Events

Storytime Adventures with the WA Ballet

   May 28, 2022
   11.00am—1.00pm

Dive into the wonderful world of dance through storytelling.

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The Story Pitch at The Literature Centre

   June 26, 2022
   3.45pm—4.30pm
   The Literature Centre

Held as part of this year’s Storyteller Festival, writers of all stages and ages are invited to bring you story ideas to a panel of writers and editors, including Fremantle Press’s very own Cate Sutherland and Kirsty Horton, for a three minute elevator pitch.

Kyle Hughes-Odgers captures children’s attention and gets their imagination racing in his new board book, Everything You Want to See. Spark kids creativity by asking them what they imagine an alien or monster looking like and getting them to create their own in these fun activity sheets.

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'Create your own alien'

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'Create your own monster'

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In The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin, Lily works to solve the mysteries surrounding her family in this three part book packed full of adventure, magic and a little bit of history. This Word Find activity sheet fosters and builds word recognition skills, visual cues, spelling and improves concentration. For more teaching activities, download the […]

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'Solve a mystery with Lily Griffin'

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In Alex and the Alpacas Ride Again by Kathryn Lefroy, Alex, Leeui and Grandpa Jacob work together to transcribe an ancient language and crack the code in order to save the day. This code breaker activity sheet is designed for kids to create their code and write a message to a loved one. For more […]

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'Code Breaker'

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Sharron Booth on The Silence of Water

   May 26, 2022
   6.45pm—8.00pm
   Civic Square Library

Meet Sharron Booth and hear about her first novel, The Silence of Water as she speaks with fellow author, Emily Paull.

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David Whish-Wilson on The Sawdust House

   May 18, 2022
   7.00pm—8.00pm
   Bull Creek Library

Listen to David Whish-Wilson talk about his latest book, The Sawdust House.

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Maria Papas on Skimming Stones

   July 21, 2022
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   City of Vincent Library

Join 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford award winner, Maria Papas, to hear about her debut novel Skimming Stones.

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Mel Hall on The Little Boat on Trusting Lane

   June 7, 2022
   6.30pm—7.30pm
   City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth

Join Mel Hall in conversation with fellow author Brooke Dunnell as she discusses her debut novel, The Little Boat on Trusting Lane, as part of this special event for Love to Read Local Week.

Fremantle Press is delighted to partner with the City of Cockburn’s Success Library to bring you the 2022 Fremantle Press Great Big Book Club on Saturday 23 July. Spend the afternoon among friends and fellow booklovers to discover your new favourite story and meet the author who wrote it. Hosted by Fogarty Award winner Brooke […]

Michael Burrows joins fellow debut writers Diana Reid and Ella Baxter as this year’s Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists. As reported in SMH’s Spectrum, the judges felt the three novelists stood out from the many other entrants for their ‘strong narrative voices, memorable characters and sharp writing – they’ll make you laugh, cry […]

Sharron Booth had been working on her novel The Silence of Water years before it was shortlisted for the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award in 2020. In this post she shares a deep dive into the research techniques she learned along the way.

Katie Stewart, author of three books for younger readers, knows that goal-setting isn’t an innate ability, but a skill to be learned. In this blog post, she shares how and why teaching kids to set goals at a young age is an important step towards building confidence and resilience.   

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Only Birds Above with Portland Jones

   May 18, 2022
   5.30pm—6.30pm
   Old Midland Court House

Listen to Portland Jones speak about her new novel, Only Birds Above, at the Old Midland Court House. Portland will be discussing her novels and the process of writing literary historical fiction, and her book will be available to purchase on the night from Dymocks Midland. Only Birds Above is the story of two wars […]

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Heading South with Tim Richards

   May 11, 2022
   11.00am—12.00pm

Join travel writer Tim Richards for a virtual event as he talks about his book, Heading South, and his 7000 km rail journey around Australia, from Far North Queensland to southwest WA. An epic train journey around Australia in 2018, starting at the remote town of Normanton, in crocodile country, and ending in Bunbury, where […]

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Vociferate with Emily Sun

   May 3, 2022
   6.30pm—7.30pm

Join Emily Sun for a virtual event as part of Bassendean Library’s Literary Salons in the Library series, as she discusses her debut collection of poetry, Vociferate | 詠, and talks about her work. Inspired by diasporic-Asian feminist writers, Emily resists Orientalist tropes as she explores the complexities of national and transnational identities, reflects upon […]

The Light series by Dianne Wolfer and illustrated by Brian Simmonds includes The Last Light Horse, In the Lamplight, Light Horse Boy and Lighthouse Girl. These four books each look at some of the historical figures who played a part in World War I and are suitable for children to read as they learn about […]

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'The Light series activity sheets'

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To celebrate the release of our new crime titles – Blood & Ink by Brett Adams, The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall by Karen Herbert, The Gallerist by Michael Levitt, The Ghost of Gracie Flynn by Joanna Morrison, The Ballroom Murder by Leigh Straw and After the Flood by Dave Warner – we’ve got a […]

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Celebrate the launch of The Sawdust House with David Whish-Wilson

   April 28, 2022
   6.00pm—8.00pm
   The Chesterfield Lounge, Fremantle

Join David Whish-Wilson as he celebrates the launch of his latest novel, The Sawdust House. Hosted by New Edition, the book will be available to be purchased and signed on the night. Entry is free, light food will be provided and drinks will be available to be purchased from the bar. Bookings are essential and […]

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Celebrate the launch of Everything You Want to See with Kyle Hughes-Odgers

   April 23, 2022
   3.00pm—4.00pm
   Rabble Books, Maylands

Join acclaimed artist and author / illustrator Kyle Hughes-Odgers as he launches his first board book, Everything You Want to See at Rabble Books. There will be a reading of Kyle’s new book, art activities suitable for kids and adults, stickers and hopefully some ripe watermelon from the Rabble garden!

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The Silence of Water with Sharron Booth

   June 16, 2022
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   City of Vincent Library

Join Sharron Booth as she discusses her debut historical fiction novel, The Silence of Water, at the City of Vincent Library. Sharron will be discussing her novel and the writing process, and copies of her book will be available on the night to purchase.

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Yuot A. Alaak: Author talk

   May 4, 2022
   5.30pm—6.30pm
   Old Midland Courthouse

Hear Yuot A. Alaak, author of Father of the Lost Boys, recount his four-year journey from Ethiopia to Sudan and on to the safety of a Kenyan refugee camp. Yuot will be speaking about his experience and his book, which will be available for sale on the night.

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Karen Herbert: Stories on Stage

   April 6, 2022
   7.00pm—8.00pm
   Koorliny Arts Centre, Theatre 2

Join Koorliny Arts Centre for their first Stories on Stage event for 2022 as Karen Herbert, author of The River Mouth, takes to the stage with fellow crime writer Michael Trant, in-conversation with Monique Mulligan. Enjoy supper as you listen to the authors talk about their new crime releases, book deals, and more!

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Portland Jones and Dianne Wolfer: Authors In-Conversation

   April 6, 2022
   6.00pm—7.30pm
   AH Bracks Library + Creative Space

Meet local authors Portland Jones and Dianne Wolfer as they share a conversation about their lives amongst animals and their shared passion for the Light Horse regiment. Copies of their most recent books, Only Birds Above and The Last Light Horse, will be available to purchase on the night from Typeface Books.