SlammED! 2016

Lucy Cottier from Kedron State High School (winner of the 2016 SlammED! Final).

Over winter 2016, SLQ and the Queensland Poetry Festival partnered to deliver SlammED!, a series of slam poetry workshops and heats. The workshops were facilitated by a range of professional poets based in Queensland. Ten schools across Queensland held workshops and slam heats, and in total over 150 high school students participated in the SlammEd … Read more

Back to Verrierdale

Verrierdale State School , 1916. Image from State Library of Queensland.

Verrierdale, a rural suburb at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, is celebrating community history with a “Back to Verrierdale Day” on Saturday 1 October 2016. The Gubbi Gubbi people were the original inhabitants of this district, where heavy forests grew. Timber felling was a major industry after European settlement, with cleared land being … Read more

Ask a Curator Day – what do you want to know?

Ask a curator logo 2016

This Wednesday September 14 is Ask a Curator Day. It is a day dedicated to giving visitors direct access to the expertise of museum, library and gallery curators via social media.   This year State Library of Queensland is joining more than 1,200 cultural institutions taking part in 52 countries. Participants are encouraged to ask anything that they are curious about or want more … Read more