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Avid Reader hosts a variety of events and we look forward to seeing you at one soon.

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Bleddyn Butcher - A Little History: Photographs of Nick Cave and cohorts, 1981-2013 Date: Wednesday, 8, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

alittlehistoryJoin us at the launch ofA Little History:Photographs of Nick Cave and cohorts, 1981-2013where author/photographer Bleddyn Butcher will be in-conversation with Andrew McMillen.

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Kristy Chambers - It's Not You, Geography, It's Me Date: Thursday, 9, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.its not you georgraphyJoin Kristy Chambers for the launch of her hilarious – and brutally honest – memoir about mental illness and depression,It's Not You, Geography, It's Me.

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Peter Rowe - Josh Goes to the Library Date: Friday, 10, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

JOSH GOES TO THE LIBRARYJoin us for the launch of Peter Rowe's new bookJosh Goes to the Library.

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Lee Kofman - The Dangerous Bride Date: Monday, 13, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.dangerous brideJoin us at the launch of The Dangerous Bride, where author Lee Kofman will be in-conversation with Krissy Kneen.

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Olivera Simic - Surviving Peace Date: Thursday, 16, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

SURVIVING PEACEJoin Griffith Review editor, Julianne Schultz as she launches Olivera Simic's memoir, Surviving Peace.

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Paddy O'Reilly in-conversation with Sarah Kanowski Date: Friday, 17, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.TheWondersJoin us for this salon celebrating women's writing. Three writers will read at the beginning of this Salon event. Meet Inga Simpson (Nest), Frances Whiting (Walking on Trampolines)and Sally Piper (Grace's Table) as they read from their books before our conversation between ABC Radio National's, Sarah Kanowski and author Paddy O'Reilly.

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Adam Liaw - Adam's Big Pot Date: Tuesday, 21, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 big potJoin Avid Reader's resident foodie Fiona Stager as she talks with Adam Liaw about his new book Adam's Big Pot.

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Patrick Holland - Navigatio Date: Thursday, 30, October, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.navigatioJoin us as James Cowanlaunches Patrick Holland'sNavigatio.

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Steve Kilbey in-conversation with Robert Forster Date: Monday, 3, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.somethingJoin musician and writer Robert Forster in-conversation with Steve Kilbey.

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Peter FitzSimons - Gallipoli Date: Tuesday, 4, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.gallipoliJoin us for the launch of Peter FitzSimons' highly-anticipated book Gallipoli.

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Max seats 200
$ 7.50
Scott Bevan - Bill: The Life of William Dobell Date: Wednesday, 5, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 bill-the-life-of-william-dobellJoin us at the launch ofBill: The Life of William Dobell, where author Scott Bevan will be in-conversation with Matthew Condon.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Barrie Cassidy - Private Bill: In Love and War Date: Monday, 17, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.private.billJoin ABC Radio National's, Paul Barclay in-conversation with Barrie Cassidy for the launch of his family memoir,Private Bill: In Love and War.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Best Australian Science Writing 2014 Date: Tuesday, 18, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 best scienceJoin us for the launch of the annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year with editor, Ashley Hay, contributors, Professor Ian Lowe,Peter McAllister, John Cook, and President of the Australian Science Communicators, Joan Leach.

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$ 7.50
Griffith Review 46 - Forgotten Stories - The Novella Project II Date: Wednesday, 19, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 forgotten storiesJoin editor Julianne Schultz and the Griffith REVIEW team to celebrate another successful year, culminating in Forgotten Stories – The Novella Project II. Thrill to micro readings by local contributors includingMasako Fukui,Megan McGrath, Ashley Hay, Phil Brown, Gerhard Hoffstaedter and Frank Robson.

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Max seats 110
$ 7.50
Maureen Cooper - Bimblebox: A Nature Refuge Under Siege Date: Thursday, 20, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.brimbleboxJoin us and Paola Cassoni from The Bimblebox Alliance at the launch of Maureen Cooper's,Bimblebox: A Nature Refuge Under Siege.

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Max seats 100
Free
Michael El-Bacha - Oh My God! Am I Alright? Date: Wednesday, 26, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.oh my godJoinMichael El-Bacha for the launch ofOh My God! Am I Alright?

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Jane Gleeson-White in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Thursday, 27, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.six.capitalsJoin ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay in-conversation with Jane Gleeson-White discussing her new book Six Capitals:The revolution capitalism has to have - or can accountants save the planet?

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$ 7.50
Sean Williams - Crash Date: Friday, 28, November, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 crashJoin your host Trent Jamieson for the launch ofCrash,the brilliant second book in the science-fiction thrillerTwinmakertrilogy from Sean Williams.

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$ 7.50
Shaun Micallef - The President's Desk Date: Monday, 1, December, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Out of Store Event, Brisbane, Queensland 4104 (AU)

200.presidents.deskJoin us at The Greek Club for an inaccurate history of America launching Shuan Micallef's The President's Desk:An Alt-History of the United States.

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Max seats 300
$ 15.00
Lost in Track Changes Salon Date: Tuesday, 2, December, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.lost in track changesJoin us as Cate Kennedy, Ryan O’Neill, Fiona Capp, Robert Hoge, and Krissy Kneen take the personal and intimate craft of memoir and turn it over to the cut-and-paste transformation of remix culture, combined with a hint of old-fashioned parlour games.

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