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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

returning home

Book Launch: Amanda McLeod - Returning Home

2012 was the year Amanda McLeod’s life changed forever. In Returning Home she shares her journey back to her homeland, and the tapestry of people and places she finds intricately and magically woven into the fabric of her life.

Out of the Forest - Gregory Smith

For ten years he lived in isolation in northern NSW, foraging for food and eating bats. Today, Dr Gregory Peel Smith, has a PhD and teaches in the Social Sciences at university. His uplifting memoir is a unique insight into how far off track a life can go, and a powerful reminder that we can all find our way back.

helping or harming

Read Local: Wynn Te Kani - Helping or Harming?

Abuse affects everyone, every day. Local author Wynn Te Kani talks about her book Helping Or Harming? which blends fact, knowledge, wisdom, and shared experience aimed at ending abusive behaviour.

Love Between the Pages RW

Love Between the Pages

Join brilliant Queensland authors Barbara Hannay, Christine Wells and Helene Young to celebrate those books that champion love in their pages. As well as talking about their new books The Country Wedding, The Juliet Code and Return to Roseglen, the authors will be chatting about love stories, writing women’s stories for women and more.

Poetry slam 2018

Poetry Slam 2018 - Master Class and Slam Heat

Hear Moreton Bay’s poets compete for a place at the Qld final of Australian Poetry Slam. Are you a poet? Bring your best poems and sign up for a shot at the final. Join the master class to polish your skills before you compete. May contain adult content.

Book Week

Join us as we celebrate Book Week with exciting author and illustrator visits, a writing workshop, fun activities and competitions.

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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Find Yourself in a Library - Writing Competition

Short stories of up to 2000 words, addressing the 2018 theme 'find yourself in a library', are invited as entries to our annual Library and Information Week Writing Competition.

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