The year might be coming to a close, but there are still plenty of events to enjoy. Here’s a thought – maybe you can kill two chickens with one stone and buy a nest full of Christmas gifts while you’re at it? It’s a great way to support local authors and artists and we guarantee a good yarn under every cover.
David Whish-Wilson, Shore Leave
A Shot in the Dark goes hard-boiled as Fiona Hardy of Readings Books in Melbourne talks to David Whish-Wilson about book four in the Frank Swann series, Shore Leave.
Stephen Kinnane, Shadow Lines
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, Spearwood Library will be hosting an ‘in conversation’ event with Stephen Kinnane as he talks to Dr Chris Owen about his award-winning memoir, Shadow Lines.
Tickets: Free to attend but tickets are essential.
When and where: 6.30 pm Tuesday 10 November, Spearwood Library, Spearwood
If you’re after some fun for the whole family, check out The Literature Centre’s Australian Storytellers Festival. This free event will feature eight WA authors and illustrators, including James Foley, Cristy Burne and Jen Banyard, who will be presenting a range of fun and engaging sessions. The hardest thing will be deciding which one to go to!
Holden Sheppard, Invisible Boys
Join Holden Sheppard as he talks to Monique Mulligan as part of Koorliny Arts Centre's Stories On Stage. Holden will be talking about the success of his debut YA novel, Invisible Boys, his writing process, resilience and more. The evening includes an in-conversation and a Q&A. Books will be available to purchase for Holden to sign and supper will be provided.
Tickets: $15 and available for purchase here
When and where: 7 pm Wednesday 18 November at Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana
David Whish-Wilson and Georgia Richter, Shore Leave and How to Be an Author: The Business of Being a Writer in Australia
So, you want to be a crime writer. Where do you start and who do you turn to for advice? Fear not, because the wonderful team at A.H. Bracks Library has got you covered. They’ve invited author David Whish-Wilson and Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter to talk all things crime at a special session for genre writers. From research to plotting, and from character to creating a crime series, Georgia and David will take you through the ins and outs of the writing and editing process at this must-attend session for crime writers starting out on their (criminal) careers.
Tickets: $5; bookings essential via Eventbrite
When and where: 6 pm Thursday 26 November, A.H. Bracks Library, Melville
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.