An exhibition of random book-inspired art will be on show at the Macleay Island progress hall from November 4 to 7.
The work has been created as part of a competition run by Art My Word and the Macleay Island community library.
Admission to the exhibition is free and the hall is open from 10am to 3pm.
Library coordinator Kerry Godfrey said artists had randomly collected books wrapped in brown paper from the library and used them as inspiration for the works.
Entry at $20 is now closed and all artworks are being displayed and will be for sale.
Ninety-eight artists have registered, vying for four prizes of $500 each.
The exhibition will be launched at 6pm on November 3 with a cocktail evening. Entertainment is being provided by four-piece band Shapeshifters and the Shifting Spanner with magic by Mr Fye.
Entry is $55 and tickets can be booked on trybooking.com: Art My Word Cocktail Evening.
The competition also includes works by children, which will be on display at the library and involves works inspired by favourite books.
This registration closes on October 31. Total prize money for the children is $300. Awards for this section will be given at 10.30am on November 4.
For the second year, the event also includes Art My Story, where 29 people have written up to 2000-word short stories, inspired by submitted photos.
These stories have been collated into a book which will be launched at the official opening at 11.45am on November 5.
On that date at 10am, guest speakers Natalie Sprite of Lamb Island and Maree Lallensack and Lois Tripp of Macleay Island will speak about their work. Entry is free.
There will also be a writer’s workshop with event judge and award-winning author Megan Jacobson from 12.30pm. Cost for the workshop is $10.
On November 6, there will be a chance to speak about creative writing with a guided writing circuit from 10.30am.
Entry is $10, including morning tea.
All bookings to 3409 4243.
“This is a great event. It’s grown every year and exceptionally well received,” Kerry said.
Event coordinator Sara Zastera said it was exciting to see a small fund-raising idea grow into a celebration of art, story-telling and community.
“The event has grown exponentially in its three years with a platform for artists, photographers and story tellers and children. We have seen entries not only from the island, but also interstate and from the Brisbane area,” she said.