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by May Cross (subscribe)
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Not your average book club
The Edge's first book club series was such a wild success, that they have decided to offer Part 2. Sticking with the not your average book club style, they'd like to introduce you to the Pop Culture Book Club, complete with game nights, cinema excursions and a comic book series.

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The Edge Book Club (image from organiser's website)


Throughout the months of September, October and November they'll be dedicating the third and fourth Mondays of the month to exploring popular culture through different media: novels, games, short-film, TV series and comic books. Join in for one, some, or all of them.

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The Edge on the edge of the Brisbane River (image by writer)


The series kicks off in September with Fiasco a role-playing game with no game master. It's A game of powerful ambition inspired by the cinematic genre of small time capers gone wrong, such as Blood Simple, Fargo, The Way of the Gun, Burn After Reading, and A Simple Plan. Themes of the game include black comedy and poor impulse control. Think Coen Brothers and neo-noir.
Fiasco
Monday 25 September 2017
6pm 8pm
Free but spaces limited.

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GOMA for film night (image by writer)


October will bring you to GOMA (just next door) to see two small films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder:
The Bridegroom, The Comedienne and The Pimp
The Little Chaos

Wednesday 18 October 2017 (Yes this is a Wednesday, not Monday.)
6pm 7pm
GOMA

Then, you can play the awesomely fun game Werewolf. Up to 19 players can play at once! It is seriously one of the best games.
Werewolf
Monday 30 October 2017
6pm 7.30pm
Free but spaces limited.

In November, the book club will explore the TV series Cleverman, a critically acclaimed, action-packed, sci-fi drama that is set in Australia. It explores themes of racism, asylum seekers, border protection and dystopia.
Cleverman
Monday 20 November 2017
6pm 7.30pm

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Book Clubbers will enjoy the view from The Edge (image by writer)


The book club series will end on Monday 27 November with The Walking Dead comic books. Yep, The Walking Dead is a comic book and there are 168 issues. No need to read all of them (unless, of course, you want to).
The Walking Dead
Monday 27 November 2017
6pm 7.30pm

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The Edge Shared Spaces (image by writer)


What is The Edge?
Conceived as a model for the library of the future, The Edge, launched by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) in 2010, is at the forefront of re-imagining libraries for the 21st century. With a mandate to empower Queenslanders to explore creativity across art, science, technology, and enterprise, The Edge is a visionary space for 'creating creatives'; a melting pot of ideas, capacity-building, experimentation and innovation.
For more information and to book into one session, or more (or all) click here

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Enjoy a Coffee at The Edge Coffee Stop (image by writer)

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Why? To discuss your favourite medium and genre.
When: 25 September to 27 November 2017
Phone: 07 3842 9400
Where: The Edge, State Library of Qld, Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Cost: FREE but please book.
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