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The Big Lit Quiz is coming!

We have yet another wonderful event for you.

This time it’s the Big Lit Quiz, giving Brisbane schools the chance to show that they are the ultimate kids’ lit masters.  Schools are invited to enter up to 3 teams of four year 5,6, or 7 students, to see if they can blitz the competition.

Also competing with be a team of authors, featuring Sherryl Clark, Prue Mason, Sheryl Gwyther and Michael Gerard Bauer.  Will they be smarter than the students??  Or will the students show them how it’s done?

Friends, fellow students and families are welcome to egg the teams on from the audience.  The lovely ladies from Dymocks North Lakes will be there with supplies of books by Sherryl, Sheryl, Prue and Michael for you to buy – it’s a great chance to get your own copies, and have them autographed.

For more information, check out the  Big Lit Quiz Flyer  and click here for the Big Lit Quiz Entry Form .  The deadline for entries is Friday August 9th.

Nansi Kunze visits Book Links

Exciting news – author Nansi Kunze will be joining the next Book Links meeting for an author meet-and-greet.

For more details about Nansi, & booking information, please follow this link:

Nansi Kunze_Book Links

Meet Nansi on Monday 8th July at 5pm, at the State Library of Queensland.  You are also welcome to stay for the Book Links meeting which starts at 6.30pm.


See you there!

Travelling Suitcases application form updated

The Travelling Suitcases application form for schools has been updated (you’ll find it on the Resources page) so if you had an old one sitting around, please bin it. 

The feedback from schools and other organisations that have borrowed the suitcases has been fantastic, so if you haven’t arranged to borrow any yet, I recommend you get in quick.

Narelle Oliver’s book launch

“Don’t let a spoonbill in the kitchen” was launched by the Governor General on Saturday April 20 at the Brisbane Square Library.  The music was exceptional, food divine and art activities with Lee Fullarton complemented the day perfectly. The exhibition of Narelle’s art on display along with one of her Travelling Suitcase added to the occasion.
Riverbend Books seemed to be busy selling copies of the books while
Narelle must have had writer’s cramp by the end of the day with the number of
people queued up for autographs.

Find more photos on the Photos page, all courtesy of Yan Chen Studio.  3K2A1715-4

Romancing the Stars on Valentine’s Day

Romancing the Stars was great fun again this year, in a new location and with a different mix of Stars.  Nadia Sunde showcased her fabulous singing skills as the MC, and joined in with Peter Carnavas’s songs too.  Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne launched their second Word Hunters title, and then it was on to the speed dating.  Once again this was hugely entertaining and informative for the guests, and it looked like the stars were enjoying it too.  Riverbend Books did a roaring trade, and people made the most of having so many authors on hand to sign books.  Book Links president Jenny Stubbs was feeling under the weather, and managed to avoid the camera, which you will see when you go to the Events and Photos page, and check out the gallery of photos from Romancing the Stars 2013.

Brian Falkner
Brian Falkner