Tag Archives: Literati

One week to Literati!

Woah! It’s only one week until Literati. If you love books and you are anywhere near the Gold Coast don’t miss out on this fantastic free book festival. Running from noon to 5pm on Friday 17 May and from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 18 May, Literati this year will be at the lovely new Upper Coomera […]

The best gift for bookaholic mums

This Sunday is Mothers’ Day. That’s right, this Sunday. And you know what they’re saying – nothing says “Aaargh, I forgot, and left it to the last minute!!” like flowers. Or chocolates. But you can do better than that for your mum if she lives on, or near, the Gold Coast, and she loves to […]

Loved these books? Meet the authors

Did you love last year’s acclaimed Book of Lost Threads by Tess Evans? Set in the small town of Opportunity, it draws together four unlikely people whose sorrows keep them from truly living. What about The Grand Hotel by Gregory Day? We had a post recommending this one as a very Australian story. Or, if […]

Get writing advice at Literati

Do you want to find out about getting published, using a writing mentor, better plotting and more convincing dialogue? You’d better be quick then, and register for the writing workshops at Gold Coast Libraries’ Literati. You can get fabulous, free and expert advice from authors, editors and publishers this Friday, 6 May at the Robina […]

Meet the Dictionary Guy

Are you a fan of cryptic crosswords and word puzzles? Do you love the SBS TV game show Letters & Numbers? Then don’t miss your chance to meet the Dictionary Guy – David Astle, better known as DA. (That’s him on the left.) He’ll be joining us at Literati, hosted by the Gold Coast Libraries, […]

Literati 2011

Book now for your chance to meet 20 of Australia’s best and brightest authors at Gold Coast Libraries’ annual feast of literature.

Literati 2011Enjoy a literal feast at the Literary Feast on Friday the 6th of May, and share a table with two different authors for each course.

The Writers’ Workshops on Friday afternoon will help you hone your craft, with lots of expert advice from authors, editors and mentors.

Spend Saturday 7 May at your choice of the 12 different Author Encounters – with sessions on writing styles, genres, careers, locations and more, there’s something to suit every reader.

And don’t forget – all the writing workshops and author encounter sessions are FREE!

Check out the full program online and then phone your booking through to Robina Branch Library on 5581 1600.

2010 Literati authors

Well, if you missed Literati this year the only consolation I can offer is that it’s only 362 days until the next one. It was, well, it was just FANTASTIC!

Here’s a photo of (almost) all the authors, glammed up for the Literary Feast on Friday night. Click on the image to enlarge it so you can read the names of over two dozen of Australia’s finest literary talent.

Author Encounter with Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley is a Melbourne author who has worked as a television comedy writer.  He is a contributor to The Age, ABC Radio and 3RRR, writing and talking about birds, environmental issues, sport and – well, anything really.  But his greatest claim to fame is that in 2002 he broke the Australian bird watching record […]

Author Encounter with Robyn Sheahan-Bright

Robyn Sheahan-Bright was appointed the first Executive Director of the Queensland Writers Centre in 1991 and was also a founding director of Jam Roll Press.  She works as a freelance editor and edited the highly successful young adult fiction book Nightmares in Paradise.  She is the co-editor of Paradise to Paranoia and, most recently, of […]

Author Encounter with Sonia Orchard

Sonia Orchard is a freelance writer and author with a background in classical music.  In February 2002, Sonia published her first book, Something More Wonderful, a memoir about the year in which her close friend Emma was diagnosed with, and lost her life, to cancer. Sonia’s debut novel The Virtuoso was met with high praise […]