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VenueState Library of QueenslandLibrariesBrisbane City HallQUTQAGOMAMaiwar GreenTitle BooksGold CoastUQAll
TopicAustraliaFictionWritingCrimePoliticsWomenDesignMediaPublishingFilmComicsLifeYAPoetryMusicHistorySF & FantasyRomanceBrisbaneReadingsFamilyHealthIssuesGenreAdventureArtLaunchAwardsScienceIndigenousWarSportFoodAll
TypePublic LecturesFreePublishing SeminarsMasterclassesFestival ClubFeature EventsSpokenSessionWell DrawnInspireAll
Tuesday
3 September
A Tale for the Time Being
10–11AM A Tale for the Time Being

VENUEBio-Science Precinct, 80-2171, The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Ruth Ozeki introduces her touching, witty, and poignant novel set in the wake of the recent Japanese tsunami. It brings together the lives of two people on the opposite sides of the Pacific: a teenage girl in Tokyo and a middle-aged Japanese-American author in British Columbia. Introduced by Judith Seaboyer.

To register: E: s.wehi@uq.edu.au P: 33651412

 

Writer Judith Seaboyer
Ruth Ozeki
Date Tuesday 3rd
Time 10–11AM
Venue UQ
Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
Elizabeth Wein
6–7PM Elizabeth Wein

VENUE: Indooroopilly Library

Author talk and book signing with Elizabeth Wein, author of WWII spy thriller Code Name Verity. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Elizabeth Wein
Date Tuesday 3rd
Time 6–7PM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
Wednesday
4 September
Story+
9AM–5PM Story+

Get serious about your digital creative future. STORY+ is for writers and creators exploring writing, design and technology.. STORY+ is a special one-day conference, presented in partnership with QUT, featuring  some of the leading professionals in the world in digital futures for storytelling.. For the full program: CLICK HERE

Writer James Bridle
Richard Nash
Christy Dena
Simon Groth
Meg Vann
Donna Hancox
Garth Nix
Date Wednesday 4th
Time 9AM–5PM
Venue QUT
Design, Fiction, Media, Publishing, Writing
Tickets $95-$125
20 Pages in 20 Minutes
9AM–5PM 20 Pages in 20 Minutes

VENUE: On Application

Rob Spillman, Sophie Hamley or Hannah Brown Gordon will read 20 pages of your novel or work-in-progress prior to this one-on-one 20 minute critique, and will provide personalised feedback on your work. Places are by application only. Applications close Thursday 15 August.

Download the application form

Writer Rob Spillman
Sophie Hamley
Hannah Brown Gordon
Date Wednesday 4th
Time 9AM–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $150
Pen to Paper: Creative Writing for Beginners
10AM–1PM Pen to Paper: Creative Writing for Beginners

VENUE: Meeting Room 1B, SLQ

Unlock your creativity in this fun and practical workshop. Join Queensland Writers Centre for this wonderful opportunity to fill your creative tool kit and unleash your inner writer.

Writer Queensland Writers Centre
Date Wednesday 4th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Writing for Children
2–5PM Writing for Children

VENUE: Queensland Writers Centre, SL Q

Join acclaimed children’s author Sally Rippin for an engaging and practical workshop on writing for children. Find out how to create characters your young readers will adore and keep them turning pages. Sally will give insights into finding your unique child’s voice and guide you through the process of ensuring your story targets the right age group.

Writer Sally Rippin
Date Wednesday 4th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Nalini Singh
6–7PM Nalini Singh

VENUE:  Ipswich Library

Author talk and book signing with Nalini Singh, author of the paranormal romance ‘Psy-Changeling’ series. To reserve your place please call Ipswich Library on 07 3810 6815.

Presented with Ipswich Library

Writer Nalini Singh
Date Wednesday 4th
Time 6–7PM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre, Romance, SF & Fantasy
Tickets Free
Thursday
5 September
Memoir
10AM–1PM Memoir

VENUE: Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, SLQ

Having a story to tell is the first step in writing a memoir. Knowing how to tell it requires a lot of hard work. Kristina Olsson will teach you how to embark on your own project and tackle the question of what to share to best frame your personal experience.

Writer Kristina Olsson
Date Thursday 5th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Life, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Pen to Paper: Creative Writing for Beginners
10AM–1PM Pen to Paper: Creative Writing for Beginners

VENUE: Queensland Writers Centre, SL Q

Unlock your creativity in this fun and practical workshop. Join Queensland Writers Centre for this wonderful opportunity to fill your creative tool kit and unleash your inner writer

Writer Queensland Writers Centre
Date Thursday 5th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Helene Young
10–11AM Helene Young

VENUE: Wynnum Library

Author talk and book signing with Helene Young, author of Half Moon Bay. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Helene Young
Date Thursday 5th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre, Readings, Romance
Tickets Free
Getting it Done
10AM–1PM Getting it Done

VENUE: Meeting Room 1A, SLQ
Rachael Treasure is a lover of life, an agriculturalist, a mother of two children and best-selling writing machine. If you’re the type of writer who struggles to write ‘the end’ join Australia’s Akubra queen of ‘ru-ro’ as she helps you discover how you can make writing a priority in your already full and fruitful life.

Writer Rachael Treasure
Date Thursday 5th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Romance, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Philipp Meyer
10:30–11:30AM Philipp Meyer

VENUE: Chermside Library

Author talk and book signing with Philipp Meyer, author of The Son. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Philipp Meyer
Date Thursday 5th
Time 10:30–11:30AM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
Lloyd Jones
1–2PM Lloyd Jones

VENUE: Holland Park Library

Author talk and book signing with Lloyd Jones,  author of Mr Pip and A History of Silence. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Lloyd Jones
Date Thursday 5th
Time 1–2PM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
Exit Wounds: The Modern Australian Soldier
2–3PM Exit Wounds: The Modern Australian Soldier

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Former Major General John Cantwell joins clinical psychologist Margaret Evison and Walkley Award-winning journalist Chris Masters to investigate modern notions of warfare, mateship and duty.

Presented by The Courier-Mail

Writer John Cantwell
Margaret Evison
Chris Masters
Paul Barclay
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Issues, War
Tickets $12-$16
Reasons to be Optimistic
2–3PM Reasons to be Optimistic

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

UQ researchers are working on breakthroughs that give us cause to hope about the future and what our lives might be. They tell Bianca Nogrady amazing stories of how science, technology and creativity might save the world. This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you are at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Presented by The University of Queensland

Writer Bianca Nogrady
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Health, Science
Tickets Free
The Art of Making Picture Books
2–5PM The Art of Making Picture Books

VENUE: Queensland Writers Centre, SL Q

Want your illustrated book to stand out on the shelf? In this hands-on masterclass with Gus Gordon you’ll be taken step-by-step through the fine art of designing a picture book, cover-to-cover.

Writer Gus Gordon
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Electoral Math: Pollsters Vs Pundits
2–3PM Electoral Math: Pollsters Vs Pundits

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

The commentariat offers weekly political analysis and opinion about the federal election and our political leaders. But in the age of data analysis, can pundits tell us anything of value that the polls can’t? Featuring Dennis Atkins and Scott Steel.

Presented by The Courier-Mail

Writer Dennis Atkins
Scott Steel
Bernard Keane
Paul Williams
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
Queensland Literary Awards Showcase
2–3PM Queensland Literary Awards Showcase

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Join short-listed writers from the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards as they discuss and read from their celebrated works.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you are at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Presented by Queensland Literary Awards

Writer Queensland Literary Awards
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–3PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Awards, Readings
Tickets Free
The Lyric and the Line
2–5PM The Lyric and the Line

VENUE: Meeting Room 1B, SLQ
Steve Kilbey is responsible for some of Australia’s most popular and iconic lyrics. Spend three hours with Steve while he delves into his rich songbook and riffs on the conception and development of some of his favourites.

Writer Steve Kilbey
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Music, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Writing Feature Articles
2–5PM Writing Feature Articles

VENUE: Meeting Room 1A, SLQ
Great feature articles have the power to rattle us to the core, changing, bending and opening our minds. Share the afternoon with Anna Krien as she talks about how she writes articles that do this and gives you tips on how to inject power into yours.

Writer Anna Krien
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Speculative Fiction
2–5PM Speculative Fiction

VENUE: Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, SLQ

Science fiction, fantasy and horror - speculative fiction is a broad church. Whether you are writing about changelings or time travel it helps to have an experienced guide such as Marjorie M. Liu to talk through the nuances of this complex and exciting genre.

Writer Marjorie M.Liu
Date Thursday 5th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
SF & Fantasy, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Wartime/Peacetime
3:30–4:30PM Wartime/Peacetime

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Elizabeth Wein, Mary-Rose MacColl and Ashley Hay reflect on women’s wartime lives, those who contributed heroically to the war effort and those far from combat, contrasted with their peacetime quest for identity and independence amid grief and loss.

 

Writer Elizabeth Wein
Mary-Rose MacColl
Ashley Hay
Kate Evans
Date Thursday 5th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
History, War, Women
Tickets $12-$16
The Aussie Town
3:30–4:30PM The Aussie Town

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

The small town is a fixture of Australian literature and our strongly held notions of identity, culture and landscape. Karen Foxlee, Melissa Lucashenko and Rachael Treasure discuss regionalism and small communities.

Writer Karen Foxlee
Melissa Lucashenko
Rachael Treasure
Date Thursday 5th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
The Unvarnished Truth About Publishing
3:30–4:30PM The Unvarnished Truth About Publishing

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

Three publishers discuss the myths and realities of getting published and share advice for aspiring scribes seeking traditional publishing outcomes. Featuring Bernadette Foley (Hachette Australia), Meredith Curnow (Random House Australia) and Kristina Schulz (UQP).

Presented by Queensland Writers Centre

Writer Bernadette Foley
Meredith Curnow
Kristina Schulz
Meg Vann
Date Thursday 5th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $25-$35
Opening Address: The Space Between
7:30–8:30PM Opening Address: The Space Between

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

One of Australia’s most beloved authors, Matthew Reilly, reflects on the space between writer and reader and the rare alchemy that gives story the power to inspire and transform.

Writer Matthew Reilly
Date Thursday 5th
Time 7:30–8:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Brisbane, Fiction, Genre, Writing
Tickets $25-$35
Festival Club
8:30–11PM Festival Club

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Get into the Festival spirit with a set from Chris Poulsen Trio, a local jazz group who guarantee to get things swinging.

No ticket required.

Writer Chris Poulsen Trio
Date Thursday 5th
Time 8:30–11PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Music
Tickets Free
Friday
6 September
World Building
10AM–1PM World Building

VENUE: Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, SLQ

If you’re writing about things that are out of this world, you need to create the right background for them to live in. Nalini Singh will show you how to develop a fantasy, science fiction or paranormal world from scratch, how to invent creatures to populate it and how to make your novel believable.

Writer Nalini Singh
Date Friday 6th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
SF & Fantasy, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Stuart MacBride
10–11AM Stuart MacBride

VENUE: Kenmore Library

Author talk and book signing with Scottish crime writer Stuart MacBride, author of Close to the Bone. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Stuart MacBride
Date Friday 6th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Libraries
Crime, Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
Short Story Critique
10AM–1PM Short Story Critique

VENUE: Loris Williams Meeting Room, Kuril Dhagun, SLQ

For writers who are serious about developing their craft. Through analysing the work of others and receiving critique on your own you can develop your writing toolkit. Rob Spillman and Angela Slatter will guide the process and encourage you to push yourself into your next stage of development.

Writer Rob Spillman
Angela Slatter
Date Friday 6th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Writing
Tickets SOLD OUT
A Practical Guide to Simple Living
10AM–1PM A Practical Guide to Simple Living

VENUE: Meeting Room 1A, SLQ

We all strive to live well – but it’s easy to get caught up in the express, shrink-wrapped, throw away society we live in. Rhonda Hetzel shares her wealth of experience in the practical ways we can enjoy the simple life. Whether your goals are to pay off your mortgage sooner, grow your own vegetables or simply to enjoy your day-to-day life by exercising mindfulness, this masterclass is for you.

Writer Rhonda Hetzel
Date Friday 6th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Life, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Historical Fiction
10AM–1PM Historical Fiction

VENUE: Queensland Writers Centre, SL Q

Are you working on a story or novel that explores the corners of the past? A historical romance with a modern day heroine? The re-telling of an ancient myth? Kate Forsyth will help unlock the historical time and place you are exploring, and show you how to weave historical fact into your fictional universe.

Writer Kate Forsyth
Date Friday 6th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
History, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Greatest American Hero
11AM–12PM Greatest American Hero

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

In a live broadcast of ABC’s Conversations with Richard Fidler , Richard talks to American comic book writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction about forging successful careers in the comics industry . This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you are at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Presented by 612 ABC Brisbane

Writer Richard Fidler
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Matt Fraction
Date Friday 6th
Time 11AM–12PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Family, Fiction, Genre, Women
Tickets Free
Crazy Rich Asians
12:45–1:45PM Crazy Rich Asians

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

Sky Kirkham leads Kevin Kwan, Benjamin Law and Oliver Phommavanh in a hilarious survey of our worst stereotypes of Asian culture and a not-so-gentle dig at persistent Australian prejudices.

Presented by Studio None

Writer Benjamin Law
Kevin Kwan
Oliver Phommavanh
Date Friday 6th
Time 12:45–1:45PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Issues
Tickets $12-$16
Dawn Barker
1–2PM Dawn Barker

VENUE: Everton Park Library

Author talk and book signing with Dawn Barker, author of Fractured. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Dawn Barker
Date Friday 6th
Time 1–2PM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
On Whose Authority?
2–3PM On Whose Authority?

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Melissa Lucashenko and Jacqueline Wright talk to Anita Heiss about authenticity and representation of Indigenous culture in Australian literature and whether it’s ever okay for white authors to write about black culture.

Presented by State Library of Queensland

Writer Melissa Lucashenko
Jacqueline Wright
Anita Heiss
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Indigenous
Tickets $12-$16
A Roll in the Hay: Rural Romance
2–3PM A Roll in the Hay: Rural Romance

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Rachael Treasure and Charlotte Nash are part of a vanguard of Australian authors writing about rural women. Find out why they think it is so popular with readers  and what they love about stories of life on the land.

Presented by allclear print & signs

Writer Rachael Treasure
Charlotte Nash
Anna Campbell
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Fiction, Romance
Tickets $12-$16
Culture Vulture
2–5PM Culture Vulture

VENUE: Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, SLQ

Reviewing music, film, design and art is the cornerstone of culture. Renowned music and culture critic, Simon Reynolds, reveals how you can get the best out of your critique of other people’s creations. Learn how to direct your influences into your work and build your own critical voice.

Writer Simon Reynolds
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Film, Music, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Slash and Burn: Self Editing
2–5PM Slash and Burn: Self Editing

VENUE: Queensland Writers Centre, SL Q
Before you attack your draft with a red pen machete, spend a few hours with Kate De Goldi so she can give you some tips on editing techniques for fiction

Writer Kate De Goldi
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Becoming Local
2–3PM Becoming Local

VENUE: Cinema A, GOMA

Can we ever really belong to a community that’s not our home? How do we know when our adoptive communities have accepted us as ‘locals’? Annah Faulkner,  Catherine Titasey, Angela Savage and Jacqueline Turner discuss being a stranger in a strange land.

Presented by Mantra South Bank - Official Festival Hotel

Writer Annah Faulkner
Catherine Titasey
Angela Savage
Jacqueline Turner
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–3PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Issues
Tickets $12-$16
Matthew Condon
2–3PM Matthew Condon

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ
Matthew Condon has interviewed the most notorious figures of Queensland’s political history in his hunt for the truth about our corrupt and oppressive past.  Matthew discusses the writing of Three Crooked Kings, and whether we can finally close the book on our darkest era.

Writer Matthew Condon
Susan Johnson
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Brisbane, Crime, History, Life, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
Narrative Structure
2–5PM Narrative Structure

VENUE: Meeting Room 1B, SLQ

Story and meaning are embodied by structure, but does structure serve the story or is it the other way around? Structure gives shape to the tangled emotional, character driven, tonal and thematic lines of our writing. In this masterclass, Philipp Meyer will help you traverse the rocky territory of narrative structure, whether you want your story to rise and fall in gentle curves or explode into chaos.

Writer Philipp Meyer
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Keeping it in the Family
2–3PM Keeping it in the Family

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Lloyd Jones and Kristina Olsson have each unraveled lost or unknown stories of their family histories and laid bare painful truths. They talk to Kathleen Noonan about secrets and memory and how we write about family.

Presented by State Library of Queensland

Writer Lloyd Jones
Kristina Olsson
Kathleen Noonan
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Family
Tickets $12-$16
The Man Who Saved A Million Lives
2–3PM The Man Who Saved A Million Lives

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

When Ian Frazer invented the cervical cancer vaccine he purchased a more certain future for generations of women. Madonna King talks to Ian about his early life, his family and his quest for answers.

Presented by The University of Queensland

Writer Ian Frazer
Madonna King
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Health, Science
Tickets $12-$16
Visual Poetry Seminar: Intersections of Image + Word
2–4:30PM Visual Poetry Seminar: Intersections of Image + Word

VENUE: UQ Art Museum, University Drive, UQ, St Lucia
Explore the creative space of art, language and poetry and celebrate the life and work of Nicholas Zurbrugg, in association with the exhibition Born to Concrete: Visual Poetry from the Collections of Heide Museum of Modern Art and The University of Queenslandwww.artmuseum.uq.edu.au. Register by 30Aug: P:3365 3046 E: artmuseum@uq.edu.au

Presented by UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland

Writer No Writer
Date Friday 6th
Time 2–4:30PM
Venue UQ
Art, Poetry
Tickets Free
Getting Published in Magazines and Journals
3:30–4:30PM Getting Published in Magazines and Journals

VENUE: Cinema A, GOMA

There are thousands of markets out there for both fiction and non-fiction pieces. So, how do you make sure your submissions rise to the top of the pile? Louise Bannister, Clementine Ford, Peter Rose and Rob Spillman discuss what editors look for with Peter Ball.

Writer Louise Bannister
Clementine Ford
Rob Spillman
Peter Ball
Date Friday 6th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $25-$35
Day of the Drones
3:30–4:30PM Day of the Drones

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Are drones legitimised killing machines or tools for fighting terrorism and crime? What is left of our privacy when corporations and private citizens can use unmanned aircraft for surveillance? James Bridle, Michael Bar-Zohar and Michael Mori discuss the thorny issues of drones.

Writer James Bridle
Michael Bar-Zohar
Michael Mori
Phillip Adams
Date Friday 6th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Issues, Politics, War
Tickets $12-$16
A Sporting Nation
3:30–4:30PM A Sporting Nation

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

From the long slow burn of a test match to the glories of a ‘specky’, Don Watson, Justine Larbalestier and Hugh Lunn join Lee McGowan to discuss their sporting passions and why sport inspires the best, and sometimes the worst, writing and language.

Presented by QPAC

Writer Don Watson
Justine Larbalestier
Hugh Lunn
Lee McGowan
Date Friday 6th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Sport
Tickets $12-$16
The Fine Art of Skewering
3:30–4:30PM The Fine Art of Skewering

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Satirist Max Barry pokes fun at politics, advertising and the modern corporation.

Presented by Studio None

Writer Max Barry
Phil Brown
Date Friday 6th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Issues, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
The Philosophy of Food
3:30–4:30PM The Philosophy of Food

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

Brenda Fawdon and Steve Kilbey talk about the ethics, etiquette and philosophy of food.

Presented by Hilton Brisbane

Writer Brenda Fawdon
Steve Kilbey
James Griffin
Date Friday 6th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Food
Tickets $12-$16
Ruth Ozeki: Being and Time
3:30–4:30PM Ruth Ozeki: Being and Time

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

In A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki inserts herself as a character, discovering a Japanese teenager’s Hello Kitty lunch box washed up on the beach. What follows is a mix of fact and fiction exploring time, identity and our relationship to the universe.

Presented by Faculty of Arts, The University of Queensland

Writer Ruth Ozeki
Kate Evans
Date Friday 6th
Time 3:30–4:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Planets, Particles and Pitchdrops
4:30–6:30PM Planets, Particles and Pitchdrops

VENUE: Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Bldg (49-200), UQ, St Lucia

What do Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, one of Australia’s most recognisable science communicators, and UQ’s long-running pitch drop experiment have in common? Let Dr Karl reveal all in a journey through the biggest moments of science, without even leaving your seat.  To register: P:3365 4547 E:science.events@uq.edu.au

Presented by Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland

Writer Karl Kruszelnicki
Date Friday 6th
Time 4:30–6:30PM
Venue UQ
Science
Tickets Free
Prime Minister's Literary Awards Showcase
5–6PM Prime Minister's Literary Awards Showcase

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Join short-listed and winning writers of this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards as they share their work and their journey through the award process.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you are at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Presented by the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Writer Chris Masters
Sue McPherson
Date Friday 6th
Time 5–6PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Awards, Readings
Tickets Free
Bad Science
5–6PM Bad Science

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Did you know that people attending this session are 86% more likely to live longer? Science writer Bianca Nogrady and geek comedian Ben McKenzie discuss bad science, dodgy health statistics and how to spot quackery.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you are at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Bianca Nogrady
Ben McKenzie
Date Friday 6th
Time 5–6PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Science
Tickets FREE
Reader-in-Residence Presents: Couplet
5:30–6:30PM Reader-in-Residence Presents: Couplet

VENUE: Brisbane Square Library
The Lord Mayor’s Reader-in-Residence David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger hosts two poetic voices, New Archer and Ryan Van Winkle, as well as a surprise guest reading a poem from the library collection.

To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Writer David 'Ghostboy' Stavanger
New Archer
Date Friday 6th
Time 5:30–6:30PM
Venue Libraries
Poetry, Readings
Tickets Free
Steve Kilbey
5:30–6:30PM Steve Kilbey

VENUE: Title Books & Music, 133 Grey St, South Brisbane

Steve Kilbey performs in-store, reading from his new collection and playing a few tunes. No Ticket required.

Writer Steve Kilbey
Date Friday 6th
Time 5:30–6:30PM
Venue Title Books
Music, Poetry, Readings
Tickets Free
The Value of Funding the Arts
6–8PM The Value of Funding the Arts

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Join ABC Radio National’s Sarah Kanowski as she hosts a lively panel discussion with arts leader and producer/programmer Stephen Armstrong, academic Stuart Glover and author/editor Katrina Strickland.

Presented by Faculty of Arts, The University of Queensland as part of the UQ Global Leadership series

Writer Sarah Kanowski
Stephen Armstrong
Stuart Glover
Katrina Strickland
Date Friday 6th
Time 6–8PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Art, Politics
Tickets $25
Good Thinking: George Megalogenis
6–6:45PM Good Thinking: George Megalogenis

VENUE: Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall

George Megalogenis asks whether we have squandered Australia’s moment for prosperity and leadership.( Combine with Good Thinking: Anne Summers)

Writer George Megalogenis
Date Friday 6th
Time 6–6:45PM
Venue Brisbane City Hall
Australia, Issues, Politics, Women
Tickets $20-$25 per lecture ($45 both lectures)
Rachael Treasure
6:30–7:30PM Rachael Treasure

VENUE: Caboolture Library

Author talk and book signing with Rachael Treasure, author of The Farmer’s Wife and Fifty Bales of Hay. To reserve your place please call Moreton Bay Region Libraries on 07 5433 2000.

Presented with Moreton Bay Region Libraries

Writer Rachael Treasure
Date Friday 6th
Time 6:30–7:30PM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre, Romance
Tickets Free
The Genre Ghetto
6:30–8PM The Genre Ghetto

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Funny, personal and heartfelt stories about being genre nerds and being proud. Live storytelling from Matt Fraction, Sarah Wendell, Justine Larbalestier, Ben McKenzie and Stuart MacBride.

Tickets $20-$25

Writer Matt Fraction
Sarah Wendell
Justine Larbalestier
Ben McKenzie
Stuart MacBride
Date Friday 6th
Time 6:30–8PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Crime, Genre, Romance, SF & Fantasy, YA
Tickets $20-$25
Good Thinking: Anne Summers
6:45–7:30PM Good Thinking: Anne Summers

VENUE: Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane  City Hall

Anne Summers explores misogyny at play in Australian politics and public life. (Combine with Good Thinking: George Megalogenis)

Writer Anne Summers
Date Friday 6th
Time 6:45–7:30PM
Venue Brisbane City Hall
Australia, Politics, Women
Tickets $20-$25 per lecture
Anna Krien
7–8PM Anna Krien

VENUE: Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami, Gold Coast

Join Anna Krien, celebrated author of Into the Woods and Night Games: Sex Power and Sport at one of the Gold Coast’s trendiest venues, Rabbit + Cocoon. To register and for more information visit Rabbit + Cocoon's website.

Writer Anna Krien
Bronte Coates
Date Friday 6th
Time 7–8PM
Venue Gold Coast
Sport, Women
Tickets Free
Bedtime Stories with Philip Adams
8–9:30PM Bedtime Stories with Philip Adams

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

For 21 years Phillip Adams has been the witty, smooth and informed voice of Late Night Live on ABC Radio National. In this special event, Phillip shares the secrets of his radio days, reflecting on the comic, poignant and fraught art of putting together live radio.

Presented by Mantra South Bank - Official Festival Hotel

Writer Phillip Adams
Date Friday 6th
Time 8–9:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Media, Politics
Tickets $20-$25
Festival Club
8–11PM Festival Club

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ
‘Juvenilia’ (stories we wrote as teenagers) set featuring Kevin Kwan, Clementine Ford, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Kimberley Freeman (Kim Wilkins), Stuart MacBride and Benjamin Law reading work they scribbled in their youth. A special ‘Juvenilia’ mixed tape set by Simon Reynolds will wrap up the night.

No ticket required.

Writer Scott Westerfeld
Justine Larbalestier
Stuart MacBride
Benjamin Law
Simon Reynolds
Krysi Egan
Kevin Kwan
Date Friday 6th
Time 8–11PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Fiction, Music
Tickets Free
Saturday
7 September
Visual Poetry Seminar: Intersections of Image + Word
9:30AM–2PM Visual Poetry Seminar: Intersections of Image + Word

VENUE: UQ Art Museum, University Drive, UQ, St Lucia
Explore the creative space of art, language and poetry and celebrate the life and work of Nicholas Zurbrugg, in association with the exhibition Born to Concrete: Visual Poetry from the Collections of Heide Museum of Modern Art and The University of Queenslandwww.artmuseum.uq.edu.au. Register by 30Aug: P:3365 3046 E: artmuseum@uq.edu.au

Presented by UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland

Writer No Writer
Date Saturday 7th
Time 9:30AM–2PM
Venue UQ
Art, Poetry
Tickets Free
Setting and Description
10AM–1PM Setting and Description

VENUE: Meeting Room 1B, SLQ

Master the basics of fiction writing and create believable people, places and events through setting and description. Inga Simpson will show you how to include sensory details in your writing to enhance setting and description.

Writer Inga Simpson
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Writing
Tickets SOLD OUT
The Writer as Detective
10AM–1PM The Writer as Detective

VENUE: Loris Williams Meeting Room, Kuril Dhagun, SLQ

Crime fiction remains among the highest selling and most popular genres of fiction. In this masterclass, Adrian McKinty places the author at the scene of the crime and shares techniques for writing compelling crime mysteries.

Writer Adrian McKinty
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Crime, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Planning Your Novel
10AM–1PM Planning Your Novel

VENUE: Bank of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, SLQ

Writing a novel is like building a house. You can spend years imagining your dream house but there comes a time when you have to make choices about your blueprints. Elizabeth Wein will help you develop a strong foundation on which to build your novel.

Writer Elizabeth Wein
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
The Art of the Poetic Line
10AM–1PM The Art of the Poetic Line

VENUE: Meeting Room 1A, SLQ

Poetry is the sound of language organised in lines. Canadian poet, editor and teacher Jacqueline Turner will explore the sonic function and experience of the poetic line and help you experience them in relation to the other elements of your poem. This masterclass is suitable for people who are looking to develop their poetic practice.

Writer Jacqueline Turner
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Poetry, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Inspire: Mind
10–11:30AM Inspire: Mind

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the woman who changed her brain and now helps others to change theirs. Author and Zen Buddhist Ruth Ozeki explores the link between mindfulness and creativity. Philosopher Damon Young asks what is a mind, and what is it good for?

Presented by The University of Queensland

Writer Barbara Arrowsmith Young
Ruth Ozeki
Damon Young
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11:30AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Health, Science
Tickets $25-$35
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
10–11AM Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is Australia’s sleek geek and a National Living Treasure. What fuels his passion for science communication and why does he believe we must never lose our sense of wonder about the world?

Presented by Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland

Writer Karl Kruszelnicki
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Maiwar Green
Science
Tickets $12-$16
How I Got Published
10–11AM How I Got Published

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG

No two writers’ journeys to publication are the same, and there are so many entry points and an equal amount of barriers to getting your novel published. So, where do you start and how does it happen? Authors Charlotte Nash and Nina D’Aleo take the stage with publisher Bernadette Foley to share their very different pathways to publication. Moderated by Meg Vann.

Writer Charlotte Nash
Nina D’Aleo
Bernadette Foley
Meg Vann
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue QAGOMA
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $25-$35
The Community Novel
10–11AM The Community Novel

VENUE: Cinema A, GOMA

Kelly Higgins-Devine from the Afternoons show on 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Coast FM has rallied the writers of SE Queensland to co-create a community novel. Help launch this epic tale and hear a selection of chapters from the book. This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Presented by 612 ABC Brisbane

Writer Kelly Higgins-Devine
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue QAGOMA
Fiction, Launch, Writing
Tickets Free
Fantasy: Myths, Dreams and Other Worlds
10–11AM Fantasy: Myths, Dreams and Other Worlds

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

George R.R. Martin said “There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us.” Garth Nix, Kim Wilkins and Melina Marchetta discuss the enduring power of fantasy and its influences on their writing.

Writer Garth Nix
Kimberley Freeman (Kim Wilkins)
Melina Marchetta
Angela Slatter
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, SF & Fantasy
Tickets $12-$16
Marjorie M. Liu
10–11AM Marjorie M. Liu

VENUE: Sunnybank Library

Author talk and book signing with Marjorie M. Liu, author of the ‘Hunter Kiss’ urban fantasy series. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Marjorie M.Liu
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, SF & Fantasy
Tickets Free
A Natural Process?
10–11AM A Natural Process?

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Has the medicalisation of pregnancy and childbirth gone too far? Mary-Rose MacColl, Monica Dux and Dawn Barker discuss midwifery, medicine and modern expectations of giving birth.

Writer Mary-Rose MacColl
Monica Dux
Dawn Barker
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Health, Women
Tickets $12-$16
The Rise and Rise of YA
10–11AM The Rise and Rise of YA

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SL Q
Young Adult (YA) fiction is the fastest growing category of publishing and 55% of YA is purchased by adult readers. YA stars Justine Larbalestier, Steph Bowe and Melissa Keil explain why we love it, read it and write it.

Writer Justine Larbalestier
Steph Bowe
Melissa Keil
Carley Commens
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, YA
Tickets $12-$16
Sarah Wendell
10–11AM Sarah Wendell

VENUE: Fairfield Library

Author talk with Sarah Wendell, author of romance blog Smart Bitches Trashy Books. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Sarah Wendell
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Genre, Romance
Tickets Free
Mojo: Mobile Journalism
10–11AM Mojo: Mobile Journalism

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

The Mobile Journalism project has been kick-starting the next wave of young journalists in Queensland. Join them to see what’s possible to report from your smart phone.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Presented by TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services

Writer No Writer
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue QAGOMA
Media
Tickets Free
Affairs of the Art
10–11AM Affairs of the Art

VENUE: Gallery, SLQ

What happens to an artist’s reputation after they die? Arts editor of The Australian Financial ReviewKatrina Strickland and ABC’s Sarah Kanowski discuss the role those left behind play in burnishing an artist’s reputation after he or she dies.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Katrina Strickland
Sarah Kanowski
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Art
Tickets Free
Spoken
10–11AM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ
Classic Australian Poetry from the North Pine Bush Poets.

No ticket required.

Writer North Pine Bush Poets
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Poetry, Readings
Tickets Free
Angela Savage
10–11AM Angela Savage

VENUE: Strathpine Library

Author talk and signing with Angela Savage, author of The Dying Beach. To reserve your place please call Moreton Bay Region Libraries on 07 3480 6698.

Presented with Moreton Bay Region Libraries

Writer Angela Savage
Date Saturday 7th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Libraries
Fiction
Tickets Free
Spoken
11AM–12PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Fellowship of Australian Writers: Queensland launch their 2013 anthology.

No ticket required.

Writer Fellowship of Australian Writers: Queensland
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11AM–12PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Launch, Readings
Tickets Free
Pat Grant
11AM–12PM Pat Grant

VENUE: Title Books & Music, 133 Grey St, South Brisbane
Pat Grant discusses comics, illustrating and writing Blue. No Ticket required.

Writer Pat Grant
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11AM–12PM
Venue Title Books
Art, Comics, Genre
Tickets Free
Launch: Cokcraco
11:30AM–12:30PM Launch: Cokcraco

VENUE: Gallery, SLQ

Paul Williams launches his latest work Cokcraco, a literary fiction mystery that plays with ideas of voice and identity.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now'  button below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Paul Williams
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction
Tickets Free
In the Shadow of Terry Lewis
11:30AM–12:30PM In the Shadow of Terry Lewis

VENUE: Cinema A, GOMA

Matthew Condon and Chris Masters, who produced the landmark 4Corners report ‘The Moonlight State’, take a trip back to 1980’s Queensland.

Presented by McCullough Robertson

Writer Matthew Condon
Chris Masters
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Brisbane, History, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
Dystopia
11:30AM–12:30PM Dystopia

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Scott Westerfeld and Max Barry talk with Marianne de Pierres about dystopias, being a teenager in a world that wants to kill you and our fascination with broken futures.

Writer Scott Westerfeld
Marianne de Pierres
Max Barry
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Matthew Reilly
11:30AM–12:30PM Matthew Reilly

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ
John Birmingham interviews internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly about his writing career, spinning stories across books, film and television and what’s next for Captain Shane ‘Scarecrow’ Schofield.

Writer Matthew Reilly
John Birmingham
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Adventure, Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Stories About Me
11:30AM–12:30PM Stories About Me

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

Gordon Hookey and Dave Hartley talk with Chris Sarra about encouraging Indigenous kids to place themselves in the stories they read and write.

Presented by QAGOMA

Writer Gordon Hookey
Dave Hartley
Chris Sarra
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Indigenous, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
Lloyd Jones
11:30AM–12:30PM Lloyd Jones

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SL Q
Celebrated New Zealand author and Man Booker Prize finalist Lloyd Jones discusses his life, writing career and literary influences.

Writer Lloyd Jones
Kari Gislason
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Steve Kilbey
11:30AM–12:30PM Steve Kilbey

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Musician and poet Steve Kilbey has written some of the most loved anthems of Australian music. The iconic frontman for The Church discusses art, collaboration and philosophy.

Writer Steve Kilbey
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Art, Australia, Music
Tickets $12-$16
Labor Pains
11:30AM–12:30PM Labor Pains

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG
It’s been a rocky few years for the ALP, federally and here in Queensland. Bernard Keane, Ann Summers and Madonna King discuss what went wrong for the party and the challenges for ‘moving forward’.

Writer Bernard Keane
Madonna King
Anne Summers
Date Saturday 7th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
Spoken
12–1PM Spoken

She Stole My Every Rock and Roll is a forty minute roll the in hey, did you say love? A tough tale of two women in, out and in between love, the show takes poetry like a fine glass of wine and throws down a quick shot of lust, followed by a hangover you won't want to miss. If you think you don't like poetry, that's because you've never seen poetry like this.

No ticket required.

Writer Betsy Turcot
Eleanor Jackson
Date Saturday 7th
Time 12–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Launch, Poetry, Readings
Tickets Free
Inspire: Women
12–1:30PM Inspire: Women

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Antonia Kidman shares the things she will tell her daughter. Catherine Fox explodes the myths of women and work. Kelly Sue DeConnick inspires young feminists by redefining the superhero.

Presented by The University of Queensland

Writer Antonia Kidman
Catherine Fox
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Date Saturday 7th
Time 12–1:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Family, Women
Tickets $25-$35
Agents Seminar
1–2PM Agents Seminar

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG
Literary agents are a dying breed in Australia. The pool of talent seekers is getting smaller and the school of talent is growing. So how do you break through? Hannah Brown Gordon and Sophie Hamley are here to let you know what you need to do to give yourself the best shot at finding representation. Moderated by Meg Vann.

Writer Hannah Brown Gordon
Sophie Hamley
Meg Vann
Peter Ball
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue QAGOMA
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $25-$35
The Pemberley Inheritance
1–2PM The Pemberley Inheritance

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SL Q

Kimberley Freeman, Damon Young and Kate Forsyth discuss 200 years of Pride and Prejudice with UQ’s Lesa Scholl and how Jane Austen’s most beloved classic has influenced popular culture through the ages.

Presented by DENDY Cinemas

Writer Kimberley Freeman (Kim Wilkins)
Damon Young
Kate Forsyth
Lesa Scholl
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, History
Tickets $12-$16
Seaman Dan: Torres Strait Stories
1–2PM Seaman Dan: Torres Strait Stories

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

In this live broadcast of Radio National’s Weekend Arts, Kate Evans talks with ARIA winner Seaman Dan and his biographer Karl Neuenfeldt about the songs and stories of the Torres Strait.

Broadcast live by ABC Radio National

Writer Kate Evans
Seaman Dan
Karl Neuenfeldt
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Australia, Music
Tickets $12-$16
The Stella Prize Spelling Bee
1–2PM The Stella Prize Spelling Bee

VENUE: Gallery, SLQ

Could you spell “triskaidekaphobia” under pressure? Neither could we! Celebrate The Stella Prize for Australian women's writing and test your vocabulary against a group of smart literary women, hosted by Monica Dux and featuring 2012 Stella Prize winner Carrie Tiffany. This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Monica Dux
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Awards, Fiction, Writing
Tickets Free
Spoken
1–2PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

University of the Sunshine Coast students share new work.

No ticket required.

Writer University of the Sunshine Coast
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Readings, Writing
Tickets Free
Outsiders
1–2PM Outsiders

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Randa Abdel-Fattah, Melissa KeilSue McPherson and Pat Grant discuss the value of outcasts, aliens and foreigners in storytelling, especially in literature for teens.

Writer Randa Abdel-Fattah
Melissa Keil
Sue McPherson
Pat Grant
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, SF & Fantasy, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
Save Your Brain
1–2PM Save Your Brain

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Kelly Higgins-Devine asks Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Barbara Arrowsmith-Young for their best advice for the care and feeding of a healthy brain.

Presented by Brisbane City Council

Writer Kelly Higgins-Devine
Karl Kruszelnicki
Barbara Arrowsmith Young
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Health, Science
Tickets $12-$16
Dying Well
1–2PM Dying Well

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

Can we help the people we love to have a good death, and ease the process for ourselves? Ruth Ozeki, Bianca Nogrady and Nathan Shepherdson discuss the human experience of death with Phillip Adams.

Presented by State Library of Queensland

Writer Ruth Ozeki
Bianca Nogrady
Phillip Adams
Nathan Shepherdson
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1–2PM
Venue QAGOMA
Health, Issues
Tickets $12-$16
Helene Young
1:30–2:30PM Helene Young

VENUE: Hamilton Library

Author talk and book signing with Helene Young, author of Half Moon Bay. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Helene Young
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1:30–2:30PM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Readings, Romance
Tickets Free
Rachael Treasure
1:30–2:30PM Rachael Treasure

VENUE: Nundah Library

Author talk and book signing with Rachael Treasure, author of The Farmer’s Wife and Fifty Bales of Hay. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented by Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Rachael Treasure
Date Saturday 7th
Time 1:30–2:30PM
Venue Libraries
Fiction, Readings, Romance
Tickets Free
Writing YA Fiction
2–5PM Writing YA Fiction

VENUE: Meeting Room 1B, SLQ

Young Adult (YA) fiction is one of the most successful and popular categories of publishing today. New York Times bestselling YA writers Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier team up to help you understand what’s unique about YA and how to craft amazing stories for teens.

Writer Scott Westerfeld
Justine Larbalestier
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Writing, YA
Tickets SOLD OUT
Poetry for Beginners
2–5PM Poetry for Beginners

VENUE: Meeting Room 1A, SLQ

Samuel Taylor Coleridge described poetry as ‘the best words in the best order’ - a daunting task! Join acclaimed poet Luke Beesley as he shares the secrets that will make your poems pop.

Writer Luke Beesley
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Poetry, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Inspire: Optimism
2–3:30PM Inspire: Optimism

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Chris Sarra inspires young people in Indigenous communities to be stronger and smarter. Tim Cope explores remote deserts and barren landscapes and discovers humanity. Founder of Youth Without Borders Yassmin Abdel-Magied wonders how to grow a good person.

Presented by The University of Queensland

Writer Chris Sarra
Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Tim Cope
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Adventure, Australia, Family, Health, Issues, Science
Tickets $25-$35
Spoken
2–3PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Brisbane’s longest running poetry collective SpeedPoets hit the stage.

No ticket required.

Writer SpeedPoets
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Poetry, Readings
Tickets Free
The Years That Made Us
2:30–3:30PM The Years That Made Us

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

Between the wars, Australia transformed from a rural backwater to a modern nation. UQ historian Martin Crotty talks with Chris Masters about early 20th Century achievements and icons that made Australia.

Presented by The Vice-Chancellor’s Office, The University of Queensland

Writer Chris Masters
Martin Crotty
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, History
Tickets $12-$16
The Book was Better
2:30–3:30PM The Book was Better

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Eddie Campbell, Terry HayesGraeme Simsion and Melina Marchetta have all experienced the joys and heartbreak of adapting works for film. They discuss turning books into movies and whether an author should try to protect their darlings or get out of the way.

Presented by DENDY Cinemas

Writer Eddie Campbell
Terry Hayes
Graeme Simsion
Melina Marchetta
Jackie Ryan
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Film, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
Fables & Folk Tales
2:30–3:30PM Fables & Folk Tales

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

 Angela Slatter, Kate Forsyth and James Bradley delve into ancient lore and ponder why fables and folktales are eternally relevant for modern times.

Presented by State Library of Queensland

Writer Angela Slatter
Kate Forsyth
James Bradley
Donna Hancox
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, SF & Fantasy, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
Into the Woods
2:30–3:30PM Into the Woods

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG

From Thoreau to Judith Wright, writers have had an enduring love affair with the natural landscape. Anna Krien, Damon Young and Inga Simpson discuss writing about place as activism, philosophy and the search for identity.

Presented by 612 ABC Brisbane

Writer Anna Krien
Damon Young
Inga Simpson
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Fiction, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
Changing Hearts and Minds
2:30–3:30PM Changing Hearts and Minds

VENUE: QLD Terrace, SLQ

Politicians used to make stirring speeches. Now they try to convince us 140 characters at a time. Don Watson and former Rudd advisor Lachlan Harris talk with Robert Hoge about the art of influence.

Presented by McCullough Robertson

Writer Don Watson
Lachlan Harris
Robert Hoge
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Issues, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
Mossad: The Israeli Secret Service
2:30–3:30PM Mossad: The Israeli Secret Service

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

In the wake of the Prisoner X scandal, Israeli historian and political biographer Michael Bar-Zohar talks with Paul Barclay about a most mysterious intelligence organisation.

Broadcast live by ABC Radio National

Writer Michael Bar-Zohar
Paul Barclay
Date Saturday 7th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue Maiwar Green
History, Issues, War
Tickets $12-$16
Spoken
3–4PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Queensland Writers Centre present their bi-monthly reading salon, ‘Whispers’.

No ticket required.

Writer Queensland Writers Centre
Date Saturday 7th
Time 3–4PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Readings, Writing
Tickets Free
Robert Hoge and Hugh Lunn
4–5PM Robert Hoge and Hugh Lunn

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Robert Hoge and Hugh Lunn talk with Trent Dalton about how their lives have entwined through a series of fortunate events. They discuss Brisbane’s history, writing and the people that inspire us.

Presented by Brisbane City Council

Writer Robert Hoge
Hugh Lunn
Trent Dalton
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Brisbane, History, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
TELLS Presents: Community Law
4–5PM TELLS Presents: Community Law

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Real life literacy in action, TELLS explores Australian laws and our legal rights through readings, drama and song.

No ticket required.

Presented by TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services

Writer TELLS
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Issues, Music, Readings
Tickets Free
House Rules: Playing Nice in Someone Else's Universe
4–5PM House Rules: Playing Nice in Someone Else's Universe

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Matt Fraction, Sean Williams and Dylan Horrocks talk with Peter Ball about writing stories for superhero comics, Doctor Who and Star Wars, and the fine line between being yourself and protecting the canon.

Presented by 612 ABC Brisbane

Writer Matt Fraction
Sean Williams
Dylan Horrocks
Peter Ball
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Fiction, Genre, SF & Fantasy
Tickets $12-$16
A Sense of Wonder
4–5PM A Sense of Wonder

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG

Climate change, fracking, and genetics - science has never seemed more politicised. What’s the best way to educate communities and does science fiction have a role to play in science communication? James Bradley, Ashley Hay and Bianca Nogrady discuss.

Presented by Studio None

Writer James Bradley
Ashley Hay
Bianca Nogrady
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5PM
Venue QAGOMA
Fiction, Genre, Science
Tickets $12-$16
Everything I Know About Love is from Romance Books
4–5PM Everything I Know About Love is from Romance Books

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Antony Funnell asks Sarah WendellHelene Young and Amy Andrews what romance fiction can teach us about love,  life and happy endings.

Broadcast live by ABC Radio National

Writer Antony Funnell
Sarah Wendell
Helene Young
Amy Andrews
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Fiction, Romance
Tickets $12-$16
Inspire: Design
4–5:30PM Inspire: Design

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

James Bridle explores design at the intersection of machines and humans. Louise Bannister reflects on why design matters to us. Rory Hyde wonders what roles designers will play in addressing the challenges of the future.

Presented by The University of Queensland

Writer James Bridle
Louise Bannister
Rory Hyde
Naomi Stead
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Art, Design, Science
Tickets $25-$35
Bright Young Things
4–5PM Bright Young Things

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

Calling all up-and-coming writers of Brisbane! Chris Somerville and Anna Krien show you the ropes, with some writing tips, exercises and advice.

Hosted by Krysi Egan

Writer Chris Somerville
Anna Krien
Krysi Egan
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Fiction, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
The Scene of the Crime
4–5PM The Scene of the Crime

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

Stuart MacBride, Adrian McKinty, and Angela Savage talk to Meg Vann about the crucial importance of place and setting in contemporary crime fiction.

Presented by allclear print & signs

Writer Stuart MacBride
Adrian McKinty
Angela Savage
Meg Vann
Date Saturday 7th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Crime, Fiction
Tickets $12-$16
Magpies and Culture Vultures
5:30–6:30PM Magpies and Culture Vultures

VENUE: QUEENSLAND Terrace, SL Q

Simon Reynolds has chronicled electronic dance music, postpunk and rock. James Griffin is a songwriter, radio producer and critic. They talk to Simon Groth about why we write about art and culture.

Presented by Studio None

Writer Simon Reynolds
James Griffin
Simon Groth
Date Saturday 7th
Time 5:30–6:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Art, Music
Tickets $12-$16
The Ned Kelly Awards
5:30–7PM The Ned Kelly Awards

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

This celebration of the dark arts includes the Great Crime Debate, featuring Stuart MacBride, Matthew Condon, Katherine Howell, Jacqui Payne, Terry Hayes and Karina Cavalho with MC Jane Clifton. This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association

Writer Stuart MacBride
Matthew Condon
Jacqui Payne
Terry Hayes
Karina Cavalho
Katherine Howell
Date Saturday 7th
Time 5:30–7PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Australia, Awards, Crime, Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
The Surfer
5:30–6:30PM The Surfer

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Legendary surf writers Phil Jarratt and Tim Baker have chronicled Australian surf culture through the icons and elite surfers of the past 60 years. They talk with Pat Grant and Phil Brown about the surfing way of life and why it calls to us.

Presented by Lock Stock & Barrel

Writer Phil Jarratt
Tim Baker
Pat Grant
Phil Brown
Date Saturday 7th
Time 5:30–6:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
History, Sport
Tickets $12-$16
The Great Debate: Australia Needs Leaders. Not Politicians
8–9:30PM The Great Debate: Australia Needs Leaders. Not Politicians

VENUE: Main Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer joins  star of screen and literature, William McInnes, Indigenous author and social commentator Anita Heiss, actor and comedienne Julia Zemiro, Geek Comedy’s patron saint Ben McKenzie and  youth activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied in a lively and passionate debate adjudicated by Phillip Adams.

Writer Tim Fischer
Anita Heiss
Julia Zemiro
Ben McKenzie
Phillip Adams
William McInnes
Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Date Saturday 7th
Time 8–9:30PM
Venue Brisbane City Hall
Australia, Politics
Tickets $30-$40
Festival Club
8–11PM Festival Club

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Featuring: Danny WiddicombeJames Griffin, Seaman Dan and Steve Kilbey.

No ticket required.

Writer Danny Widdicombe
James Griffin
Seaman Dan
Steve Kilbey
Date Saturday 7th
Time 8–11PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Music
Tickets Free
Sunday
8 September
Spoken
10–11AM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Romance Writers of Australia launch the 2013 Little Gems ‘Sapphire’ Anthology. Enjoy readings from this annual publication that celebrates the best romantic short stories.

No ticket required.

Writer Romance Writers Australia: Queensland
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Launch, Readings, Romance
Tickets Free
Nomads
10–11AM Nomads

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Seasoned explorers Tim Cope and Tom Doig discuss the internal pull to travel deep into other cultures with Phillip Adams. Discover what they learn about themselves and their home in far-off, distant lands.

Presented by The University of Queensland Library

Writer Tim Cope
Tom Doig
Phillip Adams
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Maiwar Green
Adventure
Tickets $12-$16
The Library of Me
10–11AM The Library of Me

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG

Kimberley Freeman and Hannah Richell reminisce about the books that have inspired them in life, career and relationships and why reading still matters in shaping the people we grow up to be.

Presented by Mantra South Bank - Official Festival Hotel

Writer Kimberley Freeman (Kim Wilkins)
Hannah Richell
Alex Bernard
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue QAGOMA
Genre, Life
Tickets $12-$16
Well Drawn: State of the Art(form)
10–11AM Well Drawn: State of the Art(form)

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Is this the best of times or the worst of times for the comics industry? Three pros, Marjorie M. Liu, Eddie Campbell and Jackie Ryan discuss the state of business and what’s next.

Presented by the hoopla family

Writer Marjorie M.Liu
Eddie Campbell
Jackie Ryan
Trent Jamieson
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
The F Word
10–11AM The F Word

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Feminism is back at the forefront of public debate, but haven’t we been here before? Dale Spender, Kate De Goldi, Dawn Barker and Monica Dux discuss the generational cycles of feminism and what it still has to offer.

Presented by Aesop

Writer Dale Spender
Kate De Goldi
Dawn Barker
Monica Dux
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Issues, Women
Tickets $12-$16
Air for the Birds/Big Thoughts From the Frightened Well
10–11AM Air for the Birds/Big Thoughts From the Frightened Well

VENUE:QLD Terrace, SLQ

David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger MCs this profoundly moving performance by the Brotherhood of the Wordless writing collective. Thirty writers and their facilitators share the stage with multi-instrumentalist Richard Grantham.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now'  link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer David 'Ghostboy' Stavanger
Brotherhood of the Wordless
Richard Grantham
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Music, Poetry, Readings
Tickets Free
The Simple Life
10–11AM The Simple Life

VENUE: GoMA, Cinema B

We are all searching for a simpler life. Rhonda Hetzel and Antonia Kidman discuss the simple changes we can all make to live richer and more fulfilled lives.

Presented by Mantra South Bank - Official Festival Hotel

Writer Rhonda Hetzel
Antonia Kidman
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue QAGOMA
Issues, Life, Women
Tickets $12-$16
Top Ten Moments in 20th Century Music
10–11AM Top Ten Moments in 20th Century Music

VENUE: Title Books & Music, 133 Grey St, South Brisbane

We live in a digital future but we’re mesmerised by our analogue past. Simon Reynolds muses on his top ten most influential moments in 20th Century popular music.

No Ticket required.

Presented by QPAC

Writer Simon Reynolds
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–11AM
Venue Title Books
History, Music
Tickets Free
Good Thinking: Tim Fischer
10–10:45AM Good Thinking: Tim Fischer

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Tim Fischer, former Deputy Prime Minister and Australia’s ambassador to the Holy See, reflects on life in the Vatican and faith in contemporary Australia.

Writer Tim Fischer
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10–10:45AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Issues, Politics
Tickets $20-$25
Everyday Philosophy
10AM–1PM Everyday Philosophy

VENUE: Meeting Room 1A, SLQ
In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young explores one of literature’s most intimate relationships: authors and their gardens. Spend the morning with Damon and discover your relationship to philosophy while identifying ways that you can connect to philosophy in everyday life.

Writer Damon Young
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Life, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Short Fiction
10AM–1PM Short Fiction

VENUE: Bank Of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, SLQ

In a short story every word counts. Award-winning writer Graeme Simsion knows this well. Discover Graeme’s secrets to the brevity and powerful forces of short fiction that will help you hone your storytelling skills.

Writer Graeme Simsion
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Making Comics
10AM–12PM Making Comics

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Dylan Horrocks introduces you to the concepts and techniques of writing and drawing cartoons and comics.

Writer Dylan Horrocks
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10AM–12PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Writing Kick-Arse Characters
10AM–1PM Writing Kick-Arse Characters

VENUE: Meeting Room 1B, SLQ
How do you go about designing a life? Kelly Sue DeConnick writes some of the most kick-arse characters in the world - complex, damaged and driven heroes. Kelly Sue will help you build your characters from the ground up and inside out.

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10AM–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Writing
Tickets SOLD OUT
Good Thinking: William McInnes
10:45–11:30AM Good Thinking: William McInnes

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

William McInnes has spent his career performing and creating memorable Australian characters. Join him as he reflects on Australia’s past, present, and future.

Writer William McInnes
Date Sunday 8th
Time 10:45–11:30AM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Fiction, Writing
Tickets $20-$25
Parenthood
11AM–12PM Parenthood

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

From “mummy wars” to hipster dads, parenting these days seems less something we do than something we’re supposed to win. Antonia KidmanRebecca Sparrow and Trent Dalton discuss the highs and lows of parenting in the modern age.

Presented by QPAC

Writer Antonia Kidman
Trent Dalton
Rebecca Sparrow
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11AM–12PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Family, Issues, Life
Tickets $12-$16
Adrian McKinty
11AM–12PM Adrian McKinty

VENUE: Indooroopilly Library

Author talk and book signing with crime writer Adrian McKinty, author of The Cold Cold Ground. To reserve your place please call Brisbane City Council Libraries on 07 3403 8888.

Presented with Brisbane City Council Libraries

Writer Adrian McKinty
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11AM–12PM
Venue Libraries
Crime, Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
Spoken
11AM–12PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ
Graham Nunn, Matt Hetherington, Chloe CallistemonBrett Dionysius, Angela GardnerPhillip Ellis and Rosanna Licari launch Australian Love Poems 2013.

No ticket required.

Writer Graham Nunn
Brett Dionysius
Angela Gardner
Phillip Ellis
Rosanna Licari
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11AM–12PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Poetry, Readings, Romance
Tickets Free
Death of a Soldier
11:30AM–12:30PM Death of a Soldier

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA
In 2009 British soldier Mark Evison was killed by a Taliban bullet in Afghanistan. Margaret Evison recounts the experience of first being informed about her son’s injury, her journey of grief and her subsequent search for answers about his death.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Margaret Evison
Chris Masters
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Issues, War
Tickets Free
Well Drawn: Keynote by Matt Fraction
11:30AM–12:30PM Well Drawn: Keynote by Matt Fraction

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Matt Fraction has written for Iron Man, X-Men, Thor, Fantastic Four and Hawkeye, and is the creator of the comic Casanova. In this spotlight session, Matt explains
why comics should be less comic-y.

Presented by the hoopla family

Writer Matt Fraction
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Lifted Brow
11:30AM–12:30PM Lifted Brow

VENUE: Gallery, SLQ
The Brow team returns to its Brisbane roots to launch Issue 19 as well as their new digital app.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Lifted Brow
Sam Cooney
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Launch
Tickets Free
Heart of America
11:30AM–12:30PM Heart of America

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SL Q

Philipp Meyer has drawn comparisons to John Steinbeck, William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. He talks about his new novel The Son and the ‘creation myth’ of America.

Presented by State Library of Queensland

Writer Philipp Meyer
Paul Barclay
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Angels and Demons
11:30AM–12:30PM Angels and Demons

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ
A blockbuster panel on urban fantasy with Marjorie M. Liu, Paula Weston, Nalini Singh and Teagan Chilcott discussing why we like stories with myth, magic and monsters.

Writer Marjorie M.Liu
Paula Weston
Nalini Singh
Teagan Chilcott
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, Romance, SF & Fantasy
Tickets $12-$16
Gloves Off: What Writers Really Think About Digital
11:30AM–12:30PM Gloves Off: What Writers Really Think About Digital

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG

Are Australian publishers and authors keeping pace with the rest of the world in embracing the digital marketplace? Simon Groth leads a discussion with John Birmingham, Nina D’Aleo and US publisher and digital entrepreneur Richard Nash.

Presented by Queensland Writers Centre

Writer Simon Groth
John Birmingham
Nina D’Aleo
Richard Nash
Date Sunday 8th
Time 11:30AM–12:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $25-$35
Spoken
12–1PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ
Express Media launch their latest edition of Voiceworks.

No ticket required.

Writer Express Media
Date Sunday 8th
Time 12–1PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Launch
Tickets Free
Stuart MacBride
1–2PM Stuart MacBride

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Why does Scotland produce such stellar crime writers? Is it the weather? Whatever the reason, Stuart MacBride is burning up the bestseller lists with his brand of
‘Tartan Noir’. Ron Serdiuk interviews Stuart about a life of crime and making mushroom soup.

Writer Stuart MacBride
Ron Serdiuk
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Crime, Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Lit Mags
1–2PM Lit Mags

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Stuart Glover interviews legendary Tin House editor Rob Spillman, Sam Cooney of The Lifted Brow and Tom Doig,  editor of Voiceworks, about innovation, publishing and the opportunities for writers in literary journals.

Presented by Aesop

Writer Stuart Glover
Rob Spillman
Sam Cooney
Tom Doig
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $12-$16
Well Drawn: Creator-Owned Comics
1–2PM Well Drawn: Creator-Owned Comics

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

The joys of your own creation are sometimes accompanied by the struggle for a steady pay packet. Four indie trailblazers, Paul Mason, Zac Smith-Cameron, Eddie Campbell and Dylan Horrocks discuss writing your own comics.

Presented by the hoopla family

Writer Paul Mason
Zac Smith-Cameron
Eddie Campbell
Dylan Horrocks
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Comics, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
Hip-Pocket Politics
1–2PM Hip-Pocket Politics

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

It’s no wonder economic confidence is down. But are voters too quick to punish? Bernard Keane chats with 612 ABC’s Steve Austin about the volatile relationship between politics and the economy.

Presented by 612 ABC Brisbane

Writer Bernard Keane
Steve Austin
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
Launch: I,land
1–2PM Launch: I,land

VENUE: Gallery, SLQ
Accompanied by Fern Thompsett on trumpet, a film by Cindy Keong and Anna Jacobson and a reading by Nathan Shepherdson, Graham Nunn launches his new and limited edition collection I,land.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Graham Nunn
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Film, Launch, Music, Poetry, Readings
Tickets Free
Heart of Obsidian: Nalini Singh
1–2PM Heart of Obsidian: Nalini Singh

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Popular romance blogger and critic Sarah Wendell chats with Nalini Singh, the New York Times best-selling author of the ‘Psy- Changeling’ series, about getting
steamy in dark underworlds.

Presented by Romance Writers of Australia

Writer Nalini Singh
Sarah Wendell
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, Romance, SF & Fantasy
Tickets $12-$16
Women and Power
1–2PM Women and Power

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SL Q

Anna Krien, Kristina Olsson and Yassmin Abdel-Magied discuss with Julianne Schultz the changing relationship between women and power in public and private spheres, both here and abroad.

Presented by Griffith REVIEW

Writer Anna Krien
Kristina Olsson
Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Julianne Schultz
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Issues, Politics, Women
Tickets $12-$16
Spoken
1–2PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Local collective Stilts hit the stage presenting Childhood Artefacts.

No ticket required.

Writer Stilts
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Publishing, Readings
Tickets Free
Cutting Through the Noise
1–2PM Cutting Through the Noise

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG

How ‘sticky’ are you? How will your readers engage with you online? Will they even find you? Tristan Bancks and Elizabeth Wein teaches writers how to build a lasting relationship with readers using easy digital tools.

Writer Tristan Bancks
Elizabeth Wein
Simon Groth
Date Sunday 8th
Time 1–2PM
Venue QAGOMA
Publishing, Writing
Tickets $25-$35
Spoken
2–3PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Students from Queensland University of Technology debut new work.

No ticket required.

Presented by QUT

Writer Queensland University of Technology
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2–3PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Launch, Readings
Tickets Free
Dialogue
2–5PM Dialogue

VENUE: Meeting Room 1B, SLQ

Speech gives life to the page; it humanises your story and breaks up long pages of action and description. Getting dialogue right is an art form in itself. Luckily, screenwriter and novelist Terry Hayes is here to guide you through the principles of creating dynamic and realistic dialogue in your work.

Writer Terry Hayes
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Film, Writing
Tickets SOLD OUT
Research for Crime Fiction
2–5PM Research for Crime Fiction

VENUE: Bank Of Queensland Heritage Collections Learning Room, SLQ

The secret to compelling crime is in the details. Stuart MacBride will disclose the research techniques that he engages when developing his novels. He’ll tell you how to best locate crime experts for advice, and what to ask them when you do.

Writer Stuart MacBride
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Crime, Fiction, Writing
Tickets $80-$90
Words Fail Me
2:30–3:30PM Words Fail Me

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Australians have always had a way with words. ‘She might have a face like a dropped pie, but she always wipes the chook cack off the eggs’. Join language historian Hugh Lunn, linguistics expert Roly Sussex and hip-hop artist and poet Kaylah Tyson as they journey through the lost (and found) language of Australia’s history.

Presented by 612 ABC Brisbane

Writer Hugh Lunn
Roly Sussex
Kaylah Tyson
Kelly Higgins-Devine
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Australia, Genre, History, Poetry
Tickets $12-$16
Launch: Earthed
2:30–3:30PM Launch: Earthed

VENUE: Gallery, SLQ
After years of his work being out of print Steve Kilbey re-launches Earthed, with a collection of new works.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Writer Steve Kilbey
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Launch, Music, Poetry
Tickets Free
Future Imperfect
2:30–3:30PM Future Imperfect

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

3D printers, space elevators, post-humanism – does science fiction predict the future or inspire it? Sean Williams, James Bradley and Antony Funnell discuss whether science fiction, in the age of rampant technological change, is the literature of tomorrow or today.

Presented by State Library of Queensland

Writer Sean Williams
James Bradley
Antony Funnell
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, Science, SF & Fantasy
Tickets $12-$16
Displaced Persons
2:30–3:30PM Displaced Persons

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

Is security in the 21st Century about stopping the boats and limiting migration, or about finding safety for displaced people and protecting their ways of life? Julianne Schultz examines the thorny issues with Gerhard Hoffstaedter,  Melissa Lucashenko and Desmond Manderson.

Presented by Griffith REVIEW

Writer Julianne Schultz
Desmond Manderson
Melissa Lucashenko
Gerhard Hoffstaedter
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia, Issues, Politics
Tickets $12-$16
Best Friends 4 Eva
2:30–3:30PM Best Friends 4 Eva

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Young Adult (YA) fiction is all about relationships and, sure, we all love a love story. But what about the most important relationships of our youth? Rebecca Sparrow and Elizabeth Wein talk friendship, BFFs and why we all need a bosom buddy.

Presented by QPAC

Writer Rebecca Sparrow
Elizabeth Wein
Kate De Goldi
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Genre, YA
Tickets $12-$16
Old Dogs New Tricks: The Changing Face of Journalism
2:30–3:30PM Old Dogs New Tricks: The Changing Face of Journalism

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

The media profession continues to undergo tumultuous change. Matthew Condon, Amanda Gearing and Trent Dalton talk with Chris Warren about old ways and new ways in the networked newsroom.

Presented by The Walkley Foundation

Writer Matthew Condon
Trent Dalton
Chris Warren
Amanda Gearing
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Issues, Media
Tickets $12-$16
Well Drawn: Illustrious!
2:30–3:30PM Well Drawn: Illustrious!

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Discover the magic that makes illustrated books enduring classics of literature with award-winning author Gary Crew, and writer/illustrators Kathleen Jennings and Gus Gordon.

Presented by University of the Sunshine Coast

Writer Gary Crew
Kathleen Jennings
Gus Gordon
Briony Stewart
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Art, Comics, Design, Fiction
Tickets $12-$16
Good Morning Mr Sarra
2:30–3:30PM Good Morning Mr Sarra

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SL Q
Chris Sarra has transformed the lives of Indigenous students and communities. He talks with Kathleen Noonan about his early life and the experiences that galvanised his philosophy of leadership in education.

Writer Chris Sarra
Kathleen Noonan
Date Sunday 8th
Time 2:30–3:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Australia, Indigenous, Issues
Tickets $12-$16
Spoken
3–4PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Sisters in Crime: Queensland announce the winner of their ‘Festival crime scene’ micro-fiction competition. Featuring Katherine Howell.

No ticket required.

Writer Sisters in Crime: Queensland
Katherine Howell
Date Sunday 8th
Time 3–4PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Awards, Crime, Fiction, Genre
Tickets Free
Alex Miller
4–5PM Alex Miller

VENUE: Auditorium 1, SLQ

Alex Miller is one of Australia’s most celebrated novelists, from the Miles Franklin Award-winning Journey to the Stone Country  to Autumn LaingAshley Hay talks with Alex about art and the creative process in his book Coal Creek, which is being made available prior to its release as an exclusive to Brisbane Writers Festival audiences.

Presented by Hilton Brisbane

Writer Alex Miller
Ashley Hay
Date Sunday 8th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Art, Fiction, Genre, Launch
Tickets $12-$16
The Invisible Wheelchair
4–5PM The Invisible Wheelchair

VENUE: Lecture Theatre, QAG
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects over half a million Australian families. Considered the disability that comes with an ‘invisible wheelchair’, Alice Owen, Graeme Simsion and Robert Hoge discuss disabilities that are seen and unseen by society

Writer Alice Owen
Graeme Simsion
Robert Hoge
Date Sunday 8th
Time 4–5PM
Venue QAGOMA
Family, Health, Issues
Tickets $12-$16
Well Drawn: Superheroes
4–5PM Well Drawn: Superheroes

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

What is the enduring power of the superhero meme and its impact on popular culture? Three writers from the biggest superhero publisher of them all, Marvel, Matt FractionKelly Sue DeConnick and Marjorie M. Liu discuss our love of and fascination with superheroes.

Presented by the hoopla family

Writer Matt Fraction
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Marjorie M.Liu
Peter Ball
Date Sunday 8th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Adventure, Comics, Fiction, Genre, SF & Fantasy
Tickets $12-$16
Mixed Tape
4–5PM Mixed Tape

VENUE: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

Tape swapping is a thing of the past; road trips are now journeys of random shuffle; there’s been a cosmic shift to singles while amazing albums go blushing in the dark. Steve Kilbey, Sean Williams and James Griffin talk about what’s on their playlists in 2013 with Sara Calderwood.

Presented by Lock Stock & Barrel

Writer Steve Kilbey
Sean Williams
James Griffin
Sarah Calderwood
Date Sunday 8th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Music
Tickets $12-$16
Tell Me What to Read
4–5PM Tell Me What to Read

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

So many books. So little time. Beloved bookseller Suzy WilsonNadia Patch and Felicity Vallence have scoured the shelves for a no-fail selection of cracking reads.

Presented by Brisbane City Council

Writer Suzy Wilson
Nadia Patch
Felicity Vallence
Katherine Lyall-Watson
Date Sunday 8th
Time 4–5PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Fiction, Genre
Tickets $12-$16
The Idea of North
4–5PM The Idea of North

VENUE: Cinema B, GOMA

Jacqueline Wright interviews Nicolas Rothwell about northern Australia, its complexities and natural wonders. In a modern, urbanised Australia why does it
remain completely mysterious to us?

Presented by QAGOMA

Writer Jacqueline Wright
Nicolas Rothwell
Date Sunday 8th
Time 4–5PM
Venue QAGOMA
Australia
Tickets $12-$16
Spoken
4–5PM Spoken

VENUE: Red Box, SLQ

Readings from writers on the ‘Bookwallah’ tour featuring Annie Zaidi, Kirsty Murray, Chandrahas Choudhury and Benjamin Law.

No ticket required.

Presented by BHP Billiton

Writer Annie Zaidi
Kirsty Murray
Chandrahas Choudhury
Benjamin Law
Date Sunday 8th
Time 4–5PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Fiction, Readings
Tickets Free
Glitter and Dust
5:30–6:30PM Glitter and Dust

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Benjamin Law hosts a line up of local, national and international voices delivering short pieces. Celebrate the closing of Brisbane Writers Festival 2013 with one last round of readings before everything turns to glitter and dust.

Writer Benjamin Law
Date Sunday 8th
Time 5:30–6:30PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Brisbane, Readings
Tickets $12-$16
Festival Club
6:30–11PM Festival Club

VENUE: Maiwar Green, SLQ

Farewell the Festival with the gentle folk stylings of local trio, RedCrow.

No ticket required.

Writer RedCrow
Sarah Calderwood
Date Sunday 8th
Time 6:30–11PM
Venue Maiwar Green
Music
Tickets Free
Monday
9 September
Adrian McKinty
6–7PM Adrian McKinty

Author talk and book signing with crime writer Adrian McKinty, author of The Cold Cold Ground. To reserve your place please call Ipswich Library on 07 3810 6815.

Presented with Ipswich City Council Libraries

Writer Adrian McKinty
Date Monday 9th
Time 6–7PM
Venue Libraries
Crime, Fiction
Tickets Free