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From same-sex romance in YA novels to First Nations stories, literary salons, virtual book clubs and movie nights, these upcoming author gigs with Dave Warner, Holden Sheppard, Norman Jorgensen, Stephen Kinnane and Yuot A. Alaak are sure to tickle your fancy, so pop these dates in your diary and set a reminder

Holden Sheppard will be part of a virtual Belmont Book Club meeting where he will discuss his early work, his award-winning debut novel, Invisible Boys, and what he has planned for the future. Free to attend, the event will be held on Zoom and you can register here.

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Fremantle Press author Yuot A. Alaak is using the launch of his book to raise money for refugees

It’s Refugee Week and author of Father of the Lost Boys Yuot A. Alaak is celebrating by using the launch for his memoir to raise money for his new charitable foundation. Yuot has established the Ajang Alaak Foundation in his dad’s honour to help promote education, especially among vulnerable girls, both in Australia and in South Sudan, Ajang Alaak Foundation. Tickets to the launch are $10, with all funds going to the foundation. Details are below, but first hear from Yuot as he shares some of his experiences with us and tells us more about the book.

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We've rounded up eight ways to stay connected to your favourite authors and local booksellers while in the comfort of your own home, from art classes to podcasts and more

We may all be physically apart right now, but we’re closer than ever online. We’ve loved seeing the innovative ways our community is coming together virtually to keep spirits up and ensure we are all still well read. We’ve put together a list of the latest ways to get involved with your local authors, booksellers or publishers.

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How to host your own author event on Facebook or Instagram Live

This year, like many of our Fremantle Press authors, you might have been ready to launch your new book the traditional way, in a bookshop over some old cheese and a glass of vino, but now that’s no longer possible, why not take this as an opportunity to have fun with social media?

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Literary Speed Dating: The Annual Pitching and Networking Breakfast

Overlooking the picturesque Swan River, the UWA Watersports Complex was the perfect venue for the annual Fremantle Press Breakfast. Supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the breakfast is an author pitching and networking event, and is an opportunity for event programmers, librarians and booksellers to discover upcoming authors and new books for 2019 to 2020.

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Get lucky this Friday the thirteenth at the CBCA WA's A Night with Our Stars event

We’re excited to share the stellar line-up of Fremantle Press children’s authors attending the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s A Night with Our Stars event on Friday 13 March. Two hundred guests will have the good fortune to meet Fiona Burrows, Kelly Canby, James Foley, Julia Lawrinson, Holden Sheppard, Katie Stewart and HM Waugh at this annual highlight of the event calendar.

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