Allen & Unwin Event Roundup


Upcoming 2021 Events: 


Samantha Wills Of Gold and Dust


Samantha Wills has been in the spotlight as one of Australia's most dynamic speakers and creative personalities since launching her self-titled jewellery brand at Australian Fashion Week in 2004, at just 21 years of age. Her new memoir, Of Gold and Dust, is a must-read for anyone who has a desire to start their own business, or a passion to live a creative life and follow their dreams.


Friday 5 March 2021
9:30am - 3:30pm
INSPIRE Women’s Event
The Social Club
Kingston, ACT
RSVP: here

Monday 8 March 2021
Port Macquarie International Women’s Day
Choose to Challenge
FOCUS Magazine and Hastings Business Women’s Network
Panthers Port Macquarie, NSW
RSVP: here

Wednesday 10 March 2021
Writers in Residence
Brisbane Square Library
Brisbane City, QLD
RSVP: here

Friday 12 March 2021
6:45am - 9:00am
Gold Coast International Women's Day City Celebration Breakfast
QT Gold Coast Ballroom
Surfers Paradise, QLD
RSVP: here

Saturday 13 March 2021
11:00am - 3:00pm
QUENDO Long Lunch
The Calile Hotel
Fortitude Valley, QLD
RSVP: here

Tuesday 16 March 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
An evening with Samantha Wills
Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore
Bondi Beach, NSW
RSVP: here

Thursday 25 March 2021
OAK Magazine Women in Business
Mackenzie Quarters
Bendigo, VIC


Craig Silvey Honeybee


From Craig Silvey, the author of bestselling Jasper Jones, comes a heartbreaking, life-affirming novel: Honeybee.

Wednesday 10 March 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm
In conversation
ANU/The Canberra Times Meet the Author series
Harry Harthog Bookshop, ANU
Canberra, ACT
Free event - RSVP: here

Thursday 11 March 2021
In conversation
Fullers Bookshop
RACV Hotel
Hobart, TAS
More info: here


Susan Johnson From Where I Fell


Author of eight novels, a memoir, a non-fiction book, and an essay published by Melbourne University Press, Susan Johnson is back with her newest work, From Where I Fell

Wednesday 10 March 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
In conversation
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop/ZOOM Online
West End, QLD
RSVP: here

Note: This event is both in person and online via ZOOM 

Tuesday 16 March 2021
In conversation
Online event
RSVP: here

Tuesday 23 March 2021
Susan Johnson in conversation with Trent Dalton, author of All Our Shimmering Skies
Riverbend Books
Bulimba, QLD
RSVP: here

Friday 16 April 2021
In conversation
The Global Girls Book Club
Online event

Note: People can ask to join this book club on Facebook and can attend events free once a member

Tuesday 20 April 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Susan Johnson in conversation with Frances Whiting
Dymocks Brisbane
Brisbane Square Library
Brisbane City, QLD
RSVP: here


Ella Baxter New Animal


Join Ella Baxter in the launch of her stunning, heartbreakingly funny debut novel, New Animal.

Wednesday 10 March 2021
Readings: Book Launch
The Collective, Carlton VIC
Free event - RSVP: here


Marian Wilkinson The Carbon Club 


Marian Wilkinson is a multi-award-winning journalist with a career that has spanned radio, television and print. Join her as she chats about her latest account on the climate crisis, The Carbon Club.

Thursday 11th March 2021
Bookoccino Climate Night
Moby Dick's, NSW
Details TBC

Thursday 8 April 2021
Marian Wilkinson in conversation with Steven Lang
Maleny Community Centre, QLD
RSVP: here


Lee Christine Crackenback


Bestselling author of Charlotte Pass, Lee Christine, is back with a thrilling tale of snow-bound crime and suspense, Crackenback

Saturday 6th March 2021
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Author Talk
Belmont Library, NSW
Free - RSVP: here

Wednesday 17th March 2021
Author Talk
Mt Beauty Library, VIC

Thursday 18th March 2021
Author Talk
Bright Library, VIC

Friday 19th March 2021
Author Talk
Myrtleford Library, VIC


Donna Ward She I Dare Not Name


Join authors Donna Ward - She I Dare Not Name, Melanie Cheng - Australia Day, and Catherine Deveny for a discussion beyond harridans, hags and sad spinsters.

Sunday 7th March 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Author Talk - Flesh After Fifty
Abbotsford Convent, VIC
Physical Event
RSVP: here


Sue Williams Elizabeth and Elizabeth


Join best-selling author and award winning journalist, Sue Williams, as she discusses her first fiction novel, Elizabeth & Elizabeth.

Thursday 11th March 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
In conversation
Ashfield Library, NSW
Physical Event
Free - RSVP: here

Wednesday 28 April 2021
7:30pm - 8:30pm
In Conversation with Maria Takolander
Australian Heritage Festival
Geelong Regional Libraries
Online Event
Free - RSVP: here


Wendy Orr Cuckoo's Flight 


Join Wendy Orr at the launch of her newest book, Cuckoo's Flight.

Sunday 7 March 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm
Book Launch
Wendy Orr in conversation with Penni Russon
Sun Theatre Yarraville Function Room
Physical Event
Free - RSVP: here


Alison Lester The Quicksand Pony


This event honours award winning children's author, Alison Lester, recently reaching one million sales with Allen & Unwin - in Australia and worldwide. Alison will be reading the beloved The Quicksand Pony and discussing the joy of illustrating and writing.

Sunday 21 March 2021
Alison Lester in conversation with Ursula Dubosarsky, the Australian Children's Laureate for 2020 - 2021 and author of Pierre's Not There.
Readings Online
Zoom Event
RSVP: here


Kathryn Barker Waking Romeo


Kathryn Barker will be in conversation with Lili Wilkinson (The Erasure Initiative) for the launch of her new book, Waking Romeo

Friday 26 March 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kathryn Barker in conversation with Lili Wilkinson
Avid Reader/Where the Wild Things Are
Online event
RSVP: here


Claire Hooper Princess Benjamina Has a Very Cheeky Bum 


Accomplished stand up comedian, tv presenter, podcaster and columnist, Claire Hooper, has finally achieved something her childhood self would care about. Celebrate with her and illustrator Jackie Nguyen the release of her new children's book, Princess Benjamina Has a Very Cheeky Bum.

Sunday 11 April 2021
10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime at Party in the Park, Cruden Farm with Claire Hooper and Jackie Nguyen
Frankston Libraries
Langwarrin, VIC
RSVP to: (03) 9784 1028

Monday 12 April 2021
11:00am - 11:45am
Easter School Holidays Storytime with Claire Hooper and Jackie Nguyen
Wheeler Centre
Melbourne, VIC
RSVP to: (03) 9094 7800

Sunday 18 April 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime and Colouring-In with Claire Hooper and Jackie Nguyen
North Fitzroy Library Community Room
Bargoonga Nganjin and Rooftop Garden
Fitzroy North, VIC
RSVP to: (03) 9426 5661