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A bookwarming in Wellington

You’re invited to a bookwarming for The Hope Fault by Tracy Farr. The Hope Fault is a celebration of the complexities of family: aunties and steps and exes; parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them. It’s about life’s faultlines, and the unsettling certainty of uncertainty.

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Black Swan bring Lighthouse Girl to the stage

The world premiere of Hellie Turner’s The Lighthouse Girl is set to take place in Albany, the birthplace of the much-loved Anzac story. Based on Dianne Wolfer’s acclaimed books, Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, the play will premiere at the Albany Entertainment Centre on 22 April before its Perth season at the State Theatre Centre of WA from 28 April to 14 May 2017.

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Fremantle Press at Perth Writers Festival 2017

The 2017 PIAF Perth Writers Festival is almost at our doorstep and we are counting down the days! Running on 23–26 February, the festival celebrates the world of literature and the creative talents of writers and artists. The program offers a smorgasbord of workshops, seminars, panel discussions, family activities and free events. The festival is also a wonderful opportunity for you to meet Fremantle Press authors, whose books will be available at the festival bookshop.

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Authors head east and west

Madelaine Dickie and Annabel Smith are heading to Ubud Writers Festival while Sarah Drummond and Natasha Lester will be at Brisbane Writers Festival. Here are some of the top sessions on offer.

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New Western Australian book club

Westbooks and the State Library of Western Australia are joining forces to host a new book club focusing on Western Australian authors and stories. We’re excited to announce that Walpole-based author Sarah Drummond will be in Perth for the first session to discuss her latest book, The Sound.

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Going viral versus going off-grid

Moderated by writer, bookseller and blogger Emily Paull this event will feature authors Kate McCaffrey, Brendan Ritchie and Dr Deborah Hunn from Curtin University. The panel will discuss the impact of social media on young people and on their interactions with each other and the world at large.

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Meet the curator of our new picture book exhibition

Carina McPherson is a Community Engagement Officer at the State Library of Western Australia and the curator of our forthcoming picture book exhibition A Sausage Went for a Walk One Day: Celebrating Western Australian picture books and 40 fabulous years of Fremantle Press.

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