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Romancing The Stars 2022 Friday October 28, 2022

Featuring Dr Toula Gordillo, Shadows of Sylvaheim Author

Arts & Culture

Romancing the Stars is an annual event that has taken place since 2012 in Brisbane and has since included events held on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast and occasionally online.

Romancing the Stars is a chance to discover what books our local authors and illustrators have been creating for children and young adults in the past year. Speed date these local stars, meet others informally. For face-to-face events we provide food, PD certificates, pop-up bookshop, illustrations for sale, raffle and quiz competition. For online events we provide a free event with an online bookshop.

Join us if you are a teacher, librarian or lover of children’s literature and want to gain an insight into the inspiration behind the latest books.

6:00 PM – 9:15 PM

126 – 142 Wises Rd, Buderim QLD 4556

Speed Date 16 Local Authors and Brisbane Based Stars

Buy The Latest Books From Pop-Up Bookshop The Little Book Nook from Palmwoods

Illustrations for sale

Enjoy Great Food and Drinks

Enter the Raffle and win books in the quiz competition and much more

Shadows of Sylvaheim by Dr Toula Gordillo

Romancing The Stars

Dr Toula Gordillo

Romancing the Stars

I recently had the good fortune to be invited to participate in an event showcasing some of our local literary talent. And what a talented bunch they are!

Romancing the Stars is a fantastic storybook initiative by Queensland’s Book Links. As I and other resident authors and illustrators “speed dated” teachers, librarians and lovers of children’s literature, we revolved around the room like fabled clockwork.

At this annual event, literature paramours laughed and sipped wine, chatted and nibbled on delicious food as they learned about local authors’ inspiration and latest works. Wandering about the library at Immanuel Lutheran College, I also swooned over what our authors and illustrators had created for children and young adults over the past year.

Romancing the Stars events have taken place in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast since 2012. With great food, a raffle and quiz competition, there were even illustrations for sale and a pop-up bookshop!

Proudly holding my young adult mythic fantasy novel, Shadows of Sylvaheim (far right), I felt privileged to be among such a gifted group of home-grown authors and artists!

Dr Toula Gordillo

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