Events

Ashley Kalagian Blunt book cover Better Read Than Dead author talk Better Read Than Dead: My Name Is Revenge
Thursday, July 4, 6:30pm
Better Read Than Dead, Newtown
On the morning of 17 December 1980, two men shot the Turkish consul-general to Sydney and his bodyguard near the consul’s home in Vaucluse. The assassins aimed, fired, and vanished. The crime remains unsolved. This event was part of a wave of international terrorist attacks that took place in the 1970s and 80s with the aim of bringing attention to the ongoing denial of the Armenian Genocide of World War I.
Join Ashley Kalagian Blunt, author of My Name Is Revenge, for an exploration of this crime and the events that fueled it.

Avid Reader Bookshop: in conversation with Ashley Hay
Wednesday, July 24, 6-8pm
Avid Reader, Brisbane

Readings: in conversation with Toni Jordan
Wednesday 28 August, 6:30pm
Readings Hawthorn, Melbourn

Story Club comedy performance, December 2017, Ashley Kalagian BluntPast events
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Sydney Writers’ Festival: Home Truths Panel 
In conversation with critically acclaimed writers Luke Carman and Fiona Wright about their singular but thematically similar essay collections, dealing with physical and mental illness, the writing life and the significance of home.
Friday, May 3, 2019, 4:30-5:30pm
Carriageworks, Redfern

From Anatolia to Vaucluse: Genocide, Terrorism, Denial
Join me for a talk about my debut book, My Name Is Revenge.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30-1:30pm
SMSA, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Book launch of My Name Is Revenge, writing on the Armenian Genocide

SBS Armenia Radio: interview
Recorded Tuesday 9 April

The Moth: Sydney GrandSlam
Tuesday 7 August, 2018, 8pm
Metro Theatre, Sydney
After winning a Moth StorySlam in 2016, I performed in the 2018 Sydney GrandSlam.

The Monologue Project: Voices of Women
May 13, 15 and 17 2018
Studio MV, Petersham
Among the monologues being read by professional actors will be one of mine, titled “Tonight’s Performance: You’ve Definitely Got Rabies”

Story Club: The Snowball Effect
Monday 4 December 2017, 8pm
Giant Dwarf

Newtown Festival Writers Tent: Millennials Strike Back
Sunday 12 November 2017, 4:20pm
Newtown Festival, Sydney

Stand-up Comedy
Tuesday 16 May 2017, 7pm
Comedy Junction, Bondi

Noted Festival: Blind Date with a Book
Saturday 6 May 2017, 6pm
Have you ever wished that humans were books? Well now they are, and you can date one! Noted presents Blind Date with a Book – the literary dating show you didn’t know you needed. I’ll guide one lucky contestant on their journey to find their literary ever after. Who will be the lucky book? You?

Raw Comedy Semifinals!
Tuesday 14 March, 8pm
The Comedy Store, Moore Park, 8pm

Raw Comedy Competition
Tuesday 28 February 2017, 8pm
The Comedy Store, Moore Park, 8pm

Talking Writing: Casing the Joint
Thursday 23 February 2017, 6.30-8pm
NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park

Stand-up
Thursday 17 November 2016, 8pm
A Mic In Hand, Glebe

Little Fictions: Comedy Knox
Tuesday 8 November 2016, 7-10pm
Knox Street Bar, Chippendale

National Young Writers’ Festival 2016 highlightsNYWF 4NYWF 2