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

Digital stories teach global themes

Story of Selvammal by Alexandra Toohey and Tahlia Lymbery.

Cultural diversity. Poverty. Pollution. Bullying. Violence. If you are studying or teaching any of these global themes, digital stories created by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) pre-service teachers provide excellent stimulus material. Developed in collaboration with State Library of Queensland (SLQ) as part of The Global Teacher subject, the digital stories have been released under … Read more

WORD UP: YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

SLQ Word Up

Word Up invited aspiring young writers to come together at State Library of Queensland from the 5-7 April, 2016  for a three-day intensive writing workshop for young people aged 15-17. In 2016, the twenty-one Word Up participants that gathered were ambitious, bold, unique, and talented young people with a passion for creativity, writing and self-expression. Across … Read more

Free access to online dictionaries and encyclopedias

Image by Caleb Roenigk, 2011.

Are you looking for a definition or some authoritative facts? SLQ provides free access to online dictionaries and encyclopedias for all SLQ members. Just some of the available titles include Macquarie Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection. The online Macquarie Dictionary allows you to search the dictionary and thesaurus together or … Read more

Books in many languages at your local library

Books in more than 50 languages available at the library

If you speak Chinese, Tagalog or another language other than English, there’ll be something in the LOTE collection for you. State Library provides Languages other than English (LOTE) resources for more than 315,000 Queenslanders (36 %) who speak a language other than English. The collection has over 50,000 books and other items in more than 50 languages. LOTE also suits … Read more