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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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Jeremy Oxley and Mary Oxley Griffiths in-conversation with Tim Cox Date: Monday, 6, July, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 here comes the sunTHIS EVENT HAS BOOKED OUT

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Judy Sharp with Tim Sharp - A Double Shot of Happiness Date: Wednesday, 8, July, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 doubleTHIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

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Kerryn Higgs in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Friday, 10, July, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 collison courseJoin ABC Radio National's Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay in-conversation with Kerryn Higgs discussing Collision Course -Endless Growth on a Finite Planet.

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Stephanie Bishop - Salon Date: Thursday, 16, July, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 other sideJoin us for a Salon with emerging writers and author, Stephanie Bishop launching her new novel, The Other Side of the World.

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The Jihad of Jesus - Launch Date: Thursday, 30, July, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 jihadTHIS EVENT HAS BOOKED OUT

Join Dave Andrews, Nora Amath and Dr Jason MacLeod for the Brisbane launch of The Jihad of Jesus: the Sacred Nonviolent Struggle for Justice.

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Gillian Wills - Elvis and Me Date: Tuesday, 4, August, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 ELVISJoin Gillian Wills in-conversation with Kristina Olsson at the launch of her memoir,Elvis and Me.

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Max seats 110
Free
David Vann in-conversation with Sarah Kanowski Date: Monday, 10, August, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 AQUARIUMJoin us at a Salon of emerging writers where ABC Radio National's Sarah Kanowski will be in-conversation with award winning author, David Vann discussing his latest novelAquarium.

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50
Brendan Tobin - Indigenous peoples, customary law and human rights – why living law matters Date: Thursday, 13, August, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 indigenous peopleJoin us as ARC Laureate Fellow, TC Beirne School of Law’s, Professor Brad Sherman and Griffith University, Adjunct Professor, Valerie Cooms a Member of the National Native Title Tribunal, launch Dr Brendan Tobin'sIndigenous Peoples, Customary Law and Human Rights – Why Living Law Matters.

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Free
Kate Forsyth - The Beast's Garden Date: Monday, 17, August, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 beasts gardenJoin us for a Salon with emerging writers at the launch of Kate Forsyth's new novel,The Beast's Garden.

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Max seats 110
$ 7.50
S.J. Watson - Salon Date: Monday, 24, August, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 second lifeJoin us for a Salon with emerging authors and multi-award winning British author, S.J. Watson.

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$ 7.50
Susan Johnson - The Landing Date: Wednesday, 26, August, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 the landingJoin Susan Johnson for the launch of her new novel,The Landing.

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Max seats 110
Free
Gary Kemble - Skin Deep Date: Tuesday, 1, September, 2015
Start: 5:30:pm
End: 6:30:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 skin-deepJoin us and our friends from the Brisbane Writers Festival for the Brisbane launch of Gary Kemble's new novel,Skin Deep.

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Max seats 110
Free
Craig Munro - Under Cover Date: Tuesday, 1, September, 2015
Start: 7:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 under coverJoin us and our friends from the Brisbane Writers Festival for the launch of Craig Munro's memoirUnder Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing.

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Max seats 110
Free
Andrew Fuller - Unlocking Your Child's Genius Date: Thursday, 3, September, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Where the Wild Things Are, 191 Boundary Street, West End 4101 (AU)

200 unlocking your childJoin us as author Andrew Fuller speaks aboutUnlocking Your Child's Genius.

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$ 7.50
Ghada Karmi - Return: a Palestinian memoir Date: Friday, 4, September, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 returnJoin us for the Brisbane launch ofReturn: a Palestinian memoir,an extraordinary memoir of exile and the impossibility of finding home with author, Ghada Karmi.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Gail Jones in-conversation with Sarah Kanowski Date: Tuesday, 8, September, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 guide to berlinJoin ABC Radio National's Sarah Kanowski in-conversation with multi-ward winning author, Gail Jones discussing her new novelA Guide to Berlin. This is also a Salon where we introduce emerging writers.

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50
Shirley Barrett in-conversation with Sarah Kanowski Date: Wednesday, 9, September, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 RUSH OHJoin ABC Radio National's Sarah Kanowski in-conversation with Shirley Barrett discussing her debut novel,Rush Oh!

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50
Nick Rose - Fair Food Date: Friday, 11, September, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 fair foodJoin editor Nick Rose and contributors for the Brisbane launch ofFair Food: Stories from a Movement Changing the World.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
David Burton - How to Be Happy Date: Monday, 14, September, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 how to beJoin the 2014 winner of The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing, David Burton for the launch of How to Be Happy.

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Max seats 100
Free
Satyajit Das - A Banquet of Consequences Date: Tuesday, 15, September, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 banquetJoin author Satyajit Das as he speaks about his new bookA Banquet of Consequencesand answers the question, have we consumed our own future?

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50