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QUT Vintage Book Sale for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Gardens Theatre Foyer, Gardens Point Campus

Wednesday, 17 October, 12–3pm
Free entry

Book lovers unite! Bring your friends, tote bags and keen eye for a bargain. Come shop from a wide range of beautiful vintage books – all to raise incredibly vital funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which helps provide books and literacy programs to remote communities. Book topics include art history, fashion, photography, film, design and more.

Be sure to arrive early to get first pick. Doors open at 12pm.

Find out more about the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Texta book club
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

QUT Art Museum, Tuesday 20 November, 6:15pm, Free

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Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Industries Faculty.

To coincide with the exhibition Beyond Reason, we will be discussing our final book for the year, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.

from Invisible Cities

In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo – Mongol emperor and Venetian traveller. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire is coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear.

The evening commences with a brief tour of the current exhibition, followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of conversation about the title of choice.

Texta is held through the year on Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm at QUT Art Museum. Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop or from QUT Art Museum.

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