In less than one week I’ll be back on Australian soil. So excited. Also hoping I might get to meet some of you in actual real life at the various events I’m doing around the country to talk about my new book Everything Changes But You.
If you do come along, you’ll also be able to meet this little chap below: My Chanel couture troll. He’s dressed in a scrap of fabric and some pins I picked up off the floor in the Chanel couture atelier, years ago when I was there with Kate Moss. She was having fittings. I was taking it all in with my eyes on stalks.
He’s one of the fetish objects I have to have around me to feel right to write.
That’s what I’m going to talk about this time, how I approach the process of writing. I’m not one of those people who likes to sit in the corner of a cafe and scribble in a notebook. I like a very controlled environment, with particular music, a fast boiling kettle, my fetish objects and pictures around me.
I’d love to see what you like to have near you to feel in the zone. Is there a particular mug? A pencil sharpener? Certain books you have to have in sight? If there are, please bring them along for a show and tell.
Here is where I’ll be when, hope you can come along.
Sydney – Wednesday 24 October, 7.00pm
Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
Tickets $10 ($8 concessions). Bookings on 02 9969 9736.
Brisbane – Thursday 25 October, 6.15pm
Mary Ryan, 40 Park Road, Milton
Ticket $5, includes refreshments.
To book, please call 07 3510 5000
Melbourne – Tuesday 30 October, 7.00pm
Matilda’s Books, 15 Hamilton Place, Mount Waverley
Event is free, but bookings essential on 03 9888 1433
Melbourne – Wednesday 31 October, 6.30pm
Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
This event is free, but you must book on 03 9819 1917
Canberra – Thursday 1 November, 6.00pm
Paperchain, 34 Franklin Street, Manuka
This is a free event, but please book on 02 6295 6723
Bowral – Friday 2 November 10.30am
Bookshop at Bowral, at The Gibraltar Hotel, Cnr Centennial Rd & Boronia St, Bowral
$20 per person, includes morning tea. To book, call 02 4862 1634