Talks, Lectures & Events

“Oh I wish I had had somebody like you teaching Literature when I was at school.”

Susannah gives live talks at many venues around Sydney and other capital cities. Her upcoming talks are listed here. Bookings are usually required, please click the MORE INFORMATION links to find out about each talk. Scroll down to see talks listed by location.

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

All times shown are Australian Eastern time (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra) and all prices are Australian dollars.


Here are my upcoming talks. I do hope to see you there.

Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

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.
A$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

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

Clubland London presented by Kenneth W Park

"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." is a quote attributed to Groucho Marx. Nonetheless, membership of the right club(s) was regarded by many as a good indicator of social standing. Clubs have long been part of the London scene. This illustrated lecture will look at the history of clubland London and how it has evolved over the years.
A$8 booking required.

When: Tue December 15 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: ZOOM

The Magic of Morocco presented by Kenneth W Park

This lecture will transport you to the fascinating and beautiful country of Morocco where Kenneth delves into Morocco’s rich history, stunning architecture and magnificent landscapes. The presentation will take in beautiful cities the likes of Tangiers, Fez, Casablanca and of course Marrakesh. Morocco is full of many delights and surprises.
A$8 booking required.

When: Mon December 28 5:50 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: ZOOM

The Belle Époque presented by Kenneth W Park

The Belle Époque is the term often given to a period of French history, usually dated to between 1880 and the outbreak of World War I. It was the time of the French Third Republic and "was characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity, colonial expansion, and technological, scientific, and cultural innovations. In this era the arts flourished, with masterpieces of literature, music, theatre, and visual art gaining extensive recognition. This beautifully illustrated lecture explores the heady days of the Belle Époque.
A$8 booking required.

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

Ten Novels that Changed the World

A$10.00 booking required.

When: Mon February 22 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: ZOOM

Ten Novels that Changed the World

Free, but bookings essential. Contact the Library.
Email: Library@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9392 5588

When: Wed February 24 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Daphne du Maurier & Rebecca

Free, bookings essential, contact Library to book.
Email: Library@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9392 5588

When: Mon March 22 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Daphne du Maurier & Rebecca

Free, but bookings essential, contact Library to book.
Email: Library@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9392 5588

When: Wed March 24 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

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.
A$15 ($10 Johnston members) booking required.

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

Clubland London presented by Kenneth W Park

"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." is a quote attributed to Groucho Marx. Nonetheless, membership of the right club(s) was regarded by many as a good indicator of social standing. Clubs have long been part of the London scene. This illustrated lecture will look at the history of clubland London and how it has evolved over the years.
A$8 booking required.

When: Tue December 15 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: ZOOM

The Magic of Morocco presented by Kenneth W Park

This lecture will transport you to the fascinating and beautiful country of Morocco where Kenneth delves into Morocco’s rich history, stunning architecture and magnificent landscapes. The presentation will take in beautiful cities the likes of Tangiers, Fez, Casablanca and of course Marrakesh. Morocco is full of many delights and surprises.
A$8 booking required.

When: Mon December 28 5:50 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: ZOOM

The Belle Époque presented by Kenneth W Park

The Belle Époque is the term often given to a period of French history, usually dated to between 1880 and the outbreak of World War I. It was the time of the French Third Republic and "was characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity, colonial expansion, and technological, scientific, and cultural innovations. In this era the arts flourished, with masterpieces of literature, music, theatre, and visual art gaining extensive recognition. This beautifully illustrated lecture explores the heady days of the Belle Époque.
A$8 booking required.

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

Ten Novels that Changed the World

A$10.00 booking required.

When: Mon February 22 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: ZOOM


SYDNEY

Ten Novels that Changed the World

Free, but bookings essential. Contact the Library.
Email: Library@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9392 5588

When: Wed February 24 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Daphne du Maurier & Rebecca

Free, bookings essential, contact Library to book.
Email: Library@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9392 5588

When: Mon March 22 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Daphne du Maurier & Rebecca

Free, but bookings essential, contact Library to book.
Email: Library@innerwest.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 9392 5588

When: Wed March 24 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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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
It’s really easy to order and you can use any of these payment methods: Credit Card, Cash, Cheque, EFT or PayPal. Please use the order links above or visit Susannah’s shop to order online. You will need to create an account (this is necessary because it is a financial transaction). Your account keeps track of your orders, payments, address and delivery address. Phone orders can be placed, please see here.

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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Further information and help 
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