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Perth Festival Writers Week Events at TLC 18-21 February 2019

Posted 13 days ago by Webmaster

We're thrilled to be part of the Perth Festival Writers Week in 2019.  For the first time, we're hosting four FREE 'OUT & ABOUT' AUTHOR EVENTS.  Read all about them in the Writers Week program HERE.

Although these events are FREE, attendees MUST BOOK seats via the Perth Festival website by searching for your favourite author and following the links.

We suggest you book now as space is limited.  Which evening will you choose to attend?  One... or more! 


LOCATION AND PARKING - Important Information
The Literature Centre is located on the corner of Hampton Rd and Knutsford St, within the limestone walls of the Old Fremantle Prison.  Access to our Centre is not possible via the main prison entrance.  Please ensure you come to our entrance gate for all events.  Our Centre and main gallery is wheelchair accessible.

A limited amount of free parking is available on the grassed reserve along Hampton Rd, accessible only by driving up Knutsford St, off Holdsworth St in Fremantle (see google maps).  Alternatively, please find street parking or ample parking in the Parry Street carpark nearby.  Plan ahead so that you can find us!  Our gate will be open from 6pm.



Monday 18 February, 6.00pm for 6.30pm 

Crime Between the Pages

Author: Dervla McTiernan

Duration: 60 minutes

Join Irish born, Perth based writer, Dervla McTiernan to launch The Scholar, the eagerly anticipated sequel to her first novel, the acclaimed crime fiction, The Ruin.  


Tuesday 19 February, 6.00pm for 6.30pm

Is this the Real Life? Is this just Fantasy?

Authors: Meg McKinlay and AJ (Amanda) Betts

Duration: 60 minutes

Recent speculative fiction novels - A Single Stone and Hive - feature female protagonists in enclosed societies.  Authors Meg McKinlay and A J Betts discuss the creation of these unique and thought provoking worlds. 


Wednesday 20 February, 6.00pm for 6.30pm

It’s All About the Voice

Author: Dr Lucy Christopher

Duration: 90 minutes

Join Dr Lucy Christopher, internationally acclaimed academic, teacher and writer of YA fiction, to find out more about developing an authentic teenage voice and to indulge in some serious creative play! 


Thursday 21 February, 6.00pm for 6.30pm 

Growing with Every Book

Author: Markus Zusak

Duration: 60 minutes

Markus Zusak discusses the trajectory of his career and Bridge of Clay - what it took for him to start, live with it, finish it and why it had to be hard.