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Literary Art In Fortitude Valley

Writers Meetup, Literature Festival And Poetry Events In Fortitude Valley

For all the bibliophiles and lover of content there are a bunch of literary events in Fortitude Valley. Dive into the deep ocean of literature while you enjoy the Fortitude Valley literature festival or the litfest as you may like to call it. You get a chance to engage with the best in the business, interact with them and take away their stories. There are many literary organizations who hold writing workshops in Fortitude Valley and even competitions for that matter. All this is not limited to reading and writing, there are storytelling events, book launches, litfest, and poetry events in Fortitude Valley as well. Content is celebrated across the globe and these events just make it better. Look out for opportunities to attend poetry events, literary gatherings and writing workshops near you.

Upcoming Literary Art Events in Fortitude Valley

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Sound Offering II | Paul Young

Institute of Modern Art , Ground Floor 420 Brunswick Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Sound Offering II | Paul Young Sound Offering II is presented by Boxcopy in partnership with the IMA. https://ima.org.au/ima-events/sound-offerings-ii-paul-young/ Opening – Saturday 20th July 5pm-7pm Performance – 5.30pm- 6.00pm Break – 6.00pm Tal... Read More

Sat Jul 20 2019
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Art By Lalege Exhibition

Reverends fine coffee and bar , 372 Brunswick st, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

This July, Art by Lalege will be holding an art exhibition showcasing her latest work at Reverends fine coffee and bar. This is an exciting night that you are invited to attend. On the night, most of the displayed paintings will be up for sale. Browse new... Read More

Sat Jul 20 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Jul 25 2019

Double Header ft. Star Pupil & The Urban Sea

the zoo , 711 ann st, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

What’s better than releasing one EP? How about two roaring, soaring, not-boring, banger-filled EP’s that’ll guaranteed rock your socks off. No really, wear extra socks. Star Pupil and The Urban Sea combine forces to create the freakiest double header you... Read More

Thu Jul 25 2019
07:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Jul 31 2019

Reading and Writing Sound Workshop with Seth Kim-Cohen

Institute of Modern Art , Ground Floor 420 Brunswick Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Hone your skills in writing about sound in this workshop with renowned artist, musician, and writer, Seth Kim-Cohen, presented in partnership with Liquid Architecture. Workshop participants will read music criticism and sound studies texts, looking close... Read More

Wed Jul 31 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Reading and Writing Sound Workshop with Seth Kim-Cohen

Institute of Modern Art , Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Hone your skills in writing about sound in this workshop with renowned artist, musician, and writer, Seth Kim-Cohen. Workshop participants will read music criticism and sound studies texts, looking closely at the process of listening, thinking, and... Read More

Wed Jul 31 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm
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Aug 06 2019

Legacy: The Book Launch

Lightspace , 2 Scanlan Street, Fortitude Valley, Australia

By being part of this event, you will… get new inspiration and ideas to enhance your life and business have a great night meeting and connecting with other like-minded people who want to make a great impact in the world... Read More

Tue Aug 06 2019
06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Legacy: The Book Launch

Lightspace Brisbane , 30 Light St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Launching the third book in the series of "Better Business, Better Life, Better World" "Legacy" has been cowritten by 52 Changemakers across the world including Brisbane authors Deborah Harris, Craig Doyle, Brian Keen, Andrew Bachour, Harvee Pene and Ben... Read More

Tue Aug 06 2019
06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Aug 08 2019

QFF Screening, 'Sleep Has Her House'

Institute of Modern Art , Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Sink into atmospheric scenes of a dark forested landscape in British filmmaker and artist Scott Barley’s feature-length film Sleep Has Her House (2017). This free screening, presented in partnership with Queensland Film Festival (QFF), will be introduced... Read More

Thu Aug 08 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Aug 10 2019

YOU V2.0 - Your Best Life Starts NOW!

Stair Stadium - the Precinct , Level 2/315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

�YOU:V2.0 - Your Best Life Starts NOW!� The life you've always imagined can be yours if you REALLY want it. Are you ready to claim YOURS? HAVE YOU EVER FOUND YOURSELF SAYING... I thought I knew who I was, but I'm really not sure anymore... - When you've... Read More

Sat Aug 10 2019
09:00 am to 12:30 pm

Aug 19 2019

Mel Buttle & Friends - PAWS for Laughter RSPCA Fundraiser

Heya Bar , Heya Bar, 351 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Paws For Laughter is a big night of comedy to raise much needed funds for RSPCA QLD. Join Brisbane’s own Mel Buttle and comedy mate Nick Cody for a night of top shelf comedy designed to tickle the funny bone of animal lovers. They will be supported by som... Read More

Mon Aug 19 2019
06:30 pm to 07:50 pm

Aug 20 2019

Am I Right, Ladies? hosted by Lauren Bonner!

Heya Comedy , Heya Bar, 351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Am I Right, Ladies? Is back for Bris Funny Fest 2019! Join us for three nights of all-gal, all great standup comedy! Each show features a different host, and 5 of Brisbane’s wise-cracking wenches – Grace Jarvis, Bridget Hassed, Jordan Kadell, Taylor Edwar... Read More

Tue Aug 20 2019
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Aug 24 2019

Queensland Launch of Solid Air

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts , 420 Brunswick St, Foritude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

"A powerful body of work, illuminating, wide-reaching, and full of voices that remind us to be part of something bigger than ourselves" Kate Tempest From page to the stage, let the words take flight! Come experience a loud and literary line-up of some... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Aug 30 2019

Canon Ball III

Bloodhound Bar , 454 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

We're currently on the hunt for contributors to CB3. If poems are your thing (or thang) or if you're a prose among thorns, why not consider being a part of our glorious lineup? Submit your work to canonballbrisbane@gmail.com by JULY 29 for a chance to be... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019
07:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Hayley Marsten Album Launch

the zoo , 711 ann st, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Brisbane you're up first! I'm so excited to be launching my debut album in my adopted hometown. 'Hayley Marsten will launch her hotly anticipated debut album at iconic Brisbane venue ‘The Zoo’ on August 30th. This is Marsten’s first full length release,... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019
07:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Sep 03 2019

Friendship with Sally Rippin

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Sally explores the value of friendship, accepting your feelings and embracing difference. Sally Rippin was born in Darwin, but grew up mainly in South-East Asia. Sally has over seventy books published, many of them award-winning. Her most recent work in... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Growing the Seeds of Story Ideas with Karen Foxlee

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Join Karen to explore the wondrousness of life, the importance of stories, and how to get ideas to grow. Karen Foxlee is an Australian author who writes for both kids and young adults. Her award-winning novels include The Anatomy of Wings, The Midnight D... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Surviving an Apocalypse with Lili Wilkinson

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Lili explores what we learn about humanity when people are put under pressure, and how writers tap into these ideas. Lili Wilkinson is the author of twelve books, including Green Valentine, Pink and The Boundless Sublime. She established insideadog.com.a... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Stories that Snap, Cackle and Plot with Andrew McDonald

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Learn how to create fast-paced and action-packed adventure stories, with a hefty dose of humour at Word Play (3 - 6 September 2019, State Library of Queensland) Andrew McDonald is a children's author who has written the bestselling Real Pigeons series. H... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Haunted Houses and Creepy Tales with Jessica Miller

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Enter a surreal world of plant monsters and haunted houses as Jessica explores why creepy stories are such fun to write and read. Jessica Miller is a children’s writer from Brisbane, currently living in Germany. Her first novel, Elizabeth and Zenobia, wa... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Making Story Magic with Zanni Louise

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

In this fun and interactive session, you'll discover what it takes to be an author and how to make your stories magic. Zanni Louise has published twelve books for children, including picture books and chapter books for young readers. Her books have been... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Building Imagined Worlds with A.J. Betts

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Discover the real-life stimulus for A.J.’s speculative fiction, and learn how to use problem-solving, research and symbolism to build fascinating worlds. A. J. Betts is an author, speaker, teacher and cyclist. Her two-book speculative series - HIVE and R... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Secret Life of an Author with Kathy Hoopman

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Where does Kathy get her ideas? Does she really spy on people? Does wearing an ancient warrior's helmet give her special powers? And how is a book published anyway? Kathy Hoopmann has written over twenty books for children and adults, with translation... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Fred Armisen: Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome

The Tivoli Brisbane , 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Saturday Night Live superstar and co-creator, co-writer/star of Portlandia, Fred Armisen is coming to Brisbane this August!... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 05 2019

Stories that Sing with Gregg Dreise

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Help Gregg bring stories to life through music and movement, and learn the similarities and differences of writing books and traditional story telling. Gregg Dreise is an artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Slam! Get Inspired by the Spoken Word with Solli Raphael

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

In this inspiring session, Solli will demonstrate the joy and power of slam poetry, and share tips on writing and performing. At age 12, Solli Raphael was crowned the youngest ever Australian Poetry Slam champion in an all-adult annual competition held a... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Crafting Comedy with Oliver Phommavanh

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

You’ll ROFL as Oliver shares how to combine funny real life experiences with imagination to create hilarious stories. Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it's on the page as a children's author or on the stage as a comedian. He uses his... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Marion Taylor Opening Night Gala

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

State Library of Queensland comes alive with stories at this very special Opening Night event. Join us at this joyful and thought provoking celebration for readers and writers from all walks of life, young and old. Join Indigenous Australian rapper, dan... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Sep 06 2019

Journey into Nevermoor with Jessica Townsend

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Discover how Jessica creates captivating magical worlds that have delighted and inspired readers all over the world. Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, her award-winning first novel was rel... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Fantasy vs Reality with Will Kostakis

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Mixing personal anecdotes with practical advice, Will reveals what it's like writing a fantasy epic, and why it might be his most realistic novel yet. Will Kostakis is a writer of all things, from celebrity news stories that score cease and desist letter... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Raising Readers with Megan Daley

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

We know the value of reading, but how can we encourage this in our students? Megan Daley shares evidence-based strategies to foster a love of reading in children of all ages. This is a Professional Development Session for Teachers. Megan Daley is passi... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Embracing Difference through Literature with Kathy Hoopman

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Kathy shares how literature can be used to destigmatise learning differences. This workshop will support teachers to understand their students better as well as support them to embrace differences in themselves and others. This is a Professional Develop... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Literature and Identity with Lisa Smith and Kylie Wilson

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

The QCAA will offer a teaching and learning bite using Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria, a prescribed text in the new Senior English Syllabus Literature. The session will explore possible learning experiences for Unit 3, and embedding the ‘8 Aboriginal W... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

On Compassion

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Ann Weisgarber’s characters are deeply complex and multilayered. Her masterful prose paints a compelling picture of what motivates us to help one another, even when our gut is telling us to walk away. In this special Friday night lecture, critically accla... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Sep 07 2019

Book Club: Meet Joanne Ramos

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Meet Joanne Ramos, author of The Farm, which has been described by Marie Claire as “ The Handmaid’s Tale of 2019.” In this intimate event you can ask the author all the things you’re dying to know while enjoying a beverage and refreshments in a tranquil s... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Book Club: Meet Mikey Robins

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Mikey Robins is one of Australia’s most well known comedians and broadcasters. He spent seven years as the host of Triple J’s National Breakfast Show before appearing as team leader on the smash hit TV series Good News Week. Discover Mikey’s journey throu... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Book Club: Meet Rosalie Ham

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Meet Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker to talk about her fourth novel, The Year of the Farmer, a drama about love, justice and irrigation. Beverages and refreshments will be provided in a tranquil setting overlooking the Brisbane River. Rosalie Ham i... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
02:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Carpentaria: A Performance

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

The town of Desperance is embroiled in battle. Ancient combats as deep as the land entwine with greed-fuelled battles over what lies beneath. Here lives the spirit nest of the ancient serpent, a creature larger than storm clouds, who came down from the st... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
02:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Tribute to Tirra Lirra

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Jessica Anderson’s Miles Franklin winning novel 'Tirra Lirra by the River' has had a profound impact on Australian literature. Join Melissa Lucashenko, Ruth Blair and Ashley Hay as they tribute this incredible work of writing and celebrate the place of Qu... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Solid Air: Spoken Word

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Come experience a literary & loud line-up of some of Australia’s most vibrant performance and slam poets, who are all featured within the groundbreaking new spoken word anthology Solid Air. Featuring Pascalle Burton, Claire G. Coleman, Zenobia Frost,... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Asking for a Friend - Put Your Problem to the Panel to Solve

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Asking For A friend - Put Your Problem to the Panel to Solve is a panel for you if you've got a problem to solve and you don't want anyone to know about it. Why not stand up in a live public forum and ask our panel of Agony Aunts? They’re game, if you are... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Teacher's Pet - Hedley Thomas

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Teacher’s Pet is a hugely popular podcast that has been downloaded over 50 million times globally. In this one-hour conversation Hedley Thomas and Matt Condon will explore the power of investigative journalism, storytelling through the podcast format and... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Sep 08 2019

Book Club: Meet Jasper Fforde

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

International bestselling author, Jasper Fforde discusses his latest novel, Early Riser, a witty, profound an imaginative look at a dystopian future in which your dreams can K*ll you. With eighteen years of writing experience under his belt, meeting Jaspe... Read More

Sun Sep 08 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Book Club: Meet Karen Thompson Walker

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

New York Times bestselling author, Karen Thompson Walker sits down to discuss her latest novel, The Dreamers - In The Dreamers, an ordinary town is transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep in this mesmerizing novel from the author... Read More

Sun Sep 08 2019
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Book Club: Meet Ann Weisgarber

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Join multi-award winning author, Ann Weisgarber to discuss her stunning new historical fiction novel, The Glovemaker. Set in the 19th Century Utah, The Glovemaker follows an extraordinary heroine through the inhospitable Utah backlands as she struggles to... Read More

Sun Sep 08 2019
02:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Closing Address: Jasper Fforde

Brisbane Writers Festival , 381 Brunswick street, Fortitude Valley 4000, Fortitude Valley, Australia

Jasper Fforde is a master of imagination. Known for his inventive wit, Fforde is a much-admired for his bestselling 'Thursday Next' series. In the closing address for the Festival, Jasper will explore what could possibly happen when we dare to imagine.... Read More

Sun Sep 08 2019
05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Sep 15 2019

Evening Lights by Elisa Jane Carmichael

King Street , 2 King Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

"I think it’s important to share my family's stories, life and other cultural aspects with others so they can gain knowledge of the past and celebrate our ways of life." Elisa Jane Carmichael As the sun goes down, the pavement along King Street will ligh... Read More

Sun Sep 15 2019
09:00 am to 10:00 pm

Oct 24 2019

How to Make $4,000 PROFIT Each Month Selling on eBay and Amazon!

River City Labs , Level 3, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Australia

2019 has been a huge year with e-commerce in Australia.Never before in the history of mankind have we had so many amazing tools to allow us to work from home or anywhere on the planet for that matter.Never before has it been easier to run a fully automate... Read More

Thu Oct 24 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

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