Launches and appearances

(The following list is a work-in-progress and will be regularly updated. If I’m not already coming to your city / town / hamlet, drop me a line: tom@tomdoig.com. Maybe we can work something out : )

JUNE

Saturday 1 June & Sunday 2 June: MELBOURNE
Tom Doig at the Emerging Writers’ Festival

Thursday 13 June: AUCKLAND

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Timeout Bookstore, 432 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden Village
6pm – 7:30pm
With plenty of zangin’ Moron videos by the Auckland-based video maestro Puck Murphy of Perceptual Engineering

Most of June: hitting the road with Tama Pugsley for an Auckland to Wellington Book Bike Tour!

… after Auckland, the plan is to hit the road on a borrowed mountain bike and visit:

  • Hamilton (Saturday 15 June)
  • Taupo (Sunday 16 June)
  • Taihape (Monday 17 June)
  • Palmerston North (Tuesday 18 June)

(Sing out if you’d like a visit, especially if you live close-ish to State Highway 1!)

On our way to…

Friday 21 June: WELLINGTON

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vicbooks Kelburn, 1 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn
Launched by the one and only Lukasz Buda, raconteur and musician in The Phoenix Foundation (!)

JULY

(catching up on sleep; cheerleading for Laura Jean McKay as she launches her book Holiday in Cambodia)

AUGUST

1-4 August: BYRON BAY
Moron to Moron at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival!

22 August – 1 September: MELBOURNE
Moron to Moron at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival

  • Wednesday 28 August: “Travels in Dark Lands” (in conversation with Tony Wheeler about his new book) 
  • Thursday 29 August: “Have Bike, Will Travel” (bicycle-themed slide night with Bike Snob NYC, Bridie O’Donnell and Andy White) 
  • Sunday 1 September: “Small Press Network Variety Show” (reprise of the notorious 2006 “Badness Hour” performance, with Laura Jean McKay)

SEPTEMBER

4-8 September: BRISBANE
Moron to Moron at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival

OCTOBER
11-15 October: Ubud
Moron to Moron at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

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Ubud Bike & Literary Tour with Tom Doig

Sunday 13 October 2013

Tom has cycled from Moron to Moron in Mongolia & this year he’ll take you from Mt. Batur Volcano to Ubud. While Tom rides up the volcano, you will drive up for a breakfast over looking the stunning Penelokan Kintamani. Afterwards you’ll cycle down through forests, rice terraces & small villages while Tom shares some of his cycling stories. The tour will end with a delicious Balinese buffet & chance to share your own travelling tales with literary (mis)adventurer Mr Doig. Please meet at Honeymoon Guesthouse II.

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Writing on the Road
Monday 14 October 2013

Backpack (suitcase), notebook, laptop, mobile, camera, research, desire, courage… Hear from these travel writers about their experience writing from the road — is it always so easy to find an original angle & what lengths do you go to to find the story?
With: Claire Scobie
Jan Cornall
Laura Jean McKay

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Laki-laki Yang Lucu
Monday 14 October 2013

How & why do these men use comedy to convey their stories? Are people born funny or do you have to work really hard to write genuinely funny material?
With: Ernest Prakasa
Jon Doust
Khairani Barokka
Morris Gleitzman
(*not a man)

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The Second Sex Debate
Tuesday 15 October 2013

‘It would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities & interests are different for physiological reasons.’ – Tony Abbott (1978). The quote may be old, but in 2013 have beliefs really changed?
With: Clementine Ford
Florence Williams
Jon Doust
Khairani Barokka
Chip Rolley
I Wayan Juniartha

2014

FEBRUARY 2014
13 February: author talk at Sunbury Library

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