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Event Bookings

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Upcoming Events:


Book Links AGM and the Write Links meeting will be held at The Lighthouse Toowoomba on Saturday 8 October.

● 12-1 pm Write Links networking and lunch in the Write Gallery. We will be ordering in take away.

● 1-1.30 Book Links AGM (hybrid)

● 1.30-3.00 Caroline Magerl will present and talk about her show on display (available as hybrid) See links below.

● 3.00-5.00 Critiquing (hybrid)


Author/Illustrator Caroline Magerl will be in residence at The Lighthouse Toowoomba throughout October with an exhibition of illustrations and developmental drawings showing how Piano Fingers was created.  Alongside the artwork, panels of works showing the roughs for the book will also be displayed, allowing attendees to immerse themselves in the process of literary illustration.

Piano Fingers Tour and Artist’s Talk – both in-person and via ZOOM

Date: Saturday 8 October
Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm.
Cost: Free event

Book here for in-person or Book here for online via ZOOM.

Support Regional Queensland Children
Book Links has set up a campaign with the Australian Cultural Fund to raise money to run workshops for children with Caroline Magerl and help to fund the exhibition.  We have until 30 September to run the campaign. The more we raise, the more we will be able to do. Find out more and support us.



22-23 October, 2022 – Book Links StoryArts Brisbane Conference.
Confirmed speakers: Clair Hume (UQP), Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant), Nicola Santilli (Allen & Unwin), Kate Stevens (Hachette), Rowena Beresford (Riveted Press/Yellow Brick Books), Alex Adsett (Literary Agent), Sean Williams, Freya Blackwood, Rhiannon Wilde, Zanni Louise, Dr Robyn Sheahan Bright (Chair).
Bookings open.
Very few appointments left for Editors. Look at availalability on Sunday.


Romancing the Stars is an annual event that has taken place since 2012 in Brisbane and has since included events held on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast and occasionally online.
Romancing the Stars is a chance to discover what books our local authors and illustrators have been creating for children and young adults in the past year. Speed date these local stars, meet others informally. For face-to-face events we provide food, PD certificates, pop-up bookshop, illustrations for sale, raffle and quiz competition. For online events we provide a free event with an online bookshop.
Join us if you are a teacher, librarian or lover of children’s literature and want to gain an insight into the inspiration behind the latest books.


Romancing the Stars – Sunshine Coast 2022

Date: Friday 28 October 2022
Venue: Immanuel Lutheran College
Time: 6:00 – 9:15pm
Cost: $25 Book Links members, $35 general admission
Book here

Find out more about the presenters.




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