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Our selection of free events for readers and writers includes Meet The Author events with national (and sometimes international) authors, Read Local events with local authors and Write Around Moreton Bay seminars, an opportunity for writers to meet and learn valuable skills in seminars presented by industry professionals.

Explore the following list or browse the What's On calendar.

Upcoming events



Write 50,000 words in 30 days, from 1-30 November for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Join us as we celebrate with a range of exciting Write Around Moreton Bay workshops aimed at getting your creative juices flowing.

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Books, Wine & Cheese

A fun night for Book Club members and those who’d like to join a Book Club. Hear about the latest titles, suggest new titles and test your knowledge in our trivia competition.

Mike Carlton On Air

Meet Mike Carlton

Mike Carlton is one of Australia's best-known media figures. With a career spanning more than 50 years, he has been a war correspondent, political reporter, a TV news and current affairs reporter and an award-winning radio presenter. On Air is his no holds barred story of the feuds and friendships, fun and follies and the extraordinary parade of characters and events he has encountered.

Meet Paul Ham

Meet Paul Ham

Paul Ham talks about his book New Jerusalem, a story of religious obsession and persecution, of noble ideals trampled to dust, of slavish sexual surrender….all in the name of Christ. Learn about the Melchiorites, their communist system of shared property, and their law of polygamy, as enacted in the city of Münster, in the German-speaking land of Westphalia in 1534/35.

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Book Launch: Nick White - Kat. The Legend of Gnawbonia

Beautifully illustrated in full colour, Kat, Nick’s debut novel, took five years to write and illustrate. Lost at sea, Kat is captured by a ruthless gang of notorious pirate dogs and forced to the depths of the ocean in search of treasure; where she discovers an ancient city, lost in time.

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Literary Afternoon Tea

Engage in a lively discussion of literary classics while enjoying a scrumptious afternoon tea. Includes literary trivia and prizes. Suitable for adults only.

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Read Local: Mystery

Local authors Jodie Lane (Renaissance Women), CT Mitchell (Murder Secret) and KM Steele (Return to Tamarlin) share their latest mystery novels.

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Book Launch: The Last Shot - Jacqueline Lonsdale Cuerton

Born in the middle of World War II, Jacqueline Lonsdale Cuerton tells of her amazing life.


Book Launch: The Accidental Australians - Frances Harding

When Frances Harding and her husband Gordon bought a run-down hotel in Western Queensland she had no idea of the extraordinary story hidden beneath the outdated wallpaper and carpet.

Book Clubs

Book Clubs

There are almost 200 library-supported Book Clubs across the region, offering reading advice and Book Club Sets of 10 books each to borrow. Find resources to coordinate a book club or join a book club that meets in the library to discuss your reading passions. Come along to make new friends and discover great new authors.

Write Around Moreton

Write Around Moreton Bay

Always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you've been writing for some time, but need help to make the leap into print? Our free Write Around Moreton Bay seminars are perfect for writers and those with an interest in writing. Meet other writers and learn valuable skills in these fun and informative seminars presented by industry professionals.

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Writers' Groups

Writers’ Groups are an opportunity to meet with other aspiring and experienced writers to discuss ideas, share your writing and learn from one another. Anyone who is interested in writing is invited to attend.

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