A Glass of Wine and a Good Book ®
A Glass of Wine and a Good Book is a writingWA initiative that brings together two of life's greatest pleasures - fine wine and great literature - in a variety of locations and circumstances.
Our Next Event:
will be for the 2013 Perth Writers Festival, in partnership with Wines of Western Australia.
Over a four hour duration you will have the opportunity to sample premium wines from eight West Australian producers, and listen to four West Australian writers in conversation with their fellow authors.
When: Saturday 23 February, 2-6pm
Where: Juliet Tent, UWA Campus, Stirling Highway, Nedlands
The programme includes the following authors:
2.15pm: Iris Lavell, author of Elsewhere in Success (Fremantle Press)
in conversation with Amanda Curtin
In a suburb called Success, failure is not an option. Harry and Louisa look like an ordinary couple. They live in an ordinary house in an ordinary street in a suburb called Success. Harry says it is better to let sleeping dogs lie. But Buster their dog isn’t one for lying still, and even Harry can’t resist digging up the lawnmower he finds buried in the yard. Louisa, too, wishes things would just stay as they are. But sometimes, if you dig a little deeper, past the losses, the secret longings, the broken dreams, you find the most surprising things.
3.15: pm: Ian Reid, author of That Untravelled World (UWA Publishing)
in conversation with Deborah Burrows
It is 1912, and young Harry Hopewell arrives in Perth to work on the construction of a wireless station commissioned by the new Australian Commonwealth Government. He is full of enthusiasm about the miraculous new world of possibilities opened up by radio transmission, and buoyed by his growing friendship with Nellie Weston. But when Nellie and her parents vanish without a trace, his world begins to darken. Set in the suburbs of Perth and regional towns of WA, That Untravelled World follows Harry’s dreams and disappointments through the First World War, the Depression and the years that follow.
4.15pm: Emma Chapman, author of How to be a Good Wife (Picador)
in conversation with Julia Lawrinson
Marta and Hector have been married for a long time – so long that she finds it difficult to remember her life before him. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife.
But when Hector comes home with a secret, their ordered domestic life begins to unravel. In the shadows there is a blonde girl that only Marta can see. And she is trying to tell her something . . .
5.15 pm: Sara Foster, author of Shallow Breath
in conversation with Julienne van Loon
Two years ago, Desi Priest made a horrific mistake and destroyed her family. Now, she is coming home to make amends: to her daughter Maya, who’s nurturing her own dangerous plan; to her brother Jackson, who blames himself; and to her close friend Pete, who has spent years shielding her from a devastating truth. But as Desi returns to her beloved house by the ocean, there is a stranger waiting for her. Someone who needs her help. Someone whose arrival will reveal a chain of secrets hidden for over twenty years. And one by one the family will be forced to confront the possibility that they have somehow got things terribly, tragically wrong …
THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN WINES FROM:
FERMOY ESTATE, LOST LAKE, WOODGATE, FIFTH ESTATE, DEVIL'S LAIR, GILBERT'S, BARTON JONES, AND ALCHEMIST PRECIOUS WINES.
This is a free event.
A Glass of Wine and a Good Book ® is a Registered Trade Mark.