In early October 2013 Francesca went to Bangkok with colleague David Carlin to participate in Asia Pacific Writers (AP Writers) Reaching the World Conference. She gave a workshop on ‘Writing the (mother) tongue’.
Francesca gave a paper at Framing Lives, the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association in Canberra in July 2012. The title of her paper about writing ‘autobiography as novel / autobiography as touch’ was ‘Speaking in tongues’.
Francesca gave a paper at the Censorship and Literature Australasian Association for Literature (AAL) conference in Canberra in July 2012. The title of the paper was “My Mother’s ‘Negative Library’: Moral Guardians and their ‘Death Lists’”.