Jessica will speak about Hearing Maud at Brisbane Square Library on Sunday 29th September from 11.00am - 12.00pm. An Auslan interpreter will interpret the event, and books will be available for sale.
Jessica will be in conversation with Dr Breda Carty, Vice Patron of The Deaf Society, at Gleebooks in Sydney on Monday 16th September 2019. This event will be interpreted by an Auslan signer.
Jessica will discuss Hearing Maud, as well as her current research on Western Australia’s first female scientist, 19th century botanist Georgiana Molloy, at the Heroines Festival in Thirroul on Sunday 15th September 2019.
Jessica will be in conversation with Melanie Cheng and A.S Patric on a panel, ‘Inside the Creative Life’ on Sunday 8th September 2019 at the Brisbane Writers Festival.
Jessica will speak about Hearing Maud at Kenmore Library on Thursday 5th September from 6.30 - 7.30pm. An Auslan interpreter will interpret the event, and books will be for sale.
Jessica will speak about Hearing Maud at Corinda Library on Tuesday 27th August from 10.30am - 11.30am. An Auslan interpreter will interpret the event, and books will be for sale.
On Sunday 25th August, Jessica will present a workshop for the Queensland Writers Centre on how to write positive, convincing characters with disability, and how to shape the stories in which they feature, without reverting to stereotypes or tired tropes.
Jessica will speak about Hearing Maud at Ashgrove Library on Saturday 24th August from 11.00am - 12.00pm. An Auslan interpreter will interpret the event, and books will be for sale.
Jessica will be discussing Hearing Maud on 4th August 2019 in two panels at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, Research and Writing with Jesse Blackadder and Jock Serong, and Memoir: Making Sense of Life Carly Findlay and Caro Llewellyn.
Jessica has been selected to be a mentor for emerging writer Fiona Murphy. Fiona, a poet and essayist, is writing as series of essays on deafness. You can find out more about WestWords’ metorship program here.
Jessica was Southerly journal's monthly blogger in August 2017. Click on the links to read her posts.
Jessica was interviewed by the Queensland Writers Centre to find out why she writes! You can read more here.
Jessica will be speaking about Rosa and Maud Praed at a symposium at the State Library of New South Wales on Thursday, 3rd November. More details can be found at this link.
Jessica's short story 'Unfurling' appears in Our Sporting Life, the Griffith Review edition on sport. On Thursday 25th January, Jessica will be reading from her story at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Jessica will be speaking about Entitlement and her childhood in the country at Orange City Library on Tuesday, 8th July at 5.30PM.
Jessica has received a grant from Arts Queensland's Individuals Fund. She will use it to research and write her book on 19th Century Queensland novelist Rosa Praed and her deaf daughter Maud.
Jessica will talk about her experiences as a writer who is deaf at the welcome reception of the biennial conference for the National Association of Australian Teachers of the deaf at 6.00pm, Friday 5th July.
Jessica is a recipient of the Ridgeline Residency, established by Ridgeline Pottery and Accommodation in collaboration with The Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society at the University of Tasmania and Island magazine. The residency is also supported by Tasmania's Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts and by Griffith Review.
Jessica will reading from her novel-in-progress, ‘Depths Exceeded’ on Saturday 9th March at The Library Cafe, next to the State Library of Queensland.
Jessica will reading from and discussing her novels at Kenmore City Library at 10am and Garden City Library at 6pm on Thursday 14th February.
Entitlement will be launched at Avid Reader Bookstore, 193 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101, with a 6.30pm for 7.00pm start.
Jessica's second novel, Entitlement, is available from bookstores and can be purchased as an ebook.