Archive for posts tagged with 'literature'

Jay Rayner

Things to do

Best-selling authors share big ideas in Brisbane

Five best-selling authors with plenty to say are headed to Brisbane this May as part of the first Writers + Ideas…

Zack Snyder

Video

What if Zack Snyder adapted classic works of literature?

Director Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was one of the worst-reviewed films of the year — but…

Anna Yum

Parenting

Brisbane artist Anna Yum creates a book for little superheroes

Anna Yum is an artist, a teacher, a mother, and now, a children’s book author. Anna's first book, Everyday…

Stranger Things

Brisbane Extra

How to deal with life after Stranger Things

Stranger Things is the pop culture phenomenon of the year — but it’s only eight episodes long, and Season 2 is a…

Survival Tactics

Things to do

Lost languages found at Queensland Poetry Festival

Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) is back for its 20th year with three days and four nights of poetry, spoken word,…

Thomas Keneally

Things to do

Brisbane Writers Festival announces 2016 program

Some of the world’s brightest and most curious writers, artists, thinkers and innovators are coming to town for th…

Alain de Botton

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Gloria Steinem, Alain de Botton and Jonathan Franzen are coming to Brisbane

Some of the world’s most fascinating writers and ‘ideas-makers’ — including Gloria Steinem, Alain de…

Book

International

9 books to inspire your wanderlust in 2016

There are many movies designed to inspire wanderlust, but somehow, when you’re on the road, nothing brings comfort…

Clementine Rose

Win

Win a High Tea with Jacqueline Harvey [Closed]

Join bestselling children’s author Jacqueline Harvey for a special Brisbane High Tea with hosts Rebecca Sparrow an…

Banned: The words we don’t want to hear in 2015

Brisbane Extra

Banned: The words we don’t want to hear in 2015

If ‘bae’ has you cringing, here’s a list of other equally-overused words that need to stop right…

Literary Tea: Christmas in Literature

Event Guide

Literary Tea: Christmas in Literature

Come along to Chermside Library for a literary tea to review the changing face of Christmas in literature throughout…

John Marsden

Chatterbox

John Marsden: All grown up

Best-selling author John Marsden catches up with Rosie Greenaway at South Bank as his first adult novel hits the…

Ben Elton

Brisbane Extra

Ben Elton slams our “absolutely evil” society

Ben Elton understands the power of words as well as anyone. The UK comedy legend — in town for the Brisbane run of his…

Steve Kilbey

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Oz music legends in conversation

Iconic musician and writer Robert Forster will host a conversation with the equally iconic Steve Kilbey at Avid Reader…

Steve Kilbey

Event Guide

Steve Kilbey in conversation with Robert Forster

Iconic musician and writer Robert Forster will host a conversation with the equally iconic Steve Kilbey at Avid Reader…

Kirilee Barker

Brisbane Extra

Writing for days

Brisbane author Kirilee Barker chats about her debut novel, The Book of Days. With her first novel on shelves now and…

Dig Deeper

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Win four great new foodie books [CLOSED]

If you’re a sucker for a cookbook, health guide or the cooking reality TV programs then you will want to enter…

Kirilee Barker

Win

Win one of three copies of K.A. Barker’s The Book of Days [CLOSED]

Kirilee Baker caught the attention of publishers after the first chapter of The Book of Days won the 2010 John Marsden…