Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tour dates

August is going to be a very busy month for one Ms Croggon. This is because The Gift has been chosen as one of the Books Alive 50 Books You Can't Put Down. Which is very cool. Books Alive is a huge annual reading campaign involving lots of authors, and which is launched officially this Sunday; but I'll wickedly leak some details here, exclusively for Pellinor readers. Especially because I hope people turn up. You can catch me being a fantasy author here:

August 11, 6.30pm: Diamond Valley Library, Civic Drive, Greensborough, VIC FREE

August 12, 1.30pm: Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy, VIC FREE

August 13, 1.30pm: Lilydale Library Anderson St, Lilydale, VIC FREE

August 14, 6.30pm: Brunswick Library, cnr Sydney Rd and Dawson St, Brunswick, VIC FREE

August 15, 6pm: Warrnambool Library, 25 Liebig St, Warrnambool, VIC FREE

August 25, 7pm: Mosman Library, Reference Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman, NSW $8.80/$6.60 conc

August 27, 6.30pm: East Melbourne Library, 122 George Street, East Melbourne FREE

It seems a bit hard that Sydneysiders have to pay... Meanwhile, my Melbourne Writers Festival sessions, which cover some other writerly hats, are threaded sometimes rather hectically through these ones...I'll certainly be running from Federation Square to the East Melbourne Library one busy Friday. For the record, diehard Croggon fans can also catch me at these sessions, at Federation Square in Melbourne:

August 28, 5.30pm: ACMI 2 - Poetry now
Where are we? What’s the next big thing? Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Justin Clemens, Alison Croggon and Robert Gray will name check the movers and the stayers in Australian poetry.

August 29, 2.30pm: ACMI 1 - Legacy or burden?
Melbourne's APG and Sydney's Nimrod were the hippest places to be in the ‘70s. Their impact on future theatre generations is discussed by Gabrielle Wolf, Julian Meyrick and Alison Croggon.

August 29, 4pm: BMW Edge - One not used to happiness – Anna Akhmatova
Before the Soviet nightmare changed her song, Anna Akhmatova wrote some of Russia’s finest love poetry. Orlando Figes, Alison Croggon and Ellen Koshland discuss the life and work of the magnificient Anna Akhmatova.

19 comments:

Pen to the Paper said...

...You should come to America!!

Three years ago when I was in England, I bought the first two books, and now I'm back in England I bought the third one... and I just finished it yesterday! It was incredible. I know I'm a little bit behind the times, but I felt like you should know that I still think that they are incredible books. I think the third book has been my favorite. I have bought The Singing on the UK Amazon site, and it will be delivered to me in the states, because I can't wait for it to come out.

shadowjhunter said...

I will be seeing you in Lilydale. August 13, 1.30pm: Lilydale Library.

Luckily I finish university at 10am, so I'll be able to catch the train back, grab some lunch and come in for some signings of your books.

A few questions, though:

Will you be answering questions about your books?

Will you be making a speech?

Will you sign more than one book (say if I bring in four, will that be okay?).

I'm so excited! Can't wait to meet you :D

Rain said...

I so wish I lived in Australia! Or, on the other hand, I wish I actually had enough money to jump on a plane and go there. :)

mallie89 said...

Woohoo! I can't wait! I'll be seeing you in Sydney :D

Alison Croggon said...

Shadowhunter, I'll be happy to sign all four books, if you lug them in. I'll be making some kind of speech, and probably reading from a book (The Gift, I guess, since that's the one I'm supposed to be promoting). And I don't see why questions cannot be asked...! Looking forward to meeting any of you able to turn up.

You never know, I might make it to the US one day...perhaps oddly, most of my visits overseas are to read poems.

Rain said...

That would be awesome if you could come to the US!

bookraven said...

Yes, you should come to the US. That would be awesome. Your books are the best I've ever read!

Aspiring Author said...

WOW I just found out that you have a blog!! AMAZING!! I think that you are a great author! And I am jealous that you are touring... Because its not in the states (where I live)...

And I am trying to spread the word, so if you happen to have a few extra minutes, do you think that you could check out my blog?

www.aspiringauthorabc.blogspot.com

Its all about my book that I am trying to write...

Thanks! A HUGE FAN

Eowyn336 said...

I'm still very very very confused. I've heard that the Singing comes out on Sept. 1st, but someone randomly blabbed March of next year. They probably don't live in the U.S. Anyway, thanks for all the posting Alison and please somebody set me straight!

Rain said...

Actually, eowyn336, I'm afraid if you live in the US, you'll have to wait till March. Just to make sure, I went on Amazon and the only copy you can order is one from Australia.

Seneca said...

No one is aware how depressed I am by the US release date. Alison, you have to come to the states one day and cheer all of us Americans up.
Anyway, have a great tour, Alison!
Bye!

shadowjhunter said...

You can't escape me that easily! I'll see you tomorrow in Brunswick!

Alison Croggon said...

Brill, Shadowhunter! Sadly Lilydale had to be cancelled after a death. Though secretly I'm very relieved, I had a tough day today...

shadowjhunter said...

I can only imagine the stress you must be under at the moment, but hopefully, everything will work itself out.

I'm looking forward to meeting you.

shadowjhunter said...

Hey. Thanks for signing my books tonight. I would have liked to stayed and chatted a while longer, but I had to catch a train back before it got too dark. I will enjoy the books of pellinor for many years to come.

- Shadowjhunter

Alison Croggon said...

It was a real pleasure to meet you, Shadowhunter! And thanks for coming all that way (twice!)

raindrop said...

I just wanted to say that I love your books and am counting the days till your new one is released! I am probably the only person in Iceland that reads your books because they aren't sold here (don't know why though!). So I have to order mine from Amazon in the UK. It will all be worth it though when I get the Singing!

I have to tell you that for a long time I didn't know there would be a fourth book! So when I finished the third one I was really confused and thought it was strange to end the trilogy without the final battle and Hem and Maerad meeting again! Boy was I glad when I saw there was a fourth one! (And felt rather daft too!)

Can't wait for the Singing

Yours Truly,
Bridget

Mallie said...

Mosman... cancelled... life.. over....

aria said...

Will you be touring again any time soon (especially Sydney)? I've only read this post a couple of weeks too late!