Susannah gives live talks at many venues around Sydney and other capital cities. Her upcoming talks are listed here. Book with these venues directly for upcoming dates ONLINE, in SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, TASMANIA or INTERNATIONALLY.

You can also purchase a video talk to view any time you wish.


All times shown are Australian Eastern Standard time (Sydney) and all prices are Australian dollars.

ONLINE

ONLINE: Great Novelists of the Victorian Era

A ZOOM EVENT
It was during the Victorian age that the novel really came into its own. This illustrated talk looks at some of those great novelists.
$8 booking required.

When: Tue September 29 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: ZOOM

ONLINE: Sisters of Tragedy - The Brontës and their works

A ZOOM EVENT
The story of the Brontës, a tragic and brilliant family, is one of the most fascinating tales in all of English literature. Charlotte, Emily and Anne grew up in a bleak Yorkshire parsonage, expecting to become governesses.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Tue September 29 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: ZOOM

ONLINE: Vita Sackville-West - Novelist, poet and creator of Sissinghurst

A ZOOM EVENT
Born to affluence in one of the great stately homes of England, Vita Sackville-West never really recovered from the fact that she had been born a girl and so could not inherit Knole, the house she adored. Her life was controversial and full of contradictions.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Tue October 6 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: ZOOM

Frances Hodgson Burnett & The Secret Garden

A ZOOM EVENT
Join me as I tell the story of this hard-working and interesting woman, and escort you into the magic of a garden which heals and transforms.
A$10.00 booking required.

When: Sun October 11 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Zoom

ONLINE: Great Paintings of the Victorian Era

A ZOOM EVENT
Come face to face with the celebrated British personalities of the Victorian Age who helped to shape the United Kingdom of today. Presented by Kenneth Park.
$8 booking required.

When: Tue October 13 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: ONLINE

ONLINE: Those Mitford Girls!

A ZOOM EVENT
The aristocratic Mitford sisters were writers and socialites, biographers and essayists. Jessica, who wrote Hons and Rebels and The American Way of Death, was a communist and human rights activist. Unity sympathised with the Nazis and worshipped Hitler. Nancy’s Love in a Cold Climate characters had a reckless upper-class Bohemianism and were determined to find life amusing at all costs, Diana became the most hated woman in Britain during World War II, Pam was the ‘domestic’ sister, and Debo became a Duchess.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Tue October 13 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: ZOOM

Daphne du Maurier & Rebecca

A ZOOM EVENT
Join me to discover the strange woman behind this book, the places which inspired it, and enjoy revisiting this memorable and powerful tale.
A$10.00 booking required.

When: Sun October 18 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Zoom

ONLINE: A.A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh

A ZOOM EVENT
Alan Alexander Milne had several successful careers as a writer. He made his name as a comic writer for Punch, then went on to become a huge success as a London playwright. He even had five of his plays showing in London at the same time.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Tue October 20 2:20 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: ZOOM

Agatha Christie & Death on the Nile

A ZOOM EVENT
How did Agatha Christie come to make her detective a Belgian and why did she regret his nationality? Join me for a delightful Sunday afternoon of murder, lust and greed on one of the world’s great rivers.
A$10.00 booking required.

When: Sun October 25 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Zoom

ONLINE: Mr Darcy and the Men of Pride and Prejudice

A FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT
An illustrated lecture on the enduring fascination with the men of Jane Austen's novels, particularly Mr Darcy. Visit the Facebook page to register for this free talk. A Facebook account is not necessary.

When: Mon October 26 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: ONLINE

ONLINE: P.G. Wodehouse and Jeeves & Wooster

A ZOOM EVENT
The novels and stories which tell us of the mad adventures of foolish Bertie Wooster, who so often needs rescuing by his inimitable and sagacious valet Jeeves, are some of the most widely read humorous works of the 20th century.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Tue October 27 2:20 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: ZOOM

ONLINE: Mad, bad and dangerous to know - The wicked poet, Lord Byron

A ZOOM EVENT
Lord Byron was both famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life (which included an affair with his half-sister!) and his devotion to liberal ideals. Ostracised by English society, Byron went off to fight for Greek independence and died at the age of 36.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Tue November 10 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM

Alfred Lord Tennyson - Great Victorian Poet

A ZOOM EVENT
The great Victorian poet Tennyson is the 9th most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. He never considered any career but that of poet and he was hugely popular throughout the 19th century. He also exerted a great influence on Victorian artists, especially those in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Fri November 20 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM

ONLINE: Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

A ZOOM EVENT
Charles Dickens was the most famous novelist of his age and is recognised by many as the greatest English writer after Shakespeare. But Dickens was more than just a creator of memorable and colourful characters - he was essentially a subversive writer, spending his life fighting tyranny and injustice.
$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

When: Wed December 2 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: ZOOM


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Many of Susannah’s talks are free, or only attract a small fee. Please contact the venues above for details of booking and the cost involved.

A few of Susannah’s lectures require tickets purchased directly from Susannah. Tickets for these events will appear here if they are currently available.

More about Talks and Events

A lot of people, when they come to Susannah’s talks, say, “Oh I wish I had had somebody like you teaching me Literature when I was at school.”

Susannah Fullerton is Sydney’s best-known speaker on well-known authors and their works. She breathes life into great literature and an author’s life. Her talks are partly to instruct, but also to entertain, so she tells people all the juicy details about the life of the writer and how a particular incident in their lives might have affected what they wrote. Dramatic readings from the novels add authenticity and she includes biographies or critical works to read if people wish to explore that writer further.

She gives her audience the experience of having known an author personally and her meticulously researched talks vividly describe the life and times of an era and bring her subjects to lives to life. People come along who just want to learn more about great literature.

Susannah has spoken at literary conferences around the world, and is regularly sought as an entertaining and informative speaker at fund-raising events, conference dinners, schools, libraries, universities, bookshops and clubs. Make sure you attend one of her talks very soon.

Ordering
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Susannah has published many articles, books, monographs and spoken word CDs, most notably, several about Jane Austen’s work. Unlike so many research books, Susannah’s works are definitely intended for a popular readership. Treat yourself, or buy a thoughtful gift for a reading friend.

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