Talking Ideas


Cultivate your curiosity with State Library of Queensland’s Talking Ideas program.

Be part of extraordinary discussions featuring exceptional international and national writers and thinkers. Talking Ideas entertains, inspires and fosters debate; addressing issues that inform our times and shape our lives.


13 February 2019 An evening with Lynda La Plante: now on sale

20 March 2019 Meet Munjed Al Muderis now on sale


22 November 2018 An evening with Peter FitzSimons: Mutiny on the Bounty | View event images

14 November 2018 Chloe Hooper in conversation with Paul Barclay: in the mind of The Arsonist | Listen online

SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2, Stanley Place, South Bank
$32–42 inc booking fees

Bookings required

More information: | 07 3842 9581

Program of events


Talking Ideas: Meet Munjed Al Muderis

SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 20th Mar 2019, 7pm - 8:15pm

An Iraqi refugee who became an internationally-celebrated surgeon. The author of Walking Free shares the next chapter of his extraordinary journey, Going Back.


Talking Ideas: An evening with Lynda La Plante

SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Starts 13th Feb 2019, 7pm - 8:15pm

Join British Crime Queen Lynda La Plante for an exclusive evening of hilarious tales and insights into the mind that writes from the dark side!


Talking Ideas: An evening with Peter FitzSimons

SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Starts 22nd Nov 2018, 7pm - 8:15pm

Join Peter FitzSimons as he brings to life the dramatic story of Captain William Bligh, Fletcher Christian and history's most famous mutiny on HMS Bounty.


Talking Ideas: Chloe Hooper in conv. with Paul Barclay

SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Starts 14th Nov 2018, 7pm - 8:15pm

Chloe Hooper (Tall Man) reveals the compelling journey she took inside the mind of the man responsible for the deadly Black Saturday firestorm, the focus of her new book, The Arsonist.

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