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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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 Author Event
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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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, Senator Claire Moore,Madeline Priceand Amanda Bradley for a Ladyfest discussion onFury: Women Write About Sex, Power and Violence.

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Stephan Pastis - Timmy Failure Date: Tuesday, 10, March, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Where the Wild Things Are, West End (AU)

Join us for the first ever Where the Wild Things Are event with Stephan Pastis.

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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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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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Nick Earls - New Boy Date: Tuesday, 31, March, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Where the Wild Things Are, West End (AU)

200 new boyJoin Nick Earls at Where the Wild Things Are for the launch of his new book, New Boy.

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$ 7.50
$ 0.00
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
Isobel Knowles - Too Much for Turtle Date: Sunday, 12, April, 2015
Start: 10:00:am
End: 11:00:am
Where the Wild Things Are, West End (AU)

200 too much for turtleJoinaward-winning artist and animatorIsobel Knowles for the launch of Too Much for Turtle.

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Max seats 50
$ 7.50
$ 0.00
Narelle Oliver - Don't Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen! Date: Thursday, 16, April, 2015
Start: 10:00:am
End: 11:00:am
Where the Wild Things Are, West End (AU)

200 don-t-let-a-spoonbill-in-the-kitchen-Join award winning writer and illustrator Narelle Oliver who will demonstrate the art of childrens' book illustration and work with kids to create their very own illustrations based on the collage work in her book.

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Max seats 15
$ 20.00
Jennie Gorman - Awesome Authenticity Date: Thursday, 16, April, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 awesome authenticityJoin Jennie Gorman for the launch ofAwesome Authenticity: Mastering Business Relationships.

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Free
Venetia Tyson - My Lost Mob Date: Sunday, 19, April, 2015
Start: 10:00:am
End: 11:00:am
Where the Wild Things Are, West End (AU)

Celebrate the launch of Venetia Tyson's picture book,My Lost Mob.

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$ 0.00
$ 7.50
Richard Hil in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Wednesday, 22, April, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 selling studentsJoin academic and author Richard Hil in-conversation with ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay discussing Selling Students Short:Why you won't get the university education you deserve.

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50
Shayla Morgansen - Scarred Date: Friday, 24, April, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 scarredJoin us for the launch of Scarred Shayla Morgansen's sequel to Chosen.

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Max seats 100
Free
Mandy Nolan - Home Truths Date: Tuesday, 28, April, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 home truthsFollowing hot on the heels of the successful and wickedly funnyWhat I Would Do If I Were YouandBoyfriends We’ve All Had (And Shouldn’t Have), comesHome Truths, a laugh-out-loud examination of the world of home building and renovation by comedian and author Mandy Nolan.

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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
Kate Grenville in-conversation with Melissa Lucashenko Date: Tuesday, 5, May, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Out of Store Event, Brisbane, Queensland 4104 (AU)

200 one lifeJoin us at the Greek Club where Kate Grenville will be in-conversation with MelissaLucashenko discussingOne Life: My Mother’s Story.

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Max seats 200
$ 15.00
Mark Bahnisch in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Friday, 8, May, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 queenslandJoin ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay in-conversation withMark Bahnisch discussingQueensland: Everything you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50
Stefan Hajkowicz in-conversation with Paul Barclay Date: Monday, 11, May, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 global megatrendsJoin ABC Radio National's, Paul Barclay in-conversation with CSIRO scientist and author, Stefan Hajkowicz discussingGlobal Megatrends: Seven Patterns of Change Shaping Our Future.

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Max seats 90
$ 7.50
Salon - Oliver Mol - Lion Attack! Date: Tuesday, 12, May, 2015
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200 lion attackJoin the inaugural co-winner of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers, Oliver Mol for the launch of Lion Attack!:I'm trying to be honest and I want you to know.

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Free