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Do you love to write? Don't miss the RedWrites Festival
Redland Libraries believe strongly in supporting its local authors and this year it's pulling out all the stops again by holding the RedWrites Festival.

Held at Victoria Point Library on Saturday 14th November 2015 the day promises to encourage, support and inspire local writers and lovers of books. With guest speakers including Judy Nunn and Helene Young, a literary breakfast, workshops and a chance to meet local authors and independent publishers, the day promises to get the creative juices flowing.

So check out what the RedWrites Festival has to offer below and be sure not to miss all of the great opportunities that are on offer.

RedWrites Festival Literary Breakfast Starts at 7.30am - 9am
RedWrites Festival Literary Breakfast starts at 7.30am - 9am

Literary Breakfast

Starts: 7.30am 9am

Looking for literary inspiration?

Come along to the Victoria Point Library to meet other local inspiring authors and Illustrators.

Networking with other authors is one of the best ways to keep motivated and also to learn more about writing, publishing and book marketing.

Limited to 30 places at a cost of $15 per person (non-refundable) to be made at the time of booking. The cost will cover breakfast and a cuppa.

Bookings essential on 3884 4011

Workshop: Learn How to Create a Book Trailer

Starts: 9am - 11am

If you are writing a book or about to publish one, come along and learn some simple techniques to create a book trailer to promote your work. If you have an iPad you can bring it along and download the apps that are used in this workshop. iPads and equipment will be provided for small groups on the day.

Maximum of 30 places at a cost of $15 per person (non-refundable) to be made at the time of booking.

Bookings essential on 3884 4011

Workshop: Book Art Classes

Starts: 9.30am 11am

Breathe new life into old books.

Join us in a workshop to create your own folded book art. It's such a fun way of reusing old books and giving them a new purpose.

Free Event

Bookings essential on 3884 4011

A Morning with Judy Nunn

Starts: 11.30am 12.30 pm

Judy Nunn's career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose.

Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historical-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe.

Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath The Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men and Elianne confirm Judy's position as one of Australia's leading fiction writers.

In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author.

Judy will be speaking about her latest book Spirit of the Ghan.

For more about Judy Nunn checkout her website at

Free Event

Bookings essential on 3884 4011

Brought to you in partnership with Angus & Robertson Victoria Point

Spirits of the Ghan by Judy Nunn
Spirits of the Ghan by Judy Nunn

Local Authors

Starts: 12.30pm 2.30pm

Meet locals inspiring authors and purchase your next great read.

Independent Publishers

Starts: 12.30pm 2.30pm

Meet representatives from Independent Publishers, Boolarong Press, Jaffa Books and Lilly Pilly Publications for hints and tips on how to get your book published.

An Insider's View of the Publishing Industry

Starts: 1.30pm 3pm

Join Kristina Schulz (children's and young adult author) and Alexandra Payne (non-fiction author) from the University of Queensland Press for an insider's view of the publishing industry.

They will reveal exactly what publishers and agents do and share their top ten tips on publishing, handy hints, common queries and the inside scoop on UQP and the benefit of a local publisher.

Bookings essential on 3884 4011

Maximum of 40 places at a cost of $10 per person (Non-refundable) to be made at the time of booking.

Helene Young
Helene Young

An Afternoon with Helene Young

Starts: 3.30 4.30pm

From Australia's multi-award-winning romance writer Helene Young comes Northern Heat, a heart-stopping novel of passion, suspense and danger that will leave you breathless.

Helene recently won the 2014 Favourite Romance Suspense award at the Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) awards for novel Safe Harbour.

In Northern Heat, a strong heroine meets a sexy hero in the unique and picturesque setting of Cooktown, north of Queensland. Conor is living under an assumed name and rebuilding his shattered life. Working at Cooktown's youth centre has given him the chance to make a difference again, and a chance to flirt with Dr Kristy Dark. When a severe cyclone menaces the coast, threatening to destroy everything in its path, tensions come to a head and the weather is not the only danger in Cooktown.

Northern Heat is Helene's sixth novel in six years.

For more about Helene Young check out her website at

Free Event

Bookings essential on 3884 4011

Brought to you in partnership with Angus & Robertson Victoria Point

Northern Heat by Helene Young
Northern Heat by Helene Young

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Why? If you love writing or books you won't want to miss this!
When: 14th November 2015
Phone: 07 3884 4010
Where: Victoria Point Library
Cost: Free - $15 depending on session attended
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