Events

Author Talk & Signing at Hawkesbury City Library

A special evening event and drinks reception at the Library to discuss Kelly’s transition from established non-fiction author to debut novelist, her enduring love of fashion and the history and research behind her first novel, Precious Things.

Venue: Hawkesbury City Library, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George St Windsor
Date: Thursday 5 May 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8 PM
To book, please telephone 02 4560 4460 or email programs@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au. Tickets are free but spaces are limited – please rsvp to avoid missing out.

‘Falling into Fiction’ Author Talk & Signing at Balmain Library

Special evening event and drinks reception with Kelly Doust, in conversation with Jacinta Tynan, SkyNews Presenter and author of Mother Zen. Kelly will discuss the transition from established non-fiction author to debut novelist, her enduring love of fashion and the history and research behind her first novel, Precious Things.

Venue: Balmain Library, 370 Darling St Balmain
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
To book, please call 02 9367 9029
Tickets are free but spaces are limited – please rsvp to avoid missing out.

SWF Panel Session: Heart & Soul – Creating Characters that Matter

If a character in a novel has ever made you laugh, cry or groan in frustration, there’s a writer somewhere secretly thrilled. Novelists Kelly Doust (Precious Things), Antonia Hayes (Relativity) and Inga Simpson (Where the Trees Were) are experts in the art of creating fictional figures you can’t help caring about. They discuss the importance of emotional connection, getting the small details right, and how much material you should borrow from real life, with John Purcell.

Venue: Pier 4/5 The Waterfront, End of Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay
Date: Friday 20 May 2016
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $15
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High Tea Event at Better Read than Dead

Join Kelly Doust, bestselling author of The Crafty Minx and A Life in Frocks as she celebrates the publication of her first novel, Precious Things over a high tea of sweets, scones, champagne and sandwiches. Kelly will be in conversation with fellow author & social researcher, Rebecca Huntley.

Venue: Better Read than Dead Bookstore, King St Newtown
Date: Sunday 28 May 2016
Time: 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $15
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Kiama Reader’s Festival

Please join Kelly Doust as she discusses her transition from established non-fiction author to debut novelist, her enduring love of vintage, fashion and all things crafty, and the history and research behind her first novel, Precious Things.

Venue: Norfolk Room, The Pavillion, Kiama
Date: 15 October 2016
Time: 10-11 AM
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