EVENTS

UPCOMING

Fatal Adaptation: Astrid Edwards and Danielle Celermajer, co-curated and hosted by Bri Lee

11 September 2022, Sydney Opera House, Antidote Festival. Book here.

Are we all ok? In conversation with Sarah Krasnostein, Antoinette Lattouf, Cammi Murrup-Stewart and Rick Morton.

9 September 2022, State Library of Victoria for Melbourne Writers Festival. Book here.

Jackie Huggins and Ngaire Jarro: Jack of Hearts

9 September 2022, State Library of Victoria for Melbourne Writers Festival. Book here.

Everything feels like the end of the world: In conversation with Alice Bishop, Else Fitzgerald and Yumna Kassab 

23 August 2022, The Capitol, for RMIT Culture Theatre. Book here.

2022

In conversation with Jonathan Franzen

14 June 2022, The Capitol Theatre, for The Wheeler Centre and RMIT Culture.

Another Australia: Declan Fry and Osman Faruqi

8 June 2022, Readings Carlton.

What the Arts Did Next: Vivid Sydney

2 June 2022, Great Hall at UTS, for the Australia Council of the Arts.

Readings Literary Preview: Celebrating the Stella Shortlist

5 April 2022, Readings State Library of Victoria.

2021

International Day of People With Disability

3 December 2021, Whitehorse Manningham Library.

Growing Up Disabled In Australia: Carly Findlay in conversation with Jess Walton and Astrid Edwards

21 November 2021, Stonnington Library Literary Festival.

Future Women & Hachette Book Club #7: Who Is Maude Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

29 October 2021, Future Women.

Future Women & Hachette Book Club #6: The Performance by Claire Thomas

10 September 2021, Future Women.

Sigrid Nunez in conversation with Astrid Edwards: What Are You Going Through

3 September 2021, Melbourne Writers Festival.

Future Women & Hachette Book Club #5: Aftershocks: Dispatches from the frontline of identity by Nadia Owusu

23 July 2021, Future Women.

The Olympics and Opening Up: Libby Trickett, Russell Howcroft, David Gillespie, Bill Shorten and Astrid Edwards

22 July 2021, Q&A on ABC.

On Migration and Detention: In conversation with Shokoofeh Azar, André Dao and Zana Fraillon 

23 June 2021, Literature & Ideas Salon, The Capitol Theatre, RMIT University.

Debut Authors: Kavita Bedford, Susan Francis, Adam Thompson

19 June 2021, Emerging Writings Festival.

Future Women & Hachette Book Club #4: When Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

18 June 2021, Future Women.

Future Women & Hachette Book Club #3: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps the House by Cherie Jones

30 April 2021, Future Women.

Future Women & Hachette Book Club #2: Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a time of pandemic by Rachel Clarke

26 March 2021, Future Women.

Afternoon tea and talk: Kylie Maslen

10 March 2021, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Melbourne Conversations: Growing Up Disabled in Australia

25 February 2021, Melbourne Trades Hall. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Andy Jackson and Sarah Firth

24 February 2021, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Future Women & Hachette Book Club #1: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

19 February 2021, Future Women.

Afternoon tea and talk: Sophie Cunningham

10 February 2021, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

2020

Afternoon tea and talk: Trent Dalton

16 December 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Tara June Winch

2 December 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Hidden Illness: Jacinta Parsons, Karen Hitchcock and Astrid Edwards moderated by David McCooey

22 November 2020, Word for Word Festival.

Afternoon tea and talk: Maxine Beneba Clarke

18 November 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

A conversation with Avni Doshi on ‘Burnt Sugar’

5 November 2020, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Find more details here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Kate Mildenhall

4 November 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Rebecca Huntley

21 October 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Richard Fidler

7 October 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

How Crises Shape Literature: Jame Bradley and Caoilinn Hughes

15 August 2020, Melbourne Writers Festival.

Afternoon tea and talk: Mirandi Riwoe

24 June 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Jamila Rizvi

10 June 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Carly Findlay

20 May 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Christos Tsiolkas

13 May 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Jennifer Mills

6 May 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

Afternoon tea and talk: Jess Hill

29 April 2020, State Library of Victoria. Watch the recording here.

2019

Richard Fidler: Back in time

Sunday 27 October 2019 at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Listen to the discussion here.

Clare G Coleman: The Old Lie

Saturday 26 October 2019 at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.

Domestic spaces with Archana Pidathala, Fanny J. Poyk, Fiona Wright and Megan K. Stack

Saturday 26 October 2019 at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Listen to the discussion here.

Is all contemporary fiction speculative fiction? With Clare G. Coleman, Krissy Kneen, Michelle Tanmizi and Pitchaya Sudbanthad 

Friday 25 October 2019 at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Listen to the discussion here.

The Conversation Hour: Mentoring, writing and the importance of community

Friday 18 July 2019 with Jon Faine, Ben Knight and Gary Pinto. Listen to the show here.

The Space in Between: What does it mean to be creative in a world where the future is shaped by technology?

Wednesday 12 June at Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney for the Australia Council of the Arts. Explore the associated material here.

The Garret LIVE at the Library with Maxine Beneba Clarke and Magan Magan

Tuesday 21 March at State Library of Victoria. Listen to the podcast here.

The Stella Shortlist LIVE at the Library

Tuesday 26 March at State library of Victoria. Listen to the podcast here.

The Guilty Feminist on Health and Being Heard

Saturday 9 February at Thornbury Theatre. Listen to the podcast here.

2018

The Garret LIVE at the Library with Clementine Ford, Hannah Kent and Alice Pung

Friday 30 November at State Library of Victoria. Listen to the podcast here.

True crime stories: In conversation with Rachael Brown and Maryrose Cuskelly

Sunday 13 November at World for Word Festival Geelong.

On the pleasure and pain of telling true stories: In conversation with Sonya Voumard 

Saturday 12 November at World for Word Festival Geelong.

The Garret LIVE at the Library with Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Tuesday 18 September at State Library of Victoria. Listen to the podcast here.

Writing for children: In conversation with Andrew Hansen

Saturday 11 August at Bendigo Writers Festival.

The Garret LIVE at the Library with Benjamin Law

Monday 25 June at State Library of Victoria. Listen to the podcast here.

I acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which I live and work.

I respectfully recognise Elders past, present and future.

Sovereignty was never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.