THE AVID READER READER’S FESTIVAL PART 2

September is rolling quickly upon us, and the Avid calendar is full to the brim. We covered the first half of the month in last week’s post, but boy, can we tell you the second half of September is even better! Without further ado…

 

SEPTEMBER 15: A BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES WITH SATYAJIT DAS

BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCESEmeritus Professor Ian Lowe will be chatting to finanical expert Satyajit Das  about his new book, a lively exploration on why, following the global credit crunch, the world is entering a period of prolonged economic stagnation, and what that means for all of us.

Satyajit Das was selected as one of the 50 most influential financial thinkers in the world by Bloomberg in 2014.

Book your tickets here.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 17: THESE THINGS HAPPEN WITH GREG FLEET

THESE THINGS HAPPENJoin writer, actor, comic and broadcaster Greg Fleet for the Brisbane launch of his memoir, These Things Happen.

For 25 years Greg Fleet has been one of Australia’s most widely known and best loved comedians. For the same period, he’s had a drug habit that has delivered him comedy and tragedy in equal parts. Join us for what promises to be an hilarious and heartbreaking evening.

Read an excerpt from Greg’s book here, and book your tickets here.

 

SEPTEMBER 20/21: rOSIE wATERLAND IS tHE ANTI-COOL GIRL

ANTI COOL GIRLAll we need to say is that Rosie’s first event on Monday Sep 21 sold out in record time, and as of the time of writing there were a VERY LIMITED number of tickets available to her new event on Sunday Sep 20.

If you want to come along, BOOK IN RIGHT NOW!!!

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 22: CASS MORIARTY’S THE PROMISE SEED

PROMISE SEEDThis promises to be a great celebration of Queensland writing, as Susan Johnson launches local author Cass Moriarty debut novel (which was shortlisted for the Emerging Queensland Writer category at the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards).

A poignant debut novel by a fresh Australian voice, The Promise Seed will move and mesmerise you.

Book your tickets here.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 24: LUNCHBOX POETS U18 OPEN-MIC POETRY

200_student_poetry.cropAfter a successful first event, the Lunchbox Poets return to Avid Reader, and they invite all Under-18 Poets to come along and perform at their open-mic!

Don’t underestimate the words of our youth. Young people from across Brisbane share their hearts, their words, and their voices, with the world.

Book your FREE ticket here.

 

SEPTEMBER 24: A MOTHER’S STORY WITH ROSIE BATTY

MOTHERS STORYJoin us at The Greek Club where Bryce Corbett will be in-conversation with Rosie Batty discussing her profoundly moving and inspiring memoir, A Mother’s Story.

Inspiring, heartfelt and profoundly moving, this is Rosie’s story. A percentage of royalties from sales of this book are going to the Luke Batty Foundation.

Book your tickets here.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 25: MICHAEL BURGE IN-CONVERSATION WITH MARGO KINGSTON

CLOSET COVER PR (3)Join journalist Margo Kingston in conversation with Michael Burge to discuss his non-fiction debut Questionable Deeds: Making a Stand for Equal Love and Closet His, Closet Hers, Michael’s first collection of short stories.

This is a Brisbane Pride Festival event.

Book your tickets here.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 29: MATTHEW CONDON’S ALL FALL DOWN

ALL FALL DOWNJoin us at the Old Museum where author Matthew Condon will be speaking with ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay about All Fall Down; the final instalment in Condon’s epic trilogy about an inestimably dark and corrupt period of Queensland history, the devastating consequences of which still reverberate today.

This event WILL SELL OUT. Book your tickets here.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 30: JANE CARO IN-CONVERSATION WITH ASHLEY HAY

PLAIN SPEAKING JANEJoin us at The Greek Club where Ashley Hay will be in-conversation with author, novelist, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and award winning advertising writer, Jane Caro discussing her memoir Plain-speaking Jane.

Always intelligent, funny and fearless, Jane Caro is a national treasure. Find out why with Ashley Hay at this sure-to-be exceptional event.

Book your tickets here.

 

There you have it. A jam-packed September of wonderful events. If you thought that was good, though just wait until you see our October… Just a reminder you can subscribe to our events on Facebook right here, and sign up to our mailing list on the front page of our website. Hopefully we’ll see you at an Avid Reader event (or three) very soon!

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