If you ever needed an excuse to pet a koala, now you have one. Join Katie Stewart as she launches her picture book What Colour Is the Sea? alongside a (real!) koala. Hosted by the Shire of Northam Library Service, this free event takes place at 2 pm this Thursday 5 March.
Bron Bateman says she makes sense of the world through writing. She is an observer of her own life, absorbing every experience with all senses so she can articulate it in poetry. She’s also the ideal interviewee. She wants to answer every question put to her, no matter how difficult, because, she says, it’s only by doing this that we can truly reach each other as writers and as humans. In this podcast, we talk to Bron about her writing process in relation to her new poetry collection, Of Memory and Furniture.
At the end of 2019, with her customary desire to avoid the fanfare she so richly deserves, Fremantle Press editor and manuscript assessor Wendy Jenkins left the building. It is an understatement to say this is the end of an era: Wendy began work with the Press, formerly known as Fremantle Arts Centre Press, just a few years after it published its first title in 1976.
Today, the Fremantle Press marketing department welcomes new team member Chloe Walton to the role of Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Chloe has a degree in marketing and public relations from Curtin University and has worked as a marketer and social media coordinator in the retail sector for over four years.
Submissions for the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award are open. Western Australia’s longest running and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript offers a cash prize of $15,000 from the City of Fremantle and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.
Craig Silvey’s debut novel, Rhubarb, is a masterclass in writing from an author who was named in the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists list in 2005 and again in 2010 for his novel Jasper Jones.