Category Archives: Literature Festivals

Book Links Event News for 2017! Renew your membership now to be a part of our stellar year to come!

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Happy New Year!  We hope you had a fantastic Festive Season with family and friends!

2017 is looking to be a stellar year for Book Links, our members, our friends, and children all over the place.  Read on to find out about some of our events and projects for the coming year!

And remember to renew your membership for 2017 HERE!

Romancing the Stars x 3

We are hosting three Romancing the Stars events this year!  Come and speed-date some of Australia’s best, and South East Queensland local, children’s and YA authors and illustrators to find out what they have been, and are, working on!

For information and booking details for the Brisbane Event, click HERE!

For information and booking details for the Gold Coast Event, click HERE!

For information and booking details for the Sunshine Coast Event, click HERE!

Write Links Writing Workshops

We have a full year booked for our Write Links Writing Workshops!  Including paid workshops with Richard Newsome, Kerry Brown, Deborah Abela, and Christine Bongers.  For a full list of all the Workshops for 2017, click HERE!

Narelle Oliver Lecture

Libby Gleeson will be presenting the Narelle Oliver Lecture in Children’s Literature in June, watch our social media and website for more details.

StoryArts Festival Ipswich – Narelle Oliver Exhibition

We are honoured to announce that we will be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of the Late Narelle Oliver’s works in partnership with StoryArts Festival Ipswich.

Travelling Suitcases – DVD’s

We will also be beefing up our Travelling Suitcases to ensure that they are all utilised to their full potential, and we will also be offering DVD’s of all our featured authors and illustrators for sale, watch this space.

What’s on in 2016? Children’s Literature Events Calendar.

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2016 looks to be a very promising year!  Check out the calendar below for all the details of Children’s Literature Events in and around Brisbane, and QLD.


2016 Calendar

Celebrate Reading National Conference – Insights into Quality Australian Literature for Young Adults – 31 Oct to 1 Nov – The Literature Centre, WA

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Celebrate Reading National Conference

Insights into Quality Australian Literature for Young Adults

31 October – 1 November 2014

Once again The Literature Centre in Fremantle, WA, is hosting the Celebrate Reading Conference.  This year the focus is on quality Australian Literature for Young Adults, and would be most suited to high school teachers.

The Presenters

John Marsden (VIC),
Melina Marchetta (NSW),
Kirsty Murray (VIC) ,
Anthony Eaton (ACT),
Vikki Wakefield (SA),
Michael Gerard Bauer (QLD),
Jane (J.C.) Burke (NSW),
Amanda (A.J.) Betts (WA)

The Programme

Celebrate Reading – detailed programme

Registration – click the link below

Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale – Press Release – April 22

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Media Release 22/04/14

The Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale is now open for bookings!

Make your bookings quickly because this sixth biennial program (27-30 July 2014) will sell out very quickly!  Acclaimed authors and illustrators to attend are:

Tristan Bancks, Peter Carnavas, Sarah Davis, Anna Fienberg,

Narelle Oliver and James Roy

Get all the details here: CCLC Media Release 22 April 2014

Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale – 27-30 July, 2014

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The Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale is ‘one of the most successful and well-run festivals in Australia.  It doesn’t get better than this,’ Jackie French, Gladstone Observer, 25 July, 2012.

Now if Australia’s current Children’s Laureate feels that way about The Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale, then we should all find out more.

Click on the Press Release below to find out the latest news, and if you want to know about the authors attending, and what they looked like as children, then you simply must click on the Author Profiles.

Press ReleaseCCLC Media Release 31 March 2014

Author Profiles –  Guest presenters Poster A4-1

For BOOKINGS, please click HERE.