Women of Letters Event

I have the great pleasure of being a guest at the upcoming Women of Letters event in Northcote, Victoria, this coming Sunday, alongside some extraordinary speakers.

Come along and hear ABC radio broadcaster Hilary Harper, singer-songwriter Emily Ulman, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre's Pamela Curr, comedian Laura Davis and myself each read 'A Letter to the Elephant in My Room'.

It's going to be beautiful. Funds raised will go to animal rescue shelter, Edgar's Mission.

Where: The Regal Ballroom, 216 High St, Northcote, VIC  3070 Map

When: Sunday 28 February 2016, 2.30pm

Tickets: Bookings are essential. Tickets are $20.00 plus b.f. and are available through the Oztix website, or $25.00 on the door, if available.

If you have any access requirements, please contact Women of Letters directly at mariekeandmichaela@gmail.com so we can arrange priority seating for you.

For more info, or to see what else Women of Letters are up to, have a look here.



Upcoming Events in Canada

I'm thrilled to announce that I will soon be visiting Canada as a guest of the Calgary literary festival Wordfest (13-18 October), the Vancouver Writers' Festival (20-25 October) and the International Festival of Authors in Toronto (22 October - 1 November).

This will be my first trip to Canada, and I'm very excited and grateful for the opportunity to talk about my debut novel Burial Rites in front of new readers. I will be speaking alongside many other, wonderful writers, such as Icelandic crime novelist Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

The readings, events and panels I will be participating in are listed below, and most will include a signing afterwards. More information about each event can be found by following the links below.

See you soon, Canada!


Wordfest - Calgary (13-18 October)

16 October, 7pm: Friday Night Showcase: David Constantine, Hannah Kent, Richard Van Camp and Ronald Wright

17 October, 4pm: International Hot Reads: Hannah Kent, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Ulrikka S. Gernes, Damien Wilkins and Sarah Winman

18 October, 10am: Sunday Mystery Showcase: Sara Blædal, Cecilia Ekbäck, Hannah Kent and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Vancouver Writers Festival (20-25 October)

20 October, 8.30pm: Icelandic Incantations: Hannah Kent and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, hosted by Anne Giardini

25 October, 1.30pm: The Raw Material: Hannah Kent, Beth Powning and Sara Tilley, hosted by Roberta Rich

25 Octover, 3.30pm: The Afternoon Tea: Hannah Kent, Trevor Cole, Bill Richardson, Marina Endicott, Bradley Somer and Laura van den Berg, hosted by Paul Grant

International Festival of Authors (22 October - 1 November)

28 October, 7.30pm: IOFA Reading: Martyn Burke, Hannah Kent, Anakana Schofield, Owen Sheers and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, hosted by Catherine Graham

30 October, 7.30pm: Scream 2: Edgar Cantero, Nick Cutter, James Grainger, Alexandra Grigorescu, Hannah Kent, Matt Lennox and Robert J. Wiersemain, hosted by Brian Francis.


Northcote High School Event

This Thursday I will be talking on a panel alongside Stella Prize-winning Clare Wright, Tony Birch, Omar Musa and Simonne Howell at Northcote High School. The event, part of an inaugural Literary Talkfest for Northcote H.S., will be a discussion on 'Writing Women', and promises to be a wonderful night.

Funds raised will be used to support Northcote's Green Team and Feminist Collective, and there will be some excellent door prizes too.

WHERE: Northcote High School, St George's Rd, Northcote VIC 3070.

WHEN: Thursday 7 May 2015.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $20 or $12 concession. SOLD OUT.