Join Bri Lee for the launch of her memoir Eggshell Skull, a fiercely intelligent, heartbreakingly honest memoir and feminist call to arms in the tradition of Fight Like A Girl.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Wednesday 23 May, 6pm

Cost: FREE, but RSVPs essential

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Join comedian, writer and actor Robert Webb in-conversation with Benjamin Law at Brisbane Powerhouse discussing Robert’s new book How Not to Be a Boy.

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

When: Sunday 20 May, 5.30pm

Cost: $35

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Join a Salon of emerging writers with Bri Lee who is in-conversation with author Sofija Stefanovic for the launch of her memoir Miss Ex-Yugoslavia.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Thursday 17 May, 5.30pm

Cost: $7.50

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Join social researcher and bestselling author Hugh Mackay as he launches his nineteenth book Australia Reimagined.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Tuesday 15 May, 6.00pm

Cost: $7.50

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Join author Jan Wallace Dickinson for the launch of The Sweet Hills of Florence.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Friday 11 May, 6.00pm

Cost: FREE but RSVP essential

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Join Johann Hari for a Brisbane Powerhouse Writers + Ideas exclusive evening rethinking anxiety and depression and how we can end this epidemic, once and for all and discussing his newest book Lost Connections.

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

When: Wednesday 9 May, 7pm

Cost: $35

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Stand-up comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs have joined forces for the first time to write a very funny collection of stories that examines what it means to be a woman, in today’s social media dominated world. And it ain’t always easy.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Wednesday 9 May, 6.00pm

Cost: $7.50

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Riverbend Books are proud to present an evening with  the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan in-conversation with Myles McGuire about her latest book, Manhattan Beach.

Where: Riverbend Books

When: Monday, 7 May, 6.30pm

Cost: $8.00

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One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Carriageworks in Sydney direct to Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May.

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

When: Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May

Cost: FREE

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Two full days of workshops with 8 leading writers and practitioners (including Mary-Rose MacColl, Louise Cusack and Rick Morton) covering everything from YA Fiction to historical research.

Where: Boonah Cultural Centre

When: 5-6 May

Cost: Various

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Have you ever wanted to write a novel or novella? Does it seem a bit daunting? In these two workshops, Suzanne Strong will help you examine what makes a quality work of fiction, how we can create effective and compelling characters, narrative movement, structure, voice, vivid description and much more.

Where: Goodlife Community Centre, Buderim

When: Saturday 5 May & Saturday 12 May, 9.30-11.30am

Cost: $110

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Join co-editor Sandra Phillips and other guests for the launch of Griffith Review 60: First Things First.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Friday 4 May, 6.00pm

Cost: FREE but RSVP essential

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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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The New York Times culture writers’ Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham sit down with ABC Audio Studios Executive Producer, Kellie Riordan, for an exclusive evening of conversation to discuss their journey with the highly acclaimed podcast Still Processing.

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse

When: Tuesday 1 May, 7pm

Cost: $35

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My Mum Is A Magician is the latest sensational picture book from talented author/illustrator duo Damon Young and Peter Carnavas. Join Peter for a storytime and cartoon workshop!

Where: Riverbend Books

When: Saturday 28 April, 3pm

Cost: FREE

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Join editor, Dr Anita Heiss for the launch of Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Friday 27 April, 6.00pm

Cost: FREE but RSVP essential

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Sofie Laguna chats to Suzy Wilson about her books, The Eye of The Sheep and The Choke.

Where: St Rita’s College

When: Thursday 26 April, 6pm

Cost: $20.00

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Join Sam Maguire for the launch of No Point in Stopping.

Where: Avid Reader

When: Thursday 26 April, 6.00pm

Cost: $7.50

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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

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