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Brisbane's Big Book Club with Trent Dalton

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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Share a conversation about a classic Brisbane-based book
Do you love contributing to a book club conversation where you can meet with other literary lovers and discuss the characters and blissful stories of your favourite book? If this sounds like you, then be sure to mark Saturday 13 April 2019 in your diary and get along to Brisbane's Biggest Bookclub.

Bring along your ideas, unanswered questions and an appetite for literature as Avid Reader Bookshop hosts this literary landmark event at Brisbane's Old Museum Building in Bowen Hills.

The book selected for discussion couldn't have been a better choice. Get ready to discuss Boy Swallows Universe by Brisbane author and journalist, Trent Dalton.

Photo courtesy Logan City Council libraries

The book is simply wonderful seeing life through the eyes of a young Eli Bell, who faces a mix of tragic, dangerous and what could seem unbelievable experiences against a backdrop of drug deals, prison escapes, family dislocation and reunion, young love, hopefulness and a desire to start a career as a journalist.

At first glance, the story of Eli and his family would seem unbelievably chaotic except that much of it is based on Trent's own life. See my full review here.

Find out more as Trent will be in-conversation with Kathleen Noonan. Kathleen is also a journalist and columnist who has reported in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. You may recognise her for her weekly column 'Last Word' which has appeared in Saturday's Courier-Mail.

Photo courtesy bwf

The Old Museum Building is a talking point in itself. The heritage listed building was built in 1891 for the Queensland National Agricultural and Industrial Association and designed by Architect Addison, George Henry Male

Photo courtesy Cineretro Film Society

If all of this leaves you wanting to start your own book club, participants will be provided with special book club notes to hold a session of your own. Lucky door prizes will also be awarded on the day.

Tickets are $20 and available until 13 April 2019 at 3:00 PM. (Boy Swallows Universe $32.99).
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Why? Share a conversation with a favourite Brisbane author
When: 4pm-6pm
Phone: (07) 3846 3422
Where: The Old Museum Building, 480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Cost: $20.00
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Gillian the book is my "Must read" list.
by May Cross (score: 3|5634) 324 days ago
I have always enjoyed Trent's articles in Australian newspapers. He is a gifted writer.
by jmc02 (score: 1|26) 321 days ago
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