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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


Meet the Author: Sally Hepworth

Meet author Sally Hepworth at Redcliffe Library, on 7 February. Doors open 6.30pm, talk starts 7pm. Sally is promoting her new book The Mother-In-Law. Her other novels include The Secrets of Midwives, The Things We Keep, The Mother's Promise and The Family Next Door.


Meet the Author: Candice Fox

Join successful crime author Candice Fox at Caboolture Library on 19 February, as she returns to Crimson Lake for her latest novel, Gone by Midnight. Doors open 6.30pm, talk starts 7pm.


Meet the Author: Charlotte Nash

Meet the best-selling Australian author of The Horseman and The Paris Wedding as she takes you on the road with her beautiful new book, Saving You. Book now for this event on 22 February.
Doors open 6.30pm, talk starts 7pm.


Meet the Author: Mark Brandi

Meet Mark Brandi, author of The Rip, at Albany Creek Library on 5 March. His bestselling novel, Wimmera, won the coveted British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger, and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards. Doors open 6.30pm, talk starts 7pm.


Why Neighbourhoods Matter with Hugh Mackay

Join author Hugh Mackay at a special event on Saturday 30 March to celebrate National Neighbour Day. Doors open 9.30am, talk starts 10am.

books wine and cheese

Books Wine & Cheese

Caboolture Library hosts a fun night for Book Club members and those who’d like to join a Book Club on 3 April.

Open Mic

Open Mic

All aspiring local writers and poets are invited to showcase their work in the new “Open mic” sessions at the Redcliffe Library. Book to speak, or come along to listen; every fourth Friday of the month at 6.30pm.

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.

writers group

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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