First Chapters Event Series

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The first Friday night of each month

kicks off from 7pm

FREE EVENT, no bookings required

On the first Friday of each month we celebrate the work of local authors in the store.

We invite a selection of authors to read from their work and to engage in a Q&A afterwards.

We will announce the authors and their published books in advance.

If you'd like to get involved, contact

This is your chance to discover a new author  - or for new readers to discover you.



Forthcoming Dates and confirmed authors

2020 Event Calendar

7 February

Ender Baskan

Amy Bodossian

Wayne Marshall

Check out the Brunswick Bound blog to read our Q&A with these authors


6 March

Nick Gadd

Lisa Gorton

Alex Landrigan

Check out the Brunswick Bound blog to read our Q&A with these authors


 3 April

Special Event - On Becoming a Published Author - CANCELLED

Hear expert advice from

Lyndel Caffrey (Writers' Victoria)

Gerii Pleitez (Author & Publisher)

Keiran Rogers (Affirm Press)



Mandy Beaumont

Thuy On



Amy Brown



Edward Caruso

Luke Horton


So many great authors have read for us since we started the series in 2018.  A big thanks to all of them for getting involved. 

They were...

2018 Participating Authors

Michael Winkler, Nichola Scurry, Lachlan WalterSue WilliamsAli MCAndrew NetteJeremy StanfordPaul FilevMichelle Scott TuckerRoger AverillRobert LukinsMira RobertsonHC GildfindMoreno GiavannoniJustin HeazlewoodJulia PrendergastKoraly DimitriadisRuby MurrayJohn TesarschHarry SadlerHugh McGinlayJay CarmichaelEnza GandolfoKate O'DonnellEleni HaleKate MurdochKatherine KovacicKatherine Collette.

2019 Participating Authors

Angela Meyer, Marlee Jane Ward, Corey J. White, Lee Kofman, Alice Robinson, Julienne van Loon, Matt Davies, Michael Earp, Jes Layton, Saradha Koirala, Sonia Orchard, Kate Richards, Elizabeth Coleman. Louisa Easey, Emily Brewin, Elizabeth Kuiper, Leah Kaminsky, Anna Snoekstra, Paul, Fleckney, Wayne Macauley, Amra Pajalic, Gerii Pleitez, J.M. Green, Meg Mundell, Miriam Sved.