Loreto College Past Pupils' Bookclub
415 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo
6.45pm, August 28, 2017
Writing a book in Brisbane – and set in Brisbane – has proved to be a delightful way of meeting all sorts of readers close to home and discovering all sorts of different parts of this place. I'm looking forward to talking with readers of this Loreto College bookclub at their August meeting – and finding out if my fictitious Brisbane makes sense to them ...
Brisbane Writers' Festival
I'm delighted to be part of three conversations for this year's UpLit Brisbane Writers' Festival. Details of all three are listed below.
The Edge Lab SLQ, Saturday September 9, 10am
Ben Hobson, Venero Armanno and I will talk with Craig Zonca about the different Brisbanes we've created in our stories. For more information, visit the BWF program here.
Uplit—Connecting to Place
The Edge Lab SLQ, Saturday September 9, 1pm
Frances Whiting will take the helm of a conversation between me, Kate Mildenhall and Melissa Lucashenko about the ways we use place as character in our work. See more information here.
SLQ Auditorium 2, Sunday September 10, 10am
I'm looking forward to this conversation with Mirielle Juchau and Kimberley Freeman about the ways in which we invent our characters' inner worlds – Veny Armanno will be our chair. You can see more details for this event here.
Tasmanian Writers' and Readers' Festival
I'm delighted to be heading to Hobart – under slightly more cheerful circumstances than Lucy Kiss in A Hundred Small Lessons – to be part of this year's Tasmanian Writers' and Readers' Festival. Looking forward to being in conversation with Danielle Wood about A Hundred Small Lessons, and to being part of a conversation about story and science with A. C. Grayling, Jeff Malpas, and Gustaaf Hallegraeff. I'll also be teaching a fiction-writing masterclass – details of all these things, and more, are available here.
In Conversation with Jesse Blackadder
Avid Reader, Tuesday October 3, 6.00 for 6.30pm
Jesse Blackadder's new novel, Sixty Seconds, will be launched in Brisbane at this special Avid Salon event – I'm looking forward to talking with Jesse about this book, and her other work. For bookings, please visit Avid's events page.
Brisbane City Council Libraries
I'll be talking about A Hundred Small Lessons at several Brisbane City Council Libraries during October – come along if you can to Wynnum Library (on Saturday, October 7, at 10am), Brisbane Square (on Friday, October 20, at 6pm), or Everton Park (on Saturday, October 21, at 2pm). You can find information on all these events through the Libraries' Events Page.
Wollongong Writers' Festival
In Conversation with Caroline Baum
Wollongong Art Gallery, Saturday, November 25, 12.30pm
It's always a pleasure to be interviewed by the wonderful Caroline Baum – I'm looking forward to talking with her about A Hundred Small Lessons as part of this year's Wollongong Writers' Festival. You can see full details of the writers featured in their program here and follow the links through the authors' event information.
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 also 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.