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Whether at home or out and about, you'll find a plethora of bookish Fremantle Press author gigs to attend this month - australian author

Whether at home or out and about, you'll find a plethora of bookish Fremantle Press author gigs to attend this month

August 28, 2020

As we race towards the end of the year, our authors are busy getting out and about to pack in any as many events as possible. This month you will be able to find our authors online and in person at library events, book launches and fundraising nights. Interested in booking an author for an event? Contact us today about booking a visit with a Fremantle Press author or join us for one of the events below.

Antonio Buti, A Stolen Life

Antonio Buti will be speaking about his book A Stolen Life, about the Bruce Trevorrow case, via webinar as part of City of Marion Libraries’ Library Through the Lens series. For more information about the event or to secure your free ticket, visit the Zoom event page.

When: 7 pm ACST Wednesday 2 September

Yuot A. Alaak, Father of the Lost Boys

The Edmund Rice Centre will be hosting a fundraising night to raise money for their programs and activities to support refugees and migrants. The night will feature a documentary screening of Journey to Kakuma, a 45-minute film about a trip to the refugee camp by a group of West Australians in 2015, and will include a talk by Yuot A. Alaak, who as a child spent time in the refugee camp, as told in his book, Father of the Lost Boys. Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them through Eventbrite or on the night at the event.

When and where: 6.30 pm AWST Friday 4 September at Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirabooka

Brigid Lowry, Still Life with Teapot


For those interested in writing and wanting to explore living life creatively, join Brigid Lowry as she talks with Deb Fitzpatrick about writing her book Still Life with Teapot. The book offers lighthearted observations, some of which Brigid will share on the day, and she will also be giving a sneak preview of her next book, A Year of Living Kindness to Myself and Other Essays, out 2021. City of Cockburn Libraries will be providing a morning tea, so be quick to secure your spot through Eventbrite.

When and where: 11 am AWST Thursday 10 September at Spearwood Library

Rebecca Higgie, The History of Mischief


Rebecca Higgie will be doing a live-streamed Meet the Author Facebook event with City of Bunbury Libraries to talk about her YA book, The History of Mischief, which she spent over 12 years writing. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to hear about the book before you read it. This event is suitable for young adults and older. For more information or to register for the event, visit the City of Bunbury Libraries event page.

When: 4 pm AWST Thursday 10 September 2020

Julie Sprigg, Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia


Raise a glass and celebrate the launch of Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia with author Julie Sprigg at the Balmoral Hotel. This book launch, hosted by Crow Books, will be launched by Anne-Louise Willoughby, author of Nora Heysen: A Portrait, and will be a fundraising event for 100 Women, a Perth-based women’s philanthropic foundation. Tickets are $5, plus booking fee, and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

When and where: 6.30 pm AWST Thursday 10 September at the Balmoral Hotel, Victoria Park

Alan Carter, Doom Creek / Marlborough Man


If you would like the chance to pick the brain of Alan Carter and are interested in getting some feedback on your writing, then sign up to the one-day workshop that Writers Victoria is running this September. As part of the workshop, you will learn about character development, story arcs and how to incorporate a good outsider into your story. For more information about the workshop and the event fees, please visit the Writers Victoria website.

When: 10 am AEST Sunday 13 September 2020

Kelly Canby, James Foley and Katie Stewart at Awesome Festival


If you’re looking for fun activities to do with the kids, Awesome Festival is on again during the school holidays. Held at the Perth Cultural Centre, the festival includes creative hands-on activities in music, writing and visual arts, plus there will be book launches for Fremantle Press authors Katie Stewart, Kelly Canby and James Foley. To view the program or to get tickets, visit the Awesome Arts website.

When and where: 28 September – 2 October at Perth Cultural Centre, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge