Western Australia

March 5th & 6th – All Saints’ College Bull Creek


March 11th – Keeping Books Alive Seminar with guests Isobelle Carmody, David Millar and Adam Wallace 6-8pm Venue: Creative Net 162 Hoddle St Abbotsford Enquiries and Bookings: Paul Collins (03)9416 4062 or
Cost is $22 per person with bookings essential.

March 12th – Eat the Sky Drink The Ocean Launch 6.00 pm – 7pm event The Little Bookroom 759 Nicholson St, Carlton North ph:03 9387 9837

New South Wales

March 28th  – Guest Speaker at International Children’s Book Day, IBBY event, Sydney



May 9th  Robina Library , 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina  10.30am – 12.30pm workshop


May 18th  – MacRoberstons Girls High School

May 19th Carey Bapist Grammar School Junior, Melbourne

May 19th Vermont South Library. Pavey Place, Vermont South, 3133  ph: 9872-8655 Time: 7-8pm Talk Embracing New Landscapes

May 20th Carey Bapist Grammar School Senior, Melbourne

May 21st Darebin Libraries ph:1300 655 355     Talk 7-8pm

Western Australia

May 29th – 31st Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Margaret River Writers Festival

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Early Bird tickets available until 28th February from the website.

August & September

Western Australia

August 24th to September 4th The Literature Centre,  Fremantle Schools Program


September 11th – 14th Write Around the Murray Festival, Albury


Australian Capital Territory

October 2nd – 5th Conflux 11,  Guest of Honour, Canberra

Western Australia

October 30th – 31st

The Literature Centre – Celebrate Reading National Conference

….  more coming soon ….



Storytime at Apollo Bay Library 6 Pengilley Ave Apollo Bay Vic 3233 ph:03 52371013 Isobelle will be reading excerpts from her books.   Friday mornings January 2nd 9th and 16th at 10.30am.


February 20th Queensland -  Book Links – Romancing The Stars

February 23rd  11am Black Cat Books  Paddington, Queensland in conversation with Rosie Borella

April 4th 5th & 6th Supanova Gold Coast

April 11th/12th Western Australia –   School Library Conference

April 17th – 21st Western Australia Swancon 39 - Conjuration
The Ibis Styles Hotel Perth, Western Australia.

April 24th 7pm Bookgrove Bookshop, 1/73 The Terrace, Ocean Grove Victoria. Isobelle to launch The One and Only Jack Chant by Rosie Borella. RSVP by Monday 21 April to: or 033 5255 5973 or at

May 9th Queensland – Words At Work Seminar State Library Queensland

May 18th Queensland – Masterclass : Trip The Light Fantastic, Queensland Writers Centre

May 24th English Teachers Association of Western Australia- keynote speaker at our annual conference

June 2nd Abbotsleigh Festival NSW

June 5th & 6th Bellingen Festival School Days

June 16th Wesley College Melbourne

June 19th Meet the Writers Festival SA

June 25th Assisi Catholic College QLD

June 28th NSW Writers’ Centre Kids & YA Festival

July 5th CYA Conference Brisbane

August 19th Mill Park Secondary College, Victoria.  St Monica’s College, Epping, Victoria.

August 21st St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School, Corinda, QLD

August 24th to 29th Melbourne Writers Festival VIC

session date    
Isobelle Carmody: In Conversation    
Little Fur: Tales from the Forest    
It’s a Long Story    
Do You Remember the First Time?    
Arthur’s Tale    
Creative Classroom: Afternoon Session

September 4th to 7th Brisbane Writers Festival. QLD

Words At Play – school days -  September 4th & 5th

This World and the Next – September 5th 5-6pm

Writing Fantasy -  September 6th 10am – 1pm

September 9th Guardian Angels School, Wynnum QLD

September 12th & 13th Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival Geraldton. WA

September 27th Sunshine Coast Libraries. QLD

September 29th International Library Symposium, Southport, QLD

October 4th to 6th Conflux 10 , Canberra

October 10th & 11th Read Around Gladstone, QLD

October 13th Margaret’s Girl’s School, QLD

October 18th Workshop -   NSW Writer’s Centre. NSW

November 5th Australian Society of Authors  and Queensland Writers Centre presents : In Conversation With Isobelle Carmody

November 14th to 20th India- Bookaroo -  the launch and outreach programme and the launch of Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean.

Eat the Sky Drink the Ocean will be available in Australia in February 2015 published by Allen & Unwin.



21st – 24th  Perth Writers Festival

Thursday 21st
School Day
10am -10.45am Meet the Queen of Modern Fantasy – Upper Secondary
1.15pm – 2.00pm Fantasy with Isobelle Carmody and Ambelin Kwaymullina -  Lower Secondary

Saturday 23rd
11am – 12midday The Rise of the Apocalypse: panel with Peter Heller, Karen Thomson Walker and chair Helen Merrick

2pm-5pm The Power of Fantasy with Isobelle Carmody, workshop

Sunday 24th
9.30am-10.30am The Power Of Fantasy with Isobelle Carmody, workshop
11.30am -12.15 Meet the Queen of Modern Fantasy

Albany- Write in the Great Southern

Monday 25 th
8.30am-9.30am A Thoughtful Breakfast: Picture This-Image and Imagination

1.45pm-2.45pm Let the Author Talk: Isobelle Carmody ( Denmark Civic Centre)


Thursday 28th
Salisbury Council School Session
1pm – 2.30pm Young Writers Group – Metro Winds – short stories


1st – 4th  Adelaide Writers Festival

Sunday 3rd
12.50pm – 1.20pm Story Tent session: Isobelle Carmody: Little Fur
2.30pm – 3.30pm Girl Power: Justine Larbalestier, Isobelle Carmody & Vikki Wakefield

17th  Tasmanian Writers Festival

Time: 10 am – 11 am
Isobelle Talks to Young Readers

2-3.30pm Strong Characters in Real and Fantastical Landscapes
Guest writers: Isobelle Carmody, Lian Tanner, Kathryn Lomer

26th-27th Bologna Book Fair



24th  Boroondara Literary Awards Writers in Schools program. Ruyton Girls School Melbourne


New Zealand

1st – 2nd North Island Children’s and Teen’s Librarian Conference, New Zealand

4th Author talk and book signing  2pm Central City Library 44-46 Lorne Street Auckland ph: (09) 377 0209

5th Glendowie College , Auckland

6th am Epsoms Girls Grammar School,  Auckland

pm Author talk and book signing 6.30-7.30pm Wellington Central Library 65 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand ph 801 4040

7th Chiltern Saint James School Wellington

8th Author talk 1.50- 2.45pm  Upper Riccarton Library 71 Main South Road Sockburn Christchurch ph: 941 7923

10th Storylines Festival Dunedin Family Day

11th  Storylines Festival Christchurch Family Day


13th Burgmann Anglican School Canberra, Alfred Deakin High School Canberra,  Canberra Grammar Senior School

14th  Beaconhills Christian College, Victoria

15th   Academy Of Mary Immaculate Fitzroy

16th  Rowville Secondary College, Victoria

17th & 18th Booked In Festival – Childrens’ & Young Adults Literature Festival NSW

31st of October-3rd of November 2013 (Thursday to Sunday)
World Fantasy Convention Brighton UK