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Sandcliffe Writers Festival - Part 2

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In addition to the Panel Discussion in the Brisbane City Council Library on April 12th, there are more events for the Sandcliffe Festival. Read about the Panel Discussion here.

On Friday 15th April at 6pm you can dine with Kristina Olsson, at the Café on the Park, 6 Park Parade, Shorncliffe. Kristina Olsson is well-known to Queensland readers and writers, as in 2013 she was the 2013 Queensland Literary Award Winner, and in 2014 was a join winner for her book "Boy Lost", in the 2014 NWS Premier's Literary Awards. She will entertain guests about her writing journey. Her books will be available for purchase too. Cost of the dinner includes dinner, tea and coffee. Dessert will be available for purchase. You can BYO – there will be no corkage fee. Bookings are essential Please phone 3359 8647 or 0402 121 155

Bracken Ridge Library
Bracken Ridge Library

On Saturday April 16th the Festival continues at the Bracken Ridge Library, on the corner of Bracken and Barrett Sts, starting at 10 am.

Hugh Lunn, Shelley Davidow, and Samuel Wagan Watson will entertain you with their unique perspectives on "A Sense of Place".

At 12 noon, Vicki Bennett, Peter Ludlow and Ian Mathieson will present "Setting Your Story Free:. Learn how to publish, promote and market your work by setting your words free.

At 2.30 pm, Writer and Performer Waiata Telfer joins two other writers on a panel. Waiata, a Narrunga-Kaurna woman of Burmese-British ancestry, has created the story of "Song" and Aboriginal girl who dares to challenge tradition and community in search of her own identity and belonging.

There is also Young People's Sessions at the Bracken Ridge Library, also on Saturday April 16th. At 10 am to 11 am, Trevor Fourmile, and Indigenous storyteller, performer and picture book author presents an interactive storytelling session suitable for 4 – 9 year olds.

At 1 pm to 2 pm, young female performer and writer, Te, a graduate of the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts will demonstrate how to set and perform your words to a rap beat. This session promises to be fun for the 9 to 13 year olds.

All sessions at the Bracken Ride Library on April 16th are FREE, and booking is not required.

If you need to know more contact Adele, on 0402 121 155 or

Sandcliffe Writers Festival funding from The Brisbane City Council and The Brisbane City Council Library Services
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Why? Sandcliffe Writers Festival
When: April 15th, and 16th, 2016
Phone: 0402 121 155
Where: Barrett St, Bracken Ridge
Cost: $18.50 for Dinner, Sessions are free.
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