 0600

Hours

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Mon, Aug 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Tue, Aug 16 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Wed, Aug 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Thu, Aug 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Fri, Aug 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
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Tel: (03) 4201 0600

Upcoming events

Fri, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Fri, Aug 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 
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Sun, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 22, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Aug 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Wurdi Youang
Come dressed up as a book character and celebrate Book Week with us at The Dome!

Tue, Aug 23, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 24, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with a bit of art, craft, retro games, tech activities, and good company. Ages 15+

Thu, Aug 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Aug 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gathering Place
Learn crochet & chat about your crafty interests with others. This monthly gathering provides instruction and... more
Learn crochet & chat about your crafty interests with others. This monthly gathering provides instruction and practise in crochet basics. Tutorials and materials provided. Or BYO materials or project.

Thu, Aug 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch... more
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch 2 and 3. Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Fri, Aug 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 

Sun, Aug 28, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 29, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Aug 30, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 31, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 31, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with a bit of art, craft, retro games, tech activities, and good company. Ages 15+

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Sep 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch... more
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch 2 and 3. Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Fri, Sep 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 

Sat, Sep 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gathering Place
Ever wanted to try the oriental art of Origami? Come along and get some guidance to start crafting beautiful objects... more
Ever wanted to try the oriental art of Origami? Come along and get some guidance to start crafting beautiful objects with paper.

Sun, Sep 04, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 05, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Sep 06, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Sep 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Sep 07, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Sep 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with a bit of art, craft, retro games, tech activities, and good company. Ages 15+

Thu, Sep 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Sep 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch... more
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch 2 and 3. Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Fri, Sep 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 

Sun, Sep 11, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 12, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Sep 13, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Sep 13, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Cave
A social event for home schooling families.

Wed, Sep 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Sep 14, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Thu, Sep 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Fri, Sep 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.