Drop into Manunda Library and learn about our eLibrary and how you can asses a huge range of resources from home. Optional: BYO Android or Apple device.

Where: Manunda Library

When:Thursday 20 December, 10:30am

Cost: Free

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Join Emma Gilkison for the launch of The Heart of Jesús Valentino.

Where: Avid Reader Bookshop

When: Wednesday 19 December, 6pm

Cost: Free

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This one day program will introduce participants to the principles of developing an effective Business Case, within the context of an interactive course driven by a case study.

Where: Brisbane City

When: Monday 17 December

Cost: $422.03 – $633.03

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Join Karen Sullivan for the launch of Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse.

Where: Avid Reader Bookshop

When: Friday 14 December, 6pm

Cost: Free

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Join Mehrdad Rafiee for the launch of his memoir Persian Letters.

Where: Avid Reader Bookshop

When: Thursday 13 December, 6pm

Cost: Free

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Join John Synott for the launch of his debut novel The Fake Prince.

Where: Avid Reader Bookshop

When: Wednesday 12 December, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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This workshop, proudly presented by Screen Queensland and sqhub, is for creatives in film, TV, and games who want to know practical techniques for extending their projects from films, TV shows and games into other media including books, immersive experiences, Apps, merchandise and more.

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

When: Thursday 11 & Friday 12 October, 10am-5pm

Cost: $20 + Booking Fee

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Join author Dimity Powell for the launch of her new childrens’ book written with Nicky Johnstone, At The End of Holyrood Lane.

Where: Brisbane Square Library

When: Sunday 23 September, 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost: FREE but RSVPs Essential

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For those who haven’t come along to a Race before here’s what you need to know: A Writing Race is a self-directed, one-hour writing session done in the company of online peers.

The Race takes the form of a comment stream within the Writing Race Event created on the AWM Facebook page. Just ‘join’ the event and then comment in the stream on the ‘AWM Writing Race’ Page. Once the race starts, you write at your own pace (or edit or scene plan or research) until the end of the hour.

Invite your friends and remember there are Races scheduled every week!

When: Every Wednesday evening, 8pm

Where: Online

Cost: Free

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A monthly cafe reading series for the over worked and under appreciated writer. Come along to Wild Readings at Mu’ooz Restaurant and read a short extract of your work to a live audience. Wild Readings is a free monthly reading series aiming to give everyone’s writing an airing regardless of genre, media or publishing status. Look for our Facebook page facebook.com/wildreadings or just send us a sample of your work at wildreadings@yahoogroups.com and we’ll take it from there.

When: third Tuesday evening of every month, 6.30pm for 7-8 pm
Where: Mu’ooz, 54 Mollison Street, West End
Cost: free

Book Links’ Travelling Suitcases are filled with interesting and curious keepsakes from five of Queensland’s top children’s book authors and illustrators as well as a new case for Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French. They include their books; edited manuscripts and a DVD of the artists at works.  Activities to use in the classroom and in public libraries are included to extend Literature and Arts learning.  The Travelling Suitcases will be of particular use to regional, rural and remote schools, and public libraries who have limited or no access to visiting authors and illustrators.

Jackie French – author of picture books, junior, and young adult novels, Australian Children’s Laureate 2014- 1015, and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year

Narelle Oliver – author and illustrator of picture books for all ages

Kerry Argent –  illustrator of picture books for young children

Gregory Rogers – author and illustrator of picture books for all ages

James Moloney – author of junior and young adult novels

Michael Gerard Bauer – author of junior and young adult novels

How the program works:

  • Each suitcase can be borrowed for 5 weeks.
  • It is free, but each borrower is required to pay the forwarding postage to the next borrower or the Book Links office.
  • Fill out the TS booking form 2014 for schools and libraries, and email to info@booklinks.org.au
  • After borrowing, fill out the feedback form and email to info@booklinks.org.au

At the Townsville Writers and Publishers Centre in Riverway Arts Centre writers groups meet regularly to workshop the craft of writing. They are supportive and friendly communities to belong to and there are opportunities for collaborative projects but no expectations to do so.

Venue: Riverway Arts Centre 20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central, meet in the foyer a few minutes prior.

For information: mailto:info@twpc.org 0409 121 221 http://twpc.org

To receive newsletters please join up on the website or like twpc on Facebook to receive Event updates for all sessions: https://www.facebook.com/twpc.inc/

Romance and Commercial Fiction Writers Group

The heart of any romantic with a pen in hand is more than welcome to this new exciting writers group to share works and advice. As the name suggests, this group is aimed for the romantically inclined creative writer who would like to engage with other passionate wordsmiths who enjoy the genre.

When: the fourth Wednesday of the month 7pm – 9pm (meet in the foyer a few minutes before 7pm)


Speculative Fiction Writers Group

Dipping into all genres of fantasy and fiction, the Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group offers support and publishing opportunities, often in the form of collaborative anthologies. The latest project headed by TWPC member Marley is focused on the diverse lore of the mythological vampire, utilising all perspectives of the participating writers to create a collection of fictional works detailing vampires throughout history. The group is not just limited to one project however so those who are eager to engage in our local literary community, produce works and further develop as a potential author are always welcome to come along.

When: Tuesday fortnightly 7pm – 9pm (meet in the foyer a few minutes before 7pm)


Verb Writers Group

The Verb Writers group is all about writers and poets who are interested in connecting with like-minded creatives, developing skills and receiving feedback on their personal works. Run by Ariella van Luyn, lecturer in creative writing at JCU, this popular group gives useful tips on publishing opportunities, how to effectively dedicate time for your creative work and get the most out of your literary passion. This group also regularly engages in collaborative writing projects, so if you have yet to explore what Verb has to offer and wish to join the tribe; you are encouraged to give it a try.

When: second Thursday of the month 6.30pm – 8.30pm (meet in foyer a few minutes before 6.30pm)


Emerge Writers Group

Emerge presents an opportunity for interested students and teenagers to get involved in the community and extend their passion for writing and find their own tribe among like-minded writers. If you are between the ages of 13 to 17 or know of someone who would like to participate, please feel welcome to join this great opportunity to learn new forms of creative writing as well as the tools needed for any young aspiring author.

Where: online

For information: mailto:emerge@twpc.org


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