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Literature, Bookshops and Libraries in Perth and WA


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Literature often benefits from isolation, inspiring creativity devoid of distraction and modern trends. WA has inspired some wonderful literary minds Including authors such as Tim Winton, Tom Flood and Josephine Wilson. Literary festivals and events abound, independent publishing houses produce local and aboriginal works and an eclectic mix of family-owned book stores provide lovers of literature with their regular fix of hard copy enjoyment.

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Kembali 20 Perth

We may not be able to visit Bali at the moment but Writing WA is joining hands with our friends at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival to bring a taste of the Festival to Perth!

  • Dates:Nov 1
  • Time(s):Afternoon
  • Venue:The Rechabite
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Writing WA
  • Venue Address:224 William St, Perth
  • Ticket Price:Ticketing options from $7.50 - $29
  • Ticket Price FROM:Individual Session: $7.50
  • Ticket price TO:Afternoon Tickets + Catering Package: $29.00
  • Other:Author Talks,Lectures & Talks,Literature,Writers Festivals

Description

Kembali 20 Perth is a special afternoon of conversations with leading writers from Indonesia and Western Australia. The afternoon will consist of three sessions which will be presented simultaneously to audiences in Northbridge and Ubud.

Thanks to the chefs of The Rechabite, the afternoon also offers the possibility of sampling delicious Indonesian cuisine with a special ticket package that includes canapes and a complimentary drink.

Disrupted Festival of Ideas

A whole day of FREE talks, panels, music, fun and entertainment for all the family in the Perth Cultural Centre.

  • Dates:Nov 7
  • Time(s):10:00am
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:State Library of Western Australlia
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Community,For Kids,Free
  • Other:Author Talks,History,Lectures & Talks,Literature,Museum events,Technology,Writers Festivals
  • Produced By:State Library of WA
  • Event Venue:State Library of WA

Description

Come to the Perth Cultural Centre on Saturday 7 November 2020 to enjoy a full day of FREE events and activities for the whole family.

Centred around the theme A Better World, the Festival will offer plenty to keep you entertained throughout the day and into the eventing.

There will be keynote presentations and Q&A sessions with Stan Grant and Griffin Longley. Thought provoking talks and panels debating topical issues. As well as plenty of music, shows and activities for the kids. 

Everything is FREE, so why not come along and check it out!

More information at disrupted.slwa.wa.gov.au

Ben Elton Live 2021

Ben Elton, stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director, will be hitting the Perth Concert Hall stage April 2021!

  • Dates:Apr 3
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$61.90
  • Ticket price TO:$91.95
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Other:Literature

Description

Ben Elton exploded onto the comedy scene over 30 years ago, hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live. Since then Elton has achieved huge success as a stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director. He's written television shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder 2, Blackadder The Third, Blackadder Goes Forth, The Thin Blue Line and many more, as well writing and directing two feature films. He has published 16 best-selling novels, three smash hit West End plays and the global phenomenon We Will Rock You based on the music of British rock legends, Queen.

A serial award winner, he has won three BAFTAs, two Laurence Olivier Awards, The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award, The Golden Dagger UK Crime Writer of the Year Award, The Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Eurovision Golden Rose D’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.

See Ben Elton at the Perth Concert Hall in April next year as he returns to Australia after 14 years.

Margaret River Readers And Writers Festival

A not-to-be-missed event for book lovers, with the chance to hear from your favourite authors while enjoying some of the Margaret River's best food and wine experiences.

  • Dates:May 14 - 16
  • Venue:Margaret River HEART

Details

  • Venue Address:47 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA
  • Other:Literature,Author Talks,Writers Festivals

Description

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia (WA). Each year it brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.

Themed ‘Future Tense’, the festival will look at both possible and highly imagined futures through a literary lens, to explore and share visions for the future from some of Australia’s most renowned writers, speakers and thinkers.

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