Upcoming Events

Williamstown Literary Festival

Sunday 16 June, 10.30 am

When I Should Have Been Writing

Robert Skinner (I’d Rather Not) and David Goodwin (Servo) have a thousand yarns to spin from driving across the desert with a tour group in tow, to the menagerie of characters under the halogen lights of a Werribee servo at 3am. All their madcap adventures come from a time they both claim they “should have been writing” which begs the question… what else could be worth writing about?

In conversation with Jane Finemore.

Williamstown Town Hall, Williamstown. Tickets and info here.


Fullers Bookshop

Friday 31 May, 5.30 pm

I'd Rather Not: Robert Skinner in conversation with Adam Ouston.

Fullers Bookshop, Hobart. Tickets and info here.


Sydney Writers Festival

Friday 24 May, 3 – 4 pm

Life, Liberty and the Hapless Quest for Meaning: in conversation with Annabel Crabb.

South Australian-born broadcaster Annabel Crabb says she picked up Robert Skinner’s I’d Rather Not thinking he was a fellow countryman from the Adelaide Plains. By the time she realised he grew up in the suburb of Magill, she was already hooked.

Annabel describes Robert’s rollicking memoir as “an absolute bag of lollies”, bursting with tales about endless jobs, escape and thwarted searches for a richer life.

Laugh along with Annabel and the funniest new voice in Australian letters.

Carriageworks, Track 12. Tickets and info here.


Cairns Tropical Writers Festival

Wednesday 9 March, 1pm

CTWF Hub at Crystalbrook Flynn speaking about I'd Rather Not with Jake Gries

Cairns, QLD. Festival info here.


Books at the Brewery

Tuesday 16 January, 5:30 – 8pm.

Castlemaine Taproom, with Robyn Annear and Paul Laverty.

Castlemaine, VIC. Event details here


Headland Writers Festival

Sunday 29 October, 3.30 –  4.30 pm 

"I'd Rather Not": Robert Skinner In conversation with Sophie Longden.

Tathra, NSW. Event details here


The Next Big Thing

Monday 28 August, 6.30 pm

Reading at The Moat with five other authors. More information here.
176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC.


Readings Podcast

Friday 11 August

Interview with Chris Gordon from Readings. You can listen here.


Paperback Literary Salon

Tuesday 1 August, 6pm – 7.30pm

One of four authors reading from their work at the world-famous (in my heart) Paperback Bookshop.
60 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC. More here