Isobelle Carmody will be appearing at schools and festivals from August through to November, in Victoria, Brisbane, ACT, NSW and WA - including both the Melbourne and Brisbane Writers' Festivals, the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton and Conflux 10 in Canberra.
Here's her current dates and sessions list and we'll add more to the list as more dates are confirmed.
* photo of Isobelle Carmody by Cat Sparks

19 August 2014 (Tuesday)

Isobelle Carmody visit for Year 7's
Venue: Mill Park Secondary College
Time: 9:00am (90 minutes)
Contact: -email-
More info: Mill Park Secondary College event page.

Venue: St Monica's College, Epping, Victoria
Time: unsure, their calendar is here: St Monica's College event calendar
Contact: 03 9409 8800

21 August 2014 (Thursday)

Venue: St Aidan's Anglican Girl's School, 11 Ruthven St, Corinda QLD
Time: unsure, assuming it's their JS&SS Literature Festival Day - website here: St Aidan's Anglican Girl's School website
Contact: 07 3373 5999

Melbourne Writers' Festival

24-29 August 2014

More info: Melbourne Writers' Festival website, Isobelle's page on MWF website

Sessions:

24 August (Sunday)

Isobelle Carmody: In Conversation
Isobelle Carmody is indisputably Australia's international Queen of Fantasy. She began the Obernewtyn series at age 14 and while her international audience awaits The Red Queen, the final Obernewtyn instalment, Isobelle reflects on a body of literature that has roamed wide and free in place and time. In conversation with Estelle Tang.
Venue: ACMI Studio 1
Time: 4:00pm (60 minutes)
Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000 [map]
Ph: 03 8663 2200
Bookings: SOLD OUT tickets
More info: Isobelle Carmody: In Conversation event page

25 August (Monday)

Little Fur: Tales from the Forest
Little Fur is a green-eyed childlike creature, half-elf and half-troll. When she discovers that her forest home is threatened, Little Fur ventures into the human world on a dangerous and spirited journey. Discover this classic tale from Isobelle Carmody, Australia's queen of fantasy writing.
Venue: ACMI Cinema 1
Time: 11:15am (45 minutes)
Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000 [map]
Ph: 03 8663 2200
Age group: Years 3-6
Bookings: SOLD OUT tickets
More info: Little Fur: Tales from the Forest event page

It's a Long Story
Big books, series fiction and cliffhangers; they're full of excitement and characters that you can really get to know. Hear the stories that take time to reveal their secrets with Isobelle Carmody and Richard Newsome and tell them about your favourite long reads.
Venue: ACMI Cinema 1
Time: 12:30pm (45 minutes)
Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000 [map]
Ph: 03 8663 2200
Age group: Years 5-7
Cost: $7 school student, $7 extra adult (only if supervising school students), $0 teacher (free with 10 students)
Bookings: tickets
More info: It's a Long Story event page

Do you Remember the First Time?
Teenage years are all about 'firsts' – first kiss, first car, first broken heart. Join five of Australia's finest writers for young people in a magical night of revelations, laughter and of course storytelling as Isobelle Carmody, Leanne Hall, Will Kostakis, Michael Pryor and Penny Tangey share their personal 'firsts'. In conversation with Mike Shuttleworth.
Doors open at 7pm and the bar will be open: come and join us for a drink before the event. This venue has limited seating and plenty of standing room.

Venue: The Toff in Town
Time: 7:30pm (90 minutes)
Address: Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 [map]
Ph: 03 9639 8770
Age group: 18 only
Cost: $30 adults, $27 concession
Bookings: tickets
More info: Do you Remember the First Time? event page

26 August (Tuesday)

Arthur's Tale
Fifteen centuries old, the legend of Arthur Pendragon lives on debated, disputed and endlessly recast. What can writers today do with the tales of Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere and Excalibur? In Arthur's Tale discover how new stories are spun from old gold.
Venue: ACMI Cinema 1
Time: 11:15am (45 minutes)
Address: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000 [map]
Ph: 03 8663 2200
Age group: Years 6-8
Cost: $7 school student, $7 extra adult (only if supervising school students), $0 teacher (free with 10 students)
Bookings: tickets
More info: Arthur's Tale event page

29 August (Friday)

Creative Classroom: Afternoon Session
Writers Isobelle Carmody and Lili Wilkinson will inspire and instruct in this lively workshop where the teacher becomes the student. This workshop is designed for hands-on participation for secondary school teachers wanting to lead writing sessions with their own students. Lean from two of the best and take their exercises and writing challenges back to the classroom.
Venue: Workshop Space, Wheeler Centre
Time: 1:00pm (120 minutes)
Address: 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 [map]
Ph: 03 9094 7800
Age group: Teachers
Cost: $60 PD (Teachers - Schools Prog)
Bookings: tickets
Creative Classroom: Afternoon Session event page

Brisbane Writers' Festival

4 - 7 September 2014

More info: Brisbane Writers' Festival website, Isobelle's page on BWF website

Sessions:

Kingdoms and Quests

(Words at Play - school days)
From Bily and Zluty’s dangerous adventures into the perilous unknown to Elspeth Gordie’s desperate need to conceal her power from the terrible Council, Isobelle Carmody’s characters must go to great lengths to fight for their survival. But how do they keep going when it seems danger follows their every step?
Venue: Queensland Terrace
Dates & Times:
Thursday, 4 September at 12:45am (45 minutes)
Friday, 5 September at 9:45am (45 minutes)
Address: Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101 [map]
Cost: $8/session, $21/day

5 September (Friday)

This World and the Next
Laini Taylor, Isobelle Carmody and Kirilee Barker talk with Trent Jamieson about diving into fantastical other worlds, and bringing some of the magical to this Muggle one.
Venue: Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland
Time: 5:00pm (60 minutes)
Address: Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101 [map]
Cost: $12-17
Bookings: tickets

6 September (Saturday)

Writing Fantasy
One of Australia’s most beloved fantasy authors, Isobelle Carmody, author of the Obernewtyn chronicles, takes you through techniques and approaches to crafting compelling fantasy fiction.
Venue: Meeting Room 1B, State Library of Queensland
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Address: Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101 [map]
Cost: $80-$90
Bookings: tickets

9 September 2014 (Tuesday)

Venue: Guardian Angels School, Wynnum QLD
Time: unsure, assuming it's part of their Book Week.
Contact: Guardian Angels School contact page

Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival

12 - 14 September 2014

More info: Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival event page

Sessions:

12 September (Friday)

Jumping out of your comfort zone
Isobelle Carmody talks about her writing and why it is important to journey into that "wild blue yonder" for inspiration.
Age group: Secondary school
Session 1:
Time: 9:45am (60 minutes)
Venue: Nagle Catholic College
Address: 101/103 Sanford St, Geraldton WA 6530 [map]
Session 2:
Time: 1:45pm (60 minutes)
Venue: Geraldton Secondary College
Address: 1Carson Terrace, PMB 10100, Geraldton WA 6530 [map]

13 September (Saturday)

Workshop: writing fantasy
Is writing fantasy all about myths and legends, or more to do with the basics of good story telling?
Venue: Geraldton Universities Centre
Time: 10:15pm (60 minutes)
Address: 33 Onslow St, Geraldton WA 6530 [map]

The hook
Joe Ducie and Isobelle Carmody use many ploys to reel in their predominantly young adult audience.
Venue: Geraldton Universities Centre
Time: 11:45pm (60 minutes)
Address: 33 Onslow St, Geraldton WA 6530 [map]


27 September 2014 (Saturday)

Epic Diem Nerd Culture Expo
Venue: University of the Sunshine Coast, Sports Facility (specifically, Sunshine Coast Library's "The Vault").
Time: 9:00am-7:00pm (Epic Diem); Isobelle's talk starts at 11am (60 minutes).
Address: 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs QLD 4556 [map]
Cost: $10 online, $15 at the door, children 12yrs and under: free
More info: Epic Diem Nerd Culture Expo, Isobelle announcement on Sunshine Coast Library website

29 September 2014 (Monday)

Venue: International Library Symposium
Address: The Southport School, Winchester Street, Southport QLD 4215 [map]
Contact: -email-
More info: International Library Symposium website

Conflux 10 - Annual Canberra Speculative Fiction conference

4 - 6 October 2014

Venue: Rydges Capital Hill
Address: 17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603 [map]
Contact: Conflux contact page
More info: Conflux program, Conflux website

Sessions:

4 October (Saturday)

Kaffeeklatsch ("coffee catch"): Isobelle Carmody
Pre-registration for the Isobelle Carmody Kaffeeklatsch is on the day at the Conflux 10 Registration desk.
Time: 12:00pm (30 minutes)

11 October 2014 (Saturday)

Free writing and storytelling workshops!
From 10am-12pm Brenton McKenna will provide a Comics and Graphic Novels workshop and from1pm-3pm bestselling novelist Isobelle Carmody will share advice on Writing Fantasy. There are only 20 places for each workshop so bookings are essential.
Venue: Boyne Island Library
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Address: Cnr Wyndham and Hayes Ave, Boyne Island QLD 4680 [ map ]
Cost: Free, but bookings are essential as workshop is limited to 20 places
Contact and bookings: 07 4971 9700
More info: Free writing and storytelling workshops!.

13 October 2014 (Monday)

Venue: Margaret's Girl's School
Time: unsure, website here: St Margaret's Anglican Girls School.
Address: 11 Petrie St, Ascot QLD 4007
Contact: 07 3862 0777

18 October (Saturday)

The Story Road (workshop)
Venue: NSW Writers' Centre
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Address: Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield NSW 2038 [map]
Cost: $180 full price, $125 member, $110 concession member
More info: including student requirements - The Story Road event page

5 November (Wednesday)

In Conversation: Isobelle Carmody
(Australian Society of Authors & Qld Writers Centre talk)
Venue: State Library of Queensland
Time: 6:00pm (2 hours)
Address: Auditorium 2, Level 2, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Brisbane [map]
Cost: $10
More info: ASA event page, QWC event page

If you have any more information about any of the above events (or any additional events that aren't on this list) please let us know in a comment below. Melbourne Brisbane Geraldton Canberra Melbourne Writers Festival Brisbane Writers Festival Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival International Library Symposium NSW Writers Centre ASA Conflux Qld Writers Centre Epic Diem

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