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

Event Date/Time Location Short Event Description Max Attendance Price
 Author Event
Irma Gold - Megumi and the Bear Date: Tuesday, 13, January, 2015
Start: 10:00:am
End: 11:00:am
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 megumiJoin author Irma Gold for a fun morning at the launch of her picture bookMegumi and the Bear.

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John Birmingham - signing Emergence Date: Sunday, 1, February, 2015
Start: 10:00:am
End: 11:00:am
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.emergenceBlow up Sunday morning with John Birmingham signing copies of Emergencefrom 10.00am until 11.00am

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Helen Razer and Bernard Keane with Paul Barclay Date: Tuesday, 3, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.stupidTHIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

Join us for a panel discussion lead by authors Helen Razer and Bernard Keane on A Short History of Stupid.

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Lee Holmes in-conversation with Sharnee Rawson Date: Friday, 6, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.clean greenJoin The Courier-Mail's food editor, Sharnee Rawson in-conversation withLee Holmes talking about Supercharged Food: Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian.

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$ 7.50
Sue Wright - Will You Be My Sweetheart? Date: Tuesday, 10, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.will you be my sweetheartJoin author Sue Wright from Tiny Owl Workshop for the launch of Will You Be My Sweetheart?

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David Day in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Tuesday, 17, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.keatingJoin ABC Radio National's, Paul Barclay in-conversation with historian David Day discussing The Story of a Prime Minister, Paul Keating.

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50
Tove Vine - Three Books, One Evening Date: Thursday, 19, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.booksJoin Tove Vine for the Brisbane launch of her booksTIC This is China, MAD Making a Difference in China, GAP Get a Purpose teaching English in China.

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Max seats 100
Free
Salon - Tom Rachman in-conversation with Sarah Kanowski Date: Tuesday, 24, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.rise.fallJoin us for a salon of emerging writers reading with Tom Rachman author ofThe Rise and Fall of Great Powerswho will also bein-conversation with Sarah Kanowski.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Michele Gierck - Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me Date: Wednesday, 25, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 frayingJoin us for the Brisbane launch ofMichele Gierck's memoir,Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me.

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$ 7.50
Kári Gíslason - The Ash Burner Date: Thursday, 26, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.ash burnerJoin us as award-winning author Kristina Olsson launches Kári Gíslason's new novel,The Ash Burner.

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Max seats 100
Free
Ladyfest Panel Discussion - Fury Date: Friday, 27, February, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 furyJoin panelists Margo Kingston, Dale Spender and othersfor a Ladyfest discussion onFury: Women Write About Sex, Power and Violence.

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$ 7.50
Kooshyar Karimi - Leila's Secret Date: Thursday, 12, March, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 leila secretJoin us for the launch of Kooshyar Karimi's memoir,Leila's Secretthattells the true story of a young Iranian woman for whom pregnancy means certain death.

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$ 7.50
Peri Hoskins - Millennium Date: Wednesday, 25, March, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.millenniumJoin us for the Brisbane launch of Peri Hoskins' memoir, Millennium.

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Hannie Rayson - Hello, Beautiful! Date: Thursday, 26, March, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 hello beautifulJoin us for an evening with playwright and now memoirist, Hannie Rayson launchingHello, Beautiful!: Scenes from a Life.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
Benny Lewis - Fluent in 3 Months Date: Friday, 10, April, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.fleunt in three monthsMeet Benny Lewis the man who makes the mission of learning any language possible!

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$ 7.50
Krissy Kneen in-conversaton with John Birmingham Date: Thursday, 30, April, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 holly whiteJoin us to celebrate the launch of Krissy Kneen's latest novel,The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine where she will be in-conversation with John Birmingham.

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Max seats 100
Free
 Bookclub Event
Australian Bookclub - Australian Love Stories Date: Tuesday, 3, February, 2015
Start: 7:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

australian love storiesWe will be discussing Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy.

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Fiona's Open Bookclub - Emma Date: Wednesday, 4, February, 2015
Start: 7:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

emma mccallWe will be discussing Alexander McCall Smith's retelling of the Jane Austen classicEmma. For those who wish you can also read the originalEmmaby Jane Austen.

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Good Sex Bookclub - The Dangerous Bride & Erotic Poems Date: Wednesday, 4, February, 2015
Start: 7:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

DANGEROUS BRIDEThis month we are discussing Lee Kofman'sThe Dangerous Bride and E.E. Cumming's Erotic Poems.

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1st Thursday Bookclub - Emma Date: Thursday, 5, February, 2015
Start: 9:30:am
End: 10:30:am
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

emma mccallWe will be discussing Alexander McCall Smith's retelling of the Jane Austen classic Emma. For those who wish you can also read the original Emma by Jane Austen.

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Free