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Brisbane International Film Festival 2018 – 5 free tickets up for grabs

Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library, screening as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival.

State Library of Queensland (State Library) is pleased to offer five free tickets to public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff to the special screening of Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library, screening as part of the Brisbane International Film Festival. Sunday 21 October 2018 at State Library. Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and Chief … Read more

Braille House writing competition for visually impaired

Reading Braille

The Queensland Braille Writing Association (Braille House) writing competition for legally blind, low and no vision writers.is now open. The (Braille House) Dickinson Memorial Literary Competition 2018 theme is Imagine. Entry is restricted to vision impaired Australian residents and entries must be accompanied by an official, completed and signed form. Submissions can be a short … Read more

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

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