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Image courtesy Phoebe Baker Craigslea SHS

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Where I’ll be in 2022

1 April 2022: Brisbane Square Library Writing Workshop The Gap SHS Yrs 7-9

27 April 2022: ATC Literary Festival

28 April 2022: ATC Authors in Conversation with Nick Earls and Richard Yaxley

14 June 2022: Readers Cup Final Brisbane Girls Grammar School

27 July 2022: Shadowing the CBCA Shortlist, Our Lady’s College Annerley

22 August 2022: Kuraby State School

24 August 2022: Brigidine College Literature Festival

5 October 2022: Brisbane Boys Grammar and Brisbane Girls Grammar Schools

26 October 2022: Brisbane Boys Grammar and Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Where I was in 2021

14 March 2021 Booklinks Writing Workshop for 9-12yo

27 April 2021 Ambrose Treacy College Yr 7

30 April 2021 Ambrose Treacy College Yrs 11-12

26 May 2021 BGS and BGGS Yr 7 Writing Group

27 July 2021 St Margaret Mary’s College Townsville Yr 8 studying Intruder

4 August 2021 BGS and BGGS Yr Writing Group

23 August 2021 Kuraby State School (postponed)

25 August 2021 Australian International Islamic College Durack

27 August 2021: San Damiano College Yarrabilba

8 September 2021: Tamborine Mountain SHS (postponed)

8 October 2021 Rochedale SHS

11 October 2021 ATC Writing Workshops Years 4-5

Where I’ve been in 2020

17 March 2020 Graceville State School

15 16, 20 July 2020: Writer-in-Residence, Brisbane Boys Grammar

9 September 2020: Yeronga State School

21 October 2020: St Finbarr’s Literature Festival

22 October 2020: Coorparoo State School

Where I’ve been in 2019

24 January 2019: Teacher PD St Finbarr’s

21 May: MacGregor State High Yrs 7-8

24-25 May: Biloela Writers/Illustrators Festival

30 May: BCC Libraries Fascinate Writers Workshop

5 June: BGS and BGGS Workshop

27 June: Ferny Grove SHS

25 July: Calamvale Community College

29 July: Craigslea SHS

coming up with ideas5 August: Morayfield SHS

8 August: BGS and BGGS

15 August: Regional Writers Festival, Gold Coast

19 August: Our Lady of Mt Carmel

20 August: San Sisto College

26-30 August: Belmont State School literary festival

29 August: Garden City Library Fascinate Writers Awards

18 September: USQ ALEA Meanjin Writers Camp

Where I’ve been in 2018:IMG_20180426_113426_426

12-13 March 2018: St Patrick’s Shorncliffe

27 March: CBCA Shortlist Event, Brisbane

24 April: Reading Challenge, OLCA

21 June: Hillbrook Anglican College

2 July: Indooroopilly Library workshop20160822_114946

3 July: Grange Library workshop

4 July: Corinda Library workshop

5 July: Holland Park Library workshop

13 August: The Glennie School

15-16 August: St Edwards Daisy Hill

20 August: St Augustine’s College

Christine STMOC22 August: Craigslea State High

23 August: Faith Lutheran College

3 September: St Finbarr’s Lit Festival

6 October: Northlakes Library

17 October: St Mary of the Cross

23-24 October: Oakleigh State School

13 November: St Finbarr’s Lit Circle

bwf-1Where I’ve been in 2017

17 February: Romancing the Stars, All Saints Merrimac

27 February: Carmel College

1 & 6 March 2017: San Sisto College

10 March 2017: Kids Lit Quiz

15 March Riverbend Books Kids Book Club

21 March: CBCA Book Slam, SLQ

22-26 May 2017: Villanova College

29 May 2017: St John Fisher College

15 June 2017: Hillbrook Anglican School Literary Day

16 June 2017: Somerset Readers Cup

21 June 2017: Assisi College, Upper Coomera

22 June: St John’s Nambour

20 July: Springwood State High

25 July 2017: St Agatha’s Clayfield

7 August 2017: Sunshine Coast Grammar

14 August 2017: Glennie Literature Day

Christine and Melaina fence (2).JPG17 August 2017: St Ambrose’s

18 August: Dept Education’s Book Week for Teacher Librarians

21 August 2017: St Teresa’s, Noosaville

22 August 2017: St Edmunds College

24 August 2017: John Paul College

25 August 2017: Springfield SHSMeet Qld treasures CBCA Shortlist announcement

5&7 September: Story Arts Ipswich

11 September: Sienna Catholic Primary School

14 September: St Edward’s Daisy Hill

23 October 2017: St Stephens, Mareeba

24 October 2017: Mount St Bernards, Herberton

27 October 2017: Matthew Flinders Anglican College Buderim

14 December 2017: Victoria Point Library

Where I’ve been in 2016:

12 February: Clayfield College Yrs 9, 10 and 12

22 February: Craft of Writing Workshops for Corinda State High Yrs 7-9 , Brisbane Square Library

26 February: Romancing the Stars, Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim

1 March: Carmel College Yr 11

5 March: Where the Wild Things Are 3pm Meet the Author

the-pain-311 March: Kids Lit Quiz, Moreton Bay College

17 March: Speakers Ink @ Avid Reader 5-7pm

12,13 and 26,27 April: St Peter’s College

3 May: Riverbend Books: Launch of Michael Gerard Bauer’s ‘The Pain…’

6, 9, 10 May: Carmel College Yr 8 Writing Workshops

17 May: CBCA Book Slam, Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop

31 May and 1 June: Suncoast Christian College

5-8 June: Voices on the Sunshine CoastWhere Creativity Starts

13 June: Varsity College

15 June: Lakes College, Northlakes

16 June: Hillbrook Literature Festival

22 June: Assisi College, Upper Coomera

9 August: Cavendish Road State High

15 August: Glennie Middle School

17 August: St Peter’s College

19 August: In Conversation with Catherine Jinks, Greek Club (Bookings: CBCA Qld)

22 August: Brisbane Bayside College

23 August:St Rita’s

31 August: Churchie

5 September: Warrigal Road State School

9 September: In Conversation with David Levithan, BWF

12, 13, 15 September: Brisbane Grammar School

16 September: Emmaus, Jimboomba

22 September: Writing workshop Where the Wild Things Are

5 October: University of the Sunshine Coast

14 October: Brisbane Grammar School

24 October: Junction Park SS Writing Awards

27 November: Book Links Big Lit Quiz, Padua College

2015 Bookings: 

Brisbane City Council Summer Reading program:

20 January: Bulimba Library 10.30-11.30am

22 January: Ashgrove Library 10.30-11.30am

24 January: Coopers Plains Library 10.30-11.30am

25 February: St Margaret’s Yr 7

3-4 March: St Peter’s Yr 5

5 March: Kids Lit Quiz, Ipswich Girls Grammar

6 March: Writers Surgery QWC

11 March: St Margaret’s Yr 7

14 March: Qld Academies Young Scholars Program, Creative Writing workshop QWC

17 March: Helensvale Schools for Somerset Literature Festival

18-20 March: Somerset Literature Festival

24-25 March: St Peters Yr 5

4 May: Carmel College, Yr 8 & 10

7 May: QWC Writers Surgery

15-30 May: Washington and New York City!

16 June: Readers Cup

18 June: Toowoomba Catholic School Libraries Conference

19 June: Holy Cross Primary School

25-26 June: Our Lady’s College Annerley

15-18 July 2015: Whitsunday Voices Literature Festival

21 July: Clayfield College Literature Day

29 July-2 August: Writer-in-residence, Cathedral School, Townsville

6 August: Gregory Terrace

11 August: Seven Hills State School

13-14 August: Kirwan State High School, Townsville

17 August: Lourdes Hill College

18 August: Ambrose Treacy College

19 August: Ormiston College

20 August: St Aidans, Corinda

Book Week 2015:

24 August: Cleveland SHS

25 August: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Coorparoo

26 August: Ipswich Girls Grammar School

27 August: Capalaba State College

28 August: Mary Mackillop College Nundah

29 August: Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, Melbourne

31 August: Mt Alvernia College

1 September: Holy Spirit, Bray Park

2, 3, September: Wordplay Brisbane Writers Festival

4 September: Living Library, QWC Books from Our Backyard, SLQ

5 September: Love YA! Brisbane Writers Festival

7 September: St Edwards, Daisy Hill

8 September: Oakleigh State School

14 September: Story Arts Festival Ipswich

16 September: Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital

17 September: Sheldon College

19-26 September: Bali!

12 October: St Johns College, Forest Lake

13 October: St Joseph’s Bardon

22 October: Clairvaux Mackillop College

30 October: Somerville House

6 November: Trinity Lutheran

In 2014:

2014 Bookings:

20 February: Romancing the Stars, Bulimba SS Hall

24-26 February: St Columban’s Caboolture, Writer-in-Residence

2 March: Launching Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy by the equally marvellous Karen Foxlee at Riverbend Books, Bulimba

4 March: Marymount Primary School

5 March: Writers Surgery, QWC

12-13 March: St Peter’s Lutheran College, Writer-in-residence

17-19 March: Bethany Lutheran School, Writer-in-residence

26-27 March: St Peter’s Lutheran College, Writer-in-residence

3 April: Matthew Flinders College, Buderim

16 April: Somerville House, creative writing workshops

7 May: Marist College Ashgrove

21 May: Writers Surgery, QWC

31 May: Launch of my new YA novel Intruder, Riverbend Books, Bulimba – woo hoo!

4 June: Brisbane Catholic Education, English teachers professional development

12 June: Readers Cup, Southern Schools

16 June: Teachers Afternoon Tea with Random House, Book Garden Toowong

17 July: Teacher-Librarian Bookclubs

17 July: Book signing, Riverbend Books Bulimba 6.00-6.30pm

23 July: Helensvale SHS Day of Writing Excellence

31 July-1 August: Trinity Bay SHS Writer’s Festival

15 August: CBCA Qld Book Week Dinner

19 August: Inaugural Ashgrove Literature Festival

20 August: St William’s School Grovely

27 August: Writers Surgery QWC

9-10 September: Writer-in-residence St Peter’s

12 September: Brisbane Boys College, Fashion Parade compere – ooh la la!

29, 30 September: ALEA Young Writers Camp, Griffith University

14-16 October: Farnborough State School and Cap Coast Schools, Yeppoon

28 October: Trinity Lutheran College, Ashmore

27-28 November: Victorian Association for the Teaching of English, State Conference

Where I’ve been in 2013:

6 March: QWC Writer’s Surgery Consultancies

13 March: QWC Writer’s Surgery

17 April: QWC Writer’s Surgery

20 April: Garden City Library, Writing Workshops for children aged 6-12 and 13-16

22, 23, 24 April: St Columban’s College, Writer-in-residence

26-28 May: St Mary’s Writer’s festival, Charleville

7 July ALEA AATA Conference

10 July: Writers Surgery QWC

5 August: Writers Surgery, QWC

12 August: The Glennie School Literature Day

15 August: Pacific Lutheran College, Caloundra

16 August: Qld CBCA Book Week Dinner (click here to book :))

19 August: Our Lady of the Angels, Wavell Heights

20 and 23 August: All Hallows School

22 August: Fascinate Writing awards, Garden City Library

27 August: Harristown SHS

5-6 September: Writer-in-Residence, Brisbane Grammar School

13-22 September: Dubai, Barcelona

10-11 October: Writer-in-Residence, Brisbane Grammar School

16 October: Writer’s Surgery QWC

21 October: Teacher Professional Development Day, Taranganbah State School, Yeppoon

22 October 2013, Stuartholme College

2 November: Inside Story, Black Cat Books, Paddington

6 November: Somerville House

13 November: Trinity Lutheran

27 November: Writers Surgery QWC

Where I’ve been in 2012:

14 February: Romancing the Stars, The Big Read Launch, St Finbarr’s

6,7,8 March: Tarangabah State School, Yeppoon

14 March: Writers Surgery, QWC

20 March: Qld Clayton’s judge for Older Readers, CBCA Book of the Year Awards, St Aidens

24 March: Creative Writing Workshop, Young Scholars Program, QWC

29 April: Year of the YA Novel (Workshop 1), QWC

22 May: Grace Lutheran College, Motivational talk to Yr 11

23 May: All Hallows Love 2 Read Evening

4-10 June:Townsville Literature Festival

13 June: Brisbane Central Readers Cup Regional Final

14 June: Brisbane North Readers Cup Regional Final

24 June: Year of the YA Novel (Workshop 2) QWC

10 August: Northpine Christian College

19 August: Year of the YA Novel (Workshop 3), QWC

20 & 24 August: Moreton Bay College Junior School

22, 23 August: Warrigal Road State School Writing Workshops

27 August: Calvary Christian College Literature Day

28,31 August: All Hallows School Year 9

29August: Mt Alvernia College

15 September: YA Fiction Workshop, QWC – Please contact Queensland Writer’s Centre for details.

18 September: Dakabin State High School writing workshops

14 October: Year of the YA Novel (Workshop 4), QWC

16 October: Mater Dei Writers Festival

23 October: Stuartholme College

7 November: Writer’s Surgery, QWC

14 November: Writer’s Surgery, QWC

9 December: Year of the YA Novel (Final Workshop), QWC

2011 Bookings

12 April: Qld Clayton’s Judge for Older Readers, CBCA Book Awards, St Aidens

6 May: St Ambrose’s Mothers Day lunch, Iceworks Restaurant, Paddington

18 May: Loving libraries @ All Saints Primary School, Albany Creek

20-22 May: Writer-in-residence, Brisbane Girls Grammar School Junior Writers Camp

30 May: Join me in launching James Moloney’s new YA fantasy Silvermay at Riverbend Books

31 May: Motivational talk, Grace Lutheran College Caboolture

6 June: Start date for Year of the Novel Online through QWC

7 June: Join me in launching David McRobbie’s new children’s novel Vinnie’s War at Coaldrakes, Paddington Barracks

14 June: Guest Speaker, Readers Cup, Brisbane South Regional Final, St Laurence’s College

16 June:  Quizmaster, Readers Cup, Somerset/Lockyer Regional Final, Lowood

16 Jun: Quizmaster, Readers Cup, Brisbane Bayside Regional Final, Redlands College

Book Week 2011 – One World, Many Stories

9 August: Nudgee Junior Mothers Book Club

10 August: Writers Surgery Qld Writers Centre

12 August: Mary McKillop College

15 August: Finding the Author Inside You, The Glennie School, Toowoomba

17 August: Voices on The Range, Fairholme College Toowoomba

25 August: St Aiden’s Literature Day

26 August: Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore

31 August: Nudgee College

1, 2 September, 7 October – Writer-in-residence Brisbane Boys Grammar

5-6 September: Ipswich Literature Festival

8 September: Mater Dei Literature Day

14 September: Writers Surgery, Qld Writers Centre

5 October: Christ the King School, Graceville

7 October: Brisbane Grammar School, Writer-in-Residence

10 October: St Ambrose’s School

12 October: Writer’s Surgery, QWC

25 October 2011: Stuartholme College

26 October: Our Lady of Lourdes, Toowoomba

9 November: Writer’s Surgery QWC

22 November: St Paul’s Middle School

  1. Belén Castro says:

    Just finished Dust. What a huge pleasure for big families, how true the never praise never thank never forgive! Tender and very funny, thanks Chris! All the best and please keep them coming. Love Belén xx

  2. chrisbongers says:

    Thanks Belen, you made my day! xx

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