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Grab your friends and get along to some of the greatest conversations you’ll hear this year as Fremantle Press authors appear at the Perth Festival Literature and Ideas Weekend - News

Grab your friends and get along to some of the greatest conversations you’ll hear this year as Fremantle Press authors appear at the Perth Festival Literature and Ideas Weekend

February 12, 2020

Find out when and where you can see your favourite Fremantle Press authors at the Perth Festival Literature and Ideas Weekend. Click the event title to book your tickets.


 
 
 
 
 
Tony Buti

A Stolen Life

Tony Buti in conversation with Madelaine Dickie to explore his book A Stolen Life.

Saturday 22 February

3.30 pm

Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA

$15–$19

 

Kelly Canby

The Reading Tree

Kelly Canby reads from her latest book.

Sunday 23 February

12.30 pm

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

Alan Carter

Crime Close to Home

Alan maps out his writing journey and explains why his novels are set in WA locations like Fremantle, Port Coogee and Perth. Presented in association with The Literature Centre.

Thursday 20 February

6 pm

The Literature Centre, Fremantle

FREE

 

Nandi Chinna

The Future Keepers High Tea

Join poet Nandi Chinna for an afternoon high tea as she chats to Jen Bowden about her latest collection, The Future Keepers.

Saturday 22 February

3.30 pm

The University Club Restaurant, UWA

$80

 

Slow Reads: Words Out Loud

Nandi reads from The Future Keepers.

Saturday 22 February

1.15 pm

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

Madelaine Dickie

The Saturday Portraits

Award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke in conversation with Fremantle Press’s own Madelaine Dickie.

Saturday 22 February

9.30 am

Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA

$15–$19

 

Slow Reads: The Weight of Our Words

Madelaine reads from her novel Red Can Origami.

Saturday 22 February

12 pm

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

A Stolen Life

Tony Buti in conversation with Madelaine Dickie to explore his book A Stolen Life.

Saturday 22 February

3.30 pm

Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA

$15–$19

 

James Foley

The Reading Tree

James Foley reads from his latest book.

Sunday 23 February

12 pm

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

Naama Grey-Smith

False River

Critically acclaimed author Paula Morris in conversation with Fremantle Press editor Naama Grey-Smith.

Saturday 22 February

2.30 pm

Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA

FREE

 

Rafeif Ismail

Growing Up African in Australia

Meet Me at the Intersection contributor Rafeif Ismail chairs this conversation with Ahmed Yussuf and Maxine Beneba Clarke about Australians of African heritage.

Saturday 22 February

2.30 pm

Amphitheatre, UWA

FREE

 

Julia Lawrinson

Julia Lawrinson

Julia chats to A.J. Betts about writing on controversial topics in YA fiction.

Sunday 23 February

10.30 am

Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA

FREE

 

Caitlin Maling

Fish Song

Caitlin talks to Rashida Murphy about her stunning poetry collection.

Saturday 22 February

11 am

Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA

$15–$19

 

Slow Reads: Words Out Loud

Caitlin reads from her poetry collection, Fish Song.

Saturday 22 February

1.15 pm

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

Susan Midalia

Fabulous Lives

Short story writer Bindy Pritchard chats to Susan Midalia about her collection.

Saturday 22 February

12.30 pm

Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA

$15–$19

 

Storyland

Novelist and playwright Catherine McKinnon in conversation with Susan Midalia.

Sunday 23 February

5.30 pm

Amphitheatre, UWA

FREE

 

Helen Milroy

The Reading Tree

Helen reads from her book Wombat, Mudlark and Other Stories.

Sunday 23 February

10.30 am

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

Alice Nelson

Paris Savages

Award-winning Tasmanian author Katherine Johnson in conversation with Hungerford Award winner Alice Nelson.

Sunday 23 February

2 pm

Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA

$15–$19

 

Brendan Ritchie, Craig Silvey and A.J. Betts

Authors on the Red Carpet

A discussion of the surprises, challenges and stories of screen adaptations.

Sunday 23 February

11.30 am

Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA

FREE

 

Holden Sheppard

Invisible Boys

YA author Holden Sheppard in conversation with Laurie Steed about travelling the world and coming home to himself.

Saturday 22 February

1 pm

Amphitheatre, UWA

FREE

 

Slow Reads: Voices off the Page

Holden reads from his novel Invisible Boys.

Saturday 22 February

2.30 pm

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

Story Club at the Heartbreak Hotel

Holden joins Jane Caro, Matt Okine and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa to share tales that are true, twisted or TMI.

Saturday 22 February

7 pm

Octagon Theatre, UWA

$25–$39

 

The Lives of Great Men

Chiké Frankie Edozien chats to Holden Sheppard about his award-winning memoir.

Sunday 23 February

2.30 pm

Amphitheatre, UWA

FREE

 

Annabel Smith

Friends ‘til the End

Annabel Smith chairs a panel with Long Litt Woon, Jane Caro and Charlotte Wood looking at female friendship, ageing and mourning.

Saturday 22 February

2 pm

Banquet Hall, UWA

$15–$19

 

HM Waugh

The Reading Tree

HM Waugh reads from her amazing middle-grade novel, The Lost Stone of SkyCity.

Sunday 23 February

11 am

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

David Whish-Wilson

Slow Reads: The Weight of Our Words

David reads from his most recent novel, True West.

Saturday 22 February

12 pm

Tropical Grove, UWA

FREE

 

Criminal Minds Breakfast

David features on this breakfast panel of crime writers including Dervla McTiernan and Sara Foster in conversation with Will Yeoman.

Sunday 23 February

9 am

The University Club Restaurant, UWA

$80

 

True West

David chats to Victoria Laurie about his latest book.

Sunday 23 February

12.30 pm

Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA

$15–$19

 

Emma Young

From Here On, Monsters

Writer and translator Elizabeth Bryer in conversation with Emma Young.

Saturday 22 February

1 pm

Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA

FREE