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FALS Book Club

The Foundation of Australian Literary Studies launched our book club in November 2019 with an overwhelming show of support from the Townsville community. Our aim is to celebrate Australian writers across a vast genre of works.

The club reads a range of Australian literature including titles from the Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award long and shortlists, recent Roderick award submissions, and old favourites.

This is a no-shame book club - we aim to engage with Australian literature, however expertly or inexpertly. We encourage you to grab a drink and prepare for some friendly banter. Whether you read the book or the blurb, liked it or loathed it, we would love to see you there.

Friday 30th July 20217.00pm

The White Girl, Tony Birch

Townsville Yacht Club (1 Plume St, South Townsville)
Friday 27th August 20217.00pmWho Gets to be Smart, Bri LeeTownsville Yacht Club (1 Plume St, South Townsville)
Friday 24th September 20217.00pmFathoms, Rebecca GiggsTownsville Yacht Club (1 Plume St, South Townsville)
Friday 29th October 20217.00pmEmporium of Imagination, Tabitha BirdTownsville Yacht Club (1 Plume St, South Townsville)
Friday 26th November 20217.00pmStone Sky Gold Mountain, Mirandi RiwoeTownsville Yacht Club (1 Plume St, South Townsville)

Joining the FALS Book Club is easy. A FALS Book Club Membership costs just $22 per year.

As a member you'll get to participate in all our book club events as well as other FALS events like the annual lecture. You'll get to hear from authors, meet new friends, and go to bed at night knowing that you are the cultural lifeblood this country needs!

If you would like more information about the FALS Book Club please email