August is one of the busiest times for writers in Melbourne. It’s the time of year when the Melbourne Writers Festival is on, and it’s when we celebrate Book Week.
This year I have two sessions at the festival. I’m really looking forward to it. School groups and individuals can come along. It would be great to see lots of people there.
Wednesday 26 August
10 am ACMI Cinema 2
Something in the Air
Booking Code 2701
The Wilkinsons take on the environment! A rare sighting of me and my daughter Lili Wilkinson on the same stage.
The session is all about climate change and environmental sustainability. We both have books out on these topics. Lili’s is Green Valentine, a teen novel about love, lettuce and a girl dressed in a lobster suit. Mine is a non-fiction book called Atmospheric that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about our atmosphere and what humans have done to it.
12.30 pm ACMI The Cube
Inspired by Asia
Booking Code 4703
This time I’m with Deryn Mansell, author of Tiger Stone, set in 14th-century Java. I’ll be contemplating my Dragonkeeper series set in China 2000 years ago. The lovely Heather Zubek will be quizzing us, trying to find out what inspired two non-Asia Australian women to transport their readers to different places and different times in Asia.
You can book here.