Friday, February 7, 2014

An exciting start to 2014

a large handful of new and established members...

plus excellent reading....

leading to relaxed yet illuminating conversations...

Monday, January 20, 2014

2013 - A Very Good Year

2013 was the year First Thursday established itself as a mature forum for lovers of literature, for those who enjoy sharing in a relaxed yet vibrant milieu.

We’ve hosted three published authors this year and enjoyed some terrific reads leading to animated, enlightening, entertaining, and often hilarious discussions.

And we’re planning to enjoy plenty more in 2014.

But without members, there would be no First Thursday. So we, Joe and Hazel, would like to thank our dear Lit-Lovers for the wonderful contribution you make. And we invite you to join us again in 2014.

Our first meeting is on the first Thursday of February 2014, with the books ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck.

There is no January meet up.

Merry Christmas and a here's to a rich and fulfilling 2014.

Tiana Templeman

Exciting News!

Local travel author and journalist Tiana Templeman will be attending our meeting on 7th November to tell us about her work and the challenging process of becoming a published author.
Tiana Templeman is published with Random House. She is a freelance writer and experienced corporate trainer who tutors regularly for Queensland Writers Centre and other writer-based organisations. She has delivered ‘Working with the Media’ courses for Tourism Queensland and tutors journalism students at the Queensland University of Technology.
Tiana holds a Master of Creative Industries and is on the committee of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. She is currently completing a PhD on 'The Future of Freelance Journalism in Australia'.
Her first book, a travel narrative entitled Absolutely Faking It, has been reprinted numerous times and translated for overseas publication.
Tiana writes for a number of publications including The Australian, BRIDE Destination, The Sunday Mail, ninemsn, The Courier-Mail, Australian Traveller and The Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide
She appears regularly at industry events and as a guest presenter on ABC 612 Queensland and 4BC talking about where to go, what to do and travel industry trends.