APPEARANCE: Melbourne Writers Festival Schools Program
Secondary School, Years 9—10
Helena Fox, winner of the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in the Young Adult category, explores topics of grief, mental illness, and the importance of community in her work. Her novel, How It Feels to Float, makes a compelling case for kindness – both to each other and to oneself.
In this thoughtful session, Fox discusses the value of listening, of compassion, and how sometimes simply being there for someone can be an act of great kindness.
APPEARANCE & WORKSHOPS: Somerset StoryFest 2020
Wednesday, March 18 – Friday, March 20
*Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic*
APPEARANCE: YA Book Meet 50th Anniversary at Dymocks Books, Sydney
Saturday, December 7, 2019
APPEARANCE: Wollongong Writers Festival
November 22-24, 2019
LET THE LIGHT IN: ON TRUTH & VULNERABILITY IN YA
Two raw and poetic YA fiction authors in conversation with bookseller Lorin Elizabeth on the things that matter. From mental health and feminism, to secretly loving your mum, Helena Fox and Erin Gough explore the ways in which teen fiction honours growth and trust between characters and readers alike.
LOSING THE PLOT
This panel explores how mental health informs the writing process (and vice versa), the lived experience in first person memoir and poetry, and the power of reclaiming language from institutions. Quinn Eades, Helena Fox and Sam Twyford-Moore join David Stavanger to discuss their work and the fine line between page and prescription.
AUTHOR TALK: Writers Unleashed Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019
IN-CONVERSATION WITH JANDY NELSON—Barnes and Noble, Corte Madera, USA
Friday, August 9, 2019
IN-CONVERSATION WITH JOY McCULLOUGH—University Bookstore, Seattle, USA
Sunday, August 4, 2019
APPEARANCE: YA Book Meet at Dymocks Books Sydney
Saturday, July 6, 2019
APPEARANCE at Better Read Than Dead Books
Thursday, May 9, 2019
APPEARANCE at Sydney Writers Festival, Live & Local
Saturday, May 4, 2019
AUSTRALIAN BOOK LAUNCH
Saturday, April 27, 2019