Join Madeleine Johns from Museum of Brisbane’s curatorial team for a screening of the film Beauty followed by stories of the Brisbane River, stretching from early settlement to modern day.

Where: Brisbane Square Library

When: Saturday 7 July, 11am-12noon

Cost: Free but Bookings Essential

More information: 07 3403 4166

You’ve created your story through two Write On! workshops. Finally, read your work to a live audience or present it visually at the Showcase. This special community event celebrates everyone’s stories during August – Multicultural Month. Light refreshments will be provided. Invite your friends and family to share food, friendship and connection through stories.

Where: Logan Art Gallery

When: Saturday 4 August, 1-3pm

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You’ve created your story through two Write On! workshops. Finally, read your work to a live audience or present it visually at the Showcase. This special community event celebrates everyone’s stories during August – Multicultural Month. Light refreshments will be provided. Invite your friends and family to share food, friendship and connection through stories.

Where: Vonda Youngman Community Centre

When: Saturday 4 August, 7-9pm

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Got a story to tell? Write On! is a series of free, supportive, small-group workshops running in Logan, delivered by Createplace and supported by Logan City Council and the Queensland Government.

Where: Logan Art Gallery / Logan Central Library

When: 18-28 July

Cost: FREE, but registration essential

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Got a story to tell? Write On! is a series of free, supportive, small-group workshops running in the Scenic Rim, delivered by Createplace and supported by Scenic Rim Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

Where: Vonda Youngman Community Centre

When: 15-29 July

Cost: FREE, but registration essential

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Zobi and the Zoox is a story about coral bleaching, told by the tiniest creatures on the reef – microbes living in a single coral polyp.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Wednesday 4 July, 5.30pm

Cost: FREE

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Julie Hornibrook, grand-daughter of Queensland construction giant Sir Manuel Hornibrook, will share insights into her research and stories of the construction of the William Jolly Bridge, Hornibrook Highway and the Story Bridge. Her talk links the 1930s Depression years building of these bridges with social changes in Brisbane.

Where: Brisbane Square Library

When: Saturday 23 June, 11am-12noon

Cost: Free but Bookings Essential

More information: 07 3403 4166

Share Your Story is for aspiring authors who would like to learn from published authors and industry professionals as they share the story behind the story.

Where: Wynnum Library

When: Saturday 23 June 9.30am-12.30pm

Cost: $35 + fee

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Noosa Library Service is proud to present a special evening with one of Australia’s greatest writers and long-time festival favourite, Helen Garner, appearing in conversation with Annie Gaffney.

Where: The J, Noosa

When: Thursday 21 June, 6.30pm

Cost: $17

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Join internationally bestselling author Raymond E. Feist in-conversation with Aimée Lindorff, as he discusses King of Ashes, the first book in a brand new series.

Where: Brisbane City Hall

When: Wednesday 20 June, 6.30pm

Cost: FREE

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American author and NBC News correspondent, Katy Tur sits down with ABC Radio’s Sarah Kanowski to share exclusive insights gained whilst reporting from the ‘craziest campaign in American history’, and published in her recently published memoir Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

When: Wednesday 2 May, 7pm

Cost: $35

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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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