Interested in hosting a workshop for Young Writers in your regional community?

State Library’s Young People and Families team is excited to open an Expression of Interest seeking two regional public libraries to host the Young Writers Camp, an intensive creative writing working for young people aged 15-17. Young Writers Camp is three inspired days of creativity and collaboration, where participants will explore and develop their love … Read more

Behind the scenes of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at City of Gold Coast Libraries

City of Gold Coast Libraries presents 2018 Inside Scoop – seven exclusive events taking the community behind the scenes of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, bringing them the inside scoop from the people in the know. It’s a unique chance to get the lowdown on the city’s preparations to host its biggest ever international … Read more

ANNOUNCING THE VALA 2018 DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

VALA 2018

Applications are invited for the VALA2018 Diversity Scholarships. Introduced in 2017, these Scholarships will fund up to three individuals to attend the 2018 VALA Biennial Conference, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Melbourne, Australia, from 13 – 15 February 2018. The VALA Biennial Conference has grown into the largest fully peer-reviewed library technology … Read more

The “Daintree Blockade” wins a 2017 Queensland Literary Award

The Daintree blockade: the battle for Australia's tropical rainforests by Bill Wilkie, Mossman, Queensland Four Mile Books, 2017.

Congratulations to Bill Wilkie, long-serving staff member of Mossman Library, who this week was awarded the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance for his outstanding debut work The Daintree Blockade: The Battle for Australia’s Tropical Rainforests. Bill spent eight years on the book which involved more than four years of research, over 80 … Read more