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Young writers get inspired at SLQ’s inaugural Young Writers Conference

On Saturday 25 November, 100 young writers gathered at the State Library of Queensland for the inaugural Young Writers Conference, and the 2017 Young Writers Award ceremony. While the Young Writers Award—which is open to writers aged 15 to 25—is now in its twenty-first year, the Young Writers Conference is a new initiative from SLQ’s … Read more

Death of a Poet

“I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward” Seamus Heaney Today as the Brisbane Writers’ Festival is underway here at the State Library, which is home also to the Queensland Writers Centre, it is timely to reflect on the importance of poetry in the lives of ordinary people like me. Some poets … Read more

Transforming the legacy of Tindale

Annie Ah Sam (A)

Powerful portraits by Queensland artist Vernon Ah Kee capture the people behind the work of anthropologist Norman Tindale in a new exhibition at SLQ. Transforming Tindale, on from tomorrow, Thu 6 Sep until Sun 9 Dec, combines Vernon Ah Kee’s work with photographs collected by Norman Tindale in the 1930s. Vernon Ah Kee has created evocative artworks … Read more

Young Writers Award winner

Congratulations Rebecca Jessen, winner of the SLQ Young Writers Award 2012! Rebecca has been awarded the prestigious State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award 2012 and $2000 for her short story Gap. As we celebrate the National Year of Reading, the Young Writers Award is one of Queensland’s premier opportunities to nurture and showcase young … Read more