Bookclubs and authors unite at Avid Reader's Sunday Best Bookclub. This is a bookclub for people who are already in a bookclub, people who have always wanted to join a bookclub, or for people who would like to meet and talk with some of Australia's finest writers.
This month meet author Sally Piper and speak with her about her latest novel The Geography of Friendship.
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Date: Sunday 7 October 2018
Venue: Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary Street, West End, QLD
Bookings for the event can be made on the Avid Reader Events page of their website.
Join Anwen Crawford, Sally Piper, Christopher Currie, Anisa Nandaula, Kali Napier and Jonathan O’Brien for an evening of fine writing, warm anecdotes and cheap wine. You can book your ticket for this Queensland Writers Centre event here.
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Date: Friday 28 September 2018
Venue: Red Box, Level 2, State Library of Queensland.
Writing can be a solitary pursuit, but there is much to be said for having a strong network around you. This Queensland Writers Centre seminar covers building relationships with your peers and connecting with various writing groups, communities and organisations.
Date: Saturday 15 September 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Address: Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside QLD
This is a free seminar but to register your attendance, please contact Chermside Library on 03 3403 7200.
Sally will be on a panel at the Brisbane Writers Festival with authors Bridie Jabour (The Way Things Should Be) and Helen Jukes (The Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings, UK), chaired by Alex Adsett.
Date: Saturday 7 September 2018
Venue: Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland
Bookings for the panel can be made here.
Sally will be in conversation with Toni Jordan (Addition, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts) about The Geography of Friendship at Readings Hawthorn.
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018
Address: 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, VIC 3122
It is a free event but you need to reserve your place on the Readings Hawthorn events page or phone the store on 03 9347 6633.
Sally will be in-conversation with Cass Moriarty (The Promise Seed, Parting Words) about The Geography of Friendship at Books@Stones.
Date: Thursday 9 August 2018
Address: 360 Logan Road, Stones Corner, QLD 4120
This is a free event but bookings are essential. Please RSVP to the store on 07 3394 4949.
Sally will be in-conversation with Emily Maguire (An Isolated Incident) about her novel The Geography of Friendship at Better Read Than Dead Bookstore.
Date: Wednesday 1 August 2018
Venue: Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead Bookstore
Address: 265 King Street, Newtown, NSW 2042
It is a free event but to reserve your place please book through the Better Read events page or phone 02 9557 8700.
The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has sold UK and Irish rights to Sally Piper's The Geography of Friendship and 2014 debut novel Grace's Table to Legend Press, in a two-book deal.
Legend Press commissioning editor Lauren Parsons acquired both novels direct from UQP. Both will be published in the UK market in 2019.
'Sally's writing is masterful. Her characters unravel spectacularly. We can't wait for readers here to experience Sally's work,' Parsons told Books+Publishing.
UQP publishing director and acting-CEO Madonna Duffy said she is 'delighted' to see Piper's work recognised in the British market and 'thrilled that Legend Press have committed to her writing through a two-book deal.'
'To have Australian-based books published on home ground is exciting enough, but to have UK publisher Legend Press tell me they can't wait to share them with readers there took that excitement to a whole new level,' Piper told Books+Publishing. 'With every Australian title sold into another territory, the growing appeal and reach of Australian stories - our stories - is confirmed, which is a win for all Australian writers and our publishing industry.'
- Rights and Acquisitions News, Books+Publishing, 4 July 2018
Sally will be at Riverbend Books to speak about her new novel The Geography of Friendship.
Date: Monday 23 July 2018
Venue: Riverbend Books, 193 Oxford Street, Bulimba, QLD 4171
Bookings can be made through Riverbend's events page on their website or by phoning 3899 8555