Newcastle Writers Festival, 5th -7th April

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Jessie will be appearing at the Newcastle Writers Festival in 2019

“TRUTH IN MEMOIR”

Is objective truth essential when writing about your life, and can memory and imagination ever be separated?

With Jessie Cole, Caro Llewellyn and Rick Morton.

Host / Ailsa Piper

06 APR 2019 // 3:00 PM-4:00 PM // HUNTER ROOM, CITY HALL

Tickets $25

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“ON LOCATION”

Jessie Cole and Jock Serong explore how the Australian landscape has influenced who they are and the work they create.

Host / Conor McCarthy

07 APR 2019 // 11:30 AM-12:30 PM // MULUBINBA ROOM, CITY HALL

Free session

Castlemaine State Festival

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Jessie will be appearing at the Castlemaine State Festival on the 30th of March:

 “STAYING”

JESSIE COLE

As children, Jessie Cole and her brother ran wild in an idyllic rainforest home. They had adoring parents and two beautiful half-sisters, who visited every holiday. But when Jessie was on the cusp of adolescence, tragedy struck, and her loving family fell apart. Join Jessie in conversation about Staying, her powerful memoir about family and forgiveness and finding peace in a place of pain.

10am – The Old Castlemaine Gaol
36-48 Bowden St, Castlemaine

Tickets $18/$15

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“LANDSCAPES OF LITERATURE”

THOMAS WILSON, INGA SIMPSON, JESSIE COLE

Nature Writing is the hottest trend in literature. Join expert nature writers and eco-critics Inga Simpson (Where the Trees Were), Dr. Thomas Wilson (Stepping Off: Rewilding and Belonging in the South-West) and Jessie Cole (Staying) to discuss the changing face of nature writing.

3pm – The Old Castlemaine Gaol
36-48 Bowden St, Castlemaine

Tickets $18/$15

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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2019 Shortlist

Jessie Cole’s Staying: A Memoir has made the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist in the Non-Fiction category.

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Read the judges’ report.

Shortlisted titles are:

Non-fiction

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (Behrouz Boochani, Picador)
Staying: A Memoir (Jessie Cole, Text)
The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Chloe Hooper, Hamish Hamilton)
Eggshell Skull (Bri Lee, A&U)
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia (Sofija Stefanovic, Viking)
Axiomatic (Maria Tumarkin, Brow Books)

For more information, go to the Wheeler Centre.

Word for Word – National Non-fiction Festival, 16th – 18th November

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Jessie will be appearing in Geelong.

18 Nov 2018

1:00 pm- 2:00pm

Inspiration Space, Level Two
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Jessie Cole and Rick Morton – Despite the Dark

In this harrowing, down-to-earth discussion, critically acclaimed author Jessie Cole, and social affairs reporter Rick Morton dissect and discuss the memoir genre with author and memoirist Jo Case and explore the strength of family in times of trauma, and the uplifting power of the written word.

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Mudgee Readers’ Festival — 10th – 12th August.

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Stories in the Landscape

Saturday 11 August, 12:00pm–1:00pm at Town Hall Theatre

All hailing from different parts of the country, Inga Simpson, Jessie Cole and Paul Collis discuss their connections to their environment and how the landscape informs their work. Hosted by environmental writer and novelist Jane Rawson.

$12 – book ticket.

 

MRF Book Club: Staying

Sunday 12 August, 11:15am–12:15pm, The Coffee House at Parkview

Jessie Cole’s heartbreaking memoir Staying asks what happens to those who are left behind when someone takes their own life. It’s about the importance of home, family and forgiveness—and finding peace in a place of pain. Join the critically acclaimed author of Darkness on the Edge of Town and Deeper Water and host Julia Tsalis for an intimate discussion.

Free, RSVP essential.

Woollahra Library – Writers & Readers, 10th July

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Tuesday 10 July 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join Jessie Cole to hear from her heartbreaking memoir as she asks what happens to those who are left behind when someone takes their own life, the importance of home, family and forgiveness – and finding peace in a place of pain.

Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

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High Tea with Jessie Cole – Better Read Than Dead, 7th July

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Better Read Than Dead – Saturday, July 7

3pm – 4.30pm

What if the thing in your past is so big that to avoid talking about it you’d have to move far away, but you loved your home so much you couldn’t leave?

Staying is a searing memoir by acclaimed novelist Jessie Cole, about surviving personal tragedy and finding a place to heal. Her highly praised novels, Darkness on the Edge of Town and Deeper Water, explore similar themes, but it is this, her own powerful story filled with profound wisdom and redemptive beauty, that she has been longing to write.

 

Join Jessie Cole for a conversation about Staying, over a high tea of sweets, scones, sandwiches and champagne.

Better Read Than Dead – 265 King Street, Newtown, NSW.

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Avid Reader Bookshop – Salon & ‘Staying’ launch, May 24th

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Thursday 24th May, 6pm – 8pm.

Join a Salon of emerging writers with Jessie Cole for the launch of “Staying: A Memoir” at Avid Reader Bookshop.

As children, Jessie Cole and her brother Jake ran wild, free to roam their rainforest home as they pleased. They had each other, parents who adored them, and two mysterious, beautiful, clever half-sisters, Billie and Zoe, who came to visit every holidays. But when Jessie was on the cusp of adolescence, tragedy struck, and her happy, loving family fell apart.

This heartbreaking memoir asks what happens to those who are left behind when someone takes their own life. It’s about the importance of home, family and forgiveness—and finding peace in a place of pain.

By the critically acclaimed author of “Darkness on the Edge of Town” and “Deeper Water”.

Avid Reader Bookshop: 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, QLD.

This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. Tickets for this event cost $7.50 and bookings are essential.

Get tickets from Avid.

Bellingen Readers’ and Writers’ Festival June 2018

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Challenging Women: Perspectives on Life & Writing

Sunday 10th June, 9am – 10am

Alicia Tuckerman, Alli Sinclair, Claire Aman & Jessie Cole. Chaired by Jesse Blackadder

Biography & Memoir: The Stories of our Lives

Sunday 10th June, 12.30pm – 2pm

Don Watson, Kate Cole-Adams, Stuart Coupe & Jessie Cole. Chaired by Caroline Baum.

Head over to http://bellingenwritersfestival.com.au/ to check out the full program and buy tickets.

 

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