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.
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.
The literary scene is more alive than ever, and we’re excited to share with you a line-up of events starring our authors in the next couple of weeks. For those interested in upping their writing skills, the talks and workshops below are great for aspiring poets, children and YA writers. Read on to find out where you can meet the authors in person or online.
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.
You might be going out less, but your calendar doesn’t have to stay empty – socialising with your friends, family and community is now more important than ever – and you don’t even need to leave the couch! Here’s how to invite a Fremantle Press author into your lounge room for a chat with your book club via Zoom.
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?
Classes might be homeward bound, and book launches may be cancelled, but booksellers, publishers and writers will keep on keeping on. Here are eight happenings, or potential happenings, coming to a virtual world near you. If you know of any others you’d like us to share – please keep us informed!
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.
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.