Author Kim Wilkins returns for book launch and workshop

Local author Kim Wilkins will return to the Burdekin in July to launch her new book Stars Across the Ocean and to host a writers’ workshop for aspiring novelists.

The author of bestsellers Lighthouse and Ember Island, Kim will launch her latest novel following a wine and cheese soiree in the Burdekin Library at 6.30pm on Friday 7 July.

A writers’ workshop Preparing to Write Your Novel: Imagining and Planning will also be held at Burdekin Library Ayr on Saturday 8 July, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The events have been organised by the Burdekin Readers and Writers Association in partnership with Burdekin Library.

Written under her pen name Kimberley Freeman, Stars Across the Ocean is the story of two women with indomitable spirits and the high costs they have to pay for being strong-minded.

Kim has written for as long as she can remember and has an Honors Degree, a Master’s Degree and a PhD from University of Queensland where she is a senior lecturer.

Having written 28 novels in a variety of genres which include horror and fantasy, her workshop should not be missed by those who are interested in either beginning or developing their writing skills.

Workshop tickets are $35 and Wine and Cheese Book Launch tickets are just $10, or purchase a ticket to both events for $40.

Bookings are required in advance. Book online at or phone Mickey on 0407651450.

For further information please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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