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Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, October 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Virtual Storytime

Virtual events Enjoy storytime at home with our Virtual Storytime on every Tuesday and Saturday at 10am on our Facebook and Instagram pages @gclibraries. Program group: Storytime. Library: Online. Audience: Three to five years. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: Storytime. Kids. Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Digital Strategy: Building The Machine

Virtual events The number of digital tools and platforms that can help you talk to customers can be a giant Engagement Robot straddling your market, or a time consuming waste of effort. This talk will suggest some approaches to assembling choice tools to create an efficient goal-centred system that brings your audience closer to your message and your products. This workshop is presented by Martin Franklin - Digital Producer at East Coast Studio. Discover how Gold Coast Libraries can help you access FREE information and support to help you Boost your Business. Not a library member? Find out how to join today. Program group: Boost your business. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, November 6, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Facebook and Instagram advertising

Virtual events Taking your first step into Facebook and Instagram advertising can often be overwhelming. Join us as we step you through the fundamentals of setting up your account, getting your first Facebook and Instagram ads live, and how to reach your potential customers. You’ll also leave with plenty of tips & tricks on how to make engaging ads, selecting your target audience and how to measure your success!  Presented by marketing experts at Lemon Tree Marketing. Discover how Gold Coast Libraries can help you access FREE information and support to help you Boost your Business. Not a library member? Find out how to join today. Program group: Boost your business. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Author Encounter: Fiona McIntosh

Virtual events Don’t miss this exclusive interview with bestselling author Fiona McIntosh, as she chats with Deb Bogle, former books editor at The Advertiser, about her new book The Champagne War. This premiere event will also give you an exclusive look into Fiona’s life in stunning South Australia – at her home and around her property. Join Fiona on Thursday 12 November 7pm, via our Facebook page for this exclusive online event hosted by Penguin Random House. Program group: Author encounter. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: No. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Luminary Lecture: The way to a world without melanoma

Virtual events Join us for this LIVE virtual Luminary Lecture presented by Professor H. Peter Soyer, a world leader in the field of dermatology, to learn more about the incredible research and advancements in melanoma detection. Professor Soyer has a dual academic/clinical role as the inaugural Chair and Director at the Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, and as Director Princess Alexandra Hospital Dermatology Department. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer, with over 15,000 Australians diagnosed and more than 1,700 expected to die from advanced disease each year. However, if detected early, patients have a very promising prognosis. Traditional methods that have been utilised for early detection include clinician and patient skin examinations, dermoscopy (static and sequential imaging), and total body photography via 2D imaging. Total body photography has recently witnessed an evolution from 2D imaging with the ability to now create a 3D representation of the patient… Program group: Luminary lecture. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Talks and lectures. Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, November 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, November 27, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Writers’ Block LIVE STREAM: Memoir & Life Writing with Benjamin Law

Virtual events Memoir & Life Writing with Benjamin Law Places are for Gold Coast Libraries members only and strictly limited. Register your interest here and we will provide further instructions on how to book, subject to availability. See ‘important information’ below. WRITE THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY: YOUR OWN Memoir can start as an essay or an article and develop to become the most satisfying thing you’ll ever write. To get you started, Benjamin Law will show you the techniques you need to explore your own experiences as well as develop your writing around people, places and events you remember. It’s important to remain true to your memory and still keep your readers engaged.   LEARNING OUTCOMES: Through practical exercises and group discussions you will learn how to: Identify the elements of your life that will be most interesting to readers; , Refine and distil your storytelling voice; , Find the comedy in tragedy, and tragedy in comedy; , Stay on task and time-manage; , Discover how to easily write… Program group: Writer’s Block. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Older adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Saturday, November 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, December 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Google Ads

Virtual events We all know Google is usually the first place people go to search and research products and services. Google Ads can provide you with the opportunity to be found by potential customers who are actively searching for your product or service. In this workshop, we will cover the fundamentals of Google Ads and we will share tips on how to write killer ads that bring you sales or leads. Presented by the marketing experts at Lemon Tree Marketing. Discover how Gold Coast Libraries can help you access FREE information and support to help you Boost your Business. Not a library member? Find out how to join today. Program group: Boost your business. Library: Online. Audience: Adults. Bookings required: Yes. Cost: Free. Type of event: Business. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, December 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.

Writing Fridays

Virtual events Calling Gold Coast writers! Join our FREE virtual Writing Fridays sessions every Friday from 10am to 4pm. Now is the perfect time to focus on your writing, so retreat to a comfortable workspace at home and join us online for a structured day of writing using the Pomodoro Technique. 25-minute blocks of focused writing (tomato) are followed by 5-minutes of break time. We smash one tomato at a time until we’re done! You’ll need to set up a free Discord account to join the online sessions. https://queenslandwriters.squarespace.com/blog/how-to-set-up-your-discord-account. Library: Online. Room / area: External. Audience: Adults. Cost: Free. Type of event: For writers. Books and authors. Friday, December 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.au.