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From happy bowels to healthy dogs and cats: in October there's an event to suit everyone

October 1, 2020

From the Fogarty Award to the Hungerford Award and from the doggie bowl to the toilet bowl, it might be October already but there are still plenty of chances for you to join us at a bookish celebration in person or online.

Dave Warner, Over My Dead Body

Dave Warner and Dani Vee from Words and Nerds Podcast in Sydney will go live on our Facebook page for a book club catch-up to discuss Dave's new book and all things crime. Over My Dead Body by Dave Warner brings the world’s most famous detective duo, Watson and Holmes, back together, but this time featuring a descendant of Holmes’s original companion – Dr Georgette Watson, a cryogenicist in modern-day New York. Winter is closing in and there’s a killer on the loose, slaying strangers who seem to have nothing in common. Will Sherlock Holmes be able to crack the crimes in a world that has changed drastically in 200 years, even if human nature has not?

Tickets to the Q&A are free.

When and where: 5.00 pm AWST Wednesday 7 October 2020 on Facebook Live

Rebecca Higgie, The History of Mischief

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Celebrate the launch of Rebecca Higgie’s award-winning debut novel, The History of Mischief, with her at South Perth Library. Rebecca conducted a lot of her research for the book, which took over 12 years to write, at the library and this is a chance to raise a glass in celebration of it.

To get your free ticket for the event, visit the City of South Perth event page.

When and where: 6 pm Thursday 8 October at South Perth Library

Dr Michael Levitt, The Happy Bowel

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Listen to Dr Michael Levitt as he discusses his book, The Happy Bowel, a comprehensive guide full of practical advice for a healthy and happy bowel at Boya Community Centre.

This is a free event, but bookings are essential. To confirm your spot, register through Eventbrite.

When and where: 6 pm Wednesday 14 October at Boya Community Centre, Helena Valley

Dr Clare Middle, Real Food for Dogs and Cats

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Join Dr Clare Middle, author of Real Food for Dogs and Cats, as she presents practical information about caring for your animals as part of two full-day events held in Albany and Denmark, hosted by Divine Dogs. The catered events will start with a presentation by Clare followed by morning tea and a Q&A to discuss common problems pet owners may be experiencing. After lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to have on-on-one time with Clare for specific diet advice, with dogs and cats welcome!

Book your place for the Denmark event here  or the Albany event here. Tickets for the morning sessions including morning tea and lunch are $35, and to get a 15-minute one-on-one session with Clare, $30.

When and where: 8.30 am Saturday 17 October at Denmark Community Resource Centre and 8.30 am Sunday 18 October at The Track, Albany

Holden Sheppard and Jordi Kerr, Invisible Boys and Meet Me At the Intersection

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Be a part of an online event with Holden Sheppard and Jordi Kerr as they explore identity, acceptance and growing up LGBTQIA+, and how this has influenced their writing.

Hosted by Onkaparinga Libraries on Zoom, the event is free to attend and you can book your spot through Eventbrite.

When: 4 pm AWST Wednesday 21 October on Zoom

Celebrate Fremantle Press books and the thirtieth anniversary of the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award

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Make merry with Fremantle Press as we launch 17 books in one great big book bonanza, ending with Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt's announcement of the winner of the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. Hosted by Cristy Burne and Kathryn Lefroy, the night will feature talented local authors and artists Yuot A. Alaak, Bron Bateman, Stella Budrikis, Kelly Canby, Moira Court, Jon Doust, James Foley, Elaine Forrestal, Tracey Gibbs, Rebecca Higgie, Shirley Marr and Katy Jiang, Helen Milroy, Brian Simmonds, Julie Sprigg, Katie Stewart, Alexander Thorpe and David Whish-Wilson.

Tickets are free, but registration is essential. RSVP on Eventbrite.

When and where: 6 pm Thursday 22 October at Fremantle Arts Centre

Interested in booking an author for an event? Contact us today about booking a visit with a Fremantle Press author or join us at one of our events.