Recent Audio & Video Podcasts

Fashion is freedom: how a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world

Brisbane Writers Festival 2017

Join fearless fashion designer Tala Raassi, as she shares her journey from imprisonment and forty lashes for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt in her beloved homeland of Iran, to founder of an international fashion empire.

When: September 7, 2017
Where: Logan North Library

Welcome to Brisneyland! In conversation with Angela Slatter

Fairy stories are part of childhood - but how does one go on from childish delight in princesses and magic to writing dark urban fantasy for adults? Angela Slatter discusses the Verity Fassbinder trilogy, which is set in Brisbane.

When: August 1, 2017
Where: Logan North Library

A life connected to nature

Steve Parish, OAM, shares his life behind a lens photographing Australia, from where it began in the waters of South Australia at the age of 16 to today. Packed with stunning images, stories, humour and adventure inspiring a connection to nature in everyday life and emphasising the importance of pursuing personal goals in life. During the last 50 years, the public has connected with Steve's work in more than 2,500 published books. In 2008 he was awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to natural history publishing.

When: June 3, 2017
Where: Logan Hyperdome Library

Talking the Voice!

Jeff Apter talks about The Voice and John Farnham as the quintessential Aussie success story. He is also the bestselling biographer of the Bee Gees and Keith Urban. During his talk, Jeff Apter provides a rare glimpse inside Farnsie's world!

When: March 18, 2017
Where: Logan Hyperdome Library

Walk on the Dark Side with Katherine Howell

Bestselling crime author Katherine Howell worked as a paramedic for fifteen years and uses that experience in her novels. Katherine’s intriguing talk will highlight how she goes inside the criminal mind to draw fiction from fact.

When: March 18, 2017
Where: Logan West Library

Earth the toughest bootcamp book launch

Local author, accredited global past life and regression practitioner and educator Elizabeth Taylor for the launch of her new age and spirituality book "Earth: the toughest boot camp in the universe". Hear Elizabeth's writing and self-publishing journey and meet artist Donald Waters, the creator of the book's beautiful cover.

When: March 11, 2017
Where: Beenleigh Library

Urban Sustainability

Learn practical and inexpensive ways to achieve a healthy urban lifestyle including gardening, up-cycling, energy saving, backyard chickens and more. Roman demonstrates how working towards self-sufficiency can make you less reliant on society and its common conveniences, and transform the way you live.

When: February 25, 2017
Where: Logan Hyperdome Library

Love in the time of racism: Barbed wire and cherry blossoms

Join author and commentator Anita Heiss in conversation about her latest novel, Barbed wire and cherry blossoms - and much more.

When: February 10, 2017
Where: Logan North Library

Sallyanne Atkinson in conversation

Join Sallyanne Atkinson AO, and author and former journalist Hugh Lunn, for a conversation about her new memoir, No Job for a Woman. Sallyanne built a high-profile national career while raising five children, and was Brisbane’s first female Lord Mayor.

When: November 15, 2016
Where: Logan North Library

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave. Brisbane Writers Festival in the 'Burbs 2016

Join international best-selling British author Chris Cleave In Conversation about his latest novel, 'Everyone Brave is Forgiven', inspired by his grandparents’ wartime courtship.

When: September 10, 2016
Where: Logan North Library

Kate Pullinger on digital fiction. Brisbane Writers' Festival in the 'Burbs 2016

Want to use your smartphone to tell stories? Meet Canadian author Kate Pullinger as she discusses her latest book Landing Gear and learn about the intersection of narrative and technology.

When: September 10, 2016
Where: Logan Hyperdome Library

DIY Vertical Gardening Workshop

Learn how to create your own verticle masterpiece from recycled and natural materials with gardening guru, Shane Sadkowsky.

When: August 20, 2016
Where: Logan Hyperdome Library

Food Fermentation Workshop

Fermented food is extremely healthy and easy to prepare. Watch Roman Spur as he teaches how to make sauerkraut, kombucha and yoghurt and gain plenty of practical tips.

When: June 25, 2016
Where: Logan Hyperdome Library

Read with Some Spine by Kathleen Noonan for Library & Information Week

Join social commentator Kathleen Noonan for a conversation on what books mean to us. Do they keep us sane in a changing world? Have we changed what we read and are libraries obsolete?

When: May 26, 2016
Where: Logan North Library

The Language of Love by Susan Johnson for Library Lover's Day

Susan Johnson explores all things love: The complexities of relationships, eroticism, sensuality, motherhood, the love of writing, reading and art in her new novel, The Landing.

When: February 13, 2016
Where: Logan North Library