I'm about to embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand to support my novel Walkaway, with stops in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Wellington! I really hope you'll come out and say hello!
Perth: Feb 24-25, Perth Festival
Melbourne: Feb 27: An expansive conversation about the imperfect present and foreseeable future with CS Pascat, St Kilda Town Hall, 19h
Melbourne: Feb 28: How do writers get paid?, Wheeler Centre, 1815h
Sydney: Mar 1: What should we do about democracy?, City Recital Hall, 1930h
Adelaide: Mar 4-6: Adelaide Festival
Wellington: Mar 9-11: Writers and Readers Week
Wellington: Mar 12: NetHui one-day event on copyright
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