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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

Read Local : Struggles and Triumphs

Hear about the struggles and triumphs of two local memoirists. Debbie Flack, author of Forget Me Not, shares the emotional challenges she and many other caregivers face when caring for loved ones suffering dementia. Juliet Hoey, author of She Shall Have Music, shares her triumph over the many kinds of adversity she faced on her journey to life as a professional classical musician.

Meet Janita Cunnington

Janita Cunnington talks about her second book Child of Mine. Spanning three decades, Child of Mine is a deeply resonant novel about a maternal tug-of-love and the little girl caught in the middle.

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Meet Tony Park

Tony Park talks about his latest action thriller Captive. A very eager - and rather naive - Australian lawyer, Kerry Maxwell, flies into South Africa to volunteer at a wildlife orphanage run by notorious vet, Graham Baird. Kidnapped, chased, attacked and betrayed, Kerry learns the bitter truth about the complexities and deadly nature of the war on poaching.

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Meet the Author: TM Clark

Zimbabwe born, now Bribie local, TM Clark writes for both adults and children. Her first novel, My Brother-But-One, was shortlisted in the Queensland Literary Awards of 2014. Her other novels include Shooting Butterflies and Tears of the Cheetah, as well as a novella, The Avoidable Orphan, and a children’s picture book, Slowly! Slowly!, which are companion books to her latest novel Child Of Africa.

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Book Launch : Looking Back, Moving Forward - Gerritje Galloway

Local author Gerritje Galloway launches her new book, Looking Back, Moving Forward, which explores the heritage of the people and the environment of the Moreton Bay Region. Looking Back, Moving Forward draws on the memories and historical records of both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of the region and their descendants.

Steve Parish

Steve Parish : From Darkrooms to Drones

A single underwater photograph of a fish was all it took to ignite a show-and-tell passion in Steve Parish which has now burned brightly for fifty-seven years. Steve explores not only technological changes in the world of photography, but also how we express ourselves through photography in both physical and digital worlds.

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Meet Amanda Hampson

Amanda Hampson talks about her new book The Yellow Villa. Delicious, dark and entertaining, The Yellow Villa is a superbly crafted domestic drama from the author of The Olive Sisters and The French Perfumer.

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Meet Kali Napier

Twice longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and a finalist in the Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program, Kali Napier, author of The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge, shares her publishing experience - from idea to finished novel and everything in between.

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.

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Books, Wine & Cheese

If you are a Moreton Bay Region Libraries Book Club member or would like to join a Book Club, Books, Wine & Cheese is your opportunity to enjoy a free glass of wine while you mingle with other Book Club members for an evening of literature and fun.

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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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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