Upcoming event – Bathurst

I’ll be heading to Bathurst for the All Saints Literary Festival on 31 August and 1 September.  Not sure yet if there are any community events organised, but if so, I will let you know closer to the time! I love Bathurst, especially in winter. 

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Sydney Writers’ Festival – All-Day YA panel

Guys, I am doing a panel as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All-Day YA program. Big thanks to SWF and also the Stella Schools program for giving me the opportunity. I’m especially thrilled about this because I love my co-panellists: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh. Details below: The Personal is Political With: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh The

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Amelia Westlake! Invitation! For you!

Hello! I am launching Erin Gough’s HOTLY ANTICIPATED second novel, Amelia Westlake. Erin is a 24-carat-gold person: super thoughtful, super smart, super writer. I can’t wait to do this event. And it goes without saying that if you’re going to be in Sydney town on Wednesday the 11th of April, we’d love you to join us. More details, and RSVP here Coming in April

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Sydney Writers’ Festival May 2018 – Secondary Schools Program

Hey guys, just a quick heads up! I am on the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Secondary Schools Program this year. I am thrilled about doing this, and extra thrilled by my co-presenters: Jesse Andrews, Alison Croggan and Patrick Ness. I know, right?! For more information, please visit Sydney Writers Festival.    

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Festivals and workshops – April 2017

Hello! Look at how long it’s been since I’ve visited this blog! Cobwebs everywhere. I’ve got a couple of festival appearances coming up, and I mention them because if you’re in Newcastle or Brisbane, I would absolutely love to catch up with you. Also! I’m conducting two writing workshops for tens to teens at Hornsby Library in the April school holidays. The library

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Upcoming events – August/September 2016!

Hello! I’ve got three things coming up in the next two months: the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival (10 August), an event at Kinokuniya with four other esteemed ladies of YA (Sarah Ayoub, Erin Gough, Gabby Tozer and Jeann from Happy Indulgence) and the Brisbane Writers’ Festival (10 and 11 September). Please come along to one, or to all. You’re the apple of my eye

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Summer Skin on OzYAY! on ABC Local with Rhianna Patrick

Okay, so that’s the hardest post title I have ever written. But, deconstructed, it means that this Sunday 5th June, on the OzYAY! segment of Rhianna Patrick’s ABC LOCAL program, Summer Skin is being discussed, along with Jaclyn Moriarty’s A Tangle of Gold (7pm to 8pm AEST). Jaci and I will be interviewed about our books during the segment, and they will be discussed

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Voices on the Coast

Hello! Sydney’s become horribly cold over the last few days (I’m not actually whinging – this is after the most lenient Autumn ever, AND the water is still warm enough for a springsuit …) but I’ve got a trip to the Sunshine Coast to look forward to, as one of the authors appearing at the VOICES ON THE COAST LITERARY FESTIVAL. Those of you who’ve

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Girls Write Up day!

How often are young women constrained by their gender? What if they had the confidence to speak (or write) up against derisive and discriminatory language? Okay, I feel so strongly about this. I’m fiercely proud to be a part of this program. The details of my session are below. But please take a look at the program and tell me that that isn’t the most

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