When: Saturday 12 September, 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Library Museum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury
Price: Gold coin donation
On one level Deeper Water is a ‘coming-of-age tour de force’: a tale of innocence and awakening, a raging river and a stranded stranger. At a deeper level it is an examination of modern life and the ways we disconnect from nature, including the gains and costs of this perceived separation.
The Big Book Club highlights two books of the festival for you to read in advance before listening to the authors discuss their work in depth with regular festival guest, Jason Steger. As literary editor for The Age and regular panellist on ABC’s The Book Club, Jason’s blend of experience, insight and intimacy makes for compelling conversations with guest authors, with time for audience questions at the end.
Check out the rest of the festival at WAM – Write Around the Murray Festival.
Jessie will be participating in the Bellingen Readers’ and Writers’ Festival this June Long Weekend. If you’re in town, come and say hi!
Writing the environment.
Saturday 6th of June at the Memorial Hall
1.30 – 2.30pm
From Parramatta to Mullumbimby place exerts a powerful influence on our authors’ writing. How closely do the real environments resemble created worlds of their novels?
Jessie Cole, Felicity Castagna and Peter Macinnis
Chair: Brian Purcell
Single session $20.00
Social issues in fiction
Sunday 7th June at the Memorial Hall
11.15am – 12. 00pm
Jessie Cole’s and Diana Sweeney’s novels include parental abuse, single mothers with children from a succession of departed men; and sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy respectively. Robert Drewe has addressed both social and political issues in his work.
Robert Drewe, Jessie Cole and Diana Sweeney
Chair: Irina Dunn
Single session $20.00
To check out the program: BRWF PROGRAM
Jessie will be taking part in Women of Letters in Brisbane, May the 31st.
With acclaimed comedian and producer ALEX WARD, award-winning writer and author of ‘The Railwayman’s Wife’ ASHLEY HAY, Owner/manager of The Zoo and music industry icon JOC CURRAN, Cult fashion designer GAIL SORRONDA and ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter MEGAN WASHINGTON.
They’ll all be writing ‘A letter to My Fork in the Road.’
Opening at 3pm, $20 a ticket.
There’ll be wine, cheese plates and the studious penning of aerogrammes, all in homage to the beautiful lost art of letter writing. Ticket’s available here!
Jessie will be appearing at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival
Alissa Nutting’s bold debut Tampa is about predatory sex. Jessie Cole’s new novel, Deeper Water, tends towards sensuality and tenderness. Find out what these two writers learnt about sex while writing about it – and what lessons there are for readers. In conversation with Bethanie Blanchard.
Friday, 29th August, 1pm. At ACMI The Cube.
Start your day with Festival early bird and Big Issue books editor, Thuy On, as she hosts readings with a diverse range of festival guests.
Saturday, 30th August, 10am. At Festival Club at Optic.
See you there!
For a great write up of Jessie’s panel with Inga Simpson, check out the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival Blog Post: The Nest Isn’t Always Safe: The Topic of Home with Jessie Cole and Inga Simpson.
And another BBWF Blog Post: Into the Wild: Robyn Davidson, Claire Dunn, Jessie Cole and Felicity Volk.
“Elemental, slightly weird and truly sexy …” Geordie Williamson launching Deeper Water.
Jessie will be appearing at the Ubud Writers’ & Readers’ Festival in 2013, 11th – 15th October.
This October, the Festival will welcome more than 170 brilliant writers, performers, artists, musicians and visionaries to the magical setting of Ubud, to speak across all forms of storytelling – from travel writing to songwriting, plays, poetry, comedy and graphic novels.
Jessie is appearing In
Process is a very personal thing. What do you do when your words don’t fall out of your head & onto the page? Hear from four writers on their writing process & what works for them.
Is it you, is it me, is it them… & whose story is it anyway? From fact or fiction, characterisation isn’t always easy. Take a look at how these writers approach character development.
50 Shades, blah, blah, blah… women writing on sex isn’t new, but how is it changing? When it comes to the intimate, are women better sex writers than men?
Check the Ubud Festival website for details:
Jessie will be appearing on two panels at the National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle this long weekend, the 3rd – 6th of October, 2013.
The written word is being/has been superseded by the visual and the aural. Is this even a bad thing? Or will capital W writing always have its place?
With Sam Cooney, Chris Somerville, and A.H. Cayley
Friday October 4, 2.30pm-3.30pm. Watt Street Church.
An Isolating Endeavour
Writing is often called an isolating business, but what about when you live in a regional or peripheral area? Does space and solitude equal better productivity, or is there something to be said for having easy access to a community of other writers?
With Alysha Herrmann, Summer Land, and Lachlan Brown
See the NYWF website for details.
Friday October 4, 4pm–5pm. Blue Write Disco @ The Kensington