Author Talks & Workshops

As part of our year-long Lines in the Sand program of inspiration for readers and writers, online and in-person author talks, writing workshops, book clubs and literary discussions, from local to internationally acclaimed writers, keep the conversations going and your ideas flowing.

Ben's Book Club - Tuesday 24 May 7pm

Ben Hobson    larrimah   larrimah

Ben's Book Club is a free monthly, online event hosted by Brisbane-based Ben Hobson, best-selling author of Snake Island.
The May book club meeting features Larrimah by Caroline Graham & Kylie Stevenson. Join Ben in a live discussion with the two authors, and other book lovers, in this interactive event via this Zoom link on Tuesday 24 May at 7pm. No registration required. Download the eBook or eAudiobook to your device with the Libby reading app, no waiting or reservations required, or reserve the normal print book in the library catalogue.

Library Lovers with Maya Linnell & Libby - Wednesday 18 May 7pm

Maya Linnell   the comfort bake   Sally Wise

Join Australian author, Maya Linnell, who each month will host Library Lovers and will interview an author, a librarian and someone from the magazine or audiobook world in these fully interactive Zoom sessions. You will be able to ask questions of the guests, peek behind the scenes of these industries and receive tips on their garden, their cooking, their reading and writing. 
This  month, Maya’s guests are Sally Wise with her new book, The Comfort Bake; Money Magazine’s Michelle Baltazar and librarian Amy Heap.
Each month, the showcased magazines and books can be accessed electronically using the Libby app, or in normal print through the library catalogue.
Join the conversation login using this Zoom link on Wednesday 20 April at 7pm.

Behind the Scenes

tony    entombed

Read a transcript of the Local Author Talk by Tony Matthews including bonus extra notes about the development of his story Entombed – Six Men buried Alive for Six Years.

Prose and Poetry People


PLEASE NOTE: This activity will not be running until further notice.  Watch this page or Facebook for further updates. 

Join like-minded people who write for pleasure, enjoy reading their work aloud, and offering and accepting constructive criticism.

No bookings required.

Author Talks - Playlist

Hear from some of the most entertaining, bestselling and up-and-coming authors via our recorded author talks. Learn more about their journey to writing and gain insights into how they work.

Local Author Talks - Playlist

Listen to some of the Fraser Coast region's amazingly talented authors talk about their books.