Category Archives: SLQ events

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

Another Reminder of How Awesome Romancing the Stars can be – book your tickets now to avoid missing out!



Have you booked your tickets yet?  They’re selling fast, and as we have a limited amount of tickets, make sure you book now so you don’t miss out!


Hi everyone!  Not long until Romancing the Stars 2015.  Check out these two short films, skilfully put together by Peter Allert, from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 events to see what Romancing the Stars is all about.  Then, book your tickets!  You can find the booking details here.

Romancing the Stars 2014

Romancing the Stars 2012 & 2013 Highlights

Romancing the Stars 2015 – the Stars and booking details


Here is the news you have all been waiting for: the Stars of Romancing the Stars 2015, and the booking details too.

Keep an eye on the Romancing the Stars Website for information about the Stars, and more!


In Conversation with David Mackintosh & Robyn Sheahan-Bright

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In Conversation with David Mackintosh and

Robyn Sheahan-Bright

State Library of Queensland

Join us for an informal hour of conversation, where the acclaimed author, illustrator and designer will reveal insights in to his 20 years of working in children’s publishing. The discussion will focus on his children’s picture books, the publishing process and how he develops an idea for a book and approach to illustrating. David will also discuss his role as a book designer working with illustrators such as Lauren Child, in the production and development of their books. This presentation is aimed at anyone interested in publishing a picture book, artists interested in visual narrative and the book form. There will also be time for questions from the audience and some of his picture books will be on sale.

David will be in discussion with Robyn Sheahan-Bright, who published his first book.

Date: Thursday 20 March

Time: 6 pm

Venue: Auditorium 2, level 2, State Library of Queensland

Cost: Free, bookings , or phone 07 3842 9985

A selection of David’s books will be available for sale at the event.

For more information on David & his work visit

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