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 To be announced and open for bookings from 18 December

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
$37–42 inc booking fees

Bookings required

More information: | 07 3842 9581

Program of events


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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