Monday, September 12, 2005


Okay, my schedule for Australia seems set. Except for the masterclasses, which you have to sign up for, all of this is free and open to the public. I hope to see lots of my readers at these events. It should be a lot of fun!

Though what the hell I'm going to talk about on a "Regional distinctiveness" panel, I don't know.



Panel: Regional distinctiveness in writing, Nick Earls & Jeff VanderMeer
Cairns City Council Library, 151 Abbott St, Cairns
Tuesday September 27, 6pm
Jeff VanderMeer, Nick Earls, Pat Morrish (chair)

Jeff VanderMeer Masterclass
Cairns City Council Library, 151 Abbott St, Cairns
Tuesday September 27, 9am - 4pm
Venue: Cairns City Council Library


The Devil in Brisbane Book Launch
Thursday September 29, 4pm - 5pm
Courier-Mail River Marquee, South Bank, Brisbane
Jeff VanderMeer, Geoff Maloney, The Rt. Hon. Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Campbell Newman

Jeff VanderMeer Masterclass
Thursday September 30, 9am - 4pm
QLD Conservatorium Griffith University Room 2.15, Brisbane (This building is directly opposite the hotel - in Grey St - between the hotel and the festival site)

Magic, Surrealism and Fantasy
Courier-Mail River Marquee, South Bank, Brisbane
Saturday October 1, 2:30pm - 3.30pm
Jeff VanderMeer, Kim Wilkins, and others, to be announced

VanderMeer's Visionary World of Ambergris
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Sts, South Bank, Brisbane
Sunday October 2, 11:30am - 12.30pm
Jeff VanderMeer's multimedia presentation, "A Rough Guide to Ambergris"


Reading and Signing
Galaxy Bookshop 143 York Street Sydney
Thursday, October 6, 6:00pm


At 1:36 PM, Blogger Cheryl said...

Enjoy the trip, Jeff. Do try to take the train to Kuranda while you are in Cairns if possible, it is a wonderful journey. And do tell Alien Baby to watch out for those fruit bats, they might mistake him for something juicy.

FYI, Australia are playing one-day games against a Rest of the World XI in Melbourne on Oct 5 & 7, so you might be able to catch some cricket.

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Stephanie Campisi said...

I can't believe you're neglecting the Melburnians, Jeff! Most unfair, indeed! :)

At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know, I know. We wanted to fit in Melbourne and also visit the Kiwis, but just didn't have enough time. We thought about 3 days in Melbourne, 3 in Sydney, but the idea of visiting 4 cities in 3 weeks seemed just too much.


PS Thanks Cheryl. You know I'll be at the cricket. ;)

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Joe Gordon said...

While Down Under do not be taken in by the government's propoganda machine which tries to paint the KLF (the Kangaroo Liberation Front) as the Oz equivelant ot Al Queuda (or however they are spelling it htis week).

The KLF have been struggling for year to protect the abuse of civil rights of all kangaroos and other maruspials who have had their land seized by white settlers and their culture uprooted and shattered. Rumours abound of a secret camp in the middle of Australia where marsupials are rounded up and held without charge, although the government excalimed that "no civilised democracy would hold folk without charge."

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do however hope that you reconsider your options in regards to Melbourne.

At 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Melbourne? For shame...

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have not visited Australia unless you have visited Perth


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