TO celebrate its 50 year anniversary, the Rural Press Club of Queensland is hosting a special long lunch event at Brisbane City Hall next Friday, 26 May, headlined by a conversation between award-winning Queensland journalists, ABC Landline host and RPCQ Hall of Famer Pip Courtney, and one of Australia’s best-loved writers and authors Trent Dalton.
Pip Courtney joined Landline in 1993 and has won numerous awards for her agricultural journalism including a Queensland Media Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism, the Rabobank Star prize for rural broadcasting (Qld), the National Rabobank Star prize and the International Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting for her 2011 two-part feature on the coal seam gas industry in Queensland.
Trent Dalton is a Brisbane-based journalist and author who has gained critical acclaim for his works of fiction and non-fiction. His career has spanned reporting and featuring writing roles for The Courier-Mail and The Australian, where he has earned numerous accolades including Walkley Awards and the Queensland Media Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism for his powerful story The Long Goodbye, documenting the challenges country parents face every year sending their children hundreds of kilometres away to attend boarding school.
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Raffle tickets will also be on sale at the event with several great prizes up for grabs, including:
– AA Co 7kg MB4-5 striploin
– Norman Hotel Mastersteak BBQ Cooking Class – 2 tickets
– 3 x Yeti insulated drinkware bundles (VALUE $350 EACH), Courtesy of Todd and Amelia Wilshire, Wilshire & Co CRT stores and Agricon Products
– Rugby ball signed by the prince of centres, Wallaby legend and now Stan commentator Tim Horan
– South Burnett Distillery Gin
– Beef Central board games – Cattle Baron + Great Aussie Cattle Quiz
– ABC books
– QCL bookshop books
– Kent Saddlery cow bell
– Tattersalls Club blended whisky
– Rural Press Club of Qld tie and scarf
Celebrate the Club’s 50th anniversary on Friday May 26 at its long lunch including a Q&A session with two leading Queensland journalists, a reflection on 50 years of rural journalism in Queensland, prizes and a three hour food and drink package included in the ticket price.
With 80 percent of the available tickets for this event now sold, guests looking to attend are encouraged to book soon – individual tickets or remaining tables of 10 can be purchased on the Rural Press Club website at this link.
|DATE||Friday 26 May, 12pm – 4pm|
|LOCATION||Brisbane City Hall, King George Square|
|TICKETS|| Members $160 per person / $1,550 per table of 10
Non-members $170 per person / $1,650 per table of 10
|DRESS CODE||Business casual|
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