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Upcoming Appearances:

To book an Author Talk/Slide Show or Memoir Writing Workshop, please email me: h.ellis(at)bigpond.com

 

 

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

Commences Thursday, 2 March 2017 (7pm to 9pm) held every fortnight during 2017.

Venue: Emerald Community House

Cost: $80 term 1

Enquiries and Bookings: ECH 03 5968 3881

 

AUTHOR TALK - CROYDON LIBRARY - 'BOOK BITES'

Thursday, 11 May 2017 at 12:30pm

Venue: Croydon Library, Civic Square, Croydon, Victoria

Signed copies of Ubuntu available for $25

 

AUTHOR TALK - HILLS RIDERS

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 at 7:00pm

Venue: Pine Grove Hotel, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria

 
Past Appearances:

AUTHOR TALK - COMPASS EXPEDITIONS MEETING

Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 7:00pm

Venue: Mansfield (for details visit www.compassexpeditions.com)

Signed copies of Ubuntu available for $25

 

AUTHOR TALK - BREAK AWAY TOURERS

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 at 7:30pm

Venue: 1989 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings

Signed copies of Ubuntu available for $25

 

AUTHOR TALK - VIEW Club (Wantirna Evening View Club)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at 7:30pm

VIEW is a leading women's national volunteer organisation, providing the opportunity for women from all walks of life to meet regularly, establish lasting friendships and help disadvantaged Australian children through supporting the work of children’s charity, The Smith Family. More more information visit www.view.org.au

 

AUTHOR TALK - ADVENTURE TRAVEL FILM FESTIVAL

Friday to Sunday, 10-12 February 2017

I'll have my Yamaha TT600, with all its travel kit, on display.

Signed copies of Ubuntu available for $25.

Venue: Bright, Victoria

Visit: www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com/australian-festival/

 

WORLD AIDS DAY OFFICIAL LAUNCH

Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 9:00am

Venue: Alfred Hospital, AMREP theatre, Commercial Road, Melbourne Victoria

 

FATHER BOB TOY RUN

Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 9am to 3pm

Venue: Victoria Park, Abbotsford

Signed copies of Ubuntu available for $25

 

MELBOURNE MOTORCYCLE EXPO

Friday to Sunday, 25-27 November 2016

Signed copies of Ubuntu available for $25.

Venue: Melbourne Show Grounds, Epsom Road Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032

Visit: www.troybaylissevents.com/melbourne-moto-expo/

 

AUTHOR TALK - BELGRAVE LIBRARY, VICTORIA

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 2:00pm

Venue: Belgrave Community Library, Reynolds Lane, Belgrave Victoria 3160 Ph: 03 9800 6489.

Signed copies of Ubuntu on sale for $25.

 

AUTHOR TALK - EMERALD COMMUNITY HOUSE

Friday, 11 November 2016, 7:30pm

Venue: Emerald Community House, Emerald

Signed copies of Ubuntu on sale for $25.

 

AUTHOR TALK - MONARCHS MOTORCYCLE CLUB

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 8:30pm

Venue: Wishing Well Tavern, Carrum

Signed copies of Ubuntu on sale for $25.

 

UBUD WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL, BALI, INDONESIA

Wednesday to Sunday, 26-30 October 2016

APPEARING IN:

Tethered Travel - Thursday, 27 October 11:30 - 12:45

From Airbnb to Google Maps: has the internet robbed travel of its romance and adventure? Has the great unknown been replaced by TripAdvisor and daily Facebook updates? Pack your bag for a trip along the open road, then and now.

Ubuntu & The Art of Motorcycle Riding - Friday, 28 October 19:45 - 20:45

Heather Ellis invites you on a life-changing odyssey across Africa by motorcycle. She’ll share her journey through one of the world’s most fascinating regions, and her search into the traditional Bantu belief ‘ubuntu’, or ‘I am because we are’ – meaning the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one.

The Travellers Lunch - Saturday, 29 October 12:00 - 15:00

Indulge your inner nomad with tales from near and far over a sumptuous lunch in the breathtaking surrounds of Alila. Join Jamie James, author of The Glamour of Strangeness, Richard Loseby, chronicler of Afghanistan and China, and Heather Ellis, who travelled across Africa by motorcycle. Now boarding!

Open Road, Open Book - Sunday, 30 October 16:00 - 17:00

The promise of the open road and the far horizon… global nomad or armchair adventurer, we all know the call of distant lands. Hop on board as these travel writers take you behind the scenes of their journeys through Africa, Asia and beyond.

Visit: www.ubudwritersfestival.com

 

AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

Friday, 21 October 2016 at 3:00pm & Saturday, 22 October at 3:00pm

Venue: TAC - Spokes Marquee at Trackside, Phillip Island Circuit, Victoria

Visit: www.motogp.com.au/partners/spokes

 

SPAG RALLY (Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria)

Friday to Sunday, 14 -16 October, 2016

Venue: Edi Cutting camp ground, near Whitfield, Victoria

Signed copies of Ubuntu on sale for $25 at the club tent.

Visit: www.motoguzziclubvic.asn.au/SpaghettiRally

 

AUTHOR TALK - AVONDALE HEIGHTS LIBRARY

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 6:30pm

Venue: Avondale Heights Library, 69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights Vic 3039 - Ph: 03 9325196.

Signed copies of Ubuntu on sale for $25.

Visit: Avondale Heights Library

 

AUTHOR TALK - HIVSTERS Debut Fundraiser, Melbourne

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Venue: Hares & Hyenas book shop/cafe, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.

HIVSTERS debut, social fundraising event. Features the wonderful Heather Ellis, Author (UBUNTU) on stage at 7:30pm. Some of Melbourne's up and coming artists, packed with artistic flair and ironic nuance. 9 of these artists have generously donated pieces to be auctioned on the night. A crazy comedy skit-show! Some of our HIV+ community members will bring you their satirical perspective of life on earth, as a positive person (in both meanings of the term). The bar will be open all night, roaming food platters wil also be served. Tickets $20. For bookings phone: 03 9495 6589.

Signed copies of Ubuntu on sale for $25

 

ST ALBANS WRITERS FESTIVAL, NEW SOUTH WALES

Friday to Sunday, 16-18 September 2016

I'll be speaking at the St Albans Writers Festival near Sydney, NSW held in the historical picturesque village of St Albans over the weekend of 16 to 18 September.

Visit: www.stalbanswritersfestival.com.au

 

AUTHOR TALK - HEALESVILLE LIBRARY, VICTORIA

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:30am

Healesville Library, Main Street, Healesville (next to Coles), Vic 3777. Signed copies of Ubuntu on sale for $25. Tea and bickies provided.

 

AUTHOR TALK - DARWIN, NORTHERN TERRITORY

Friday, 6 May 2016

Moorish Cafe, 37 Knuckey St, Darwin, NT on Friday, 6/5/2016 from 5pm to 6pm. This is a 'return to the source' for me as I began my travels in the NT back in 1993.

 

CLUNES BOOKTOWN FESTIVAL, VICTORIA

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Clunes Booktown Festival on the weekend 30-31 April. I'm a guest speaker on Saturday at 11am talking about my book and writing. It's my first writers' festival. I'm told Clunes Booktown is quite something as far as writing festivals go and is set in a stunning goldfields village. Check it out at http://clunesbooktown.com.au/welcome-to-clunes-book-town/

 

BOOK LAUNCH, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa was launched by Father Bob Maguire on Sunday, 17 April at Kustom Kommune, in Collingwood, Melbourne. The launch was an outstanding success with around 200 wonderful family, friends - old and new - sharing this special celebration with me. My memoir has been a life long journey spanning twenty years, a much longer journey than the 15 months, 19 countries and 42,000 kilometres I rode through in Africa on my beloved Yamaha TT600 back in 1993/1994. Thank you to all who attended the launch and purchased a copy of Ubuntu

WATCH THE BOOK LAUNCH

 Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa was launched in Melbourne, Australia by Father Bob Maguire on Sunday, 17 April 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Heather Ellis

 

Adventure Travel Film Festival

(Bright, Victoria 10-12 February 2017)

Heather Ellis

With Linda Bootherstone at the Adventure Travel Film Festival where we both spoke about our solo world motorcycle travels.

 

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

(Ubud, Bali 26-30 October 2016)

Heather Ellis

Tethered Travel talk on stage with Mayank Austen Soofi, Tony Wheeler, Richard Loseby and hosted by Samantha Brown.

 

St Albans Writers' Festival

(23-25 September 2016).

Heather Ellis

"This Is Not A Holiday' - speaking with Ailsa Piper and John Blay, with Sarah Macdonald as facilitator.

 

 

Clunes Booktown Festival

30 April 2016

Heather Ellis

Heather Ellis

Ubuntu was the third top selling book at Clunes after Anna Bligh and Stan Grant.

 

 

Author Talk at the Moorish Cafe, Darwin

6 may 2016

Heather Ellis

 

 

Author Talk at the Healesville Library

16 May 2016

Heather Ellis