Natasha Lester, Author

READER EVENTS

Dymocks Busselton In Conversation

My first South-West author talk will be an In Conversation with my wonderful fellow author and friend, Sara Foster. We’ll be interviewing each other about our new books, plus there’ll be book signing and a chance for you to ask both of us your questions.

Where: Dymocks Busselton

When: 30th March, 6.30-8.00pm

Bookings: All the info you need to book is here.

Mandurah Library In Conversation

On our way down to Busselton, Sara Foster and I will be stopping in to Mandurah Library to do our In Conversation. Please join us as we discuss our new books, answer your questions, and sign copies of our books.

Where: Mandurah Library

When: 30th March, 1.30-2.30pm

Bookings: All the info you need to book is here.

Beaufort Street Books Literary Lounge

This is one of Perth’s best bookshops and I’m so looking forward to doing an a Literary Lounge here, as well as signing books for you. Come along and find out the story behind the book as I talk about Her Mother’s Secret.

Where: Beaufort Street Books

When: 5th April at 6.30pm

Bookings: All the info you need to book is here.

Bookcaffe Book Club

The Bookcaffe Book Club is back, thanks to a partnership between Westbooks and the State Library of WA. This will be one of my very first events for Her Mother’s Secret, held in the gorgeous new State Library building so I hope you can come along! I’ll be in conversation with Emily Paull, and you can grab a signed copy of my book.

Where: State Library of WA

When: 6th April, 2017, 5.30-7.00pm

Bookings: All the info you need to book is here.

Author Talk – Vincent Library

At this talk, I’ll be sharing how the idea for Her Mother’s Secret came to me, lots of fun and terrifying stories about the actual writing of the book, talking about the research process and much more. It is during school holidays so please feel free to bring the kids along – mine will be there!

Where: Vincent Library

When: 12th April, 2017, 10-11am

Bookings: All the info you need to book is here.

Author Talk – Woodvale Library

Fo anyone north of the river, I’ll be doing an author talk at Woodvale Library as well. Find out more about how Her Mother’s Secret came to be written, I’ll share all the stories behind the book, plus I’ll be signing books for you!

Where: Woodvale Library

When: 20th April, 2017, 6pm-7.30pm

Bookings: All the info you need to book is here.

Literary Dinner – Melbourne

If books, plus food plus wine sound like your kind of thing, then you should definitely come along to this Literary Dinner at Bellota Wine Bar in Melbourne. We did one of these last for for A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald and it was such a fabulous night. Hope I see you there!

Where: Bellota Wine Bar, 181 Bank Street, South Melbourne

When: 27th April, 7.00pm

Bookings: Please click here to book your place

Author Talk – Wollongong NSW

I’ll be in Sydney in May and I’m heading out to Thirroul in Wollongong to do an author talk which I’m really looking forward to. If you’re in the area, please come along to this free event!

Where: Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre, 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul NSW

When: 1st May at 5.30pm

Bookings: More info here.

Morning Tea Launch Event

Scones and books are two of my favourite things, so I was very pleased to be asked by Dymocks Garden City to do this morning tea launch event. We’ll have delicious food, time for book signing, plus an in conversation with me, all about Her Mother’s Secret, conducted by the incomparable Meri Fatin and all for only $5!

Where: Penrhos College, Como

When: 5th May, 10.00am

Bookings: Please click here to book.

Historical Novel Society Conference – Melbourne

I went to the inaugural Historical Novel Society of Australasia Conference in 2015 and it was fabulous so I’m really excited to be appearing there this year as a speaker! Earlybird conference registration tickets are now available, and I’ll be speaking on a panel about writing historical fiction set outside Australia.

When: Saturday, 9th September at 2.15pm

Where: Swinburne University, Hawthorn

Bookings: Information about the full conference program and my session can be found here.

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES FOR WRITERS

Plotting Masterclass – Melbourne

My Plotting Masterclass is coming to Melbourne! If you’d like to really go deep and work on the emotional elements of plotting in your novel, or if you’d like to make sure your story is one that will keep readers turning the pages, then I hope you can come along.

Date: 29th, April 2017

Where: Upstairs at Bellota Wine Bar, South Melbourne

More Details: Please click here for more information and how to book.

How to Write a Bestseller – Sydney (BOOKED OUT)

As a very special one-off, I’m running How to Write a Bestseller in Sydney for the first time! If you want to know the ingredients of the books that hit the bestseller lists, and how to add them to your novel, I hope you can come along.

Date: 30th April, 2017

Where: Australian Writers Centre, Sydney

More Details: Please click here for more information and to book.

Pitch Your Novel: How to Attract Agents and Publishers

Who is it for?: Anyone who has a completed or near-completed fiction or memoir manuscript and is ready to find out how to get agents and publishers interested in their work. Or, anyone who’s keen to know what they need to do after they finish writing their book.

When is it on?: All the time! This is available as an online, on-demand course which you can take anywhere in the world and at any time through the Australian Writers’ Centre.

Click here for more information and to book.

2 Hours to Scrivener Power

Who is it for?: Anyone who’s heard of Scrivener and isn’t sure if it’s right for them, or anyone who has been using Scrivener to write a book but feels they aren’t getting the most out of the program.

When is it on?: All the time! This is available as an online, on-demand course which you can take anywhere in the world and at any time through the Australian Writers’ Centre.

Click here for more information and to book.

Book Natasha for a Workshop or Talk

If you’d like to book Natasha Lester for a writing course or workshop, or for an author talk, you can find more information about how to do so here.