Upcoming Engagements

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Past Engagements

Wednesday 16th MARCH 2022
Palladians Book Club


Tuesday 8th FEBRUARY 2022
Online Seminar with Writers Victoria
Ask About…Publishing Your First Book

When seeking to be published, it might take one, two, or nineteen books, but what happens then? What is expected of a debut author, and what should your expectations be? And just how does it feel to hold your book in your hands? Join our three debut writers to talk about their lead-up to publication, the realities of working with publishers, and what happens next.


Saturday 9th OCTOBER 2021
Hobart Writers Festival

I am so excited to be in conversation with Mark MacLeod this Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm.
If you live in Hobart, the event will be held in the
John Webb Room at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania.
Sadly, due to covid restrictions, I will have to livestream in but I am very much looking forward to visiting Hobart one day in the near future!
You can book tickets here. And you can view the full Hobart Writers Festival program here.


5th 7th NOVEMBER 2021
OzAsia Festival, Adelaide

I will be speaking at OzAsia Festival’s In Other Words event:

“Welcome to In Other Words – OzAsia Festival’s forum for conversations about Australia’s engagement with Asia in the largest dedicated showcase for Asian and Asian Australian writers and thinkers. On the banks of the River Torrens, novelists, poets, performers, journalists, historians and playwrights will come together to consider topics as varied as power, identity, community, grief, familial love, shopping malls, ghosts, snacks, resistance and, of course, revenge.”

View full festival program here.

23rd SEPTEMBER 2021
Book Club Q&A with the Australian South Asian Centre

Come join us for an intimate Q&A session with Sneha Lees, author of Good Indian Daughter. Our latest favourite, her book is a witty and relatable memoir that we thoroughly enjoyed reading at our book club.

Where: Online
When: 23rd September 7pm AEST
Price: $10 tickets (50% discount for book club members)

The small $10 fee helps us become more sustainable, as our book club is volunteer-run.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

And if you haven’t already, buy your copy of Good Indian Daughter from Amplify Bookstore.


Book Launch of Ten Thousand Aftershocks by Michelle Tom  Cancelled due to lockdown
I am thrilled to be launching Michelle Tom’s stunning debut, a memoir of tremors: Ten Thousand Aftershocks (4th Estate, Harper Collins).
You are cordially invited!
Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Venue: Robinsons Bookshop, The Glen SC, 235 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley
RSVP by email to: by Monday 6 September
For virtual access to the launch on the night, email and you will receive a link closer to the time.

28th AUGUST 2021
Online literary event with ACT Writers Centre

I am excited to be joining Authors, Nigel Featherstone, Shu-Ling Chua, Irma Gold and Mark Brandi for an online literary event, hosted by the ACT Writers Centre.

“A special initiative of ACT Writers, F*CK COVID: an online literary affair will feature intimate online panel discussions with four of Australia’s most exciting literary voices. Both sessions, which will be live (and not recorded), will include a generous allocation of time for audience interaction. Please do join us!”

You can book tickets here.

8th JULY 2021
Interview on ABC Radio, Adelaide
Mornings with David Bevan
Book of the Week
10:00am-10:30am in Adelaide

18th JUNE 2021
Book signings
Readings, Carlton
Hill of Content, Melbourne
Dymocks, Melbourne
Avenue Bookstore, Richmond

15th JUNE 2021
Interview on ABC Radio National
Life Matters with Hilary Hooper

10th JUNE 2021
Book Launch with Jamila Rizvi – Cancelled due to lockdown

Affirm Press is delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch of Ruhi Lee’s memoir GOOD INDIAN DAUGHTER.

To be launched by Jamila Rizvi on Thursday 10 June, 6PM in Richmond. The Avenue Bookstore will be selling copies on the night.

JAMILA RIZVI is Chief Creative Officer for Nine’s Future Women and a best-selling author for adults and children. She is an opinion columnist for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend and Sunday Life. Jamila also co-hosts two podcasts, The Weekend Briefing and Anonymous Was A Woman. Jamila has advised governments at the highest levels on gender equality, child care, media and employment. She was named in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and is a 2020 Women and Leadership Australia award winner. Jamila is on the board of Melbourne Writers’ Festival, and an ambassador for CARE Australia and the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation. She lives and works on Wurrundjeri land in Melbourne, with her husband Jeremy, 5-year-old Rafi and a lot of unfinished lockdown craft projects.

RUHI LEE writes on Boon Wurrung land. Her articles, poetry and book reviews have been featured in The Guardian, ABC Life, SBS Voices, South Asian Today, WILD magazine and The Big Issue among other publications. In 2019, she was a recipient of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund and her manuscript was shortlisted for the Penguin Random House Write it Fellowship. In 2020, she was one of the commissioned writers for the Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Shelter program. Good Indian Daughter is her first memoir.

25th MAY 2021
Interview on ABC Radio, Sydney
Focus with Cassie McCullagh
10:30am in Sydney