Work with Me

I am a strong believer in supporting reading culture and encouraging vibrant, diverse and engaged communities of readers.

As an enthusiastic and charismatic communicator with an honours degree in English Literature and over 15 years experience working within libraries and arts organisations, I am uniquely suited to deliver a range of programming options for your organisation, community or festival.

In my work as an Events Coordinator I run book clubs, small group themed reading discussions, and facilitate author events.  For example:

Regular Reading Chat with Nic Healy on ABC Western Plains Radio – Interviewed fortnightly on Monday mornings 2017-2021
Online Book Club, City of Sydney 2019-2020 – Co-host
Author Event: Chris Hammer, Trust, Online event for NSW Libraries, October 2020 – Interviewer
Friends at the Library Podcast 2019 – Co-founder/Co-host
Business or Pleasure: Reading Panel at Mudgee Readers Festival with Faith Chazza, Sally Hepworth and Chris Hammer August 2019 – Host/Facilitator
Listen Up! Podcasting Panel with Benjamin Law, Sheila Ngoc Pham and Sophie Hansen at Mudgee Readers Festival August 2019 – Host/Facilitator
Bibliotherapy Sessions at Mudgee Readers Festival August 2019 – Bibliotherapist
Comfort Books: In-House Bibliotherapist at Wollongong Writers Festival November 2018
Literary Prescriptions at Penrith Real Festival November 2018 – Reading Facilitator
Australian Gypsies with Mandy Sayer at Mudgee Readers Festival August 2018 – Interviewer
Comfort Reading at Mudgee Readers Festival August 2018 – Host/Facilitator
Bibliotherapy Sessions at Mudgee Readers Festival August 2018 – Bibliotherapist
Author Event: Mandy Sayer, Australian Gypsies, December 2017 – Interviewer
Better Living Through Books at Mudgee Readers’ Festival August 2017 – Host/Facilitator
Bibliotherapy Sessions at Mudgee Readers’ Festival August 2017 – Bibliotherapist
Author Event: Stephanie Darling, Secrets of a Beauty Queen, September 2017 – Interviewer
Author Event: Jayne Anderson, Working it Out, March 2017 – Interviewer
Author Event, David Dyer, The Midnight Watch, February 2017 – Interviewer
Beyond the Book, Pride & Prejudice Reboots, October 2016 – Facilitator
Author Event: Simmone Logue, In the Kitchen, September 2016 – Interviewer
Book Launch: Greig Beck, Fathomless, September 2016 – Interviewer
Author Event: Lucy Clark, Beautiful Failures, August 2016 – Interviewer
Beyond the Book: Modern Adaptations of Shakespeare, August 2016 – Facilitator
Beyond the Book: The 21st Century Novel, July 2016 – Facilitator
Bloomsday at Double Bay Library, June 2016
Monthly Paddington Library Book Club – Facilitator, 2015-2018
Monthly Woollahra Library at Double Bay Evening Book Club – Facilitator, 2015-2018
Appearances in sketches for Bookish, The ABC‘s online companion to The Book Club, 2015
The Great Romance Debate: Happily Ever After?, February 2015 – Producer/Host
The Poets’ Picnic, Producer 2013-2018

I also write book reviews, curate reading lists, offer one on one bibliotherapy sessions, and can develop sets of questions for book clubs.

If you would like to discuss an opportunity or just ask me a question, you can contact me at ms.jenn.martin[at]gmail.com