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Sunshine Coast Speakers provides opportunities for authors and entrepreneurs to get in front of an audience and share their message, their passion, and their written word.

There are currently two regular free events. a monthly Open Mic Night for authors, and the LIFT Event for entrepreneurs who want to practice their speaking skills in front of an audience.


Open Mic Nights for Authors

bookThis monthly free event is open to all levels from beginner to works in progress to published. All genres are welcome – non fiction, fiction, essay, short story, poetry and songs.

Date: last Wed of the month from Sep to May (excluding Dec)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Arts Building, 464 S Fletcher, Gibsons
Cost: Free

For more information and to participate, please check out the information page.


The LIFT Event for Entrepreneurs and Budding Speakers

The LIFT Event (formerly Lunchtime Inspirational Speeches and Themes or LIST)  is a free event at the Arts Building in Gibsons.  They’re designed for members of the Sunshine Coast community to have an opportunity to speak to an audience or come and listen and be uplifted. Although the event is inspirational in nature, it is also a way for entrepreneurs to introduce the community to their business or personal passions, to try out workshops, or learn speaking skills.

For the 2017 – 2018 year there will be six events. Oct 13, Nov 17, Jan 18 and May 18 are Friday lunchtime events with a featured speaker (20-25 minutes) and two additional speakers (5-7 minutes). They start at 12:15 pm.

Feb 16 and Apr 20 are evening events and the special theme of each evening will be announced closer to the date. They start at 7 pm.

For details on becoming a participant in a lunchtime event, check out the information page.


These events are co-sponsored by Sunshine Coast Speakers and the Arts Building Society.  Anyone in the community can participate or attend and listen. 


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