Pre-launch - Queensland writers preview their work prior to publication
A number of Queensland writers have exciting new publications slated for release in the near future. Get a sneak peek of the treats in store as they read excerpts from their upcoming works. BYO mingling skills! NOTE: Purchasing a ticket to this event entitles you to free entry to 'Hot Pot' which starts an hour prior. Simply use the discount code provided in your booking confirmation email to access your free ticket.
Announcing the Pre-launch feature readers!
Anna Daniels has written, presented and produced exciting content for some of Australia’s highest rating programs. In 2016, her debut novel, Girl In Between was shortlisted for the Vogel Literary Award, and will be released by Allen & Unwin on April 26. With a great love of comedy, Anna entertained us for several years as a reporter on The Project and kicked off her broadcast career by winning a national ABC comedy award for her interview with Russell Crowe. Most recently she produced the BBC One series, John Bishop’s Australia and has also been presenting on ABC Radio Brisbane.
Cass Moriarty’s debut novel The Promise Seed (UQP 2015) is currently longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award, and was shortlisted for both the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards (Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award) and the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards (Emerging Author category). Her second novel Parting Words will be released by University of Queensland Press in August 2017. Both novels explore the silences and secrets in families, and both feature themes of betrayal, loyalty, loss, grief and forgiveness. Cass enjoys reading – and writing – stories that ask more questions than they answer. She lives in Brisbane and has six children.
Graham Akhurst is an Aboriginal writer and academic. He has been published in Mascara Literary Review, Westerly, and Connect the Dots Journal for creative non-fiction, and the Australian Book Review, Cordite, VerityLa, and Off the Coast. He contributed to the Brisbane Poetry Map and was the poet of the week for the Australian Book Review. Graham has been a featured reader at the Queensland Poetry Festival and Clancestry. His poetry was also exhibited alongside contemporary Indigenous photography and published in the catalogue for UQ Art Museums ‘Over the Fence’ exhibition. Graham’s debut novel, Borderland, which will be published with Hachette.
Shastra Deo was born in Fiji, raised in Melbourne, and lives in Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Writing and English Literature, First Class Honours and a University Medal in Creative Writing, and a Master of Arts in Writing, Editing and Publishing from The University of Queensland. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cordite, Peril, Uneven Floor, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize; her debut collection, The Agonist, is forthcoming from UQP in August 2017.
Victoria Carless is a novelist and playwright, having written and produced seven plays since 2006. Her award winning script The Rainbow Dark was published in the Staging Asylum collection by Currency Press in 2013. Victoria is currently a State Library of Queensland QANZAC100 Fellow, working toward a novel about deserters in World War 1. She holds a PhD in creative writing and contributes contemporary performance reviews to RealTime magazine. Her first book, The Dream Walker, is for young adults and will be published by Hachette in July 2016. She is so thankful for the QWC/ Hachette manuscript development initiative, to which she owes this publication opportunity.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This event is for participants aged 18 years and above.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Queensland Writers Centre 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.
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Queensland Writers Centre
Level 2, State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101