Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Writers Train

This will be a whopper of an event and not one to be missed. So get your glad rags out and be part of an event that will be a hoot.

QWC is delivering the 2009 Writers Train as a component of the Q150 Steam Train which will be leaving Townsville on 2 June and heading out on the Inlander Line to Mount Isa. This Writers Train is a tribute to the original Writers Train which travelled throughout Queensland in 1990 with authors such as Tim Winton, Janet Turner-Hospital and Nick Earls. We aim to connect, share and engage with people within each regional centre and will be posting a digital journal of the trip on ABC's Radio National social networking site, pool.org.au.

More info can be found on the QWC website:


We have programmed three authors who will be delivering author talks, schools presentations or readings in each town. The authors are:

Matthew Condon, currently a feature writer with the Courier Mail's QWeekend Magazine and well-known author. Matt's most recent bio can be found here: http://www.randomhouse.com.au/Books/Default.aspx?Page=Book&ID=9781740510325

Gregory Rogers, an award winning children's book author and illustrator. More information on Greg can be found here: http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=312&author=230 and here http://margaretconnolly.com/?p=654

And Belinda Jeffrey. Belinda's first book, Brown Skin Blue, will actually be published through UQP on 1 June so your dinner will be her launch celebration! More information on the book can be found here http://www.penguin.com.au/lookinside/spotlight.cfm?SBN=9780702237133

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