We Could Be Something is in stores, which means I’m visiting your city, tossing books at unsuspecting passersby. If you’re worried you’ll miss me, here’s where I’ll be in the coming weeks. Also, Booktopia currently has a limited supply of signed copies available for purchase.
May 25: Sydney Writers Festival: We Could Be Something (NSW)
A mystery author will join Will Kostakis in conversation, discussing his latest novel. Will speaks about writing an emotional rollercoaster and the two young men at its heart, each on a journey of discovery that converges on the same street in Darlinghurst. It’s part coming-out story, part falling-in-love story, part relationship breakdown story, part extended Greek family story.
Where: Marrickville Library, Marrickville
When: Thursday May 25, 6pm
This event is free. Bookings essential
May 27: Sydney Writers Festival: This Is Now (NSW)
What’s it like to be a young adult today? Is the increased interest in uncensored, contemporary teen stories on TV (think Sex Education, Euphoria or Heartbreak High) narrowing or widening our perception of teenagers, and how can YA books fill in any gaps? Tegan Bennett Daylight (Royals), Will Kostakis (We Could Be Something), Shirley Le (Funny Ethnics), and Gary Lonesborough (The Boy from the Mish) contemplate what the universal challenges teenagers face are and what is unique to our current world with its societal, cultural and environmental shifts. Hosted by Felicity Castagna (Girls In Boys’ Cars).
Where: Carriageworks Track 12, Eveleigh
When: Saturday May 27, 4pm
May 30: HSC Seminar: Creative Writing (NSW)
Join us at Wollongong Library for a creative writing workshop with award-winning author, Will Kostakis. This seminar will provide practical and achievable advice for developing your creative writing skills for all HSC English courses. From writing engaging short stories to mastering character voice, it will make the writing and editing process more approachable and less intimidating.
Where: Wollongong Library, Wollongong
When: Tuesday May 30, 5pm