Local author expo featured at library next Wednesday

From horror to historical fiction and from steampunk to teen angst - there's bound to be something captivating, thought-provoking, or clever and comical at the Rockhampton Regional Council Local Author Expo on Wednesday 25 November.

The Local Author Expo provides an opportunity to meet with the Region's local writers, poets, songwriters and editors and is an ideal afternoon for anyone who loves reading or books.

Council's Communities Committee Chair Councillor Rose Swadling said the Expo will showcase 20 local authors, their books and their personal journeys.

"This is our second Local Author Expo for the year and we're delighted that even more writers, novelists and poets are sharing their creative talents and passions with the broader community this time around," Cr Swadling said.

"You don't have to be an avid reader as everyone is certain to come away inspired and energised with so many authors on hand to chat about their works and their writing experiences. The expo also provides a perfect opportunity to buy a signed book as a special gift." 

Writers will showcase their works from different genres including children's literature, non-fiction, steampunk, teen fiction, history, horror, short stories, fantasy fiction and poetry.

Local authors Belinda O'Brien, Pat Thompson and Verena Strathearn will also launch their new works.

  • Meet with local authors
  • Informal chats and mini talks
  • Open Mic session for authors to talk about their work
  • Bookstall
  • Pizza and drinks

Authors attending the Rockhampton Regional Library Local Author Expo:

  • Alan Watchman (Historical Fiction)                           
  • Alyssa Montgomery (Romance)
  • Sean Fox (History)                                                    
  • Verena Strathearn (Children's)
  • Vicki Holman (Biography)                                         
  • Royce Bond (Fantasy)
  • Lyn Lawrence (Children's)                                         
  • Ann Farrow (Poetry)
  • Belinda O'Brien(Children's)                                       
  • Alison Sinclair (Fiction)
  • Craig & Shirley Marr (Biography)                              
  • U3A Writer's Group (Short stories)
  • Judy Whitworth (Poetry/Fiction)                                
  • Shelley Russell Nolan (Urban fantasy)
  • J. Mary Masters (Family saga)                                 
  • Martin Johnson (Teen)
  • Sandy Curtis (Romance/Suspense)                          
  • Pat Thompson (Bush poetry)
  • TC Phillips (Steampunk)                                            
  • Greg Chapman (Horror)

What: Local Author Expo
When: 25 November
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Where: Fitzroy Room, Rockhampton Regional Library
Contact: Rockhampton Regional Library on 4936 8043 for more information.

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