Panellist and guest speaker

Diary Slam, Hamburg

I read from my diaries at events with approx. 100 guests (Grüner Jäger) and approx. 400 guests (Grünspan)

Paracelsus-Klinik, Bad Essen

Guest speaker at an event with 300+ guests: presentation and reading from my books, e.g. Leben nach Korsakow: Danke für das Bedingungslose Grundeinkommen

The Society of Women Writers NSW, Sydney, Luncheon: Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Please see articles in PENS and in IMAGES

Writers at Stanton, Sydney: Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 1pm

Tom Foster, Sonja Goernitz, Sue Howard & Marjorie Pizer, Join us for this panel of local writers. The talks will be followed with light refreshments. Tom Foster will introduce his book Frozen Boots, a story of love and survival. Sonja Goernitz will introduce her biography Tagebuch 1, a bilingual diary. Sue Howard will introduce her book Leaning towards Pisa – A real life story set in Italy about culture people food -and love. Marjorie Pizer will introduce her latest book of poetry A poets life – poems 1963-2005. (Source: Stanton Library)

The Australian Authors' and Publishers' Book Show, Sydney: Saturday, 25 November 2006, 1-2pm

Self-Publishing: Is it Worth it? With Sonja Goernitz (memoir), Geoff Burchill (a book on Gold Coast real estate), Jo Anne Rey (publishing fiction overseas), Martin Heemskerk (POD publishing). Find out how four authors successfully self-published their very different books. Why did they decide to self-publish, was did they have to learn in the process, what were the costs involved, and how did they tackle the all-important question of distribution? (Source: NSW Writers' Centre)

Gleebooks, Sydney, Sydney, Launch: Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 6 for 6.30pm

Sonja Goernitz, Tagebuch 1, to be launched by Peter FitzSimons, Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Sonja Goernitz completed her studies in Librarianship at University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany and a Master of Arts in International Communication at Macquarie University in Sydney. She received scholarships, e.g. from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Sonja worked with media in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, New York, Philadelphia, Sydney, Melbourne and Tokyo. Now she is publishing her journals (German/English) as a series.

This first book is from 1994 when she travelled to the USA for the first time, worked in New York and met a rich man (a bit of a Cinderella story). Sonja's journal entries show what a woman feels, thinks and does. It also reflects the Zeitgeist, being driven by the search for an education, the wish to travel and the longing for a partner. This book is {…} written from the heart by a woman at 22 who likes to gather life experience and trying to organise life in a way so that every year counts.

Peter FitzSimons: "She is an extraordinary woman, this is an extraordinary book." Peter FitzSimons has written the foreword for this book. Sonja has worked as a researcher for Peter on his latest book Tobruk. (Source: gleebooks)