06 March, 2012

Beijing appearances

Yes, I've fallen out of Adelaide Writers' Week, all dazzled by the sunshine and glory, and straight into frantic preparations for Australian Writers' Week in Beijing. Here's what I'll be doing:
  • giving a speech at an International Women's Day breakfast
  • going on a panel with Janette Turner Hospital and Ouyang Yu about "Storytelling on the world stage", at Renmin University (Tuesday 13 March at 3.30pm)
  • panelising with Mark McKenna and Maria Tumarkin about "Real and imagined worlds: the impetus of story" at Tsinghua University (Wednesday 14 March at 1.30pm)
  • talking about "Desire, despair and transformation" with Janette Turner Hospital at the Bookworm Literary Festival (Thursday 15 March at 5.15pm)
  • visiting a school with the Bookworm migrant schools program
  • visiting students at the Western Academy.
Also, walking on the Great Wall. And generally crawling all over Beijing looking at things, possibly in the snow—apparently spring is late this year.

01 March, 2012

Adelaide Writers' Week appearances

I'm heading off to Adelaide in a couple of hours. At the festival, I'll be:
  • appearing with Kelly Link at 12.30 tomorrow (Friday) on the West Stage, on the Schools' Day program, talking about fantasy
  • talking with Sean Williams at the Dedication event at 9.30 on Saturday morning, talking about everything under the sun, and
  • appearing with Michael Crummey at 2.30 on Monday on the East Stage, talking about the sea, and magic
I'm thinking there'll be signings after each event too, so come up and say hello!