Perth Writers’ Festival – February 20–22, 2015:
Robyn is pleased to be appearing at the Perth Writers’ Festival this year. You can find her on Friday in the session ‘Risky Business’, on Saturday in Writing the Body and on Sunday in ‘Drawing from History’ and ‘In Isolation’. You can find more details about how to catch Robyn, see the website.
Book Launch: The Anchoress – February 26, 6pm:
Robyn’s much-anticipated debut novel, The Anchoress, will be launched at Dymocks Bookstores, 135 Rundle Mall, Adelaide. It will be launched by Assoc Prof Lorna Hallahan, of Flinders University, and Robyn will of course be available to sign books following the event. All welcome!
Newcastle Writers’ Festival – March 20-22
Friday March 20, 3.30-4.30: Bringing the Past to Life: The challenge of writing historical fiction Robyn and Blanche d’Apulget will be talking with Meredith Jaffe
Literary Event, The Bookshop Bowral
Thursday 26th March, 6pm
The Next Big Thing, Wheeler Centre, 6.15-7.15 at The Moat
‘Find it hard to keep up with The Next Big Thing in books and writing? We’re here to help. The Next Big Thing is all about showcasing exciting new writers – those we believe are ones to watch.’ Joel Meares, Robyn Cadwallader, Oliver Mol and Drew Rooke.
Sydney Writers Festival May 18-24
Thursday May 21, 11.30: The Body: Sin, Sex, Denial
Mortician and memoirist Caitlin Dioughty, non-fiction author James Boyce and debut novelist Robyn Cadwallader step into society’s shadowy coarners to shine a light upon the body and its intimate taboos, with Ashley Hay.
Friday May 22, 4.30-5.30 pm: Research: No Pain, No Gain
What are the secrets of good research? Novelist Roby Cadwallader and biographers Scott Bevan and Karen Lab share their tales of discovery and despair in this fascinating panel with Antoni Jach.
Conversation, hosted by the Church of Saint John the Evangelist and Readings, Tues 2 Jun 2015 at 6:00pm
Community Hall, Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 5 Finch St, Malvern East
In Conversation at the National Library of Australia, Wednesday June 10, 6–7pm
Join 666 ABC’s Genevieve Jacobs for a conversation with author Robyn Cadwallader about her passion for the medieval era and her debut novel The Anchoress.
Meet the Author at Harry Hartog, Woden Thursday July 23, 6.30-8.30
Shop L38 Westfield Woden
Byron Bay Writers Festival August 7-9
Friday August 7, 1.45-2.45: Herstory Historical Fiction
with Emma Ashmore, Jane Caro, Robyn Cadwallader and chair, Jesse Blackadder
Friday August 7, 3.15-4pm: Poetry: inspiration or perspiration?
with Jennifer Clement, Krissy Kneen, Robyn Cadwallader and chair, Linda Hawryluk
Mudgee Readers’ Festival, August 15-16, 2015
Panel: A Question of Character
with Debra Oswald, Anna George,
Wayne Macauley, Robyn Cadwallader
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Thursday August 27, 10.15–11.15, Charlotte Square Gardens
Panel: Robyn Cadwallader and Cecilia Ekbäck
Friday August 28, 5.30: reading at Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series
Writer-in-Residence, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Wales. September 2015.
Robyn is delighted to have been awarded the Writer-in-Residence, Gladstone’s Library, Wales, UK. Although Robyn will be taking this time to focus on writing her next novel, tentatively titled ‘In the Margins’, she will also be presenting a lecture, and giving a workshop.
Gladfest, September 4–6
Lecture: What Use Is Historical Fiction? 4pm, Sunday 6th September:
It has been said that historical fiction is only worth reading if it tells us something about ourselves. How true is that? And what matters more: the story or the historical ‘facts’?
Workshop: Writing the Body, September 27, 10am, full day.
We all experience the world through our body and our five senses. Our emotions have physical expression, and even our thoughts begin in the body, yet we so often neglect them in our writing.In this workshop Robyn will help you explore the ways of more vividly communicating the body’s experience by observing our own senses and by looking at varied examples from other writers.
Writers of poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction welcome.
Thursday October 1, 6pm King’s College London
At King’s College London, Robyn will be in conversation with Dr Sarah Salih, an expert on anchoritism. There will be an opportunity for questions, and to buy copies of the book. A wine reception will be held after the event.
Sunday October 25, 5pm: ‘Plonk’: readings and conversations with Biff Ward, Nigel Featherstone and Robyn Cadwallader, introduced by Evol McLeod. Eden Road Winery, Barton Highway, Murrumbateman.
Entrance is free, wine and cheese provided. Thanks to Eden Road for their generous sponsorship of this event, and to Southern Tablelands Arts.
Thursday December 3, 7pm
“Meet the Author, Lakeside Literary Lounge, Tuggeranong Arts Centre,
‘Robyn Cadwallader joins us on the literary lounge. Robyn will chat about all things medieval, and in particular, about the writing of her novel The Anchoress. Set in thirteenth century England, it tells the story of Sarah, a young woman who chooses to be permanently enclosed in a cell adjoining a village church, there to pray, read and counsel village women. Why would a woman choose such a life? How did Robyn find out about anchoresses? And what is it like writing a novel set in a small dark cell?’