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The December events calendar is full of opportunities to meet the creators behind Fremantle Press's latest books

December 1, 2020

Here is our final events round-up for 2020. From Literary Salons to free online talks, the last gigs of the year will be relaxed and fun ways to meet your favourite local authors.

Yuot A. Alaak, Father of the Lost Boys

Listen to Yuot A. Alaak as he shares the extraordinary true story behind his book, Father of the Lost Boys, including being trained as child soldier and the work that his father, Mecak Ajang Alaak, did to help get 20,000 boys to safety during the Second Sudanese Civil War.

Tickets are free and available at Eventbrite. Yuot’s book will be available to purchase on the night.

When and where: 6 pm Tuesday 1 December at Armadale Library, Armadale

Brian Simmonds, Philippa Nikulinsky and Elaine Forrestal, The Beach, Nikulinsky Naturally and Goldfields Girl


Join the Royal Western Australian Historical Society for a cuppa as guest speakers Brian Simmonds, Philippa Nikulinsky and Elaine Forrestal give brief talks on their new releases, with all books available in the bookshop afterwards for purchase.
Tickets are $10 each and bookings are essential. To get your ticket, call 9386 3841 or email

When and where: 10 am Wednesday 2 December at 49 Broadway, Nedlands

Anne-Louise Willoughby, Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Take part in the last literary salon event for the year as Bassendean Memorial Library hosts Anne-Louise Willoughby. Anne-Louise will be speaking about Nora Heysen, the first woman to win the Archibald Prize and Australia’s first female painter to be appointed as an official war artist, who Anne-Louise’s researched for her biography, Nora Heysen: A Portrait.

Tickets are free through TryBooking.

When and where: 6.30 pm Thursday 3 December at Bassendean Memorial Library, Bassendean

Alan Carter, Doom Creek


A Shot in the Dark crosses the ditch, heading to New Zealand, in the last event in the series for the year in which Fiona Stager of Avid Reader talks to Alan Carter about book two in the Nick Chester series, Doom Creek.

Tickets: Free

When and where: 5.00 pm AWST / 8.00 pm AEDT on Wednesday 9 December on Facebook Live @FremantlePress

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.