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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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Maxine Beneba Clarke - Foreign Soil Date: Thursday, 12, June, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.foreignsoilJoin us for a salon at the launch of Maxine Beneba Clarke'sForeign Soil, where Maxine will be in-conversation with Melissa Lucashenko.

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Victor Marsh - The Boy in the Yellow Dress Date: Friday, 13, June, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

boy in the yellow dressJoin us as Stuart Glover launches Victor Marsh's memoirThe Boy in the Yellow Dress.

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Peter Andrews in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Wednesday, 18, June, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.uberpreneursJoin Peter Andrews in-conversation with ABC Radio National's, Paul Barclay discussingÜberpreneurs: How to create innovative global businesses and transform human societies.

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Sian Prior - Salon Date: Thursday, 19, June, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 shyJoin Griffith REVIEW'sSusan Hornbeck in-conversation withSian Prior at the launch of Shy: a memoir. Also, at this Salon we are introducing new emerging writers.

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Tim Low - Where Song Began Date: Wednesday, 25, June, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.where song beganJoin us for the launch of Tim Low'sWhere Song Began:Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World.

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Loani Prior - Pretty Funny Tea Cosies Date: Tuesday, 1, July, 2014
Start: 6:30:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.tea cosiesJoin us for a fun night with the launch of Loani Prior's latest contribution to the tea cosy world,Pretty Funny Tea Cosies.

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Anne Manne - The Life of I Date: Tuesday, 8, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.life of iJoin Anne Manne as she speaks about the destructive elements of narcissism at work in a culture obsessed with itself.

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Josephine Burden - Songs for a Blind Date Date: Wednesday, 16, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.songs of a blind dateJoin Josephine Burden for the Brisbane launch ofSongs for a Blind Date.

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Brooke Davis - Lost and Found Date: Thursday, 17, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.lost and foundJoin our Salon of emerging writers with debut author, Brooke Davis launching the buzz book of the 2014 London Book Fair, Lost & Found.

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$ 7.50
Justin Heazlewood - Funemployed Date: Friday, 18, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.FunemployedJoin authorJustin Heazlewood in-conversation withAndrew Stafford discussing his new bookFunemployed.

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$ 7.50
Anthony Cooper in-conversation with Phil Brown Date: Wednesday, 23, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.kokoda air strikesJoin writer and author Phil Brown in-conversation with Anthony Cooper discussing Kokoda Air Strikes.

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Alan Baxter in-conversation with Kylie Chan Date: Friday, 25, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.boundHosted by Trent Jamieson, author Alan Baxter will be in-conversation with Kylie Chan.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Liam Pieper - The Feel-Good Hit of the Year Date: Tuesday, 29, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.feel goodJoin us for the Brisbane launch of Liam Pieper's memoir,The Feel-Good Hit of the Year.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Inga Simpson - Nest Date: Wednesday, 30, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.nestJoin author Kristina Olsson as she launches Inga Simpson's new novel,Nest.

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Max seats 110
Free
Melinda Edwards - Saving Virginia Date: Thursday, 31, July, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.saving virginaJoin Melinda Edwards for the launch of her debut novelSaving Virginia.

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Doug Purdie - Backyard Bees Date: Friday, 1, August, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.backyard beesJoin us for a bee evening with the launch ofDoug Purdie'sBackyard Bees. There will also be a tasting of West End home honey.

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$ 7.50
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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$ 7.50
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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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
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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$ 7.50