Cairns Tropical Writers' Festival
August 10-12, 2018
I'm travelling north to Cairns for this writers' festival – to talk with Geordie Williamson about A Hundred Small Lessons, with Matthew Kelly about non-fiction, with a suite of writers about books by Jane Harper, Tim Winton, and Andrew Sean Greer, and with Michael Cathcart about water and biodiversity. I'll also be teaching a workshop. You can read about all this – and more – in the full program here.
Playing in Limitless Space
Aitkenvale Library, Townsville
9.30-3pm, August 18, 2018
I'm heading slightly less north, but north nonetheless, to teach a workshop on literary fiction for QWC at the Aitkenvale Library in Townsville – it looks sold out at the moment, which is very exciting, but you can still register for the waitlist here.
Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival
The Women's Club, Sydney
August 31-September 1
It's a pleasure and a privilege to be facilitating a conversation between Kim Mahood, Vanessa Berry and Noelle Janaczewska to close this year's Rose Scott Festival Program – for full details of this year's events, see the program here.
Brisbane Writers' Festival
I'm delighted to be talking with Kris Olsson about A Hundred Small Lessons, Rachel Noble about Finn's Feather, Craig Sherborne about Off the Record, and Nick Earls and William Robinson about ... William Robinson – all as part of this year's Brisbane Writers' Festival. See here for full details of these events, and links to the entire 2018 BWF program.
Ashley has participated in many writers' festivals and conferences over more than fifteen years and is available for lectures, workshops and other presentations and conversations. She is a skilled facilitator and regularly chairs sessions and conducts one-on-one conversations with writers about their work at festivals and other events in Australia and abroad. She also works with the Australian Writers' Mentoring Program.