With support from WA’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, an exciting initiative between Fremantle Press and four local writing centres will continue to provide Western Australian writers with the opportunity to improve their chances of publication.
Lesley Reece, founder and former director of The Literature Centre, joins Claire Miller and Georgia Richter for a chat about how to prepare yourself to face a room full of under-17s! Leslie imparts top tips for aspiring children’s book writers while Claire and Georgia discuss the merits of book hoovering. Writer and editor Amanda Curtin shares her reading recommendations, and the Comma Chameleon has a slanging match with the hosts.
Round up your book clubs, switch off Netflix and get set to tune in to the 2021 A Shot in the Dark series. Fremantle Press has a smorgasbord of new and established crime writers to stream live into the comfort of your living room.
In 2001, I was an unpublished writer with a little story idea and big dreams. On a recent car trip, I had spun a tale for my four-year-old daughter about how the house we were driving to might not be where we expected, because you know how houses get bored and wander around at night, and sometimes they might not quite make it home again?
Written while travelling the globe over five years, Locust Summer was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award (2017) and was developed through a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House. In this blog post, David Allan-Petale invites you along for the journey.
Hot on the heels of being shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for the second consecutive year, Helen Milroy is launching a new podcast sharing insights into the creative process behind children’s books.
Congratulations to Yuot A. Alaak, Kelly Canby, Jon Doust, Madelaine Dickie, Donna Mazza, Helen Milroy and Meg McKinlay, who are all one step closer to winning a Western Australian Premier’s Prize or Fellowship worth $15,000 and $60,000 respectively.