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LTRL Week: Drawing Workshop with Renée Treml @ Paper Bird

2 June @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

We want to create a map of all the best things about Fremantle – and we want you to make your mark! In the second session of the day, author…

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LTRL Week: Drawing Workshop with Renée Treml @ Paper Bird

2 June @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA

We want to create a map of all the best things about Fremantle – and we want you to make your mark!

In the second session of the day, author and illustrator Renée Treml will be joining us to share her drawing tips and tricks. You’ll start by drafting up your ideas and developing your concept before taking to the big canvas.

There are two other sessions to help finish the artwork – one with Kelly Canby and one with James Foley. They’ll be adding to your artwork on extra layers. At the end of the day, we’ll have one big beautiful kids’ map of Fremantle!

This workshop is best for children aged 8 - 12.

Tickets are $10. All ticketholders will receive a $10 credit to spend in the bookshop. Your credit must be used on the day of the workshop (Saturday 2 June). Tickets for each event must be bought separately.

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Cost: $10

LTRL Week: Workshop with James Foley @ Paper Bird

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

We want to create a map of all the best things about Fremantle – and we want you to make your mark! In the third session of the day, author…

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LTRL Week: Workshop with James Foley @ Paper Bird

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

We want to create a map of all the best things about Fremantle – and we want you to make your mark!

In the third session of the day, author and illustrator James Foley will be joining us to share his drawing tips and tricks. You’ll start by drafting up your ideas and developing your concept before taking to the big canvas.

There are two other sessions to help finish the artwork – one with Kelly Canby and one with Renée Treml. They’ll be adding to the artwork on extra layers. At the end of the day, we’ll have one big beautiful kids’ map of Fremantle!

This workshop is best for children aged 8 - 12.

Tickets are $10. All ticketholders will receive a $10 credit to spend in the bookshop. Your credit must be used on the day of the workshop (Saturday 2 June).Tickets for each event must be bought separately.

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Cost: $10

LTRL Week: Middle-Grade Maestros: Fionna Cosgrove & Suzanne Ingelbrecht

2 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KSP Writers’ Centre, 11 Old York Road
Greenmount, WA 6056

Join Dragonfly Publishing for the afternoon as we bring together two incredible middle-grade authors, Fionna Cosgrove & Suzanne Ingelbrecht! Part 1: Q&A Ever wonder what it takes to craft captivating…

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LTRL Week: Middle-Grade Maestros: Fionna Cosgrove & Suzanne Ingelbrecht

2 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KSP Writers’ Centre, 11 Old York Road
Greenmount, WA 6056
Join Dragonfly Publishing for the afternoon as we bring together two incredible middle-grade authors, Fionna Cosgrove & Suzanne Ingelbrecht!

Part 1: Q&A
Ever wonder what it takes to craft captivating stories? Here's your chance to ask! Join the Q&A session where you can ask Suzanne and Fionna about their writing journey, creative process, and the inspiration behind their stories.

Part 2: Reading Session
Sit back and get ready for a literary adventure filled with humour and mystery as Suzanne shares excerpts from her middle-grade novel, Tumblagooda: The story of a strange lost thing. (And get a sneak peek into the second instalment!)

Part 3: Mini Workshop
From brainstorming ideas to developing fun characters and plots, unlock your inner storyteller and discover how to craft your own interactive narrative with Fionna, author of the Twisted Trails series!

This event is enabled by Writing WA's Love to Read Local Week, with support from the Copyright Cultural Agency Fund.
Cost: Free

LTRL Week: Now Listen: Performance Poetry with Scott-Patrick Mitchell @ SLWA

5 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Library of Western Australia (SLWA), 25 Francis St
Perth, WA 6000

Join award winning poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell for a workshop that explores the vitality and energy of performance poetry. You’ll explore works by leading Australian poets plus works by American spoken…

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LTRL Week: Now Listen: Performance Poetry with Scott-Patrick Mitchell @ SLWA

5 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Library of Western Australia (SLWA), 25 Francis St
Perth, WA 6000

Join award winning poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell for a workshop that explores the vitality and energy of performance poetry. You’ll explore works by leading Australian poets plus works by American spoken word legends such as Emily XYZ, Ellen Zweig and David Antin.

You’ll be given the chance to write your own pieces plus conceptualise performance poems that explore embodiment, sound and play. This friendly and encouraging workshop will also cover performance techniques, which is perfect for those who experience stage fright or are nervous about public speaking.

SPM will also discuss their career as a performance poet, which has seen them deliver such shows as SpokenNewWordMusic and THE 24 HOUR PERFORMANCE POEM.


Presenter Biography

Scott-Patrick Mitchell has been performing poetry for over 25 years. They were the recipient of the 2022 Red Room Poetry Fellowship, the 2023 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word plus were crowned Perth Slam’s 2023 Grand Slam Champion. Their debut poetry collection Clean (Upswell Publishing, 2022) was shortlisted for The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, The WA Premier’s Book Awards and The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Tea and biscuits will be provided, and there will be book sales and signings after the event.

Cost: Free

LTRL Week: Flash Fiction Workshop with Gillian O’Shaughnessy

5 June @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530

Join the Writers of the Coral Coast for a fabulous opportunity for all midwest writers to spend an hour with the Queen of Flash Fiction herself, Gillian O’Shaughnessy. Date &…

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LTRL Week: Flash Fiction Workshop with Gillian O’Shaughnessy

5 June @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Geraldton Regional Library, 37 Marine Terrace
Geraldton, WA 6530

Join the Writers of the Coral Coast for a fabulous opportunity for all midwest writers to spend an hour with the Queen of Flash Fiction herself, Gillian O'Shaughnessy.

Date & Time: 5 June, 1.30-2.30 pm
Where: Geraldton Library
Cost: Free

Bookings can be made via mobile: 0488486942 or email: neal@wn.com.au

This event is enabled by Writing WA's Love to Read Local Week, with support from the Copyright AgencyCultural Fund.

Cost: Free

LTRL Week: Romantasy Author Panel with Madeline Te Whiu & Demelza Carlton @ Kalamunda Library

6 June @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kalamunda Library, 7 Williams Street
Kalamunda, WA 6076

A wonderful opportunity to hear from award-winning local author’s Demelza Carlton and Madeline Te Whiu, as they share their experience as Fantasy Romance authors. This insightful in conversation event, will…

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LTRL Week: Romantasy Author Panel with Madeline Te Whiu & Demelza Carlton @ Kalamunda Library

6 June @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kalamunda Library, 7 Williams Street
Kalamunda, WA 6076

A wonderful opportunity to hear from award-winning local author's Demelza Carlton and Madeline Te Whiu, as they share their experience as Fantasy Romance authors. This insightful in conversation event, will be moderated by local author and Librarian Nattie Kate Mason.

Attendees will have the exciting opportunity to meet the authors following the in-conversation event and purchase signed copies of the guest Authors novels.

This event is enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week, with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

LTRL Week: Books and Behemoths with Meg Caddy & YA for WA @ The Literature Centre

6 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Literature Centre, Corner Knutsford Street and Hampton Road
Fremantle 6160

Every time you open a book, you’re taken on an adventure. Sailing the high seas, battling dragons (or befriending them) and exploring uncharted worlds, all from the comfort of home.…

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LTRL Week: Books and Behemoths with Meg Caddy & YA for WA @ The Literature Centre

6 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Literature Centre, Corner Knutsford Street and Hampton Road
Fremantle 6160

Every time you open a book, you’re taken on an adventure. Sailing the high seas, battling dragons (or befriending them) and exploring uncharted worlds, all from the comfort of home. But this is a night where we bring the adventure out of the page! So put on your adventuring boots and join in on the fun with #LoveOzYA swashbuckler Meg Caddy as we celebrate Love to Read Local Week.

Books and Behemoths is on Thursday 6 June from 6 - 8:00pm at The Literature Centre (Fremantle, Perth). Tickets are free but please RSVP. Book your place now so you don’t miss out on the adventure!

What’s involved?

Snacks!

Adventurer’s get hungry, so of course we’ll have a variety of sweet and savoury snacks on hand.

Games!

Battle it out in teams to see who can win against legendary sea monsters, in a Dungeons and Dragons inspired mini-game.

An AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Meg Caddy!

What is Meg’s strategy for a zombie apocalypse? Do they prefer tea or coffee when writing? What are they working on right now? Bring your burning questions for Meg in this candid chat.

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

LTRL Week: Katrina Kell in conversation with Peta Beasley @ Lane Bookshop

6 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Lane Bookshop, 52c Old Theatre Lane
Claremont, WA 6010

Katrina Kell, a local author from Perth, will be enjoying an intimate evening at the Lane Bookshop with Peta Beasley as she discusses her new book, Chloé. Join us for…

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LTRL Week: Katrina Kell in conversation with Peta Beasley @ Lane Bookshop

6 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Lane Bookshop, 52c Old Theatre Lane
Claremont, WA 6010

Katrina Kell, a local author from Perth, will be enjoying an intimate evening at the Lane Bookshop with Peta Beasley as she discusses her new book, Chloé. Join us for an enlightening event on Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at 6 pm, with wine and nibbles provided. The event will start at 6:30 pm.

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Cost: $8

LTRL Week: Poetry Pages with Elizabeth Lewis (online)

7 June @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

Book in some time for your creative self. Poetry Pages is short weekly online poetry lesson & writing exercise, in company with fellow writers hosted by Elizabeth Lewis and Writing WA…

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LTRL Week: Poetry Pages with Elizabeth Lewis (online)

7 June @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

Book in some time for your creative self. Poetry Pages is short weekly online poetry lesson & writing exercise, in company with fellow writers hosted by Elizabeth Lewis and Writing WA is proud to support this individual extended session as a part of Love to Read Local Week.

Welcome to Poetry Pages, your weekly creative check-in. This is a time to learn, to write and to dedicate to your creative growth and health. Each week I'll guide you through a beginners poetry lesson and a writing exercise to add to your toolkit. There'll be time for questions too.

Some of the topics covered include:
- Finding your flow as a writer
- Finding a sense of joy and play in writing
- Tools for overcoming fear/procrastination
- Self-compassion in creating
- The art of gentle editing
- What it means to find your 'voice' in writing
- How to learn from the poets you love
- Tips to begin editing your poems
- How to give and receive feedback
- How to nourish your creative self

You can also join Elizabeth each week for creative community, encouragement and accountability (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/...).

About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Lewis is a published poet living in Boorloo/Perth, Western Australia. She has a BA in Writing from Edith Cowan University and has worked in the writing industry for 23 years. She is proud to have Chaired the KSP Writers' Centre for 5 years and is still involved in supporting their Literary program.

 

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

LTRL Week: Exploring Intersections of Story and Place with Amanda Curtin & Rebecca Higgie @ Guildford Town Hall

8 June @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Guildford Town Hall, 97-99 James Street Guildford
Perth, WA 6055

Join authors Amanda Curtin (Kathleen O’Connor of Paris / Elemental) and Rebecca Higgie (The History of Mischief) for an hour of conversation. In this special panel event, these creatives explore the intersections…

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LTRL Week: Exploring Intersections of Story and Place with Amanda Curtin & Rebecca Higgie @ Guildford Town Hall

8 June @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Guildford Town Hall, 97-99 James Street Guildford
Perth, WA 6055

Join authors Amanda Curtin (Kathleen O’Connor of Paris / Elemental) and Rebecca Higgie (The History of Mischief) for an hour of conversation.

In this special panel event, these creatives explore the intersections of story and place in relation to their writing with host Bianca Breen.

Bring your favourite book pal and a rug and get ready to be transported into familiar and new places.

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact Guildford Public Library on (08) 9207 8880.

Please note that this program is suitable for ages 16+ and is a presentation without hands-on activities. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event. Please book one ticket for each person attending.

Cost: Free

LTRL Week: Tim Kinsella in conversation with Scott-Patrick Mitchell @ Perth Poetry Club

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

You are invited to see Tim Kinsella in conversation with Scott-Patrick Mitchell at Perth Poetry Club. Tim will be discussing his debut poetry collection, WINGBEAT, recently published by WA Poets…

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LTRL Week: Tim Kinsella in conversation with Scott-Patrick Mitchell @ Perth Poetry Club

8 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Moon Cafe, 323 William Street
Northbridge, WA 6003
You are invited to see Tim Kinsella in conversation with Scott-Patrick Mitchell at Perth Poetry Club.
Tim will be discussing his debut poetry collection, WINGBEAT, recently published by WA Poets Publishing. He will be interviewed by SPM and will also be reading a selection of poems from his stunning debut.
In the second half, SPM will read from their multi-award nominated collection CLEAN plus new works from collections they are currently writing.
Open mic with sign ups on the day.
Free entry, registration not required.
This is a Love to Read Local event and is proudly supported by Writing WA and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
This event takes place on Whadjuk Noongar Land. As such we would like to pay our respects to Elders past, present and future and acknowledge that this is, was and always will be Aboriginal Land.
Cost: Free

LTRL Week: In Conversation with Lisa Collyer and Katrina Kell @ Wanneroo Library

8 June @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us to celebrate Love to Read Local Week with talented authors Lisa Collyer and Katrina Kell as they connect women’s experience to heritage. They will discuss a range of…

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LTRL Week: In Conversation with Lisa Collyer and Katrina Kell @ Wanneroo Library

8 June @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us to celebrate Love to Read Local Week with talented authors Lisa Collyer and Katrina Kell as they connect women's experience to heritage. They will discuss a range of intriguing stories, sometimes sad, often humorous but altogether spellbinding.

It will be a fascinating unearthing of tales of women's strengths, resilience, and intellect.

There will be light afternoon tea provided.

Target audience: Young Adults / Adults

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week with support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Cost: Free

LTRL Week: In Conversation with Brooke Dunnell and Tess Woods @ Peter Cowan Writers Centre

9 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, 270 Joondalup Dr
Joondalup, WA 6027

Join Brooke and Tess in a wonderful discussion of Brooke’s latest novel Last Best Chance (released April 2024). Tess will be asking Brooke about her inspirations for the novel, her writing…

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LTRL Week: In Conversation with Brooke Dunnell and Tess Woods @ Peter Cowan Writers Centre

9 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, 270 Joondalup Dr
Joondalup, WA 6027

Join Brooke and Tess in a wonderful discussion of Brooke’s latest novel Last Best Chance (released April 2024). Tess will be asking Brooke about her inspirations for the novel, her writing experiences, her highlights, and garnering her advice on approaching that 'daunting' second novel. A relaxed Q&A session will follow so come along and ask whatever you’d like to know about all things writing from two successful, and beloved, local authors.

Copies of Last Best Chance are available for purchase on the day.

Last Best Chance: When Rachel, a forty-something single woman, finds herself running out of options on her path to motherhood, she seeks treatment at a fertility clinic in Central Europe. Telling half-truths to her family and the clinic’s medical team, Rachel questions how far she will go to become a mother, even though she struggles to articulate her desire to become one.

Meanwhile, expat Jess loves her new life with Viktor despite their struggle to make ends meet and her confusion about her life’s purpose. Viktor and his friends live their lives passionately while Jess just seems to be living.

With the city preparing for a green-energy expo, Jess sees the opportunity to ignite a career dream, while Rachel fears that it might jeopardise her dream of having a child. Will a chance encounter between the two women give each what she desires?

Brooke Dunnell is the author of the novels Last Best Chance and The Glass House, which won the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award and was published in 2022 by Fremantle Press. Her short fiction collection, Female(s and) Dogs, was a finalist for the 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2021 Woollahra Digital Literary Prize. Her short fiction has been widely published in journals and anthologies including New Australian Fiction 2021, the Big Issue fiction edition, Best Australian Stories, Westerly and Meanjin, and she was a Westerly Mid-Career Fellow for 2023. A regular facilitator of writing workshops, Brooke also works as a mentor of emerging writers, fiction manuscript assessor and judge of creative writing competitions. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from UWA.

Tess Woods once had a simple life until her compulsion to write made-up stories complicated everything. She’s now an award winning and best selling author of contemporary fiction. Her novels have been published across North America and sold into Europe for translation. Her fourth novel, The Venice Hotel, is due for release with Penguin Random House this coming September. Tess also works as a physiotherapist in private practice and she's obsessed with the little red street library in her front garden. Her favourite thing to do is to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea, ignore the book, forget the tea’s there and doom scroll social media instead.

This is a Love to Read Local event and is proudly supported by Writing WA and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

Cost: $5 PCWC members /WUWA members and $10 non-members.

Cost: $5 – $10

LTRL Week: CBCA WA: An Afternoon with Briony Stewart and Peter Cheong

9 June @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
37 Leake Street Peppermint Grove WA 6011, 37 Leake Street Peppermint Grove
Perth, WA 6011

Please join us for an afternoon with Briony Stewart and Peter Cheong to hear about their shortlisted books. Light refreshments served. PD Certificate provided if requested. 2.00 for 2.30 start.…

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LTRL Week: CBCA WA: An Afternoon with Briony Stewart and Peter Cheong

9 June @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
37 Leake Street Peppermint Grove WA 6011, 37 Leake Street Peppermint Grove
Perth, WA 6011

Please join us for an afternoon with Briony Stewart and Peter Cheong to hear about their shortlisted books. Light refreshments served. PD Certificate provided if requested.

2.00 for 2.30 start.

CBCA WA member $7.50 and Non-member $15.00

This event has been enabled by Writing WA's love to Read Local Week with the support from the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund.

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