places i’ll be

July 25

Join a diverse line up of stars and strangers for a night of queer stories, unexpected tales of lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour, hosted by Maeve Marsden. The LGBTQIA community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family and community. With Jax Jacki Brown, Emma Valente, Adolfo Aranjuez, Imam Nur Warsame, Clementine Ford + more to be announced. At Howler in Brunswick, more details on Facebook.

YA Lit Fest at Doncaster Library
Aug 11
Free YA lit event featuring a great line up of Australian authors: Alice Pung, Rebecca Lim, Demeter Divaroren and Alison Evans. plus food trucks, books sales and signings! More info on my instagram.

Melbourne Writers Festival
Juno Dawson AMA

August 26
Find out all you ever wanted to know about writing YA, gender and learning about mental health with British YA sensation and trans activist Juno Dawson. With Alison Evans. Tickets available on MWF’s website.

In-queery: Language & Identity Politics
August 27
Language is enormously powerful and politically charged — and feels like it is changing all the time. Writers Quinn Eades, Alice Pung and Nevo Zisin discuss identity, language, inclusion and respect. With Alison Evans. Tickets available on MWF’s website.

All About YA
August 27
What goes into writing a YA book? How do you come up with well-rounded characters? How do you end a story? Brilliant authors Alison Evans, Eliza Henry-Jones and Melissa Keil answer all your questions about the making of a book. Tickets available on MWF’s website.

Creating Worlds
August 28
Learn how to create your own book universe! Sci-fi writer Alison Evans (Ida) and Hilary Rogers, author of the upcoming Girltopia, show you how to write the perfect world for your book, where the only limits are your imagination. Tickets available on MWF’s website.

National Young Writers Festival

September 27 – 30
More details available on the TiNA website soon.