Note: If you’re a teacher or librarian looking to book me for a school event, please check out my profile on BookOut.

Want to know where you can meet me? Here’s a handy list of events I’ll be attending…

2018

May 19 – CBCA Victoria State Conference, Geelong
I’ll be conducting a workshop for this year’s state conference with a focus on innovative ways to encourage kids to approach reading. Session details TBC.

April 20–21 – North Texas Teen Book Festival, Dallas
Along with a slew of simply amazing YA authors, I’ll be attending this massive teen book festival in Dallas, Texas.  Session details TBC.

April 9–10 – Port Macquarie #LitFest2444
I’m back for the second year of this exciting and innovative storytelling festival for young people. I’ll be presenting on The Writer’s Journey – a detailed exploration of what it takes to be a writer.

March 15 – Tin Heart Book Launch, Sydney

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March 2Tin Heart Book Launch, Melbourne

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2017

October 7Writers Victoria YA Workshop, Bendigo
I’m teaching a one-day workshop on how to write YA so if you’re in the Bendigo region and are interesting in learning about the ins and outs of writing for teens then please visit here to book your ticket.

August 16Writers Victoria Writability YA Seminar
Join me as I present a seminar on how to write YA for the Writability program. This event is free for writers with disability.

June 2–8Reading Matters

May 18–19Port Macquarie #LitFest2444
An exciting new writing festival based in Port Macquarie (yes please!) and I’ll be a keynote speaker (eeek!). There are a HEAP of wonderful events to attend so keep an eye open for further details.

March 14–18Somerset Celebration of Literature

2016

November 19Sisters in Crime: SheKilda 3: A one-day crime spree
No, I’m not going on a crime spree through Melbourne but I am talking on a panel with Ellie Marney, Fleur Ferris and Nova Wheatman on the topic of ‘YA vs Adult Crime: Where do you draw the line?’ Details here: http://www.sistersincrime.org.au/shekilda-3-a-one-day-crime-spree/ 

October 8 – Nunawading Library YA (Lit)Fest
A day of YA mini-festival fun including workshops, talks, giveaways and donut-eating with Ellie Marney, Lili Wilkinson, Danielle Binks, Floss the Fangirl and me! Bookings at www.spydus.com/events.

October 5  The Great Debate: Tropes and Dreams
A (not very serious) debate arguing: are tropes in YA fiction essential for compelling storytelling. Lili Wilkinson, Chris Miles and I will be arguing the affirmative, hopefully beating Nicole Hayes, Andrew McDonald and Michael Earp on the negative side. The debate will take place at The Wolf’s Lair, starting at 6pm.

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