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State Library of Queensland

Red Box, Level 2, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Literary Salon

Join Laura Jean McKay, Tom Doig, Karen Foxlee, Theresa Creed, Megan McGrath and Carody Culver as they read selections of their work. An evening of fine writing, warm anecdotes, and cheap wine.

About the writers

Laura Jean McKay is the author of Holiday in Cambodia, a short story collection that explores the electric zone where local and foreign lives meet. Holiday in Cambodia has been shortlisted for three national book awards, including the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the 2014 Queensland Literary Award and the 2015 Asher Award for books on an anti-war theme. Laura’s writing has been published in The Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing and the North American Review.

Karen Foxlee spent most of her adult life working as a registered nurse while pursuing her secret dream of becoming a writer. Her books for younger readers include Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy and A Most Magical Girl, which was recently shortlisted in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Her young adult novels The Anatomy of Wings and The Midnight Dress have been published internationally to much acclaim. She lives and writes in Queensland, Australia.

Tom Doig is a journalist, travel writer, oral historian and academic. He is the author of Mörön to Mörön: two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure (Allen & Unwin, 2013) and The Coal Face (Penguin, 2015), about the catastrophic 2014 Hazelwood Mine fire. The Coal Face was joint winner of the 2015 Oral History Victoria Education Innovation Award. Tom is currently writing a longer book about the Hazelwood Mine fire, to be published in 2018.

Theresa Creed is an elder of the Kalkadoon and Pitta Pitta nations. She has previously performed as a contemporary dancer, actor and singer/songwriter. In recent years she has been writing poems and performing with the Kurilpa Poets as well as featuring at Queensland Poetry Festival 2016

Megan McGrath has written for the New York Times, Meanjin and Griffith Review. Her award-winning short fiction is published in Australian journals and anthologies. In 2015 she won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her recent work includes surf fiction for Tracks magazine, and the novella Whale Station.

Carody Culver is a freelance writer and editor and program coordinator for Queensland Poetry Festival. She’s written for The Lifted Brow online, The Toast, Kill Your Darlings, Peppermint, frankie online, Daily Life, Broadsheet, Archer, and Books+Publishing; she was also the 2014 books columnist for Killings, the Kill Your Darlings blog. Carody is a contributing editor at Peppermint magazine and co-editor at the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary.

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Literary salon

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for participants aged 18 years and above. If you are accessing the QWC member tickets you may be asked to show proof of membership.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Red Box is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

There are several parking and transportation options:

  • Parking underneath State Library or Queensland Museum costs $16 per entry.
  • There is limited street parking available on Merivale Street, Montague Road and Hope Street at an hourly rate.
  • A drop-off point is located on the ring road outside SLQ, next to the bus stops.
  • The Cultural Precinct BusWay and South Brisbane Train Station are a short walk from State Library.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm or email us at: qldwriters@qwc.asn.au

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.

Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at qldwriters@qwc.asn.au

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