I am delighted with the interest in The Memory Code, Memory Craft and Songlines. I am invited to do lots of talks and workshops, but unfortunately can accept on a few due to academic and writing commitments. I work to the Australian Society of Authors rates of pay.
Public events and media include:
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Publication of the North American Edition of Memory Craft by Pegasus Books.
January 2020, Article in 24Seven Magazine. Maximizing Your Memory. PDF avialable here.
Friday 10 January, Inspire Nation with Michael Sadler, Memory Craft. podcast and video.
Wednesday 15 January, The Medical Mnemonist podcast, Memory Palace Techniques with Lynne Kelly.
February 2020, Australian Teacher Magazine, Memory Arts Crucial for Knowledge Retention, page 40. Interview by Margaret Paton. (Login required). Also in EducationHQ, March 2020. Again, login required.
Thursday 6 February, Scan online peer-reviewed Journal for Educators, NSW Government. Enhancing memory for learning: Teachers’ journeys of implementing memory strategies in their classrooms (reference to my research and involvement). Dr Richard Johnson, Dr Sam Ginsberg and Dr Naomi Wilks-Smith.
Friday 17 April, recording for Rethinking Memory, video podcast with Florian Wurm, which is now on YouTube and can be seen here: Part 1 and Part 2. Recorded in Austria and notes on YouTube in German. The interview is in English.
Saturday 20 June, live podcast with the Fortean Society, London. Memory Craft. YouTube version to come.
Monday 3 August, Monster Talk video podcast live. YouTube recording here.
Thursday 19 November, Moreland City Libraries, Improve your memory using Indigenous methods. 6.30 pm, Facebook Live. Link to come.
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Thursday 30 May. ABC News Breakfast, interview with Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland. Memory Craft. 8:10 AM. ABC TV TV channel 24.
Monday 3 June, ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler, Memory Craft. 11 AM ABC Radio and podcast.
Tuesday 4 June, Memory Whisperer Writes Again. Midland Express.
Tuesday 4 June, Studio 10 TV interview. Memory Craft. 9:20 AM, Channel 10. Available for a limited time.
Tuesday 4 June, Sydney Launch of Memory Craft by singer, Jacqueline Dark. Better Read Than Dead bookshop, Newtown. 6:30 PM. Details and bookings: https://www.betterreadevents.com/events/lynne-kelly-on-memory-craft.
Tuesday 4 June, Myths, Megaliths, Music, and Memory, article by Dale Daykin for Do The Darn Research.
Wednesday 5 June, Good Morning Country. Memory Craft. Pre-recorded interview.
Tuesday 11 June. Interview for Education Today magazine. Memory Craft. Details to follow.
Tuesday 11 June. Radio 4RO Afternoons with Laurie Atlas. Memory Craft. 2:15 PM.
Thursday 13 June, Launch of Memory Craft by Dr Duane Hamacher. Castlemaine Library. Bookings essential: https://goldfieldslibraries.com/event-list/61841443422/.
Friday 14 June, ABC Central Coast Breakfast with Scott Levi & Dr John Irvine. Memory Craft. 8:30 AM.
Monday 17 June, Victorian Skeptics, Crafting your Memory: is it relevant in the age of Google? Location: Dan O’Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street Carlton. 8:00 PM. Open to all. https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/events/
Tuesday 18 June, Interview with New Idea. Details to follow.
Tuesday 18 June, review in The Senior. Memories are made like this.
Wednesday 19 June, 6PR Perth Tonight with Chris Ilsley. Memory Craft. You can listen here.
Thursday 20 June, Review in Canberra Weekly.
Tuesday 2 July, Mindscape with Sean Carroll. Memory Palaces, ancient and modern. Prerecord. Now available on the Mindscape website.
Thursday 11 July. Radio Adelaide – The Wire with Annie Hastwell. Memory Craft. 1:30 PM Adelaide time. (2:00 PM Melbourne time). Portion available here.
Wednesday 17 July, Central Victorian Atheists and Freethinkers. Crafting your Memory: is it relevant in the age of Google? Victoria Hotel, Woodend. Dinner from 6:00, with the talk & discussion from 7:30 to 9:00 PM .
Tuesday 30 July, Bendigo Advertiser: Castlemaine author Lynne Kelly wants to help you train your brain.
Wednesday 31 July: The Thesis Whisperer: Keep the quirky bits! Turning your PhD into a bestselling book.
Friday 2 August, ABC News: Improving your memory using ancient indigenous techniques.
Monday 5 August, Bendigo Philosophical Society. The place of knowledge in modernity. Details here.
Thursday 6 August, Vermont South Library: Memory Craft. Pavey Place
Vermont South. Details and booking here.
Friday 7 August. Magnetic Memory Podcast with Anthony Metivier. Memory Craft.
Friday 9 August, Bendigo Writers Festival Schools sessions: The Craft of Memory. Primary: 9:45 AM; Secondary 12:30 AM.
Saturday 10 August, Bendigo Writers’ Festival: Better Memory. 10 AM in conversation with Ann Lansberry. La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo. Details here.
Wednesday 14 August, Melbourne University National Science Week: Stories from the cosmos. National Science Week event. 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Now available on YouTube here.
Tuesday 20 August, Lyceum Club Melbourne, Memory Craft. 10 AM.
“Indianenverhalen” by Dutch journalist Richard de Boer, Quest Historie 03/2019, pp 84-87. This is in Dutch so I cannot read it. But I really enjoyed talking to Richard about The Memory Code which features heavily in the article. https://historie.quest.nl/quest-historie-032019
Thursday 5 September, CAAMA, with Paul Wiles, Memory Craft, radio interview. Pre-record. Details to follow.
Thursday 19 September, School News. Five Memory Tips for the Classroom.
Sunday 29 September, Kirkus Review, Memory Craft.
Friday 18 – Sunday 20 October, Stories of Influence. Lake Tyers. Bookings and details here.
Saturday 2 November, Magnetic Memory Podcast with Anthony Metivier. Memory Craft. Podcast and video here.
Wednesday 13 November. Evenings with David Astle. Talk about Memory Craft and the Word for Word Writers Festival. ABC 774, 9:05 PM.
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November, Word For Word National Non-fiction Festival, Keynote address: Memory Craft. Word for Word website. Details to follow.
Tuesday 19 November, Glen Eira Libraries. Author talk: The Memory Code and Memory Craft. Bookings here.
Thursday 21 November, Bendigo Library. Memory: stories and methods with Duane Hamacher. 251-259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Details and bookings here. Postponed due to sever weather. Update to follow.
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Tuesday 30 January, Longview News Journal, Review of The Memory Code: Ancient Monuments and the Conservation of Memory. https://www.news-journal.com/news/2018/jan/30/ancient-monuments-and-the-conservation-of-memory/
Tuesday 30 January, Everything Blog, Review of The Memory Code: https://everything2.com/user/Nemosyn/writeups/The+Memory+Code
Sunday 18 March, Clunes Booktown on Sundays. The Memory Code. Author talk and memory workshop. http://www.clunesbooktown.com.au/Lynne-Kelly-The-Memory-Code
Wednesday 28 March, Songlines of Australia podcast. The Memory Code. http://songlinesaustralia.libsyn.com/01-dr-lynne-kelly-author-of-the-the-memory-code-2016-talks-about-aboriginal-songlines-and-how-oral-non-literate-cultures-around-the-world-embedded-vast-amounts-of-knowledge-and-information-into-the-landscape-to-act-as-a-memory-aid
Monday 13 August, TedX Melbourne. Modern Memory, Ancient Methods. TEDxMelbourne Speakers.
Wednesday 12 September, Mainfm, The Meaning of Life with Kya Moore and Lucy Armstrong. The Memory Code. 7 – 8 PM.
Thursday 27 September, LaTrobe University. Ancient Knowledge Systems in Archaeology. https://www.aiarch.org.au/events-1 (Scroll down)
Saturday / Sunday 13/14 October. Australian Skeptics National Convention. Panel: Classical Skeptics Topics.
Sunday 30 December, New Hampshire Green Leaves Blog, Book Review: The Memory Code.
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January 1 2017, Kirkus Review: The Memory Code.
Monday 2 January, Sources & Methods #34 (UK): Lynne Kelly. Podcast.
January / February, Issue 427 , Australian Mensa magazine, TableAus: Dr Lynne Kelly on Cracking the Memory Code (Interview with Daniel Kilov). Now online at Mental Athelete.
Tuesday February 7, MessageToEagle.com: Stonehenge Was An Ancient Database And ‘Memory Code’ – Intriguing Theory Suggests
Wednesday 8 February, Roundtable Morning Show, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio (US). The Memory Code. 12 WAMC, http://wamc.org/post/secrets-stonehenge-easter-island-and-other-ancient-monuments
Wednesday 8 February, Tell Me Everything with John Fuglesang (US): The Memory Code, radio interview, SiriusXM Insight Channel 121, 3 – 3.30 pm.
Thursday 9 February, Cosmos magazine (AUS) (Feb/March issue). More Than Memory. Now online:https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/more-than-memory
Thursday 9 February, Brooklyn Museum (US). The African memory device, the lukasa, was brought out of storage for me. As there are none that I know of in Australia, this was very exciting. There were also meetings with the curators about a range of objects including kachina, Yoruba divination boards and the Paracas Tapestry. (I know it isn’t a media event, but it is too exciting not to mention).
Saturday 11 February, New York Public Library (US): A Skeptic Tackles Stonehenge: The Memory Code, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, Jefferson Market Library.
Wednesday 15 February, National Capital Area Skeptics, Washington DC (US): A skeptic tackles Stonehenge: The Memory Code, 7:30pm. Rockville Library. http://www.ncas.org/2017/01/february-15-rational-approach-to-oral.html
Now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOkZJ19FSiA&feature=youtu.be
Thursday 16 February, American Institute of Architects, Virginia (US): The Memory Code and the foundation of architecture, http://www.aianova.org/event.php?eventID=1436
Tuesday 21 February, Stonehenge News Blog (UK): Memory Code: The Memory Technique That Unlocks the Secrets of Stonehenge and Ancient Monuments the World Over
Wednesday 22 February, University of Nottingham (UK): Indigenous memory and Stonehenge – yes, there is a link, Workshop and public lecture.
Thursday 23 February, Cardiff University, Wales (UK): The Memory Code, Archaeology seminar for the Archaeology Department, 5:00 PM and discussion afterwards at the pub (of course – these are archaeologists!).
Friday 24 February, Shelf Awareness for Readers, Book review: The Memory Code. http://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=586 (You need to scroll down!)
Monday 27 February, Fortean Society, London (UK). Monumental memories: Indigenous memory and Stonehenge. The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX.
Train and Tube: Liverpool Street. Tube: Aldgate, Aldgate East. 7.45. Bookings: http://forteanlondon.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/monumental-memories-indigenous-memory.html
Thursday 2 March, Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub (UK), Monumental Memories: No. 84 Tea Room and Eatery, 84 Parrock Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1QF
Sunday 12 March, Fortean Podcast #3 (UK): http://www.gregoryakerman.org/forteana-podcast/2017/3/12/fp-3-with-dr-lynne-kelly
Wednesday 22 March, Castlemaine State Festival: Unladylike Podcast: On Knowledge. Panel with Robyn Annear and the team from the Unladylike podcast, Kelly Gardiner and Adele Walsh. https://unladylikepodcast.com/2017/03/26/15-on-knowledge/
Thursday 18th May, Archaeology and Anthropology Society of Victoria. Indigenous memory methods: Stonehenge and beyond. The Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton at 6.30 PM. http://aasv.org.au
Saturday 27 May, Sydney Writers’ Festival. How Memory Training Changed My Thinking.
June edition, Qantas Travel Insider in-air magazine, mention by actor Jack Thompson of The Memory Code:
Monday 5 June, ABC Radio National AM, Indigenous memory techniques trialled in ‘world first’ at Victorian school:
Monday 5 June, ABC News online Indigenous memory techniques helping primary school students learn and remember:
Thursday 15 June, Magnetic Memory Method online : The Memory Code: Prehistoric Memory Techniques You Can Use Now.
Saturday 17 June, The Orality Centre Memory Workshops: http://theoralitycentre.org/index.php/2017/05/21/memory-workshops-saturday-17-june/
Wednesday 28 June, Castlemaine Book Club 1, The Memory Code. 6:30 PM.
Thursday 29, Friday 30 June, Small World Journeys Memory Seminars, Cairns:
Sunday 9 July, Artswank with Suzanne Donisthorpe on MainFM, Richard Baxter’s portrait. With Richard Baxter talking about his portrait of me for the Archibald Prize.
Monday 4 September, Start Up Geometry podcast with Scott Gosnell (US), Lynne Kelly on The Memory Code:
Tuesday 19 September, The Lyceum Club: Ancient memory techniques and their application, 10:30 AM, Lyceum Club Melbourne, members only.
Wednesday 20 September, Aeon Magazine: This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory https://aeon.co/ideas/this-ancient-mnemonic-technique-builds-a-palace-of-memory
Monday 25 September, Castlemaine Book Club 2, The Memory Code. 7:30 PM.
Friday 29 September, Science on Top Podcast, http://scienceontop.com/sot-special-23-dr-lynne-kelly/
Saturday 21 October, The Saturday Paper, Memory Systems and Ancient Knowledge, p. 28 and online: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2017/10/21/memory-systems-and-ancient-knowledge/15085044005362
Saturday 11 November, Mysterious Universe podcast, with Aaron Wright and Benjamin Grundy. http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/11/18-19-mu-podcast/
Wednesday 29th November, Raising the Bar, Melbourne. Have we forgotten how to remember? Talk and now podcast: https://soundcloud.com/raising-the-bar-286698373/lynne-kelly-have-we-forgotten?in=raising-the-bar-286698373/sets/rtb-melbourne
Le Monde, France, L’art de la mémoire est-il à l’origine du fantastique? by Rémi Sussan. http://internetactu.blog.lemonde.fr/2017/12/10/lart-de-la-memoire-est-il-a-lorigine-du-fantastique/
Tuesday 12 December, Shattered Reality podcast with Kate Valentine and Fahrusha. https://wp.me/p5eRbZ-8t
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Wednesday 25 May, Castlemaine Rotary Club: Memory, Knowledge and Stonehenge, Cumberland Hotel, Castlemaine, 6.30 pm.
Saturday 4 June, Sydney Skeptics: Secret business and all good fun! Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, Sydney, 6.30 pm.
Friday 17 June, Main FM Radio Roundup: The Memory Code, with Ben Boyang and Rusty Nails. 8.30 pm.
Tuesday 21 June, ABC Life Matters with Ellen Fanning: The Memory Code, radio interview. Now online at: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/once-we-were-google–ancient-memory-techniques-rediscoverd/7528274
Tuesday 21 June, LaTrobe University News: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/articles/2016/release/ancient-cultures,-new-ideas-about-memory
Tuesday 21 June, Avid Reader, Brisbane Launch: The Memory Code, talk and book signing. Bookings essential: http://avidreader.com.au/events/lynne-kelly-the-memory-code. 6.00 pm for 6.30 start.
Wednesday 22 June, ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler: The Memory Code, radio interview. 11.00 am – midday. Now online at http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2016/06/22/4486659.htm
Friday 24 June, ABC All in the Mind, The Memory Code, radio interview for NAIDOC Week. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/indigenous-memory-code/7553976
Sunday 26 June, news.com.au: The Memory Code book extract.
Sunday 26 June, idoubtit review by Sharon Hill: The Memory Code: Presenting an outrageous new idea to the world referring to the book extract above.
Monday 27 June, 3AW Afternoons, The Memory Code, radio interview, 2.30 pm.
Tuesday 28 June, Channel TEN Studio 10, The Memory Code. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ6PIcdQPP4
Tuesday 28 June, Readings Hawthorn and Readings Carlton, The Memory Code, book signing, 11 am and 1 pm.
Tuesday 28 June, ABC 774, Evenings with Lindy Burns, The Memory Code, radio interview, 7.30 pm.
Thursday 30 June, CAAMA, with Paul Wiles, The Memory Code, radio interview. http://caama.com.au/news/2016/aborignal-songlines-provide-the-answer-to-an-ancient-mystery.
Thursday 30 June, Castlemaine Library: The Memory Code, talk followed by the launch. 6.00 pm. Stoneman’s Bookroom will be present with books for sale and signing. The Memory Code will be launched by Mayor Christine Henderson. Bookings will be essential – click here to book. BOOKED OUT.
Saturday 2 July, Sydney Morning Herald & The Age Traveller: Passport, The five places that made me, newspaper article. http://www.traveller.com.au/the-five-places-that-made-me-dr-lynne-kelly-science-writer-gppd4b
Monday 4 July, Good Morning Country with Kevin Walsh, The Memory Code, radio interview pre-record for broadcast later.
Tuesday 5 July, Pulse FM: The Blurb with Bernard Ryan, The Memory Code, radio interview, 3.30 pm.
Wednesday 6 July, Radio 2SER, Final Draft with Andrew Pople, The Memory Code, 7 pm.
Friday, 8 July, ABC Online Songlines: the Indigenous memory code: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/songlines-indigenous-memory-code/7581788
Thursday 21 July, ABC 774, Afternoons with Clare Bowditch, Spiders and The Memory Code
Friday 22 July, Radio New Zealand, Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan, The Memory Code.
All August, Word in Winter, Newstead: Arachnophilia, [from my book, Spiders: learning to love them] Newstead Railway Station Arts Hub. A display of my jewellery and ornaments, http://nwiw.blogspot.com.au/p/program_6.html
Thursday 4 August, Weekly Times book review: The Memory Code. http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/country-living/the-memory-code-by-lynne-kelly-allen–unwin-rrp-3299/news-story/ec99225c68c2ed210fda9427bbdf90f7
Saturday 6 August, Castlemaine Library: Memory Board workshop.
Thursday 11 August, Tasmanian Times, Paula Xiberras: interview for online newspaper. Details to follow.
Saturday 13 August, Eltham Bookshop: National Bookshop Day: The Memory Code, writing, signing, talking and loving a really great bookshop. Eltham Bookshop, 970 Main Road, Eltham, 12 midday – 1 pm.
Saturday 19 August, Ballarat Courier: New theory says Stonehenge was a ‘memory palace’. http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4104488/the-palace-of-memory/
Monday 22 August, Thinking Aloud book review: The Memory Code. ‘There are books that have the potential to change lives and this is one such. …’ http://www.thinking-allowed.com.au/2016/08/22/walking-the-memory-lane/
Saturday 27 August, Words in Winter, Newstead: The Memory Code. 2 pm. Welshman’s Reef Winery. http://nwiw.blogspot.com.au/p/program_6.html
Monday 5 September, Bendigo Young Writers’ Workshop: Writing from your Passion, Goldfields Library, Bendigo Branch, 4.15 – 6 pm.
Tuesday 6 September, Mordialloc Skeptics: The Memory Code, Mordialloc Sporting Club, 528 Main Street, Mordialloc. 7.30 pm. Dinner beforehand at Jack’s Restaurant from 6 pm.
Friday – Sunday, 9 -11 September, Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival, Coolum Beach, Queensland, In Conversation and Workshop, http://sunshinecoastreadersandwritersfestival.com. Preliminary media: Brisbane Courier-Mail.
Tuesday 20 September, Castlemaine VIEW Club, The Memory Code, BUDA Homestead, 6.30 pm.
Saturday 24 September, Sydney Skeptics Dinner: The Memory Code. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, 6.30 – 10 pm. Booking at the Sydney Skeptics website.
Tuesday 27 September, The Conversation: The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information, Dr Duane Hamacher,
Also published in Australasian Science, among a number of other sites: http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/science-and-technology/memory-code-how-oral-cultures-memorise-so-much-information.html
And then in French:
Wednesday 28 September, ABC Kimberley Breakfast with Fiona Poole: The Memory Code, 7.15 am (WA time).
Thursday 29 September, ABC North West, Breakfast with Tangiora Hinaki: The Memory Code, 7.10 am (WA time).
Tuesday 4 October, ABC Far North Queensland, Mornings with Kier Shorey: The Memory Code, 9.35 am (Qld time).
Wednesday 12 October, Monash Indigenous Centre, Monash University: Memory codes and Indigenous knowledge, 2.00 – 3.00 pm. http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/events/events/mic-seminar-memory-codes-and-indigenous-knowledge/
Sunday 23 October, Strath Creek Landcare Focus on Fauna Group: Spiders: learning to love them. Strath Creek Hall, 3 pm.
Thursday 27 October Humanist Society of Victoria: The Memory Code. Hawthorn Library: Hawthorn Community Precinct, Meeting Rooms 3 & 4. 7.30 for 8 pm. Report of the talk: http://vichumanist.org.au/memory-code-indigenous-societies-orally-transmit-knowledge/
Wednesday 9 November, Brighton Library: The Memory Code, 14 Wilson Street, Brighton Victoria, 6.30 pm. https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/things_to_see_and_do/9_November_2016-The_Memory_Code_with_Dr_Lynne_Kelly.htm
Thursday 17 November, Bare Essentials Journal; The Memory Code review by Inga Yandell
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November, Word for Word Non-fiction Festival: The Memory Code, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Geelong, Victoria. www.wordforwordfestival.com.au.
Thursday 24 November, Breakfast in Bed with Mary Vlahos and Vince Butler: The Memory Code, 9 – 10 am, 3WBC, 94.1fm or at www.3wbc.org.au.
Friday 25 November, Melbourne University Secular Society: Memory workshop as part of Skepticamp.
Saturday 26 November, Australian Skeptics Convention: A Rational Approach to Oral Tradition and Stonehenge, Melbourne University. Convention website: http://convention.skeptics.com.au
Now on YourTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o817Zefvmfk
Saturday 3 December, Conversations at the T.S. Bookshop: The Memory Code. Talk and book signing. 126 Russell Street, Melbourne. 2-3.30 pm.
Thursday 8 November, Christmas at Ballarat Books: The Memory Code, 5.00-7.00 pm, meet, greet and sign books.
Tuesday 13 December, The Atheist Society, Why the memory systems of not-so ‘primitive’ cultures explain Stonehenge. (A reference to their website comment on primitive people.) 8pm, Unitarian Hall, 110 Grey Street, East Melbourne. All welcome.