Agapanthus Tango Re-release
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Agapanthus Tango Re-release

Brio invites you to join Robert Dessaix as he chats with David Francis about art, autobiography in fiction, and the writing life.

Join us to celebrate the rerelease of David’s debut novel Agapanthus Tango: 

6 for 6.30 pm
Thursday 6 September
Berkelouw Paddington
19 Oxford St, Paddington


Please RSVP to rsvp@briobooks.com.au

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Los Angeles Institute of the Humanities Fellow David Francis speaking on “You Can’t Go Home Again – or Can You?”
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Los Angeles Institute of the Humanities Fellow David Francis speaking on “You Can’t Go Home Again – or Can You?”

A talk (with visuals) about David’s unusual autobiographical novel, Wedding Bush Road, set on the farm he must return to in rural Australia, by way of Laurel Canyon.

David is on Fellowship to Hawthornden Castle,
The International Retreat for Writers,
Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1EG
 Scotland

The luncheon will be held from noon - 2 p.m. in USC Doheny Memorial Library, room 241.

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Harbor Springs Festival of the Book: THE UNEXPECTED FACETS OF THE WRITING LIFE
Sep
29
1:15 PM13:15

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book: THE UNEXPECTED FACETS OF THE WRITING LIFE

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Presenters: Kia Corthron, David Francis, and Idra Novey

An award winning writer for the HBO series The Wire, a defender of free speech through the PEN Center USA, and a translator of beloved works from the Brazilian Portuguese cannon; these presenters have found alternate paths to the written word, aside from their careers as published poets, playwrights and novelists.

 

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Sydney Writers' Festival:  Suspense: Setting and Mood
May
25
4:30 PM16:30

Sydney Writers' Festival: Suspense: Setting and Mood

The Festival’s most exciting suspense writers bring along their latest novels and discuss their art. Sara Foster’s The Hidden Hours is a timeless thriller with a modern twist, set between London and the Australian outback. David Francis’s Wedding Bush Road uses Australia’s outback to explore memory and loss, while Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done is a true story of an 1892 axe murder in Massachusetts. Sara, David and Sarah discuss mood, setting and the art of suspense. With John M. Green.

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Sydney Writers' Festival: The Writer’s Habitat
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Sydney Writers' Festival: The Writer’s Habitat

What happens when a writer leaves their homeland for another? Four authors who have hung their hats in fresh fields come together to discuss the effect of their backgrounds and nomadic lives on their work. Join author and foreign correspondent Caroline Brothers (The Memory Stones), Chinese-Australian performer and writer Jenevieve Chang (The Good Girl of Chinatown), English-born author Sara Foster (The Hidden Hours) who now lives in Perth, and Australian author David Francis (Wedding Bush Road), who calls Los Angeles home.

Facilitated by Michaela Kalowski.
Supported by Macquarie University.

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Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Sydney Writers' Festival: David Francis: On a Verdict, Curiosity and a Riot

Lawyer and celebrated author David Francis (Wedding Bush Road) shares his unusual story about leaving Australia, landing in the heart of the Los Angeles riots and taking refuge in the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. He ended up becoming lead tenor in the oldest black choir in Los Angeles and performing as the warm-up act to the Dalai Lama at the Hollywood Bowl, before co-founding Horses in the Hood, which provides inner-city children with the opportunity to learn to ride horses.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

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Apr
22
10:30 AM10:30

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

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10:30 a.m. – Fiction: You Can’t Go Home Again, Conversation 1091

            Speaker: David Francis (with Adam Haslett, Nathan Hill and Jacqueline Woodson)

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1:30 - 2 p.m. -  Book signing at Counterpoint Booth #159

3 p.m. – Fiction: Writing Gay Literature in Los Angeles, Conversation 1151

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