Read Around Gladstone is a three year partnership project between Brisbane Writers Festival and Gladstone Regional Libraries, and proudly supported by Queensland Writers Centre and State Library of Queensland, to promote and encourage reading and writing for all ages in the Gladstone community.

As part of the project, Queensland Writers Centre proudly partners with Brisbane Writers Festival and Gladstone Regional libraries to deliver the Digital Inclusion Program: a series of workshops and resources on the craft and business of digital writing and publishing, and engaging with online content.

This blog is for community members to explore reading and writing, share their stories, memories and ideas, and celebrate the stories that shape Gladstone region.

On this website you will find:

  • General information about the Read around Gladstone initiative
  • Links to “how to” videos on blogging
  • Contact details for Gladstone Libraries and
  • Writing tips and links

You will be able to upload your holiday photos and submit blog posts and discussion pieces on the Submit page of this website, as well as join other conversations in the comments sections and obtain useful hints for writing and setting up your own blog.

We look forward to sharing your stories.

Read Around Gladstone Partners


Gladstone Regional Libraries

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The Gladstone Regional Libraries offer a range of services that extend beyond the mere loaning of books. The libraries provide: reference and children’s services with fully qualified librarians; school holiday activities, school visits and regular storytelling sessions; workshops; local history and genealogy collections; inter-library loans; disability services; audio books; and adult easy reading for those adults who have difficulty reading English, either because of problems with learning to read or because English is not their original language. Check out your local Gladstone library and see what we have in store for you today!


Brisbane Writers Festival

BWF_logo_CMYK_smallBrisbane Writers Festival brings a page-turning experience to Brisbane in September each year, as well as a year-round program of exciting events. BWF has been celebrating reading, writing and ideas with the people of Queensland and showcasing Queensland writers to the world for over fifty years. Renowned for its energy and casual intellect, BWF brings together readers, writers, innovators, and provocateurs within the cultural precinct right on the Brisbane River in the heart of the city.

QLD Writers Centre

QWCLOGOPROCESS 300dpiQueensland Writers Centre (QWC) is a not-for-profit, membership organisation and the leading provider of information, services and support for writers and writing in Queensland. QWC strives for more Australian writers to have sustainable careers, and to be valued and enjoyed throughout the world. We encourage connection and creativity through the art and business of writing. We celebrate the importance of books and stories, and help Australian writers to create them and audiences to engage with them. We offer professional advice and industry knowledge to help writers achieve their professional and creative writing goals. You can visit the QWC website here.

State Library of Queensland

SLQ banding mark conceptsState Library of Queensland plays a lead role in serving all Queenslanders, through state-wide library services and partnerships with over 340 public libraries, including 23 Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Founded in 1896, we have become a bold and adventurous 21st century library driven by a commitment to access for all. SLQ belongs to the people of Queensland. It is an inclusive and welcoming place for all, a trusted source for information, and a place for intellectual freedom, a cornerstone of democracy and custodian of Queensland’s memory. SLQ is a ‘knowledge bank’ and vital community resource, as much a physical as well as a virtual place for sharing, learning, collaborating, and creation. As a community hub for democracy in action, here everyone is encouraged to have a voice. You can visit the State Library Website here.