NOV 2016

Thursday 17 Face the Music conference, Melbourne. At 3.55 I’ll be moderating a panel about Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces. Panelists: Brooke Powers, Helen Marcou, Katie Pearson, Melinda Barber, Elly Scrine, Karina Utomo.

AUG 2016

Saturday 13 At Bendigo Writers Festival I’ll be interviewing journalist Ashleigh Wilson about his new book on Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing.

JULY 2016

Friday 29
Moderating panel for TINATalks, a regular event held by Victoria’s YWCA. Subverting Expectations features singer/songwriter Adalita, novelist/performance artist Lisa Carver, and playwright/author Michelle Law.

I’m leading the Features Clinic for Writers Victoria

APRIL 2016

Sat 2nd-Sun 3rd
Appearing on two panels at Brisbane’s inaugural Rock and Roll Writers Festival. MC-ing an evening show with Jess Ribeiro, Jackie Marshall and Deborah Conway.


 I’m leading Features Clinic for Writers Victoria.


Jan 13:
I’m teaching Music Writing at the Wheeler Centre for Writers Victoria. Bookings open June 23, 2014.


Sep 8: Next Big Thing. Talking about the pathway to publication, alongside three other authors at the Moat, State Library of Victoria. 6.30pm.

Aug 9: Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon. Panel talk on coming-of-age novels at Bendigo Writers Festival with Nicole Hayes (The Whole of My World) and Kirsten Krauth (Just_a_Girl), chaired by Julie Proudfoot. 10am-11am.

Jul 17: Sydney launch with a panel talk on girl pop between Jenny Valentish and Catherine Kelleher (aka Catcall), hosted by music journalist Samantha Clode. Free. Booze on me. The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst. 6.30-7.30pm. Limited numbers so RSVP essential:

Jul 1: Cherry Bomb publication date. Allen and Unwin. Pre-order here.

Jun 25:  Teenage Kicks. Valentish will discuss teens, music and sexuality with Kate Ceberano (ARIA Award-winning singer and author of I’m Talking) and Simmone Howell (author of YA novels Girl Defective and Notes From the Teenage Underground). Readings St Kilda, 6.30pm.

Jun 24: Melbourne launch with music from the Gin Club’s Ben Salter and Junk Horses’ Kate Alexander. Held at the Commercial Club Hotel, Fitzroy. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Free. Booze and bits of food on me.

Jun 4:  Mixtape Memoirs at Emerging Writers Festival, The Toff in Town, 7.30pm.