30 June – 1 July 2023: Perth Symphony Orchestra, Art & Music: The Life and Art of Kathleen O’Connor, Art Gallery of Western Australia. With readings from Kathleen O’Connor of Paris, this concert brings to life the art of an extraordinary pioneering West Australian woman, whose life was changed irrevocably following the death of her famous father, the engineer C. Y. O’Connor. Tickets here
Please check back later for other events in 2023
Past events—photos, 2022
Australian Short Story Festival, Fremantle, with Rita Tognini and chair Josephine Clark
Book Club Breakfast at Collie Library, with Mark Greenwood
Author talk, Rashida Murphy and her new collection, The Bonesetter’s Fee, Bull Creek Library
Q&A with Josephine Taylor about her debut novel, Eye of a Rook, Mandurah Readers and Writers Festival 2022.
Past events—photos, 2021
Q&A with Robyn Mundy at Beaufort Street Books: Robyn keeping the packed audience enthralled with stories about her new novel, Cold Coast
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
Past events—photos, 2019
2019 Sun Yat-sen University Writers Residency, China (see full post here)
WA Premier’s Book Awards 2019
Perth Festival Writers Week…
Past events—photos, 2018
The Great Big Book Read at Fremantle Arts Centre…
In conversation with the wonderful Geraldine Blake at Beaufort Street Books
Pip Brennan and her lovely friends—first book club for Kathleen O’Connor of Paris
Gallery talk/book signing, Fremantle Arts Centre, 22 September.
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.
Past events—photos, 2017
WA Writers Professional Development Day, July 2017, with UWA Publishing Director Terri-ann White, and writers Rashida Murphy and Josephine Wilson
Past events—photos, 2016
Talk at Shetland Library, Lerwick…
Talk at the Madhatter Bookshop, Burford, Cotswolds…
Author of KATHLEEN O’CONNOR OF PARIS (narrative non-fiction), ELEMENTAL and THE SINKINGS (novels) and INHERITED (short story collection). looking up/looking down is an occasional blog about writing, reading and watching the world...
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