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Satellite Events.

Great Ocean Road  |  Apollo Bay
WildLife Wonders

Life Upside Down

Heather Kiley & Doug Gimesy


Book reading and signing





Wildlife wONders, Apollo Bay




What are grey-headed flying-foxes? Where do they live? What do they eat? And how can we help them?


Join author Heather Kiley and photographer Doug Gimesy as they present their delightful picture book, Life Upside Down, at the Great Ocean Road’s newest eco-tourism attraction, Wildlife Wonders.


Dive into the upside down world of Australia’s grey-headed flying-fox and discover more about its habitat, body structure and behaviour, and find out what you can do to help protect this amazing species. Doug Gimesy’s stunning photography brings these animals to life, with each spread capturing a new side of these curious creatures.


Heather and Doug will be at Wildlife Wonders Visitors’ Centre to read and sign copies of their book, to answer questions about flying foxes, as well as to discuss the working life of a writer and wildlife photographer.


Best suited to children aged 5-10 years.


This is a FREE ticketed event;

book your place here | WildlifeWonders |



Life Upside Down is brought to you by Apollo Bay WordFest in conjunction with Wildlife Wonders and Apollo Bay Arts. WordFest acknowledges that this event takes place on Gadubanud Country of the Eastern Maar Nation, a custodianship that was never ceded; we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging

Maria Lewis

 Pop culture & the fantasy genre



Apollo Bay P-12 College

Various sessions with students

Author, journalist, screenwriter and pop culture commentator, Maria Lewis, visits Apollo Bay P-12 College to discuss the fantasy genre, so beloved by our local tweens and teens, as well as writing and critiquing pop culture.


A screenwriter working in film and television, Maria has been a journalist for over 16 years with her writing on film and pop culture appearing in publications such as The Guardian, New York Post, Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph among others.


She is an Assistant Film Curator at ACMI, and the best-selling author of several novels including the Aurealis Award-winning The Witch Who Courted Death.




This is a special event for Apollo Bay P-12 College students. 

All enquiries to

Maria Lewis
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