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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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Wayne Macauley in-conversation with Fiona Stager Date: Monday, 4, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.demonsJoin us for a special Salon of emerging authors and Fiona Stager in-conversation with Wayne Macauley discussing his new novelDemons.

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Jono Lineen - Into the Heart of the Himalayas Date: Tuesday, 5, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.into the heartJoin Jono Lineen for the Brisbane launch of his memoir,Into the Heart of the Himalayas.

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Rebecca Jessen - Gap Date: Friday, 8, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.gapJoin us for the launch of Rebecca Jessen's novel,Gap, winner of the 2013 Queensland Literary Award – Best Emerging Author.

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Dee Madigan in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Tuesday, 12, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

hard sellJoin Paul Barclay from ABC Radio National's Big Ideas in-conversation with Dee Madigan discussingThe Hard Sell:The tricks of political advertising.

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Edwin Bikundo - International Criminal Law: Using or Abusing Legality? Date: Friday, 15, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.international-criminal-lawJoin us andDr Edwin Bikundo for a discussion onInternational Criminal Law: Using or Abusing Legality?

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Marie Munkara - A Most Peculiar Act Date: Wednesday, 20, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.a most peculiar actJoin us for a salon with emerging writers as we launch Marie Munkara'sA Most Peculiar Act.

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Andrew McMillen in-conversation with John Birmingham Date: Thursday, 21, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

talking smackSORRY, THIS EVENT IS BOOKED OUT.

Join John Birmingham in-conversation with Andrew McMillenTalking Smack.

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Renee Treml - The Great Garden Mystery Date: Sunday, 24, August, 2014
Start: 10:00:am
End: 11:00:am
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.great.gardenJoin us for games and activities for the kids at the launch of ReneeTreml'sfabulous,The Great Garden Mystery.

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Neville Bonney - Jewel of the Australian Desert Native Peach (Quandong) Date: Thursday, 28, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.quandongJoin us and theQueensland Bushfoods Associationfor the launch of Neville Bonney'sJewel of theAustralian Desert Native Peach (Quandong): the tree with the round red fruit.

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John Ahern - On the Road ...With Kids Date: Friday, 29, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.on the road with kidsJoin us as John Ahern takes us on his life-changing trip.

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Dr Pamela Douglas - The Discontented Little Baby Book Date: Tuesday, 2, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.discontented.babyJoin Dr Pamela Douglas as she explains a revolutionary new approach to caring for your baby.

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Ananda Braxton-Smith Date: Thursday, 4, September, 2014
Start: 4:00:pm
End: 5:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

Come along after school and meet Children’s Book Council Australia finalist author, Ananda Braxton-Smith speaking about her new bookPlenty, her first junior fiction title.Great for kids aged 9+.

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Ellen van Neerven - Heat and Light Date: Tuesday, 9, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.heat and loveJoin us as Melissa Lucashenkolaunches the 2013David Unaipon Award winner, Ellen van Neerven'sHeat and Light.

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Linda Jaivin - Beijing Date: Wednesday, 10, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

beijingLet Linda Jaivin take you onan intimate and informed portrait of a city at the centre of one of the world's oldest civilizations and the capital of one of its newest superpowers;Beijing.

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Favel Parrett & Zane Hacker - a novel and cookbook in Antarctica Date: Thursday, 11, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

Join us for an evening where we are all about Antarctica. Critically acclaimed, award-winning author, Favel Parrett will be launching her new novel, When the Night Comes and her good friend, Zane Hacker will be launching his memoir/cookbook, Antarctic Sundays. Both will be in-conversation with Krissy Kneen.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Lorelei Vashti - Dress, Memory Date: Friday, 12, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.dress memoryJoin Michelle Law as she launches Lorelei Vashti's memoir Dress, Memory.

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Max seats 100
Free
WUNDERKAMMER - Zenobia Frost & Kristin Hannaford Date: Thursday, 18, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.curio200.salt and boneJoin us forWUNDERKAMMER, the joint launch of Zenobia Frost and Kristin Hannaford's new Walleah Press poetry collections.

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The Nextt Step: More Stories of Hope Date: Friday, 19, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.nextt stepJoin us for the launch ofTheNextt Step: More Stories of Hope.

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Max seats 100
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Christine Sharp - Sylvia Date: Wednesday, 24, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.sylviaJoin chef, restaurateur, author and organic food pioneer Brenda Fawdon of Mondo Organicsas she launches Christine Sharp's new picture book, Sylvia.

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Ragnar Purje - Responsibility Theory® Date: Thursday, 25, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.responsibility theory.finalJoinAssociate Professor Ken Purnell as he chairs proceedings for the launch ofRagnar Purje'sResponsibility Theory®a new consideration in personaland classroom behaviour management.

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