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Things to do in September: Tracy Farr on tour

September 12, 2017

Tracy Farr, author of The Hope Fault and The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, will be touring Western Australia throughout September and October as part of her residency with the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA (FAWWA).

Join her for workshops that delve into some of the subtleties of writing, unpacking the balance between character and writer identity and the puzzle-like process behind meshing disparate ideas and facts into a convincing story. She’ll also be presenting talks in both Perth and Busselton, where you’ll be able to hear about the story behind her latest book.

Tracy Farr in Conversation at Beaufort Street Books
Grab a glass of wine and settle in for an evening of conversation with Tracy as she discusses her latest novel and the ideas that spurred the creation of its deeply nuanced characters.

When: Tuesday 19 September, 6.15 pm
Where: Beaufort Street Books, 567 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley
Click here for bookings.

Tracy Farr in Conversation at Dymocks Busselton
The Hope Fault is set in the fictional south-west town of Cassetown, which Tracy envisioned as being just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Busselton suburb of Vasse. Join Tracy at Dymocks Busselton for drinks, nibbles and a close-to-home discussion of The Hope Fault.

When: Thursday 21 September, 6.30 pm
Where: Dymocks Busselton, 48 Prince Street, Busselton
For more information head to the Dymocks Busselton website. Book by calling (08) 9754 4410 or emailing

Writing Workshop: State of Origin
In this half-day workshop, participants will consider the multiple connections and affiliations (place, culture, language, age, gender, occupation and others) that contribute to a writer's and reader's identity. While touching on all these elements, Tracy will focus on place and especially home. How, where and why do we identify 'home'? Does our identification with home affect our creative output, or its reception?

When: Saturday 23 September, 1–4 pm
Where: Mattie Furphy House, corner of Clare Copse and Kirkwood Road, Swanbourne
Book by calling (08) 9384 4771 or emailing

The Bad Diaries Salon
Tracy will be joining Brooke Davis, Laurie Steed, Annabel Smith and Jenny Ackland at 399 Bar for The Bad Diaries Salon Volume 3, where the five writers will be reading from their early, unedited works on the theme of regret. Grab a drink, kick back in the courtyard and enjoy this free literary event with some superb Western Australian writers.

When: Wednesday 27 September, 6.30 pm
Where: 399 Bar, 399 William Street, Perth
This is a free event. RSVP via The Bad Diaries Salon Facebook page.

Tracy Farr in Conversation at the Grove Library
In October Tracy will be heading home to the Grove Library, one of her local haunts during her childhood in Perth. She'll be in conversation with Emily Paull discussing her latest novel, The Hope Fault.

When: Wednesday 4 October, 6.30 pm
Where: The Grove Library, 1 Leake Street (corner of Leake Street and Stirling Highway), Peppermint Grove
For more information contact the Grove Library on (08) 9286 8686 or

Tracy Farr Tell It Slant Workshop
How do writers take the truth and twist its elements into fiction by 'telling them slant'? Participants will celebrate the playful, puzzle-like process of meshing together facts that at first appear disparate and disconnected, and making them belong together.

When: Saturday 7 October, 1–4 pm
Where: Mattie Furphy House, corner of Clare Copse and Kirkwood Road, Swanbourne
Book by calling (08) 9384 4771 or emailing

Tracy Farr at Friday@Furphy’s
Tracy Farr will be finishing off her FAWWA residency as the October special guest at Friday@Furphy’s. This is a great opportunity to meet Tracy face to face while enjoying an atmosphere of great conversation with other Western Australian literature lovers.

When: Friday 13 October, 5–7 pm
Where: Mattie Furphy House, corner of Clare Copse and Kirkwood Road, Swanbourne
Entry costs $5 and includes wine and nibbles. Bookings not required.