Isobelle Carmody Appearances for 2015



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Isobelle Carmody already has several appearances lined up for 2015 in Australia, where she'll be lecturing, signing books and talking to fans.

Isobelle Carmody already has several appearances lined up for 2015 in Australia, where she'll be lecturing, signing books and talking to fans.

[hr][/hr]Make sure you head along if you are in the neighbourhood and get the opportunity to say hi to our favourite author! Note: School visits are generally closed events, so we won't bother posting all of the details. If you're in the area, check with the school as to whether or not you can attend from outside the school.

March 2015

Western Australia

March 5th & 6th – school talk: All Saints' College, Bull Creek

Victoria

March 11th – Keeping Books Alive Seminar With guests Isobelle Carmody, David Millar and Adam Wallace. Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Venue: Creative Net, 162 Hoddle St, Abbotsford [ map ] Cost: $22 per person and bookings essential. Enquiries and Bookings: Paul Collins on (03) 9416 4062 or -email- March 12th - Eat the Sky Drink The Ocean Launch Celebrate the launch of this fabulous collection of speculative stories, in both prose and graphic novel format with contributors from India and Australia including Isobelle Carmody, Margo Lanagan and Nicki Greenberg. This event is free and suitable for the whole family. Bookings are essential and please RSVP for one ticket per person attending. Time: 5:30, for a 6:00pm start (til 7:00pm) Venue: The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson St, Carlton, North Victoria [ map ] Enquiries and Bookings: Event & registration; Ph: 03 9387 9837

Queensland

March 14th - Celebration of refurbishment of Mt Ommaney Library Award-winning novelist for children and young adults, Isobelle Carmody’s books have spanned generations for readers. Best known for her successful novels The Obernewtyn Chronicles, The Gathering and The Red Wind, Isobelle has established a reputation as a leading young adult and fantasy writer in Australia. Join the celebration of the refurbished Mt Ommaney Library with Isobelle in the young adult area for a discussion about her books, writing and what she what she loves about young adult fiction. Time: 10:30 - 11:30am Venue: Mt Ommaney Library, Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre, 171 Dandenong Road Mt Ommaney, Brisbane [ map ] Enquiries and Bookings: Event page; RSVP Tuesday 10th March to Mt Ommaney Library on 07 3407 7010

New South Wales

March 28th - "Travels with the Crow" - International Children’s Book Day IBBY Australia invites you to celebrate International Children’s Book Day in Sydney with special guest speaker Isobelle Carmody with a talk entitled ‘Travels with the Crow’. Books will be available for sale and signing and a gourmet afternoon tea is included. Time: 2:00 - 4:30pm Venue: Santa Maria del Monte School, 59 The Boulevarde (cnr Carrington St), Strathfield NSW [ map ] Cost: $30 IBBY member/concession; $35 non-member. Enquiries and Bookings: Event page | Book tickets.

May

Queensland

May 9th - Workshop at Robina Library Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm Venue: Robina Library, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina [ map ]

Victoria

May 18th - school talk: MacRoberstons Girls High School May 19th - school talk: Carey Bapist Grammar School Junior, Melbourne May 19th - Embracing New Landscapes Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Venue: Vermont South Library, Pavey Place, Vermont South, 3133 [ map ] Enquiries and Bookings: phone (03) 9872 8655 May 20th - school talk: Carey Bapist Grammar School Senior, Melbourne May 21st - Darebin Libraries talk Time: 7:00-8:00pm Venue: Darebin Library Enquiries and Bookings: phone 1300 655 355.

Western Australia

May 29th to 31st - Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival Times: Full Event Program

Isobelle's talks: Sunday 31st May

Time: 9:15 - 10:15am Beyond the Obernewtyn Chronicles - Author Isobelle Carmody talks about her work in science fiction writing. What it is like knowing your work occupies whole library shelves in schools and how the seasons influence her settings, characters and even plot. Time: 1:00 - 1:45pm Our brilliant careers (Free event for mums and daughters Sponsored by Freemantle Press) Two successful female writers talk about how being a female has helped and hindered their writing and how mums can encourage their daughters to write and pursue their dreams in this competitive industry. Featuring West Australian deputy editor Colleen Egan and award winning science fiction author Isobelle Carmody. Venue: Cultural Centre, Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River [ map ] Cost: Various. Sunday all day pass $60.00 - $70.00 Enquiries and Bookings: Event page | Book tickets.

June

New South Wales

June 5th - 8th - Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival This year’s guests include Alex Miller, twice winner of Australia's premier literary prize, The Miles Franklin Literary Award; Nadia Wheatley, author of 'My Place', Isobelle Carmody, Kristina Olsson; Dominic Knight from the Chaser, Lian Tanner, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr and Djawundil Maymuru, Yolngu authors from Arnhem land and many more, including surprise guests. Venue: Various locations in Bellingen, Dorrigo and Coffs Coast Cost: From $50 to $130 (program dependent). Enquiries and Bookings: Email; Facebook page; Event website.

July

Queensland

July 1st - Launching Zarkora by Nicholas and Alison Lochel Time: 5:30pm Venue: Riverbend Books, 193 Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171 [ map ]

Victoria

July 17th - Victorian Writers Centre workshop Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne [ map ]

New South Wales

July 18th - NSW Writers’ Centre 2015 Speculative Fiction Festival Panelists include leading practitioners such as Garth Nix, Trudi Canavan, Kate Forsyth, Bruce McCabe, James Bradley, Marianne de Pierres, Isobelle Carmody, Terry Dowling, Pamela Freeman, Robert Hood, Kaaron Warren, Richard Harland, Amie Kaufman and many more.

Isobelle's panels:

Be Careful What You Wish For
Time: 10:00-11:00am Five successful authors discuss life in the fast lane, the highs, lows, career security and unexpected consequences of making it to the top – and staying there. With Garth Nix, Trudi Canavan, Kate Forsyth, Isobelle Carmody and James Bradley. Chaired by Cat Sparks. Venue: Patrick White Room, New South Wales Writers' Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield NSW 2038 [ map ]
Everybody Loves YA
Time: 2:00-3:00pm The children’s book industry has grown astronomically over the past few years, with over half its readership now estimated to be adults. Is the appeal of YA purely escapist; a reflection of the universal applicability of themes such as love, friendship, identity and discrimination, or nostalgia coupled with the collapse of contemporary culture into permanent adolescence. With Isobelle Carmody, Richard Harland, Marianne de Pierres, Garth Nix and Amie Kaufman Venue: Patrick White Room, New South Wales Writers' Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield NSW 2038 [ map ] Full Program: NSW Writers’ Centre 2015 Speculative Fiction Festival Program Enquiries and Bookings: Festival page on the NSW Writers' Centre website, or phone (02) 9555 9757.

August

New South Wales

August 1st - NSW Writers' Centre Workshop - The Story Road The journey is one of the strongest fantasy cliches. Stories often begin with someone setting out on a journey, which will end by the end of the story. The structure of the story is formed by the journey and the matter of the story is the journey. But the most important journey a writer (or a character) will ever make is the inward journey... Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Venue: New South Wales Writers' Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield NSW 2038 [ map ] Cost: Full price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110 Enquiries and Bookings: The Story Road course page on the NSW Writers' Centre website.

Victoria

August 17th - Stonnington Library talk Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm August 18th - school talk: Lyndale Secondary College August 19th - school talk: Canterbury Primary School August 20th - Isobelle Carmody at the Mildura Library Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm Venue: Mildura Library, The Alfred Deakin Centre, 180-190 Deakin Avenue, Mildura, Victoria 3500 [ map ] Enquiries and Bookings: Visit the Mildura library website or reserve your free tickets to this event. Phone: (03) 5018 8350.

August & September

Western Australia

August 24th to September 4th - The Literature Centre, Fremantle Schools Program

Isobelle's workshops:

Monday, 31st August - Friday, 4th September Timetable: 2015 Timetable for Fremantle. Venue: The Literature Centre, Old Prison Hospital, Corner Knutsford Street and Hampton Road, Fremantale WA [ map ] Enquiries and Bookings: TYWP Writers|Contact Page

Victoria

September 9th to 13th - Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury Enquiries and Bookings: Email email or phone the Albury LibraryMuseum on (02) 6023 8333.

Isobelle's sessions/workshops

September 12th, 9.30 - 11.30am The Journey with Isobelle Carmody The journey is one of the strongest clichés in fantasy. Stories begin with someone setting out on a journey which will culminate at the end of the story. The matter of the story is the journey and the structure of the story is formed by it. But the most important journey a writer (or character) will ever make is inward... Venue: Albury LibraryMuseum, Cnr Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury, NSW, 2640 [ map ] Cost: Full price: $40; Concession: $30 Enquiries and Bookings: Book here. September 12th, 2.30 - 3.45pm The Magic Ingredient More than any other genre, fantasy novels frequently attract readers across a vast age range. What are the magic ingredients that can make one book so compelling to three generations of readers? Danielle Binks asks Isobelle Carmody, Richard Harland and Andrew McGahan to tease out the magic from the myth as they explore what makes truly fantastic fiction... Venue: Albury LibraryMuseum, Cnr Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury, NSW, 2640 [ map ] Cost: gold coin donation Enquiries and Bookings: RSVP here.

Queensland

September 15th - school talk: Orminston Secondary College

Victoria

September 28th - radio interview with Sally Rippin on 3RRR The Reading Room

October

Australian Capital Territory

October 2nd to 5th - Conflux 11 Guest of Honour. More info to come when they update their website for the 2015 event.

Queensland

October 7th - Society of Editors QLD talk (More information to come) Enquires and Bookings: contact Society of Editors QLD directly.

Western Australia

October 27th - South Perth Library talk: "Words With Wine" Time: 6:15 - 7.30pm Venue: South Perth Library, Cnr South Tce & Sandgate St, South Perth WA 6151 [ map ] Enquiries and Bookings: phone 08 9474 0800 or contact online. October 28th - school talk: John Wollaston College October 30th to 31st - Celebrate Reading National Conference Venue: The Literature Centre, Old Prison Hospital, Corner Knutsford Street and Hampton Road, Fremantale WA [ map ] Cost: Various. Check website for details. Enquiries and Bookings: Event Page

November

The Red Queen Tour

Sydney: 12-14th November Melbourne: 15-18th November Perth: 18-20th November Adelaide: 20-23rd November (Supanova) Book signings Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm Brisbane: 27-29th November (Supanova) Book signings Friday 2.30-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm More details to come - for now just save the dates! [hr][/hr]We'll add more appearances to this list as they become available. If you know of any Isobelle appearances that aren't on this list, let us know about it in a comment below!



3 Comments

    scrawnsei
    3 years ago

    Poor old Tassie. We're not getting any Isobelle visiting joy this year!

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    Min
    4 years ago

    Thanks Loren! Will add it to the list!
    (Hooray, that's so close to me - I'll be there!)

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    Loren
    4 years ago

    QUEENSLAND
    Saturday March 14 @ Mt Ommaney Library - Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre, 171 Dandenong Road Mt Ommaney, Brisbane
    Celebration of refurbishment of Mt Ommaney Library.
    From 10.30 Meet young adult author Isobelle Carmody

    RSVP Tuesday 10th March to Mt Ommaney Library on 07 3407 7010

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