Join us for the last session of the 2018 Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) Conversation Series. Where: Avid Reader Bookshop When: Friday 26 October, 5:30pm – 6:15pm Cost: FREE More information

ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay is in-conversation with Tim Dunlop discussing The Future of Everything. Where: Avid Reader Bookshop When: Thursday 25 October, 6-8pm Cost: $7.50 More information

Join journalist Mike Carlton in-conversation with a special guest discussing his latest book, On Air, as part of Brisbane Powerhouse’s Writers+Ideas series. Where: Brisbane Powerhouse When: Saturday 3 November, 7pm Cost: $35/$30 More information

Published novelist Kylie Kaden overviews the fundamentals of creative writing for beginners, including: show don’t tell, the power of verbs, a writer’s voice and the key elements of story. Where: Arana Hills Library When: Tuesday 23 October, 6pm Cost: Free More information

Join Vanessa Page as she launches her fourth collection of poetry Tourniquet, alongside guest feature poets and friends Chloe Callistemon, Trish Reid, Trudie Murrell and Matt Hetherington Where: Avid Reader Bookshop When: Tuesday 23 October , 6-8pm Cost: $7.50 More information

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Queensland Branch) Annual General Meeting this year features guest speaker Robyn Emerson, talking about her research on writing for children aged 8-12. A planning session for 2019 will continue after lunch for those who wish to be involved. Where: State Library of Queensland When: Sunday 20 October, 10am Cost:…

Be inspired by author Lauren Loos, who wrote her first novel, Perfect Lives, amidst the time pressures of raising small children, a demanding day job and endless laundry. Where: Redcliffe Library When: Saturday 20 October, 10:30am Cost: Free More information

ABC Radio National’s Scott Stephens is in-conversation with John Newton discussing Getting of Garlic: Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant, with Recipes Old and New. Where: Avid Reader Bookshop When: Thursday 18 October, 6pm-8pm Cost: $7.50 More information

Join award winning author and international guest speaker Michelle Worthington as she hosts an Introductory Masterclass into the different requirements of each genre, current publishing trends and pathways to publication. Where: Wynnum Library When: Thursday 18 October, 6pm Cost: Free More information

Join former Human Rights Commissioner, Gillian Triggs for the launch of her memoir Speaking Up. Where: Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, University of Queensland, St Lucia When: Wednesday 17 October, 6:30pm – 8pm Cost: $17.50 More information 

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