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Date(s) - 03/09/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hills Church


There is no entry fee (but a gold coin donation will help to cover costs) so come and peruse the wonderful books and chat to the authors. There will be readings from the stage throughout the day and workshops in both the morning and afternoon.

(Registrations for catered lunch are now closed  – however there are several cafes within a few minutes drive of the venue.)


10.00 am    Doors open. Peruse books, chat with authors, listen to readings from stage.

11.00 am    Workshop with Paul Clark (in separate room, until 12.15 pm). Auditorium remains open during workshop.

12.30 pm    Auditorium closed for lunch

1.15 pm      Doors re-open. Peruse books, chat with authors, listen to readings from stage.

1.45 pm      Workshop with Raelene Purtill (in separate room, until 3.00 pm). Auditorium remains open during workshop.

3.15 pm      Book fair closes


Paul Clark’s workshop: The Power of Story – Doing the impossible 
Paul Clark loves to find new ways to tell the old, old stories of God’s love.  His Car Park Parable series has over 30,000 books in print. His voice can be heard on radio across Australia with his At the Top spots. He has told stories, often using puppets, in schools across Qld, with the Mt Isa School of the Air, Stable on the Strand and Scarborough Lights. He is on the team that organises Qld’s largest Children Ministry Conference – Ignite.

Paul Clark & Hairy

Paul Clark & Hairy


Raelene Purtill’s workshop: The Writing Life
What do the weather and housekeeping have to do with the writing?
Raelene will help us reflect on our writing life: What sort of writer are you? What does your perfect writing life look like?

Using image prompts, we will consider issues of time management, boundaries and focus and how they affect our practice. And we will discuss strategies to overcome these issues. We will explore our relationship to our writing and spend time sharing.

Bring writing instruments of your choice.

Raelene enjoys all sorts of creative writing and she loves connecting with other writers at conferences, retreats and workshops.

Having been involved in a variety of writing groups, she now facilitates one in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. She is a member of the Writing Anthology group which produces an annual anthology.

Her virtual world consists of a very understanding and long suffering husband and three techno-absorbed teenagers.

Raelene Purtill

Raelene Purtill



Bookings are closed for this event.