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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.

Call out for Growing Up Indigenous stories

Growing Up Indigenous in Australia is seeking new submissions that capture the experience of growing up in Australia as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. After an overwhelming number of submissions for the book Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, published in 2018 by Black Inc and edited by Dr. Anita Heiss (Library Board of Queensland), a new collection of stories will be available online via BlackWords...Read more.

Victoria Purman - Author Talk

Victoria Purman an award-nominated bestselling author is visiting the Faser Coast. Her latest novel, Land Girls, is due for release in April 2019. She is a regular guest and convenor at writers’ festivals, a mentor and workshop presenter. Victoria has been nominated for a number of readers’ choice awards and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

Hervey Bay Library - Tuesday 21 May - 1-2pm - Bookings required.

Karen Purves - Local Author Talk

Born in Brisbane Karen Purves went on an overseas adventure lasting thirty-five years, returning 4 years ago, after her daughter died, to start anew. Her practice of gratitude has seen her through the crests and troughs of life. Karen's book, ‘Gratitude Prompts’ encourages a daily gratitude practice of reflection and actions. Karen will be visiting the Fraser Coast to share her writing experience and book wiuth locals. Books can be purchased on the day.

Maryborough Library - Thursday 30 May - 10-11am - Bookings required.
Hervey Bay Library - Friday 31 May - 1-2pm - Bookings required.