You are cordially invited to An Unexpected (Launch) Party: Join Fremantle Press contributors in a capital city near you as we launch a brand new queer anthology


Get ready to paint the town rainbow this Pride season with the launch of a queer speculative YA fiction anthology An Unexpected Party edited by Perth-based author, Seth Malacari. Find out where you can party with our contributors in a nearby city.

PERTH:

Rabble Books: Kick off your Pride festivities with the editor of An Unexpected Party, Seth Malacari, for an evening of light refreshments and live readings under the fairy lights and pride flags of Rabble Books on Friday 3 November (6:00 pm). Live readings will be conducted by Seth and fellow contributors, Em Readman, Jesse Galea, Clover Lake, Alexander Te Pohe, Lukah Roser, L.E. Austin and Shaeden Berry. Bookings are essential and can be made through Rabble’s booking link.

Murdoch University: Join the editor for An Unexpected Party, Seth Malacari, as he features in a panel: The Pride in Storytelling Panel, hosted in Murdoch University’s Boola Katitjin. This event will take place on 16 November (5:00 pm). Light refreshments will be provided. Tickets are free and bookings are essential and can be made through the Murdoch booking link. 

WA Museum Boola Bardip: Join Seth MalacariEm Readman, and Jesse Galea at the WA Museum Boola Bardip for an evening in conversation with Pride WA CEO Dr Lauren Butterly. This event is ticketed and bookings are essential and can made through the Museum website.

SYDNEY:

Join authors Ash Taylor and Elizabeth Bourke in conversation with Tina Huang at Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newton on Tuesday 31 October (6:30 pm) for an evening discussing everything from fantastical realms to real-world struggles. Tickets are $5 and bookings are essential and can be made through the Better Read events website.

BRISBANE:

Celebrate with authors Emma Di Bernardo, Aidan Demmers and Anna Jacobson at Where the Wild Things Are in Brisbane on Wednesday 1 November (7:00 pm) with readings from the anthology. Tickets start from $10 and can be booked through the Where the Wild Things Are website.

MELBOURNE:

Join authors Henry Farnan, Lian Low and Jes Layton for an evening in conversation at Readings Kids in Carlton as they launch An Unexpected Party, a queer speculative YA fiction anthology, on Thursday 2 November (6:30 pm). Tickets are free and bookings are essential and can be made through the Readings website.

CANBERRA:

Come along to the Rainbow Holstein Book Club with authors Lin Blythe, A.R. Henderson, and Alistair Ott for an evening in conversation as they launch An Unexpected Party, a queer speculative YA fiction anthology, on Friday, 24 November (6:30 pm). Tickets are free and bookings are essential and can be made through the Book Cow’s booking link.


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