author, poet, satirist, social commentator

Please find below Anita's speaking schedule for the next few months. Those events without contact details are not open to the public. If you would like to book Anita for your festival, conference, book club, school or as a dinner speaker, please visit Anita Heiss and download a booking form.


Where you can see Anita in 2011

March 14: (Sydney)
Anita will deliver the Occasional Address at UNSW Arts and Social Science graduation
for the School of English, Media and the Performing Arts.

March 18: Anita talks books on Koori Radio
11.15am: Find out the latest news in Indigenous childrens' literature when Anita talks to Paulette Whitton on Koori Radio 93.7FM (Sydney), broadcast nationally on the National Indigenous Radio Service.

March 19: Indigenous Writers’ Festival (Sydney)
10am: Anita discusses a history of Aboriginal writing with Peter Minter at the IWF NSWWC in Rozelle. Kim Scott, Bruce Pascoe, Melissa Lucashenko and other deadly writers will be there also. Book online here.

March 20th: Antipodes launch (Randwick, Sydney)
"Antipodes", the first anthology of Aboriginal and white poetic responses to 'settlement', edited by Margaret Bradstock & published by Phoenix Education, will be launched by Anita on Sunday Randwick Library (upstairs in the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, 73 Belmore Rd, Randwick). 2.30pm for a 3pm start. All welcome. For details contact:

Anita’s new novel Paris Dreaming will be in-stores nationally. Be sure to check out Anita’s Twitter and Facebook pages for daily events.

April 1st: Interview on Koori Radio (National)
11.15am: Join Anita while she yarns with Paulette Whitton about the release of her 4th commercial novel Paris Dreaming. Broadcast on Koori Radio 93.7FM (Sydney), broadcast nationally on the National Indigenous Radio Service.

April 3RD: Paris Dreaming Launch (Hobart)
12pm: Join Anita as Patsy Cameron launches Paris Dreaming at Fullers @ 131 Collins Street, Hobart. For details:

April 7th: Paris Dreaming Launch (Canberra)
6pm: Join Anita @ Paperchain for the Official Manuka ‘Book Opening’ of Paris Dreaming. 34 Franklin Street in Manuka. Details:

April 8th: Lecture (Canberra)
11am: Anita will deliver a lecture on ‘Writing commercial fiction with Indigenous themes’ at the Australian National University. For details, click here.

April 12th: Paris Dreaming event (Sydney)
6.30pm: Anita will be discussing her novel and signing books at Cronulla Library.
Click here to rsvp and for further details.

April 29th: Paris Dreaming Launch (Brisbane)
6pm: Please join Anita for the launch of Paris Dreaming at Avid Reader. 193 Boundary Street, West End. Phone: (07) 3846 3422 Email:

April 30: Staged Reading Paris Dreaming (Brisbane)
6.30pm: The kuril dhagun Indigenous Knowledge Centre at the State Library of QLD would like you to join Anita and a cast of fantastic actors under the direction of Nadine McDonald-Dowd for a reading of Paris Dreaming at Red Box. The reading will be followed by cocktails on the River Decks. Details:

May 1st: Ultimate Girly High Tea (Brisbane)
10-12pm: Anita is one of many women who will be part of another fabulous fundraising event coordinated by the QLD Writers' Centre and Rebecca Sparrow as part of Writers on Rafts. Others involved include: Terese Rein, Jessica Rudd, Tara June Winch, Mia Freedman, Kate Moreton and MORE. The UGHT will be held at the Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot Street. Ticket details coming soon.

May 6th: Meet the Author (Concord, Sydney)
1pm: Anita will be talking about her new novel PARIS DREAMING at Concord Library. 60 Flavelle Street Concord. Details: Come along for a yarn and to get your autographed copy of the novel.

May 14th: (Sydney)
Anita will be chairing a session at the Alex Miller Symposium at the University of Sydney. Details:

May 15th: Launch of Paris Dreaming (Randwick, Sydney)
Details to come; Contact: Christine Howard, ph: 02 9314 4835 / email:

May 19th: Sydney Writers Festival
11:30: Antipodes: Poetic Responses, Organized by Poetry Centre

May 20th: Sydney Writers' Festival

May 21st: The Long Walk (Melbourne)
Come and meet Anita, hear her yarn about Paris Dreaming, and get an autographed copy of the book. Details tbc

May 27-29: Emerging Writers' Festival (Melbourne)
Anita will be talking writing to aspiring writers as part of the Emerging Writers Festival.

May 28th: Past Matters Festival (Melbourne)

Anita will be adding some comedy to the Past Matters Festival and talking about Paris Dreaming.

May 30th: Paris Dreaming Launch (Deniliquin, NSW)
Join the Deniliquin Reconciliation group and local community as Steven Ross launches Paris Dreaming. Details:

May 31st: Keynote (Deniliquin)
Join Anita and the local community as she launches the Deniliquin Shared History Project. Details:

May 31st: An Evening with Anita Heiss (Deniliquin)
Have dinner with Anita and be part of a Q&A about books, writing and reconciliation. Details:

June 2nd: Paris Dreaming event (Sydney)
7pm: Anita will be discussing her novel and signing books at Ingleburn Hall. To rsvp contact Carolyn Young by email:

June 21st: Noosa Long Weekend
5pm: Join Anita for drinks and nibbles at the J Foyer as she is interviewed by . Alexandria Bernard about her new novel Paris Dreaming. For program details click here:

June 22nd: Noosa Long Weekend
10am: Join Anita and Hetti Perkins as they talk about their Fathers at the J Foyer. Moderator: Alexandria Bernard.

July 3rd: NAIDOC (Sydney)
Anita will be kicking off NAIDOC celebrations with her mob at Brungle (Wiradjuri country).

Sept 12/13: Centre for Teaching and Learning (Canberra)

October 4: AHISA (Adelaide)
Anita is a keynote speaker at 13th Biennial Conference of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia.

October 5-9: UWRF (Ubud, Indonesia)
Anita will be a guest at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. For event details click here.