isobelle_carmody_photo_cat_sparks.jpg Isobelle Carmody will be making several appearances on the east coast of Australia during August and September, so if you're in the area at the right time, make sure you pop along and say hi!


August 2016

9th and 10th August - Abbotsleigh School Literary Festival

The Abbotsleigh Literary Festival develops the themes of reading, writing, creating and connecting. The festival enables students to engage with reading for leisure, enlightenment and enrichment. We welcome outstanding authors including Jackie French, Morris Gleitzman, Aaron Blabey and Isobelle Carmody. This year's festival also coincides with a special exhibition of Shaun Tan's work in the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery. Where: Senior School Campus and Junior School Campus, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia Cost: Students $8.00 / Adults $12.00 Enquiries: Email -email- or phone 02 9473 7774. Download full program.

12th, 13th and 14th August - Victoria Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival turns five this year, and it's 400 years since Shakespeare died. So we are ready to celebrate the best things in life, from great writing to good company. We're welcoming a brilliant lineup of speakers who will light up View Street in the heart of Bendigo. Where: The Capital, 50 View St, Bendigo Cost: All ticket options/prices. Enquiries: Email -email- or visit the Bendigo Writers' Festival website.

Isobelle's session/s:

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Sunday 14th August - Dreamweaver
With The Red Queen completing her Obernewtyn Chronicles, Isobelle Carmody cements her reputation as a fantasy writer of remarkable skill. She talks to Sean Williams about her philosophy of striving consciously not to be safe, and what she has learned about fantasy, writing and life across a career already spanning 40 years. Time: 3.00-4.00pm Venue: Trades Hall on View Street Full event details.

26th and 27th August - Canberra Writers Festival

Launching in August 2016, the Canberra Writers Festival will see the Nation's Capital transform into the 'heart of literacy' for lovers of books, reading and writing. Where: Venue precincts. Cost: All ticket options/prices. Enquiries: Email -email- or phone 02 6270 8160.

Isobelle's session/s:

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Friday 26th August - Workshop - Engaging the Fantastic with Isobelle Carmody
Join Isobelle as she leads you through three practical steps from the real to the fantastic, demonstrating how to ground your fantasy in reality. The 3 hour workshop includes morning tea. Time: 9.30am-12.30pm Cost: Adult $89, Concession/Students $85 Venue: Private Dining Room 1 – Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House Book: Book now.
Saturday 27th August - In Conversation with Isobelle Carmody
The highly anticipated dramatic conclusion to the much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles from award-winning and bestselling author Isobelle Carmody. Drawing to a close the journey of Elspeth Gordie and the Misfits, The Red Queen will surprise and thrill readers right to the very last page. Join Isobelle as she tells all about the gripping conclusion to her beloved series and the series overall. Time: 3.30-4.30pm Cost: Adult: $18, Concession/Students: $15, Child: $10 Venue: Library Theatre, National Library of Australia Book: Book now.

September 2016

10th and 11th September - Sydney Oz ComicCon

Where: Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island Cost: All ticket options/prices. Enquiries: Contact Oz ComicCon.

17th and 18th September - Brisbane Oz ComicCon

All Brisbane guests. Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Cost: All ticket options/prices. Enquiries: Contact Oz ComicCon. [hr][/hr] We'll update the list as more details become available to us!