The Business of Being a Writer 2022

   February 25, 2022
   4.00pm—8.00pm
   Fremantle Arts Centre
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Get the professional insights you need to truly succeed as an author at The Business of Being a Writer Seminar 2022 presented as part of Perth Festival. If you’ve ever thought about being a writer, then look no further than this four part seminar series to answer all your questions. Georgia Richter, author of How to Be an Author, will be the MC for the evening.

RUNNING YOUR WRITING CAREER LIKE A SMALL BUSINESS 4 – 4.45pm

Host: Yuot A. Alaak, author of Father of the Lost Boys
Guests: Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser, Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller and Publisher Cate Sutherland

The Fremantle Press team takes you through every step of the publishing process, sharing what you can do to help your writing career along the way.


FROM BOOKTUBERS TO BOOKCASTERS: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR WRITERS CIRCA 2022 4.55 – 5.40pm

Host: Molly Schmidt, writer, journalist and producer at the ABC
Guests: Writer and podcaster Riley Benfell, Fremantle Press Minderoo editor Kirsty Horton and writer and social media champion for Australian YA literature Bianca Breen.

From Booktokkers to bookcasters and from bookreelers to bookTubers, this session gets to grips with the latest ways authors and reviewers use social media to grow communities and to promote and criticise books.


THE ETHICS OF REPRESENTATION 6 – 6.50pm

Host: Maria Papas, City of Fremantle Hungerford Award winner and author of Skimming Stones
Guests: Magabala Books Publisher Rachel Bin Salleh, author of Vociferate Emily Sun, and author of The Historian’s Daughter and The Bonesetter’s Fee & Other Stories Rashida Murphy

What is representation and how can you make your writing inclusive and authentic without appropriating other people’s stories or misrepresenting lived experiences? There are no easy answers, but this panel session might provide a starting point.

IN THE WRITERS’ ROOM: STORYTELLING FOR THE SCREEN 7.05 – 8pm

Host: Holden Sheppard, City of Fremantle Hungerford Award winner and author of Invisible Boys
Guests: Writer and directors Victoria Midwinter-Pitt, Ben Young and Maziar Lahooti

Writers’ rooms are the stuff of legend. They can be places containing one person, at a desk, sharpening up dialogue or doing research, or they can be the place where solitary writers become a team of storytellers, combining their talents to create the iconic characters and narratives we love to watch on screen.


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