50th Anniversary Social Events

Pre-conference birthday celebration

will be held on Friday 18th August from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Balcony 2, Bernadette Centre  of Lourdes Hill College. Drinks and finger food will be served.

On this occasion, we will honour all those illustrious teachers who have been awarded a Peter Botsman Award.

Later Nick Earls will entertain us with  stories of Writing (from) Queensland - 1980s to now. We will be selling copies of Nick's Wisdom Tree novella series which Nick will autograph.

Cost:  $30

Dress: Smart casual

50th Anniversary Dinner

Will provide us with the opportunity to honour life members, presidents and patrons. Speakers will be Glyn Davies, one of the oldest living members of ETAQ and Frances Whiting, a columnist, journalist and author.

Seating for dinner will be in either a E shape or U shape. Guests will be able to nominate who they would like to sit with.

Where:  United Service Club, 183 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane

When:  Saturday 19 August, 2017 from 6:30 pm

Cost: $85

Dress Code:  Men - long or short sleeve buttoned shirt with collar, tailored trousers, business shoes.

                   Women - dress or jacket/blouse with skirt or tailored trousers

 

 

Venue: Lourdes Hill School
Starting: 5:30 PM
Friday 18th August 2017
Ending: 11:00 PM
Saturday 19th August 2017
Email Enquiries: adminofficer@etaq.org.au

Upcoming Events

Grammar Day 2018

A half day grammar workshop will be presented by Garry Collins at the Springfield Campus of The University of Southern Queensland on Saturday 9th June, 2018. As the venue can accommodate 72, registration will close when we reach that number or Monday 4th June, 2018. If you wish to come, you are advised to register early. For all the d...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th June 2018
Venue:   Springfield Campus of USQ
Venue Address:   www.usq.edu.au/springfield
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


AATE/ALEA CONFERENCE 2018

THE ART OF ENGLISH language  -  literature  -  literacy The AATE/ALEA English Literacy National Conference 2018 will be held in Perth from 8 July - 11 July 2018. Download the flyer here, or go to the website englishliteracyconference.com.au for all the latest information.   ...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 8th July 2018
Venue:   Perth


Grace Loyden & the new SATE

Grace Loyden will present a session on a aspects of the new SATE at Townsville Grammar School on Saturday 28th July 2018, starting at 9:00 am. Cost is $20 which is to be paid by the website. Download the flyer for all the details. ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 28th July 2018
Venue:   Townsville Grammar School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Townsville Breakfast Book Club

Grace Loyden is organising a series of Breakfast Book Clubs starting at 9:00 am on: Sunday 11 February - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Sunday 21 April - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan Sunday 5 August - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Sunday 28 October - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 5th August 2018
  Repeating On specific dates
Venue:   Jam Corner Restaurant


State Conference 2018

State Conference in 2018 will address the theme Vision 2020: Seeing the future of English Teaching. Keynote speakers: Samuel Wagan Watson is an award-winning Indigenous poet and professional raconteur. Born in Brisbane in 1972, he is of Munanjali, Birri Gubba, German and Irish descent. Samuel's first collection of poems won the 19...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 18th August 2018
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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