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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
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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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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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
Free
Michael Mori - In the Company of Cowards Date: Tuesday, 23, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.in the company finalJoin ABC Radio National's, Paul Barclay in-conversation with Michael Mori discussing his memoirIn the Company of Cowards.

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Max seats 100
$ 7.50
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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Free
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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Free
Val McDermid at The Greek Club Date: Thursday, 25, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Out of Store Event, Brisbane, Queensland 4104 (AU)

Join us at The Greek Club for a night of spine-tingling crime fiction with the legendary author,Val McDermid.

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Max seats 200
$ 15.00
Dr Munjed Al Muderis - Walking Free Date: Friday, 26, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.walking freeThe extraordinary true story of a young man who fled war-torn Iraq, came to Australia as a refugee by boat, spent months in a detention centre and went on to become a pioneering surgeon.

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$ 7.50
Christine Sharp - Sylvia - School Holiday Activities Date: Tuesday, 30, September, 2014
Start: 10:00:am
End: 11:00:am
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101 (AU)

200.sylviaJoin us for fun school holiday activities and readings from Christine Sharp and her new picture book, Sylvia.

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Free
Don Watson - The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia Date: Tuesday, 30, September, 2014
Start: 6:00:pm
End: 8:00:pm
Out of Store Event, Brisbane, Queensland 4104 (AU)

200.the bushJoin us at The Greek Club for the Brisbane launch of Don Watson'sThe Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia.

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Max seats 300
$ 10.00