So, after much talk from me and much work from the teams at Random House Australia and Get Reading!, here are the actual details of my travels around this wide brownish land with The Fix.
Please come. Remember, this book already has two stickers telling you how great it is (and only one of them’s from my publisher).
Thursday 28 July BRISBANE – LAUNCH
6.00pm Avid Reader 193 Boundary Street West End, Brisbane
Free event. To book, please email email@example.com by 20th July.
Monday 1 August – SYDNEY
6.30pm Hurstville Library, Cnr Queens Rd & Dora Streets, Hurstville
This is a free event, though bookings are essential. To book, please call 02 9330 6142.
Tuesday 2 August – KIAMA
6.30pm Kiama Library, 7 Railway Parade, Kiama
This is a free event. To book, please call 02 4233 1133.
Wednesday 3 August – MELBOURNE
6.30pm Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton
This is a free event, though bookings are essential. To book, please, please call 03 9347 6633.
Thursday 4 August – GEELONG
7.30pm Morrow Theatre, Geelong Library, 49 Little Malop Street
This is a free event, though bookings are essential. To book, please call 02 5222 1212.
Monday 8 August – MAROOCHYDORE
A&R Maroochydore Literary Lunch
12 midday Ebb Waterfront Dining Cellar, 6 Wharf Street, Maroochydore
Cost is $45 for two courses and wine/beer. To book, please call 07 5475 7272.
Monday 8 August – MALENY
6pm Rosetta Books 30 Maple Street, Maleny
Cost is $10 and includes nibbles and drinks. To book, please call 07 5435 2134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 9 August – BRISBANE (BULIMBA)
6.30pm Riverbend 193 Oxford Street, Bulimba
Cost is $10 per person and bookings are essential. To book, please call 07 3899 8555.
Wednesday 10 August – BRISBANE (INDOOROOPILLY)
Literary Morning Tea
10.30pm Indooroopilly Library, Level 4 Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Road
This is a free event. To book, please call 07 3407 0009.
Wednesday 10 August – SOUTHPORT
Love That Book event
6.30pm Southport Branch Library, Cnr Lawson and Garden Streets
This is a free event. To book, please call 07 5581 7200
And then a mid-tour interlude to appear with the Southern Cross Soloists at the Bangalow Music Festival on 13 August, followed by …
Tuesday 16 August – ADELAIDE
Booked at Unley
7.30pm Marion Cultural Centre, Domain Theatre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park
This is a free event. To book, please call 08 8375 6855
Wednesday 17 August – MILLICENT
1.00pm Millicent Library, Gallery Ridge Tce, Millicent
This is a free event. To book, please call 08 8733 0903
Wednesday 17 August – MT GAMBIER
7.00pm Mt Gambier Library, 6 Watson Terrace, Mt Gambier
Cost is a gold coin donation with supper provided. Bookings are essential on 08 8721 2540.
Thursday 18 August – MARGARET RIVER
6.30pm Margaret River Bookshop, 109 Bussell Highway
This is a free event. To book, please call 08 9757 3331
Friday 19 August – MANDURAH
1.00pm Mandurah Library, 331 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
This is a free event. To book, please call 08 9550 3650.
Friday 19 August – PERTH
6.00pm Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
This is a free event. To book, please call 08 9237 9300 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday 24 August – BRISBANE (CLEVELAND)
A&R Victoria Point Literary Lunch
11.45am Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland
Cost is $35 for two courses and wine/beer. To book, please call 07 3286 1002.
Then on to Melbourne Writers Festival for:
Saturday 27 August
1.00pm Big Shorts (ACMI Cinema 1 Federation Sqaure Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets)
8.00pm Stories Unbound (Toff in Town 252 Swanston Street )
Sunday 28 August
2.00pm The Art of Novels (seminar) (Wheeler Centre Performing Space 176 Little Lonsdale Street )
Monday 29 August
10.00am Why I Read (BMW Edge Cnr Swanston and Flinders Sts )
11.15am Meet Nick Earls (ACMI Cinema 1 Federation Square Melbourne )
For MWF bookings please go to http://www.mwf.com.au
With some early September events TBA …