Join two brave new names in fiction, Brooke Dunnell and Deborah Pike, for an evening in conversation as they discuss their tantalising new novels Last Best Chance and The Players.


Sydney Writers Festival

   May 23May 26, 2024

An eight-day celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Meet the people behind your favourite books and become part of the conversations that bring them to life through an exciting program of events and activities.

This year’s festival is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring writers of all ages and readers of all genres to listen to their favourite local writers and expand their literary horizons.

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 […]


Public. Open. Space. Sydney Book Launch

   November 19, 2023
   Council Chambers, Walyalup Civic Centre

Join Kate Larsen, one of Australia’s best-known social media poets, at Better Read Than Dead on Sunday 19 November for the release of her debut poetry collection, Public. Open. Space.

We invite all transgender and gender diverse storytellers and readers to join us for Trans Stories Matter: a publishing industry panel discussion about transgender stories and representation. Hosted by editor and founder of Get YA Words Out, Seth Malacari (he/they), guests will include Nat Latter (they/them) from Rabble Books & Games and Fremantle Press publishers Georgia Richter […]

Join us as we announce the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award winner and celebrate new releases at the Great Big Book Launch.


Immersive writing with Joanna Morrison

   October 29November 12, 2022
   Open Book, Mosman Park

Calling all storytellers! Join Joanna Morrison at the Open Book for a three-part creative writing course to unlock your creativity, hone your skills, and workshop your own short story in a fun and constructive environment.


Tim Richards on Heading South

   July 13, 2023
   Mooroolbark Library, Victoria

Come along to hear travel writer Tim Richards talk about his 7000 kilometre rail journey around Australia, from the tropics to the desert and big cities to ghost towns, and his book, Heading South.


The Next Big Thing: Known Unknowns Edition

   April 11, 2022
   The Moat, Melbourne

The Wheeler Centre are hosting The Next Big Thing: Known Unknowns Edition on Monday 11 April, and you’re invited. Join five incredible emerging and debut writers, including Zena Cumpston one of the contributors of Unlimited Futures, as they take you to uncanny planes of uncertainty and unfixed possibility. If you like the sound of any of […]


An evening with Karen Herbert

   February 7, 2022
   Open Book, Mosman Park

Join debut author Karen Herbert in the Open Book courtyard for an evening in conversation with Jo Morrison, as they discuss Karen’s novel, The River Mouth. Enjoy a drink and nibbles on arrival, doors open from 6.30 pm with the talk commencing at 7 pm.


Rafeif Ismail on Unlimited Futures

   April 6, 2022
   City of Vincent Library

Join editor Rafeif Ismail at the City of Vincent Library to hear about Unlimited Futures, an anthology of speculative, visionary fiction from 21 emerging and established First Nations and Black writers which reflects visionary pasts, hopeful futures and the invisible ties between First Nations people and People of Colour. This event is free to attend, […]


The Business of Being a Writer 2022

   February 25, 2022
   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 […]

Fremantle Press Event

2021 Fremantle Press Great Big Book Launch

   October 21, 2021
   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, […]

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.

Fremantle Press author Tracy Farr will land in WA early next month to see her novel The Hope Fault performed at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). She’ll also be doing a number of events in the Perth area in the weeks leading up to and during the show.

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.