With help from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, more than fifty new and emerging Western Australian authors will have the opportunity to network with festival directors, event programmers, librarians and booksellers at the annual Fremantle Press Perth Festival Writers Week Breakfast.
Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller said the event gave authors the chance to pitch themselves and their latest books to event organisers.
She said, ‘Sometimes it’s the first time they have spoken in front of a large group, so it’s a great learning opportunity as well as a chance for them to make connections that might otherwise take years.’
The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provides grants to creative individuals and organisations for a diverse range of projects which aim to enrich Australian cultural life. Miller said the support of the Cultural Fund had enabled Fremantle Press to invite more event organisers to participate and to extend the event’s reach.
‘The increased capacity has meant we’ve been able to invite authors from the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program. It’s going to be a fantastic way for them to learn from other writers and we hope it will provide invaluable insights into how event programmers operate in Western Australia,’ she said.
While all the author seats are fully booked, there are still four tickets remaining for festival directors, teachers, librarians and event programmers. To secure your ticket, contact event coordinator Jen Bowden at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 08 9430 6331.
The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit rights management organisation that ensures artists, writers and publishers are fairly rewarded for the reproduction of their work.