Love, Sweet Love!

Edwina Shaw + Claire Christian + Frances Whiting

slq Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library



#About the event


Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw is a Brisbane writer of fiction, memoir and screenplays. Her novel, Thrill Seekers, based on her brother’s battle with adolescent onset schizophrenia, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing and was recently released as a new imprint by Raven Books UK. In the Dark of Night (Ransom UK), a chapter book for young readers, was selected for the 2016/17 National Library Summer Reading Club. Since 2002, her short pieces have been published in Australian and international journals, including Best Australian Stories, Asia Literary Review, Griffith Review, Island, ThirdFlatIron and FourWayReview. Her feature film screenplay M was awarded 2018 Talent Development funding from Screen Queensland and is currently under development with producer, Stephen Lance. She is the commissioning editor of Bjelke Blues (AndAlso Books) a collection of stories about life in QLD during the Bjelke-Petersen regime. When she’s not writing, she teaches creative writing at the University of QLD and for the QLD Writers Centre and in the community, and also runs Relax and Write Retreats for women that combine yoga and writing.
Claire Christian

Claire Christian

Claire Christian tells stories: she is a writer, theatre maker and facilitator. Her first novel, Beautiful Mess won the Text Prize in 2016 and was released in 2017. Her second novel, It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake was released in 2020. Both have been published internationally. She has had the great joy of directing Michelle Law’s smash hit comedy Single Asian Female since 2017. She is a proud member of the Mama’s Boys theatre collective whose hip-hop theatrical explosion Brothers Book Club premiered in 2022. Her Plays Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, Talking to Brick Walls, Hedonism’s Second Album and The Landmine is Me are available through Playlab Inc. Her second novel, It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake was released in 2020. Both her novels have been published internationally. Claire’s last novel West Side Honey was released in April 2023.

Frances Whiting

Frances Whiting

Frances Whiting is one of Australia’s best known writers. Her debut novel Walking on Trampolines released to critical and popular acclaim in 2013 is a best seller in Australia the United States and Canada. In 2015 Walking on Trampolines was translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Slovenian, and Czechoslovakian. Frances’s second book The Best Kind of Beautiful released by Pan Macmillan in 2019, is a best seller and is currently in treatment for a television series with Escapade Media in Sydney. A senior feature writer for Queensland's premier weekend magazine Q Weekend in the Courier Mail, Frances is also a much loved columnist for the Sunday Mail and other Sunday newspapers around Australia with her weekly column now in its 24th year. 

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