- 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Whispers cuts across genre and style - short and long form - to showcase exciting new voices alongside some of Queensland’s best loved authors in a series of dynamic reading events.
Relax in The Library Café, and connect with passionate readers and writers as we celebrate the unique stories and voices that define Queensland.
Whispers – bringing words to life
Whispers is FREE to attend!
Saturday, March 8
Join Stella Prize long-listed authors, Melissa Lucashenko and Kristina Olsson, along with Anthony Gough, Nicky Boynton Bricknell and Sharon Phillips as they share their stories of being On the Run.
Past Whispers Events:
Saturday, February 8:
Join us for the first Whispers of 2014 with writers Kim Wilkins/Kimberley Freeman, Robert Morton, Jodi Cleghorn, Emily Craven and Lee McGowan as they share their stories of False Starts.
Saturday, December 14:
In this very special Whispers all-star event, acclaimed authors Nick Earls, Kristina Olsson, Robert Hoge, Stephen M Irwin and poet Pascalle Burton shared their stoires of Beginnings and Endings.
Saturday, November 16:
In partnership with Hachette Australia, acclaimed authors and QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program graduates Inga Simpson, Darryl Dymock, Edwina Shaw and Adair Jones, shared their tales of Things I Couldn't Tell You.
Saturday, October 12:
IIn partnership with GenreCon, acclaimed authors, Helene Young, Robert Hood, P.M. Newton, Cat Sparks and Scott Baker, shared their stories of Pistols and Parasols.
Saturday, September 7:
In partnership with Brisbane Writers Festival, acclaimed authors, Sean Williams, Nina D'Aleo, Charlotte Nash, Dawn Barker and Clementine Ford as they celebrated the festival by reading about Every Side of the Story.
Saturday, August 10:
Acclaimed rural romance author, Fleur McDonald (Red Dust, Silver Clouds), alongside poet Nathan Shepherdson and writers Laura Elvery and Janelle Colquhorn, celebrated National Science Week by reading stories on the theme of A Force of Nature.
Saturday, July 13:
Saturday, June 8:
Young Adult novelist Steph Bowe Alexandra McCallum shared their stories of Out of the Frying Pan.
Saturday, May 11:
Critically acclaimed author, Kim Wilkins (The Infernal, The Resurrectionists, The Year of Ancient Ghosts), alongside authors Peter Ball (Horn, Bleed) and Chris Somerville (We Are Not the Same Anymore),and writers, Laura Elvery and Samantha George-Allen, shared their stories of Tooth and Nail.
Saturday April 13:
Critically acclaimed author, Matthew Condon (The Motorcycle Cafe, A Night at the Pink Poodle, The Trout Opera, Three Crooked Kings), alongside poet Jonathan Hadwan, and fiction writers, Kate Zahnleiter, Jack Vening and Christina Lee, shared their stories of the Places They've Lived.
Saturday March 9:
The March salon featured British Fantasy Award winner, Angela Slatter (The Girl with No Hands, Sourdough & Other Stories, Midnight and Moonshine), alongside special guests novelist, Jessica White (Entitlement, A Curious Intimacy), poet Zenobia Frost, and short fiction writers, Samuel Maguire and James Butler, as they share their stories At Sea.
Saturday 9 February:
The first Whispers for 2013 featured QLD Literary Awards People's Choice Award shortlister Kári Gíslason (The Promise of Iceland), alongside special guests poet Julie Beveridge, blogger and columnist Michelle Law, and short fiction writers, Claire Alcock and Andrew Last, as they shared their tales of Love and Other Lost Things.
Saturday 15 December:
In December Whispers was all about Feasts and Rituals, feature an inspiring line up of writers including: John Birmingham (He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, Axis of Time trilogy), Kylie Chan (The Dark Heavens trilogy), Kimberley Freeman (Wildflower Hill, Lighthouse Bay), Chris Currie (The Ottoman Motel) and Rachael Briggs – 2011 Arts QLD Val Vallis Award winner.
Saturday 13 October:
October featured Brisbane's lady of erotic fiction Krissy Kneen (Affection and Triptych), alongside special guests Antonia Strakosch, Simon Groth, Ellen van Neerven and Ian Walkley, exploring Mayhem and Monsters.
Saturday 11 August:
This inaugural event featured the stylings of SF author Trent Jamieson (Death Works and Night’s Engines series), with special guests Meg Vann, Kathleen Noud, Kate Cantrell and Robert Cook.
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