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”

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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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Tamar Valley Writers Festival

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Jessie will be appearing in:

 

Learning to Fly: Emerging Authors

Sat. 15 Sep, 2018 10:45am – 11:45am AEST

Cheryl Akle, Louise Allan, Jessie Cole, Adam Thompson

 

Who decides? Ending Life or Ending Suffering

Sun. 16 Sep, 2018 10:45am – 11:45am AEST

Ending Life or Ending Suffering – Julian Burnside, Dr Terry Hannan, Dr Charlie Corke, Jessie Cole

 

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Melbourne Writers Festival

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Jessie will be appearing in:

A Tribute to Childhood

Sat 1 Sep, 4pm
Mission to Seafarers Chapel

To my childhood: goodbye. Author of the memoir Staying, Jessie Cole, South Sudanese refugee Majok Tulba, former child actor Mara Wilson and transgender activist Nevo Zisin celebrate, lament and mourn their youth as they turn towards the future.

This session contains content related to death and self-harm, mental illness and homophobia.

Jessie Cole: Staying

Sun 2 Sep, 4pm
ACMI Studio 1

How do we recover from loss? Jessie Cole discusses her heartbreaking memoir Staying, a book that Tim Winton describes as “wounded, lovely, luminous”, and shares how, through writing, she found peace in a place of pain. With Maria Tumarkin.

This session contains content related to death, self-harm and mental illness

Closing Night Party: You Are There

Sun 2 Sep, 7pm
Melbourne Museum

The final night of MWF celebrates what it means to let go, as six writers pay tribute to something or someone loved and lost in a night of ritual, healing and farewell. Featuring readings from Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jessie Cole, Sophie Cunningham, Kate Holden, Mariam Issa and Maria Tumarkin; a full musical performance by the soaringly beautiful Megan Washington. Hosted by Rafeif Ismail.

Doors and bar open 7pm. 2 hour event followed by party till late

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WAM – Write Around The Murray

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Jessie will be appearing in:

Self in the Story

When: Saturday 8 September, 1pm – 2.15pm

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: $5.00

To what degree is the author present in their fiction or the biographer present in stories of others? Is the self as revealed in memoir any truer than the self that might emerge in other forms of writing? Caroline Baum, Jessie Cole and Robert Hillman get introspective about the ways they see themselves reflected in their various writings.

Finding Words

When: Sunday 9 September, 12pm – 1.15pm

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: $5.00

Caroline Baum and Jessie Cole’s memoirs recount childhoods that couldn’t be more different. Jessie’s free-range upbringing in the hinterlands of northern NSW contrasts Caroline’s worldly and privileged, if tightly controlled, childhood in England. Both were unconventional, neither idyllic. They talk to Ailsa Piper about family, forgiveness and the importance of writing to understanding their lives and losses.

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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.

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