Queensland Writers Centre moves to State Library

In early 2010 the Queensland Writers Centre will commemmorate the end of an era when it moves from the Metro Arts Building in downtown Brisbane to new premises in the State Library of Queensland's South Bank building. Dr Leanne Day, the State Library's Queensland Authors and Legal Deposit Librarian, recently attended the a function at the cnetre celebrating the move.

During the evening, the 2010 Johnno Award recipient was announced. The winner is Jenny Stubbs, Ipswich Librarian and founder of the Ipswich Festival of children's Literature. Jenny was recognised for her commitment and experience in literacy programs over the last 20 years.

2010 Johnno Award recipient, Jenny Stubbs (left), is congratulated by QWC Chair, Theodora Le Souquet (centre) and QWC Chief Executive Officer, Kate Eltham (right).

Leanne chats with two authors about their latest publishing ventures. Bob Cleland (centre) discusses his memoir, Big Road (Red Hill Publishing), which tells of his first four years as a Patrol Officer in Papua New Guinea in the early 1950s. Pat Ritter (right) tells about his book, Dream Angel. He explains how he used his own life story to analyse why life-changing events occurred and how they profoundly shaped the path he would take.


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