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Keep the conversations going and your ideas flowing with our year long program of inspiring author talks and workshops.

Lines in the Sand 27-29 September 2019

Lines in the Sand 2019 Program

Prominent Australian journalist and author Kerry O’Brien has been announced as a keynote speaker at this year’s Lines in the Sand: Inspiration for Readers and Writers festival.
Kerry worked as a journalist for 49 years on programs such as Four Corners, 7.30 Report and Lateline.
He has published two books and interviewed world leaders including Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. Program and booking information will be announced in the coming months. 

Writing Workshop with Dr Paul Williams - Life Writing: Turning Your Life Into Story - BOOKED OUT
Dr Paul Williams has taught in universities around the world (South Africa, the Middle East, the UK and the USA). Paul has won numerous awards for his teaching, research and creative writing. Paul is a Program Leader in Creative Writing and Publishing at USC.
REQUIREMENTS: All participants, please bring a piece of writing you have done to work on in the session– preferably a chapter of a memoir or some life writing (or a novel chapter).
Hervey Bay Library, Saturday 17 August, 9:30am-3:00pm (All day workshop, BYO lunch)
Bookings essential.

Mary Poppins Literary Competition organised by the Proud Marys Association.
The Annual Literary Awards competition is for young creative writers and poets residing in the Fraser Coast Region. The competition was established in 1999 to commemorate the writer P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins who was born in Maryborough. It offers over $2000.00 in prizes.
Entries accepted up until the 30th of August, 2019. Pick up your entry form at one of the Library branches or download here.

U3A Hervey Bay Creative Writing Competition

U3A Hervey Bay is running a creative writing competition from 1 July - 2 September 2019 with the winners being announced at the Lines in the Sand Writers and Readers Festival Welcome Reception on Friday 27 September 2019. This competition is open to all U3A Qld members as well as writers living on the Fraser Coast. More information and application

Zine Making Workshop Series

Is there something you want to say or do you have some ideas you want to explore? Maybe zines are your medium.
Zines are independently published, small-run publications that are usually handmade and are created for niche audiences. The ideas explored in zines are often too dangerous, or too niche for mainstream publishers to risk their reputation or capital on. But largely free from these concerns, Zine makers are free to be overtly political, explore the weird and wonderful or just make art for arts sake.
It means that anyone can make a zine on just about anything they want.
Join Queensland zine creator Jeremy Staples for a series of zine making workshops. The series will focus on giving participants a step-by-step guide to making zines and explore how the Library can be a useful resource for Zinesters. More information and booking details

Writers & Poets Meetups

Fraser Coast Writers and Poets can meet like minded people at the Hervey Bay Library.
A place to meet other writers who love to write and share. Learn tips and techniques to make your words come to life. Prompts, brainstorming, discussion, feedback and fun..
Contact 0401 767 127 or just come along. No bookings are required.

Writers meet on the 1st Wed of the month 1-4pm, February - November
Poets meet on the 3rd wednesday of the month 1-3pm, February - November