Upcoming Events

Christmas at The Letter Lounge Cafe

Hold your work or family Christmas function at The Letter Lounge. Download the Christmas 2017 flyer.

Philosophy Cafe at The Letter Lounge

Sunday 22 October, 2.00 – 3.30pm

The Philosophy Cafe is a friendly discussion about the fundamental ideas that inform the ways we look at the world. We get together each month over afternoon tea to examine our basic beliefs and challenge the thinking that underpins our everyday decisions. Our goal is to inspire each other to develop an interest in philosophy. This is a friendly group that meets in a spirit of tolerance and openness. Everyone is welcome – if they come with a questioning, thoughtful approach to discussion. Suitable for anyone over the age of 12.
Tickets are $17 paid in advance or $25 at the door. Includes afternoon tea. For more information, download the flyer. Register via MeetUp or in the cafe.

Shut Up and Write (Or Edit)

Third Saturday of each month, 12.30 -3.00pm

Get together with writers and editors to work on your writing project. Any type of writing is relevant for this group: you can work on your thesis, marketing copy, novel, poetry, business plan or whatever writing project is occupying your mind right now.

We operate with pomodoro rules – 25 minutes of quiet writing or editing, followed by a 10-minute networking break. Each session involves four rounds of work, with a 20 minute networking break to finish. You can use the networking time to meet other writers and seek answers to your writing problems.

We work in the quiet meeting/cafe environment at Northside Meetings, with plenty of coffee and food available for purchase.

If you’ve never tried a Shut Up And Write (or Edit) session before, come along and see whether the structure is right for you.

The session is free, but you do need to register – via MeetUp at https://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Shut-Up-And-Write-Or-Edit-Meetup/events/235091340/

This meetup is hosted by Brisbane-based writer/editor Judy Gregory. Judy is available for individual consultation and manuscript review and editing (this is a fee-based service). For more information about manuscript appraisal and writing support, contact Judy by email at judy@northsidemeetings.com.au or by phone on 0431 909 684.

The clock will start at 12.30pm sharp, so arrive early.

Paths to Publishing – Author Panel

Saturday 21 October, 3.00 – 5.00pm

Join 6 published local authors for an honest reflection on their paths to publishing and their experiences with either traditional publishing or self publishing.

We’ll be in conversation with 6 members of the Brisbane Book Authors group:

  • Kylie Kaden: Kylie is author of two novels, ‘Losing Kate’ and ‘Missing You’, both published with Random House (after being plucked from the Random House slushpile). Her work is best described as women’s fiction and domestic noir.
  • Maggie Christensen: Maggie began writing feel-good stories which celebrate women who have learned to live and love in later life. She has written 6 novels, 3 set in Australia and 3 set in Florence.
  • David Bobis: David is an award-winning short-story author, whose stories have been published in local and international publications and anthologies. He self-published the book ‘Surface Children’ under the pen name Dean Blake. David is currently working on his first novel.
  • Amy Andrews: Amy is an award-winning author of more than 60 romance novels with sales of over 2 million books. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and into graphic novels and Manga.
  • Debbie Terranova: Debbie has two indie-published novels, ‘Baby Farm’ and ‘The Scarlet Key’, both crime mysteries set in Brisbane. She writes contemporary and historical fiction, and specialises in ‘fiction with a conscience’ (fictional stories based on real events or set in a specific era).
  • Davide Cottone: Davide has published 5 novels and 2 volumes of poetry, and is interested in how to use poetry in novel writing.

Book sales and signings available. Afternoon tea provided.

Tickets are $17 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. Download the flyer. Register at Northside Meetings or via Eventbrite.

Provide First Aid – Accredited Training

Tuesday 24 October

This one-day workshop deals with essential first aid: recognising and responding to emergencies using basic life-support measures. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess the situation, apply basic first aid techniques, and communicate details of the incident. Successful completion of this course gives participants a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recongised unit of competency from the Health Training Package: HLTAID003: Provide First Aid, valid for 3 years. Assessment: online theory, CPR practical, first aid practical, group discussions. Participants will complete the online theory before the training.

This workshop is presented by Vaxworks, in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Tickets are $130 for the full day with lunch included, $115 for the course only, and $60 for CPR only. For more information, download the flyer. Register in person at Northside meetings, or via Eventbrite.

Pastels & Profiteroles

Saturday 28 October, 2.00 – 4.30

Join local artist Anne-Maree Jaggs for an afternoon of pastels and conversation. Learn pastel techniques as you draw a variety of fruit, experiment with hard and soft pastels, and try different weights of pastel paper. This session is designed for teenagers and adults who want to develop their understanding of pastel techniques. It’s suitable for all levels of skills and experience. It will be relaxing, stress-free and non-competitive. All materials supplied. Complete the afternoon with a feast of freshly filled profiteroles, accompanied by Elixir Coffee or The Tea Centre Tea.

Tickets are $60. For more information, download the flyer. Register at Northside Meetings or via Eventbrite.

Rock the (Business) Boat … & when you fall out, keep swimming

Thursday 2 November, 11.00 – 12.30

Join business strategist Belinda Shaw for a workshop about navigating your business journey – from where you are now, to where you want to land. Belinda will introduce you to simple methods that will help you steer a sound business course.

Tickets are $25.

For more information, download the flyer. Register at Northside Meetings or via Eventbrite.

Deliberative Democracy: Engaging the people in policy making

Thursday 9 November, 9.30 – 4.30

This workshop explore the principles of deliberative democracy and develops the skills needed to design and implement effective citizen engagement and deliberative activities. Join Lyn Carson for a practical, thoughtful discussion about deliberation and citizen engagement. This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in community engagement and public participation.

Tickets from $425.

For more information, download the flyer. Register at Northside Meetings or via Eventbrite.

Self publishing a non-fiction book as a business strategy

Friday 10 November, 9.30am 0 2.00pm

Self publishing is a powerful way to position yourself as a leader in your field. With a self-published book, you can increase your visibility and grow your business. Join publisher Bev Ryan for a workshop that will help you to understand your publishing potential, develop your message, and understand the publishing process. This workshop will equip you to turn your expertise into a book project that could truly change your life.

Registration is $147. For more information, visit Bev’s website.

Bravery Workshop for dog trainers

Saturday 25 November

This workshop is for dog trainers want to learn more about how to engage, motivate and trouble shoot common problems with the human at the end of the lead. Run by Birdy O’Sheedy, clinical psychologist, coach, professional dog-nerd and founder of Paws in Life Coaching.

Tickets are $164.

For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

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Public Holidays: Closed
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