Events

The Business of Being a Writer 2022

   February 25, 2022
   4.00pm—8.00pm
   Fremantle Arts Centre

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 […]

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Say hello to Aśka, Cristy Burne, James Foley and Julia Lawrinson at the Backyard Book Fair

   December 5, 2021
   10.00am—12.30pm
   State Library of Western Australia Theatre

Be entertained, write and draw with Western Australian superstar children’s authors and illustrators at the Backyard Book Fair, presented in partnership with The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (WA) and the State Library of Western Australia.

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Exploring Women’s Health through Fiction with Susan Midalia and Josephine Taylor

   December 9, 2021
   12.00pm—1.00pm
   City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth

Join writers and friends Susan Midalia and Josephine Taylor as they discuss the connections between their new novels.

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Holden Sheppard in-conversation with Craig Silvey and Monique Mulligan

   November 20, 2021
   2.00pm—3.20pm
   State Theatre Centre of WA, Courtyard

Stories on Stage is a meet-the-author, in-conversation event between iconic Australian authors Holden Sheppard (Invisible Boys, Brightlights, No City), Craig Silvey (Rhubarb, Jasper Jones, Honeybee) and Monique Mulligan (Wherever You Go).  Hosted by Monique Mulligan, this live conversation will explore Holden’s confronting young adult book, Invisible Boys, and Craig’s tender, profoundly moving novel, Honeybee.  Together, they will discuss […]

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Alan Carter: Book Launch

   November 4, 2021
   5.30pm—6.30pm
   RACV Hotel, 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart

The fifth and final book in the award-winning Cato Kwong series, Crocodile Tears by Alan Carter, sees Cato’s life on the line with someone from the past as his only hope. Crocodile Tears will be launched by Andrew Wilkie and is hosted by Fullers Bookshop, Hobart. Alan will be in conversation with L J M […]

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Dianne Wolfer: Memoir and History Writing Workshop

   November 10, 2021
   10.00am—1.00pm
   Margaret River Library

Join Dianne Wolfer as she shares writing skills to help you develop an anecdote, create a memoir and explore history writing methods and techniques. Dianne is the WA author of 20 books including the ‘Light’ series inspired by the WWI story of an Albany girl signaling to departing soldiers. That story led to three other […]

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Dianne Wolfer: Anthropomorphism Writing Workshop

   November 9, 2021
   5.00pm—6.30pm
   Margaret River Library

In this interactive session, Dianne Wolfer will share practical tips about writing from diverse animal viewpoints. If you love Animal Farm, Call of the Wild, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Black Beauty or Pig the Pug, this workshop is for you. Come along and find out more about writing in this genre. Dianne […]

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Idle Torque with Alex Forrest

   November 18, 2021
   10.30am—11.30pm
   Boya Community Centre, 119-135 Scott Street, Helena Valley

Alex Forrest will be talking about his new book, Idle Torque, and reflecting on his years of writing a car column at Boya Community Centre.

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Yuot A. Alaak: Author Talk

   October 20, 2021
   10.00am—11.30am
   City of Vincent Library

Join Yuot A. Alaak at the City of Vincent Library talks about his experiences and his book, Father of the Lost Boys. Yuot is a former child refugee from South Sudan and was part of the globally known ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’, his memoir centres on his father Mecak Ajang Alaak who assumed care of […]

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Stella Budrikis: Author Talk

   November 4, 2021
   5.30pm—7.00pm
   East Perth Cemeteries

The National Trust of Western Australia is hosting a special heritage conversation at East Perth Cemeteries with author Stella Budrikis, who will talking about her research into the dark world of baby farming. Diving into early twentieth century Perth, Stella’s book, The Edward Street Baby Farm: the Murder Trial That Gripped a City, explores the […]

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Barry Nicholls: Author Talk

   October 21, 2021
   1.30pm—2.30pm
   Boya Library, 119-135 Scott Street, Helena Valley, 6056

Join Barry Nicholls as he discusses his book, ‘Second Innings: On Men, Mental Health and Cricket’ at Boya Library. A reflection on Barry Nicholls’ life, ‘Second Innings’ explores the author’s struggle with mental health and the road to recovery, using his love of the game of cricket to make sense of it all. Set partly […]

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2021 Fremantle Press Great Big Book Launch

   October 21, 2021
   6.00pm—8.00pm
   Fremantle Arts Centre

Join us at Fremantle Arts Centre for an evening beneath the Milky Way celebrating the superstars of local literature as we launch 19 new books and commemorate 45 years of publishing. Hosted by Deb Fitzpatrick and Yuot A. Alaak, the night will feature talented local authors and artists Alex Forrest, Aśka, Cristy Burne, David Allan-Petale, […]

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Morning tea with Brigid Lowry

   October 27, 2021
   11.00am—12.30pm
   Spearwood Library

Trying to maintain grace and good humour amidst life’s potholes and pitfalls can sometimes be difficult. A Year of Loving Kindness to Myself and other essays by Brigid Lowry is all the encouragement you’ll need to nurture you and those around you. Come along to Spearwood Library to hear Brigid speak about her book and […]

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A Year Of Loving Kindness To Myself with Brigid Lowry

   November 10, 2021
   10.00am—11.30am
   City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street Leederville, WA 6007

Join the City of Vincent Library for this author talk from Brigid Lowry about her latest release, A Year Of Loving Kindness To Myself & Other Essays. A beautifully presented and uplifting book of contemplative, wry, sometimes funny essays about living thoughtfully and with care amidst life’s challenges. Informed by contemporary psychology and Buddhist philosophy, […]

I always love listening in to Josephine Taylor sharing her abundance of knowledge with enthusiasm and candour. I recently watched her chat to Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter on ‘Writing for History’ at the Great Big Book Club. The two spoke about vulvodynia, the central topic of Josephine’s novel, Eye of a Rook, history’s shunning […]

Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia by Julie Sprigg will be launched by fellow Fremantle Press non-fiction writer Anne-Louise Willoughby at 6.30 pm on Thursday 10 September at the Balmoral Hotel. Supported by Crow Books, Julie, who is based in Victoria Park, will use the event as an opportunity to raise money for the not-for-profit […]

Head down to the City of Perth Library from now until 18 October for an amazing exhibition by our children’s and YA authors. The exhibit will showcase the inspiration, draft notes and illustrations, artworks and more behind their books.

It’s Refugee Week and author of Father of the Lost Boys Yuot A. Alaak is celebrating by using the launch for his memoir to raise money for his new charitable foundation. Yuot has established the Ajang Alaak Foundation in his dad’s honour to help promote education, especially among vulnerable girls, both in Australia and in […]

We’re so excited to be a part of the Fremantle Book Club. As publishers, we have the privilege of working alongside new and emerging Western Australian authors every day, but what we don’t always get the chance to do is to hang out with WA readers. That’s why our first Fremantle Press Book Club get-together […]

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.

Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller has been dreaming of a Fremantle Press Commemorative Sausage ever since the company’s fortieth anniversary party in 2016. Now a local butcher has made her dream come true.

Art Was Their Weapon: The History of the Perth Workers’ Art Guild is Dylan Hyde’s first book with Fremantle Press, and is a comprehensive look at this radical and creative organisation.

Fremantle Press publisher Cate Sutherland will host a panel featuring Yuot Alaak, Rafeif Ismail and Scott-Patrick Mitchell as they discuss diversity in all its forms, from race and gender to sexuality and class.