Fiction & Flicks Month
Fiction and Flicks Month at Gold Coast Libraries
Celebrate the joy of reading, watching and creating with an exciting line-up of bestselling authors, talks, workshops and screenings. All events are free but booking may be required.
Practical Introduction to Podcasting
Thursday 16 April, 6pm-7.30pm – Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre + Southport Library
Friday 17 April, 10am-11.30am – Southport Library
Thursday 23 April, 6pm-7.30pm – Southport Library
Learn how to create, record and edit your own podcast using Adobe Audition. Ages 16 and up. Bookings essential.
Practical Introduction to Film Editing
Thursday 16 April, 6pm-7.30pm – Southport Library
Thursday 23 April, 6pm-7.30pm – Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre
Learn the basics in how to edit a short video using Adobe Premier Pro. Ages 16 and up. Bookings essential.
Practical Introduction to Video Animation
Friday 17 April, 10am-11.30am – Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre
Learn the basics of how to create simple video animations for social media, using Adobe After Effects. Ages 16 and up. Bookings essential.
Workshop: Podcasting for Beginners
Saturday 18 April, 10.30am-11.30am – Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre
If you’ve ever thought about starting a podcast but didn’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. In partnership with Gold Coast Film Festival, podcaster Aimée Lindorff will take participants through the content development process, including how to create structure and tone and then basics of scripting your podcast. The workshop will also delve into the types of equipment and programs available for editing and how to choose the right ones for your podcast. You’ll come away with a solid understanding of how to develop your podcast content and what to look for in equipment and software. Places are strictly limited, so bookings are essential.
In Conversation: Australian Adaptations – Book adaptations in Film and TV
Friday 24 April, 6pm-7.30pm – Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre
Great adaptations bring a new dimension to the stories we love, give our favourite characters faces and give us soundtracks to remember. But adaptations also can edit our most loved plot points and characters and leave us with a different feeling. Join film academic Dr John Edmond and TO BE CONFIRMED for a lively discussion about Australian book to film and TV adaptations. What makes an Australian adaptation work? How has the rise of premium TV influenced adaptation? What happens to the sense of place when an Australian book is adapted and produced elsewhere in the world? Our experts will take a look at My Brilliant Career, Looking for Alibrandi, Book Thief, The Dressmaker, Big Little Lies and Mao’s Last Dancer.
Movie screening: Looking For Alibrandi
Friday 24 April, 7.30pm-9.30pm – Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre
Following the Australian Adaptations event, join us for a free screening of the classic Aussie coming-of-age movie Looking for Alibrandi (2000), set in 1990s Sydney. The film was adapted from the book by Melina Marchetta, and directed by Kate Woods. The film won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film. Rated M, running time 99 minutes. Bookings essential.
City wide activation at Gold Coast Libraries.
Pick up an events guide from any Gold Coast library or visit www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/libraryevents.