Events

Events coming up

Saturday 2 October 2021: York Writers Festival. I’m thrilled to be chairing sessions with Monique Mulligan, Cristy Burne and Rose van Son at this inaugural one-day writers festival (part of the long-running York Festival) in the beautiful heritage town of York. See the website for details.

Past events—photos, 2021

WA Premier’s Book Awards, conversation with A.J. Betts and me, as former Fellowship winners, with chair Jo Trilling (ABC Perth) about the WA Writer’s Fellowship. Discussion on the State Library of WA’s YouTube channel

Past events—photos, 2020

Premier's Book Awards night Friday 7 August 2020

Past events—photos, 2019

2019 Sun Yat-sen University Writers Residency, China (see full post here)

Amanda Curtin(photo by WEI Donghua)
Photograph by Wei Donghua
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WA Premier’s Book Awards 2019

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I was thrilled to launch Richard Rossiter’s novel Refuge in July
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With Anne-Louise Willoughby (author of Norah Heysen: A Portrait) at Eaton Community Library, June  2019
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Ellenbrook Library Literary Salon, with Liz from Dymocks Ellenbrook. Photo courtesy Mardi May

Perth Festival Writers Week…

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With MC Allan Dodge and two brilliant writers I admire so much: Amy Sackville and Gail Jones. Photograph: Rosemary Sayer

Past events—photos, 2018

The Great Big Book Read at Fremantle Arts Centre…

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In great company 🙂 L–R: Steve Hawke, Alan Carter, Chris Ferreira, Michael Levitt, Richard Woldendorp
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The renowned photographer Richard Woldendorp photographed Kate in her 90th year—an iconic image that became a full-page feature in Vogue magazine in 1967. That’s what has my attention here: it was on screen at the time!
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In conversation with the wonderful Geraldine Blake at Beaufort Street Books

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Rose from Westbooks setting up for the first library talk for Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. A big thank-you to Bassendean Memorial Library and Westbooks.
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At Bassendean Library with one of my favourite of Kate’s works on screen (photo courtesy Rashida Murphy)

Pip Brennan and her lovely friends—first book club for Kathleen O’Connor of Paris

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Gallery talk/book signing, Fremantle Arts Centre, 22 September.

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Launch by Mike Lefroy, Kathleen O’Connor of Paris (Fremantle Press) and the exhibition Being There—Kathleen O’Connor in Paris (Fremantle Arts Centre), 13 September.

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With artist Jo Darvall, Like Water, April 2018

 Past events—photos, 2017

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WA Writers Professional Development Day, July 2017, with UWA Publishing Director Terri-ann White, and writers Rashida Murphy and Josephine Wilson

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Writers hard at work. Workshop presented for OOTA (Out of the Asylum Writers) at the beautiful Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne, March 2017

Past events—photos, 2016

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Workshop group at Rockingham Writers Centre, November 2016. Photo by Teena Raffa-Mulligan

Talk at Shetland Library, Lerwick…

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Talk at the Madhatter Bookshop, Burford, Cotswolds…

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At Toppings & Co. Booksellers, Bath
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At The Edinburgh Bookshop
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Books by the Bay, Busselton, July 2016, with Shelley Gare (standing), Joan London, Fiona Palmer and Stephen Daisley—excellent company!

Past events—photos, 2015

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, 2015
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, 2015
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, 2015
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, 2015
At Avon Valley Writers Festival. Photo courtesy Ian Reid
At Avon Valley Writers Festival. Photo courtesy Ian Reid
Discussing Elemental with Richard Rossiter at the 2015 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
Discussing Elemental with Richard Rossiter at the 2015 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
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‘Writing the Past’ workshop at the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ beautiful Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne, July 2015
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Past events—photos, 2014

A huge event for 2014: announcements of the WA Premier's Book Awards. Elemental was shortlisted in the Fiction and People's Choice categories.
A huge event for 2014: announcement of the WA Premier’s Book Awards. Elemental was shortlisted in the Fiction and People’s Choice categories.
The lovely ladies in Janet Moullin's book club, March 2014. I was especially impressed at Janet's themed supper of all things Scottish: smoked salmon, Dundee cake and shortbread :-)
The lovely ladies of Janet Moullin’s book club, March 2014, discussing Elemental and enjoying a supper of all things Scottish: smoked salmon, Dundee cake, shortbread. Delicious!
Book signing at the Angelo Street Marketplace with Natasha Lester (author of If I Should Lose You and What Is Left Over, After) and Dawn Barker (author of Fractured)
Book signing at the Angelo Street Marketplace with Natasha Lester (author of If I Should Lose You and What Is Left Over, After) and Dawn Barker (author of Fractured)

Past events—photos, 2013

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Elemental book launch, May 2013, photo by Glen Martin
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Janet Holmes à Court launches Elemental
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‘Time and memory: readings, images, music’, at the Gadfly Gallery, September 2013
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‘Time and memory: readings, images, music’: Anna Kwiecinska (Gadfly Gallery), Antonio Casella (novelist), Amanda Curtin (novelist), William Yeoman (poet, musician)
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‘Writing Your Life’ workshop for Yirra Yaakin
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The lovely Pauline McLeod setting up for an author talk at Margaret River Bookshop, as part of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, 2013
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Writing workshop, Manjimup Library
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Thanks to all the book clubs who chose Elemental in 2013. Here are three: Fiona Daga’s group (top); Dot Longnecker’s ‘Read between the Wines’ group (middle); Sandy Boulter’s group (bottom)

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