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Upcoming Events:

What’s coming up in 2021



Thursday 11 March 2021 6:45 – 8:30 pm Brisbane time

Meet the New Kids on the Block at this special Romancing the Stars Event Online. This is a chance to discover what new books our regional authors and illustrators have been creating for children. These are mostly first time authors and illustrators from regional Queensland plus a few local Brisbane creators. This event will focus on Picture Books. Each creator will give a short introduction to their latest publication. You have a chance to get inside information about the creation of the books and make contact with potential presenters for your school or library.

This is a free event! but we would really appreciate a donation no matter how small. Donations over $2 are tax deductible. BYO wine and cheese and celebrate our new stars! Book here.

Presenters confirmed: Alison McLennan (Albany Creek), Brent Wilson (Birkdale), Brooke Graham (Ipswich), Charlie Thomson (Boonah), Dhana Fox (Sunshine Coast), Ella Kris (Thursday island), Inda Ahmad Zahri (Brisbane), Kathryn Apel (Mount Tom), Nicola Hooper (Logan), Rachel Tribout (Brisbane), Rory Mather (Toowoomba), Sallyanne Scudamore (Goondiwindi currently in London). For information about each presenter visit the website.



Sunday 14 March, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Brisbane time

Young Writers Workshop – Let’s talk Dialogue with Christine Bongers.

Learn how to create characters, show relationships and bring your stories to life through sparkling, authentic dialogue. Christine’s fun interactive 60 minute workshop also provides a “Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue” checklist and a bonus 30 minute Q&A at the end to answer all your questions about any aspect of writing.
Aimed at your writers 9+. Cost is free for Book Links members. Use your membership events code when booking. General admission for all others is $10 for one login per family.
This event will be held online via ZOOM.  A link to the session will be sent in the order confirmation and a reminder on the day. Book here.



Wednesday 19 May, 2021- St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – The Narelle Oliver Lecture with the 2020-2021 Australian Children’s Laureate, Ursula Dubosarsky.  Spaces limited until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted further. Bookings open




16-17 October, 2021 – Book Links StoryArts Brisbane Conference.
Confirmed speakers: Clair Hume (UQP), Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant), Davina Bell (Allen & Unwin), Cheryl Bulow (The School Magazine), Justine Barker (Literary agent), Sean Williams, Freya Blackwood, Rhiannon Wilde..
More information coming soon.


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