Appearances 2009

Oz HTDYF tour

Sunday, 22 Feb 2009, 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Justine Larbalestier and Simmone Howell in conversation + cake
State Library of Victoria—Conference Centre
328 Swanston Street
(Entrance 3 on La Trobe Street)
Melbourne, Victoria
Go here to book

Monday, 23 Feb, 2009, 6.00PM
Talk & signing
North Melbourne Library
66 Errol St
North Melbourne, VIC

Tuesay, 24 Feb 2009, 6:30PM
Australian launch of How To Ditch Your Fairy
Readings Carlton
309 Lygon St
Carlton, Victoria

28 Feb-2 March 2009
Perth Writer’s Festival
Perth, Western Australia

5 March 2009, 6:00PM
Justine Larbalestier and Margo Lanagan in conversation
Books Kinokuniya
Level 2, The Galeries Victoria
500 George St
Sydney NSW

New York Teen Author Festival

Monday, 16 March, 4-6pm,
Juvenalia Smackdown
Join Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Alaya Johnson, Justine Larbalestier (i.e. me), David Levithan, Diana Peterfreund, Scott Westerfeld as they read some of their (ahem) less accomplished work from their teen and pre-teen years. Hosted by Libba Bray.
Tompkins Square Park branch of the NYPL,
331 E. 10th Street
New York, NY

Wednesday, 18 March, 6pm
I Have Seen the Future . . . and It Sounds Like This
Teen authors are notoriously stingy about reading from their works-in-progress. But for Guest of Honor Joe Monti, authors Libba Bray, Rachel Cohn, Eireann Corrigan, Justine Larbalestier, Barry Lyga, and Scott Westerfeld are willing to share a little bit from their future books. Hosted by David Levithan.
Mulberry Street Branch of the NYPL
10 Jersey Street
(Between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY

Sunday, 22 March, 4pm
The Biggest Teen Author Signing EVER
Join over 40 authors for a signing extravaganza as they take over Books of Wonder, sign books, and converse with fans new and old. An incredible event that is sure to go down in book-signing history.
Authors include: Nora Baskin, Jessica Blank, Judy Blundell, Coe Booth, Elise Broach, Susanne Colasanti, Sarah Darer-Littman, Matt de la Pena, Heather Duffy-Stone, Gayle Forman, Aimee Friedman, Madeleine George, Maureen Johnson, Kristen Kemp, Justine Larbalestier, David Levithan, E. Lockhart, Barry Lyga, Carolyn Mackler, Sarah MacLean, Megan McCafferty, Lauren McLaughlin, Neesha Meminger, Billy Merrell, Blake Nelson, Micol Ostow, Matthue Roth, Marie Rutkoski, Lisa Ann Sandell, Courtney Sheinmel, Abby Sher, Brian Sloan, Rachel Vail, David Van Etten, Ned Vizzini, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, Cecily von Ziegesar, Melissa Walker, Robin Wasserman, Scott Westerfeld, Suzanne Weyn, Maryrose Wood, Lizabeth Zindel
Books of Wonder,
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY


31 March-3 April 2009
TLA Conference
Houston, Texas

28-31 May 2009
BEA (Book Expo America)
Friday, 29 May 2009
3PM Signing
Javetts Center
New York, NY


Melbourne Writers Festival
23-24 August 2009

The Sunday event is part of the adults programming and thus is a bit pricey. You can book your ticket here. However, my other events are part of the under 18 programming and thus are only $6. You can book the U-18 events here.

Event 1
Day: Sunday
Date: 23/08/2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: ACMI 1
Event Name: Taking Over the Grown-Ups Table
Panelists: Isobelle Carmody, Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier
Chair: Agnes Nieuwenhuizen
Official Description: Join Justine Larbalestier, Isobelle Carmody and Scott Westerfeld, three authors who have successfully marketed their books to crossover audiences. Join these hugely successful YA authors as they discuss just who they think are reading their books. During this session Text Publishing will also be awarding the 2nd Text Prize.
My Description: This one will be lovely. Agnes Nieuwenhuizen was one of the first people to champion mine and Scott’s books in Australia. She’s the doyenne of YA literature and has made it her business to champion so many wonderful writers. It is impossible not to love her. Isobelle is not only one of Australia’s most talented writers but she lives in two countries just like us. Hers being the Czech Republic and Australia. This will be the first time we’ve ever hung out in Australia. We seem to only see Isobelle at the Bologna Children’s Lit Fair. *Heh hem* I think I have revealed that this will be the wankers’ panel. Ooops.

Event 2
Day: Monday
Date: 24/08/2009
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: ACMI 1
Event Name: Magical characters.
Panelists: Justine Larbalestier
Chair: Pam Macintyre
Official Description: Justine Larbalestier talks about how she populates her novels with magical characters. In her latest novel: How to Ditch Your Fairy, every character has its own personal fairy. How does Justine come up with her magical ideas? And what does her own personal fairy look like?

Melbourne Writers’ Festival Cont.

Event 3
Day: Tuesday
Date: 25/08/2009
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Event Name: Rules of Invention
Panelists: Isobelle Carmody, Justine Larbalestier
Chair: Erin Ritchie
Official Description: What are the rules of invention? How do you make imaginary worlds real? Isobelle Carmody and Justine Larbalestier will discuss how they paint new worlds without the brushstrokes. These two wonderful and well-respected fantasy writers will take you elsewhere, effortlessly.
Supported by the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria

Event 4
Day: Wednesday
Date: 26/08/2009
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: ACMI 1
Event Name: Magical characters
Panelists: Justine Larbalestier
Chair: Cordelia Rice
Official Description: See Event 2


Memphis & Nashville Liar Tour

Thursday, 8 October, 6:00 pm:
Davis-Kidd Booksellers
387 Perkins Ext

Memphis, TN

Saturday, 10 October, 2:00-3:00 pm
Southern Festival of Books
Talk in Room 16
Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN
Followed by signing
3:00-3:30 pm
War Memorial Plaza
Between 6th & 7th Avenues.
Nashville, TN

NY Liar Tour (Part 1)

Friday, 16 October, 7:00 pm:
Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Ave

Larchmont, NY

Seattle & Portland Liar Tour

Tuesday, 20 October, 7:00 pm
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA

Wednesday, 21 October, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway

Lynnwood, WA

Thursday, 22 October, 4:00 pm
A Children’s Place
4807 NE Fremont St

Portland, OR

Thursday, 22 October, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
12000 SE 82nd Avenue

Portland, OR

Austin Liar Tour

Saturday, 24 October, 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Austin Teen Book Festival
Westlake High School
4100 Westbank Drive
Austin, TX

Philadelphia Liar Tour

Thursday, 29 October, 7:00 pm
Blue Marble
551 Carpenter Ln

Philadelphia, PA

Chicago Liar Tour

Tues, 3 November, 7:00PM
B&N Skokie
55 Old Orchard Center

Skokie, IL

Wednesday, 4 November, 7:00PM
Anderson’s Bookshop
5112 Main St

Downers Grove, IL

NY Liar Tour (Part 2)

Tuesday, 10 November, 6:00-8:00 PM
Libba Bray, Kristin Cashore, Suzanne Collins,
Michael Grant, Justine Larbalestier, Scott Westerfeld
Books of Wonder
18 W. 18th St.

New York, NY

19-22 November 2009
NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
Philadelphia, PA

Events Open to Convention Attendees Only:

Saturday, November 21st

Signing at Andersons (booth #544)

Signing at the Bloomsbury booth

“Authors’ Blogs: Connections, Collaboration, and Creativity”
with chair Denise Johnson, Laurie Halse Anderson,
Maureen Johnson, Justine Larbalestier, Barbara O’Connor, and Lisa Yee
Room 103A, Street Level

Public Event:

22 November 2009, 1:00-3:00PM
A benefit for the
Philadelphia Free Library
summer reading program
Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher,
T.A. Barron, Sarah Dessen,
Steven Kluger, Justine Larbalestier,
David Levithan, Lauren Myracle,
Scott Westerfeld, Jacqueline Woodson
Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, PA