Literary Travel

See the world with Susannah and ASA Tours

Explore the places and discover the people behind the books on a literary tour with Susannah Fullerton.

Visiting places connected with literature brings the excitement of recognizing homes and landscapes long familiar to the imagination, of connecting loved novels and poems with the lives and environments of the authors and seeing firsthand the countryside they described. An ASA Literary Tour led by Susannah includes visiting writers’ homes, seeing original manuscripts, attending theatre performances, browsing museums, and much more. In gardens, ruins, castles, villages, churches and graveyards you will discover the effect of environment on a writer and investigate the role played by a sense of place in literary creation.

7 FEB – 19 FEB 2021
‘My Country’: A Literary & Artistic Journey through New England and the Hunter Valley 2021
Join David Henderson and me on a journey through New England and the Hunter Valley, to explore how the Australian landscape has exerted a powerful influence on Australian literature and painting.

9 MAR – 20 MAR 2021 and 19 OCT – 30 OCT 2021
“A Place of Special Value”: Literary & Artistic Travels in Victoria
Victoria has a long and proud literary history. In 2008, Melbourne became only the second city in the world, after Edinburgh, to receive designation as a City of Literature within UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. Learn about Victorian writers, past and present, familiar and unfamiliar. On this tour I will be assisted by Shane Carmody, a historian with a great love of libraries and archives.

20 APR – 30 APR 2021
‘There was movement at the station’: A Literary & Artistic Journey from the foothills of the Snowy Mountains to the Central Tablelands 2021
Join literary me and award-winning artist David Henderson on a journey through the Snowy Mountains, Canberra and the Central Tablelands, to explore how the Australian landscape has exerted a powerful influence on Australian literature and painting.

28 JUL – 10 AUG 2021
“Where the roads lead…”: A Literary & Artistic Journey from the Darling Downs to Fraser Island – August 2021
“Where do the roads lead? It is not where we expected.”, (Country Town), Judith Wright 1963.
Join me and award-winning artist David Henderson on a journey through the Darling Downs, Lamington National Park, Brisbane and Fraser Island, to explore how the Australian landscape has exerted a powerful influence on Australian literature and painting.

15 NOV – 30 NOV 2021
Islands of Singular Charm: A Literary, Historical and Cultural tour of New Zealand 2021
Join me and Russell Casey to learn about the literature, history and culture of New Zealand through lectures and site visits.

31 AUG – 13 SEP 2021
An Artistic Journey from the Darling Downs to Fraser Island
I have been fortunate over my years of touring to frequently work with acclaimed artist David Henderson. David is an award-winning painter, but he is also a fabulous teacher when it comes to art. To stand in front of a work of art and listen to David explain it to you is a real privilege. So do consider another very special tour in September next year with David. It will be a real treat!

A literary tour brings together very special people – people who read, who delight in the power of words, who have rich imaginations, who love history and who have a sense of adventure. Susannah has been leading literary tours since 2000. Her tours include world-wide destinations to interest anyone who loves literature.

Susannah’s travel schedule is constantly changing, so the best place to see her latest tours is at the ASA Tours website, where you can contact them to book.

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