Literary carnivale a festival for all

LUCK is only part of being published, according to Gladstone-based literary expert Robyn Sheahan-Bright.

Ms Sheahan-Bright will join four of Australia's top writers and illustrators in the first Port Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale to be hosted by Gladstone on July 20 to 23.

Billed as "a festival for the young and the young at heart'' the carnivale was organised by teachers, librarians and community members.

The three award-winning Australian authors, Gregory Rogers, Narelle Oliver and Krista Bell, and Ms Sheahan-Bright will all give presentations on the last day of the event.

Ms Sheahan-Bright, who has worked in all facets of the writing and publishing industry, will speak on 'Being published and Trends in the Publishing Market'.

Children's author Margaret Clark will conduct a book launch with Ms Bell.

A major aim of the Port Curtis Literary Carnivale is to promote the love of literature by exposing the community to a diverse group of renowned Australian authors and illustrators and to develop a strong literary presence in this area.

The festival will be conducted at the Central Queensland University Gladstone Campus.

It will be open on July 20 and launched on July 21. On July 21 and 22 there will be daytime sessions of storytelling.

For further information phone Sue Norris at Gladstone City Library on 4976 6400.



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