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So Many Beats of the Heart with Carrie Cox

4 June @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
My Little Bookshop, 10/5-7 Railway Terrace
Rockingham, WA 6168

Meet Carrie Cox at My Little Bookshop when she will be discussing her latest novel, So Many Beats of the Heart.

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So Many Beats of the Heart with Carrie Cox

4 June @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
My Little Bookshop, 10/5-7 Railway Terrace
Rockingham, WA 6168

We are thrilled to bits to have Carrie Cox at the bookshop to discuss her latest book So Many Beats of the Heart.

Come along and join us for a no-holds-barred, irreverent chat about middle age, long-term marriage and other frankly ridiculous ideas. We’ll even throw in tea, coffee, biscuits and cake. Hurrah!
Carrie Cox is a journalist, author, mother and timid surfer, never all at once and not in that order. Her first novel, Afternoons with Harvey Beam, published by Fremantle Press in 2018, was hailed as ‘a brilliant debut’ by the Australian Women’s Weekly and ‘sensitive and impressive’ by The Australian. Her second novel So Many Beats of the Heart, published by Affirm Press in 2022, is yet another attempt by Carrie to side-step therapy.

Meet Carrie Cox at My Little Bookshop when she will be discussing her latest novel, So Many Beats of the Heart.

THIS IS A GOLD COIN DONATION EVENT. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR CATERING PURPOSES. Call 9524 6438 or 0427 178 440 to make your reservation.

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Studio Crawl #1

7 June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Head along to a Studio Crawl to find out!

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Studio Crawl #1

7 June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

Studio Crawl #1 (Tuesday 7 June, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm) features James Foley, Liliana Stafford, and Michael Speechley.

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Would you like to know how illustrators create the funny, colourful, fabulous illustrations and artwork that your children love so much? Well this is your chance to deep dive into the world of children’s book illustration. Book your seat for the Studio Crawl and come with us on a tour to meet some of Western Australia’s most celebrated illustrators.

Each tour will start at Paper Bird Books, Fremantle’s delightful bookshop for the young and young at heart. From Paper Bird our Crawl tour guide will transport you to your next destination, a private artist’s studio, before moving on to your third stop, the Literature Centre.

Tour groups will then return to Paper Bird Books. Before you leave the tour you will also be treated to complimentary coffee and cake in the adjacent Moore & Moore Café (tour #1) or a complimentary glass of wine at a nearby wine bar (tours # 2 & 3).

Each tour is limited to a maximum of 10 people so don’t miss out.

About the illustrators:

James Foley makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong.

Michael Speechley likes to draw and write for kids. Sometimes he even teaches them as well. His books have been recognised by the Children’s Book Council and in the WA Premier’s Book Awards.

Liliana Stafford is a multimedia artist and an illustrator of twelve books for children. She has won the Hoffman Award and been shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Award and the Environment Award.

Studio Crawl tours are co-presented by Writing WA and the City of Fremantle in association with Paper Bird Books and the Literature Centre.

Cost: $32.74

Meet Kate McCaffrey

7 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East Victoria Park Primary School Library, 30 Beatty Ave
East Victoria Park, WA 6101

Meet YA author Kate McCaffrey.

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Meet Kate McCaffrey

7 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East Victoria Park Primary School Library, 30 Beatty Ave
East Victoria Park, WA 6101

Kate McCaffrey is the author of five award-winning novels for young adults: Destroying Avalon (Fremantle Press 2006), winner of the WAYBRA Award for older readers and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Young Adults, translated into Hungarian, Slovenian and Korean; In Ecstasy (Fremantle Press 2008), winner of the Australian Family Therapists Children’s Literature Awards, translated into American; Beautiful Monster (Fremantle Press 2010), named a 2011 White Raven, selected from newly published books from around the world as especially noteworthy by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, Crashing Down (Fremantle Press 2014), winner of the Australian Family Therapists’ Children’s Literature Awards and Saving Jazz (Fremantle Press 2016), winner of the Australian Family Therapists’ Children’s Literature Awards.

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

Mel Hall on The Little Boat on Trusting Lane – A Love to Read Local Week Event

7 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000

Join Western Australian author Mel Hall in conversation with Brooke Dunnell as she discusses her debut novel, The Little Boat on Trusting Lane.

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Mel Hall on The Little Boat on Trusting Lane – A Love to Read Local Week Event

7 June @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000

Join Western Australian author Mel Hall in conversation with Brooke Dunnell as she discusses her debut novel, The Little Boat on Trusting Lane.

Join Western Australian author Mel Hall in conversation with Brooke Dunnell as she discusses her debut novel.

About The Little Boat on Trusting Lane: Richard runs his alternative healing centre from an old houseboat in a scrapyard on Trusting Lane. The Little Mother Earth Ship provides spiritual sustenance at regular meetings of the Circle of IEWA. But warning letters from the council are piling up down the side of the fridge and the arrival of a new mystic, Celestiaa Davinaa, is about to rock their world. How many alternative healers can one small boat hold before the enterprise capsizes?

About Mel Hall: Mel Hall is a writer and musician based in Walyalup (Fremantle), Western Australia. Her fiction has been longlisted for major writing awards. Her novella The Choir of Gravediggers was published in 2016, and her short fiction has appeared in Westerly, The Sleepers Almanac and other Australian journals.

This event is free but bookings are required. Book via Eventbrite.

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

Meet Anna Jacobs

9 June @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530

Anna Jacobs is the author of nearly 100 works of popular fiction, both modern and historical stories, set in both Australia and the UK. Anna is ergularly included in the…

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Meet Anna Jacobs

9 June @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530

Anna Jacobs is the author of nearly 100 works of popular fiction, both modern and historical stories, set in both Australia and the UK. Anna is ergularly included in the lists of top ten borrowed authors of adult fiction in the UK.

Join Anna for this talk hosted by City of Geraldton Library.

Attend in person at Geraldton Regional Library for lunch and Zoom talk with Anna Jacobs, or alternatively join in online.

For further information about the event please contact the Library.

This event is enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Cultural Fund of the Copyright Agency.

Rashida Murphy in Conversation

9 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabble Books and Games, 2/46 Eighth Ave
Maylands, WA 6051

Meet Rashida Murphy, author of The Historian’s Daughter in conversation at Rabble Books.

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Rashida Murphy in Conversation

9 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabble Books and Games, 2/46 Eighth Ave
Maylands, WA 6051

As part of Writing WA’s Love To Read Local Week, Rabble Books are delighted to launch Rashida Murphy’s latest collection, “The Bonesetter’s Fee and Other Stories”.

Rashida will be in conversation with Sue Braghieri in the Rabble Garden.

The cost will be $5 a ticket, or if you buy a book, the ticket is included in the price. There’s also a free ticket option if the ticket price is out of reach. – please go to the Rabble Books site for more information.

Buying a ticket or a copy of the book helps cover the production costs of the event. Any surplus proceeds will go towards Rabble’s Community Books Program.

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

About the book

“The Bonesetter’s Fee and Other Stories” brings light to the growing pains of the migrant experience. Murphy explores themes of identity, breathing life into superstition and myth. The collection encapsulates how one’s heritage and history can influence their personhood, and how human connection and understanding links us together. With each story unique, Murphy links her cultural legends and customs to modern Australian society. “The Bonesetter’s Fee and Other Stories” is a captivating and inspiring collection of work, weaving a little bit of mystery into the reader’s life.

‘Rashida Murphy writes with elegance and simplicity, paying homage to girls and their inner lives without losing sight of the absurdity of social expectations, and the sting of the daily humiliations women face. She does so without relinquishing their agency, their internal complexity and their sense of fun. “The Bonesetter’s Fee” is a beautiful and confident collection by an author whose gifts of prose are immeasurable.’ –SISONKE MSIMANG

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: $5

YA for WA presents A.J. Betts

9 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Literature Centre, Corner Hampton Rd and Knutsford St
Fremantle, WA 6160

YA for WA turns one during Love to Read Local Week, and we can’t wait to celebrate in a big way! On June 9th, join us at The Literature Centre…

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YA for WA presents A.J. Betts

9 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Literature Centre, Corner Hampton Rd and Knutsford St
Fremantle, WA 6160

YA for WA turns one during Love to Read Local Week, and we can’t wait to celebrate in a big way! On June 9th, join us at The Literature Centre for an evening of bookish talk and YA trivia as we launch our new book club with help from YA author AJ Betts.

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

From May 27, visit your local bookshop or library and purchase or borrow a YA book by a WA author and receive a form to enter an epic giveaway! Join in the fun on social media as we share more exciting things throughout June.

www.yaforwa.com and @yaforwa on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Cost: FREE

Nathan Hobby & Katharine Susannah Prichard

10 June @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
online via Zoom

Zoom author talk with Nathan Hobby in conversation with Elizabeth Lewis

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Nathan Hobby & Katharine Susannah Prichard

10 June @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
online via Zoom

Join in this free 2022 Love to Read Local Week online author talk with Nathan Hobby, author of the new biography about Katharine Susannah Prichard: The Red Witch.

Nathan will be joined by the Chairperson of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, Elizabeth Lewis, to talk through all the highlights (and the surprises and challenges) of writing the biography. There will also be time for a Q&A with Nathan at the end.

GIVEAWAY! The KSP Foundation will be giving away a free KSP Writers’ Centre one-year membership – to be in the chance to win, just register and attend the event, and we will contact you by email if you win. If you are already a member, then your membership will be extended by one year.

This event is enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

In Conversation with author Skylar J Wynter and artist Neshka Turner – A Love to Read Local Week Event

10 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
online

Skylar J Wynter & Neshka Turner talk books, art, poetry and slam with novelist and spoken-word artist, Jeff Cottrill.

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In Conversation with author Skylar J Wynter and artist Neshka Turner – A Love to Read Local Week Event

10 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
online

Pull up a comfy chair and grab a glass of your favourite tipple for this in-conversation with the author of Pieces of Humanity, Skylar J Wynter, and artist, Neshka Turner, about their forthcoming poetry and art collaboration book, Shine.

Facilitated by novelist and spoken-word artist, Jeff Cottrill, we'll delve deep into how poetry and art can combine to create a vehicle for understanding and connection.

From different cultural backgrounds, Skylar and Neshka united through similar lived experiences and the desire to see people treat others with decency, a theme running through Shine.

Join us for lively discussions, readings and spoken-word performances, some deep-diving into the process of creating poetry and art, and an opportunity to ask Skylar and Neshka questions.

Cost: Free

Meet Katie Stewart

10 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northam Library, 298 Fitzgerald St E
Northam, WA 6410

Meet children's author and illustrator Katie Stewart.

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Meet Katie Stewart

10 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northam Library, 298 Fitzgerald St E
Northam, WA 6410

Hear Katie speak at Northam Library on 10 June at 6.00 pm.

Katie Stewart is an author and illustrator. Born in the north of England, she came to Australia at the age of nine. She started her working life as an archaeologist and ethnohistorian, went on to teaching and then to being a mother. She later worked in a school library, but her lifelong dream was to be what she is now. She is married to a farmer, has three children and lives north of Northam, where her love of animals means she has a lot of pets and takes lots of nature photos. In her spare time, she tries to play the harp or wanders the countryside with a metal detector amusing the neighbours and occasionally finding an interesting piece of history.

Katie has written and illustrated three beautiful picture books for children, each featuring Australian native flora and fauna.

To register your interest please click on the Facebook event link.

Cost: Free

Just James – A Love to Read Local Week Event

10 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oasis Lotteries House, 37 Hampden Rd
Nedlands, WA 6009

James Foley talks about Stellarphant, his shortlisted book in the 2022 Picture Book of the Year Award.

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Just James – A Love to Read Local Week Event

10 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oasis Lotteries House, 37 Hampden Rd
Nedlands, WA 6009

James Foley talks about Stellarphant, his shortlisted book in the 2022 Picture Book of the Year Award.

Cost: Free

Meet Bren MacDibble

11 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530

Come along to the City of Geraldton Library and meet Bren MacDibble. Bren will be sharing her novel writing experience, giving examples from Across the Risen Sea, The Dog Runner…

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Meet Bren MacDibble

11 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530

Come along to the City of Geraldton Library and meet Bren MacDibble. Bren will be sharing her novel writing experience, giving examples from Across the Risen Sea, The Dog Runner and How to Bee.

This is a free event. Bookings not required.

This event is presented by the Writers of the Coral Coast as part of Love to Read Local week 2022. The event is enabled with funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

Colin Falconer in Conversation

11 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Karatha Library, 27 Welcome Rd
Karratha, WA 6714

As part of Love to Read Local Week, Karratha Library will be presenting an ‘in conversation’ with internationally acclaimed author Colin Falconer. The conversation will be pre-recorded and screened exclusively…

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Colin Falconer in Conversation

11 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Karatha Library, 27 Welcome Rd
Karratha, WA 6714

As part of Love to Read Local Week, Karratha Library will be presenting an ‘in conversation’ with internationally acclaimed author Colin Falconer. The conversation will be pre-recorded and screened exclusively at a special ‘watch party’ to be held at the Library on 11 June.

Colin is best known for epic historical fiction. Harem, the story of Suleiman the Magnificent sold over 150,000 copies in Germany. Aztec, about Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes, stayed on the best seller lists in Mexico for four months. Other novels include Silk Road, Cleopatra – When We Were Gods, Stigmata, Colossus and Lord of the Atlas.  Colin has also recently written a London-based crime series, featuring DI Charlie George and published by Hachette in the UK.

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

Studio Crawl #2

11 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Head along to a Studio Crawl to find out!

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Studio Crawl #2

11 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

Studio Crawl #2 (Saturday 11 June, 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm ) features James Foley, Frané Lessac, and Michael Speechley.

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Would you like to know how illustrators create the funny, colourful, fabulous illustrations and artwork that your children love so much? Well this is your chance to deep dive into the world of children’s book illustration. Book your seat for the Studio Crawl and come with us on a tour to meet some of Western Australia’s most celebrated illustrators.

Each tour will start at Paper Bird Books, Fremantle’s delightful bookshop for the young and young at heart. From Paper Bird our Crawl tour guide will transport you to your next destination, a private artist’s studio, before moving on to your third stop, the Literature Centre.

Tour groups will then return to Paper Bird Books. Before you leave the tour you will also be treated to complimentary coffee and cake in the adjacent Moore & Moore Café (tour #1) or a complimentary glass of wine at a nearby wine bar (tours # 2 & 3).

Each tour is limited to a maximum of 10 people so don’t miss out.

About the illustrators:

James Foley makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong.

Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator, having created beautiful illustrations for more than fifty books. Travelling is a major source of inspiration for her work.

Michael Speechley likes to draw and write for kids. Sometimes he even teaches them as well. His books have been recognised by the Children's Book Council and in the WA Premier's Book Awards.

Studio Crawl tours are co-presented by Writing WA and the City of Fremantle in association with Paper Bird Books and the Literature Centre.

Cost: $32.74

Scott-Patrick Mitchell and “Clean”

11 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Moon Cafe, 323 William Street
Northbridge, WA 6003

Come along to Perth Poetry Club on 11 June when the program will feature Scott-Patrick Mitchell and his recent publication Clean (Upswell Publishing).

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Scott-Patrick Mitchell and “Clean”

11 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Moon Cafe, 323 William Street
Northbridge, WA 6003

Come along to Perth Poetry Club on 11 June when the program will feature Scott-Patrick Mitchell and his recent publication Clean (Upswell Publishing).

The event will be both live and virtual.

The event is co-presented by WA Poets Inc and the Perth Poetry Club and is enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Studio Crawl #3

12 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Head along to a Studio Crawl to find out!

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Studio Crawl #3

12 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

Studio Crawl #3 (Sunday 12 June , 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm) features James Foley, Wendy Binks and Aśka.

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Would you like to know how illustrators create the funny, colourful, fabulous illustrations and artwork that your children love so much? Well this is your chance to deep dive into the world of children’s book illustration. Book your seat for the Studio Crawl and come with us on a tour to meet some of Western Australia’s most celebrated illustrators.

Each tour will start at Paper Bird Books, Fremantle’s delightful bookshop for the young and young at heart. From Paper Bird our Crawl tour guide will transport you to your next destination, a private artist’s studio, before moving on to your third stop, the Literature Centre.

Tour groups will then return to Paper Bird Books. Before you leave the tour you will also be treated to complimentary coffee and cake in the adjacent Moore & Moore Café (tour #1) or a complimentary glass of wine at a nearby wine bar (tours # 2 & 3).

Each tour is limited to a maximum of 10 people so don’t miss out.

About the illustrators:

James Foley makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong.

Wendy Binks is a well-known artist and author whose quirky and distinctive range of Australian animal designs is popular worldwide. She is best known for 'Stripey', her 'emu with attitude'.

Aśka (pronounced Ashka) is a visual storyteller, comic maker and a science communicator who is a passionate advocate of visual literacy. She has collaborated on picture books, middle grade titles, comics and graphic novels.

Cost: $32.74

In Conversation with Michael Trant

16 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Busselton Library, Stanley Place
Busselton, WA 6017

Join the Busselton Library for a night of conversation with Michael Trant, author of Wild Dogs and Ridgeview Station.

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In Conversation with Michael Trant

16 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Busselton Library, Stanley Place
Busselton, WA 6017

Wild Dogs is a page-turning action thriller set in the WA outback, introducing Australia’s answer to Jack Reacher.

Join the Busselton Library for a night of conversation with Michael Trant, author of Wild Dogs and Ridgeview Station.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided and books will be available for purchase and signing.

This is a free event but registration would be appreciated via the Eventbrite link below.

This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

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