PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
New York, April 16-22
I'm not sure I can quite express how amazing it is to have been asked to be part of this year's PEN World Voices program – the list of writers who'll be speaking is phenomenal, and I'm beside myself to be amongst them. If you happen to be in NYC in its springtime, it would be lovely to see you there. Here are the program details.
7pm, April 23
Very excited to be making my first ever trip to Madison, Connecticut, to talk about A Hundred Small Lessons at the RJ Julia bookstore there. You can read about the event – and the store – here.
7-8pm, April 24
And also very excited to be making my first trip to Rhode Island to talk about A Hundred Small Lessons at this lovely looking bookshop. Full details about it, and the event, are available here.
Sydney Writers' Festival
May 3-6, 2018
The Sydney Writers' Festival is happening earlier this year, and at a new venue (while those lovely wharves are refurbished). I'm delighted to have been asked to chair conversations with Ceridwen Dovey (about In the Garden of the Fugivitives) and with Sarah Krasnostein (about The Trauma Cleaner), as well as a panel on "Why We Read" with Glory Edim, Tara Westover, Junot Díaz and Stuart Kells. You'll find full details of these three events – and links back to the rest of the program – here.
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.