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Sharron Booth in conversation

   August 24, 2022
   11.00am—12.30pm
   Spearwood Library

Fans of historical fiction will love this talk between author Sharron Booth and interviewer Jen Bowden as they discuss her debut novel, The Silence of Water.

In Nadia Rhook’s latest collection Second Fleet Baby she writes of the differences and similarities between motherhood in contemporary and convict times. Nadia says of herself and her ancestor Susannah Mortimer, ‘As white women we have in common that part of our desirability, or function in the colony, is to reproduce the settler population. And […]

People ask me: Where do your ideas come from?  Each of my books has a different genesis, but often the starting point is me saying,`I want to write a story that does X’.  Sometimes the inspiration is no more than an image or scene that sparks in my brain. Or it might be a big […]

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A Shot in the Dark: Karen Herbert

   September 1, 2022
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   Online

Cosy up with a cuppa and catch the second instalment of this year’s A Shot in the Dark series with Karen Herbert and Dani Vee from the Words and Nerds podcast. The pair will be chatting about Karen’s second novel, The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall.

Nadia Rhook is a historian and poet, born in Naarm / Melbourne and currently living in Boorloo / Perth. Her new poetry collection examines birth and parenthood with a consciousness that spans centuries. Second Fleet Baby draws on the energies of 18th century English convict women, including her own ancestors, to open raw questions of […]

Fremantle Press is proud to announce that we’ve committed to becoming carbon neutral. Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Carbon Neutral on behalf of The Press to take the steps to becoming Green. Taking action to help the environment is one of the most important things humans can do […]

Andrew Sutherland’s brilliant debut book examines Queer and HIV-positive identity from the point of diagnosis to the point of openness, resilience and transformation. In this piece Andrew reflects on writing the collection. The Events Here is a poem, failed or unfinished: I was in the waiting room of a clinic in Boat Quay, Singapore. It […]

Bron Bateman’s latest collection of poems, Blue Wren, is structured around a suite of Frida Kahlo paintings that provide a powerful way of healing, of reclaiming the past and of embracing the beauty of now. But in this article, Bron shares how the collection might never have been without some key advice from a friend. […]

Co-curated with Get YA Words Out and edited by Seth Malacari, Fremantle Press is seeking stories from the LGBTIQA+ community for an anthology of YA literature to be published in 2023. This is a chance for around 20 new and emerging LGBTIQA+ writers, who have not yet had a full-length novel traditionally published, to share […]

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A Shot in the Dark: Dave Warner

   August 25, 2022
   3.00pm—4.00pm
   Online

Get ready for a thrilling discussion between Dave Warner and Craig Kirchner from Abbey’s Bookshop as they talk about Dave’s new book, After the Flood, part of this year’s A Shot in the Dark series.

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A Shot in the Dark: Wendy Davis

   September 12, 2022
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   Facebook Live

Join us for this special Facebook Live event as Wendy Davis speaks with Tim Clarke from The West Australian about her memoir, Don’t Make a Fuss: It’s Only the Claremont Serial Killer, Monday 12 September, 6 pm AWST.

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Bespeak: WA Poetry Showcase

   August 25, 2022
   7.00pm—9.00pm
   Freo.Social

Come along to a night filled with poetry and some of WA’s best poets at Bespeak, a special event being held as part of Red Room Poetry’s, Poetry Month Festival.

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Storytelling with Renee Pettitt-Schipp

   August 5, 2022
   5.45pm—9.00pm
   Tea House Books, Denmark

Join Tea House Books in Denmark for an intimate evening of food, beverage and storytelling with local Denmark author, Renee Pettitt-Schipp.

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Poetry After Dark

   September 12, 2022
   6.45pm—8.00pm
   Bull Creek Library

Lose yourself in an evening of poetry with poets Bron Bateman, Nadia Rhook and Andrew Sutherland in-conversation with Alan Fyfe.

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David Whish-Wilson on the books that made him

   August 18, 2022
   6.45pm—8.00pm
   Civic Square Library

Join a panel of bookworms, including local author David Whish-Wilson, as they discuss their favourite Australian books, and share your own favourite reads at this special Civic Square Library event.

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Editor and Author in conversation: Georgia Richter and David Whish-Wilson

   August 23, 2022
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   Online

Enjoy an in-depth conversation between editor and author as Georgia Richter and David Whish-Wilson discuss the unique editorial process they undertook for David’s latest book, The Sawdust House, which tells the story of Irish-born James ‘Yankee’ Sullivan.

Noongar Boodja Waangkan: Noongar First Words is for those interested in learning about the vibrant, living First Nations language and culture of the Noongar people. Created by Wadjak Balardong Noongar and Badimaya Yamatji author Jayden Boundry, and Wardandi Noongar and Ait Koedhal illustrator Tyrown Waigana, it is an illustrated book of first Noongar words.

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Award-winning author Dave Warner is heading to west this September to celebrate the release of his new novel, After the Flood, as part of his Never A Dull Moment tour.

Paula Hayes says she hopes young people find comfort and escapism in her books. Reading as an adult took her out of her day to day and immersed her in a world she didn’t want to leave. ‘You just enter a different world for a while, but the themes of your own reality are still […]

It’s 17 years since Dianne Wolfer and Brian Harrison-Lever’s award-winning and acclaimed picture book for older readers was released. And it’s 80 years since the Kokoda Track battles it depicts took place. Published on 30 July 2005 and set in 1942, Photographs in the Mud is told from the point of view of two soldiers, […]

My omnibus (best word ever), The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin grew out of my first middle reader novel Lily in the Mirror (CBCA Notable 2017 – just saying). Lily is a character that appeared one day and spoke to me, I felt like she was whispering in my ear. Don’t judge. Then she wrapped […]

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Celebrate the release of Andrew Sutherland’s debut poetry collection

   August 15, 2022
   6.00pm—8.00pm
   The Blue Room Theatre

We invite you to join Andrew Sutherland as he celebrates the launch of his debut poetry collection Paradise (point of transmission).

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Finding seeds of inspiration with Rebecca Higgie

   July 27, 2022
   6.00pm—7.00pm
   Victoria Park Library

Come along to the Victoria Park Library and listen to Rebecca Higgie as she talks about how books and libraries inspired her award-winning novel, The History of Mischief.

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Nandi Chinna: Poetry of Woodbridge

   July 17, 2022
   2.00pm—4.00pm
   The National Trust of Western Australia, Woodbridge

Spend an afternoon with poets Nandi Chinna and Lisa Collyer to hear about their experience as writers in residence at the National Trust’s Woodbridge.