Red Box, Level 2

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

South Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


The House Detective and that Lino Lady

Against the backdrop of the Brisbane River, join Queensland author, Caylie Jeffery, and House Detective, Marianne Taylor, for an entertaining presentation and conversation with WQ editor, Sandra Makaresz. Inspired by Caylie’s Under the Lino project, you’ll find out how this Queensland Memory Awards recipient built a community and wrote a book after discovering hidden cash and documents during a house renovation.

There will be complimentary alcohol served during the event, and afterwards, a pop-up bookshop selling Caylie’s work, as well as an informal book-signing.


This is a Meet the Author event. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Caylie Jeffery 

With a background in Nursing, Education and Counselling, Caylie Jeffery works to change the world through positive words and actions. Caylie is a freelance writer, educator and facilitator, helping children and adults to discover the benefits of the written word for mental health and well-being. Creativity and insightfulness can lead to powerful new beginnings for people of all ages, and she loves to facilitate this process. Caylie also works as a mentor at QWC for people keen to write their memoirs/self-help books or want to blog and self-publish. Her latest book, Under the Lino, is available online, at your local library and at all Brisbane Independent booksellers, including SLQ Books.

Caylie Jeffery : Under the Lino

About Marianne Taylor 

Marianne Taylor is an architectural historian, but that sounds a bit stuffy, so I call myself The House Detective. I research the history of houses for people and I absolutely love what I do!

The House Detective


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for attendees aged 18 years and above. 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You don’t need to bring anything to this event other than your ticket!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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