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Pathways to Publishing with Shoma Mittra

29 May @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join industry professional Shoma Mittra for this unmissable free event, where she decodes the world of self-publishing versus traditional, vanity, and hybrid publishing. Discover which choice is the right one …


LTRL Week: Collage Making with Kelly Canby @ Paper Bird

2 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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


LTRL Week: Drawing Workshop with Renée Treml @ Paper Bird

2 June @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 …




Child’s Play: The Basics of Illustrating Kids’ Books with James Foley

26 May @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This 3 hour workshop will cover character design, storyboarding, layout, typography, media choice, final art, working with publishers, submitting portfolios to publishers, traditional vs digital. Everything you need to know …


All Abilities Online Poetry Workshop

26 May @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

All Abilities is a monthly online poetry workshop (the last Sunday of the month) hosted by Karen Lowry for those for who identify as having a disability and/or have access …


The Secrets of Storytelling

26 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A 36-week course with author A. R. Levett is offered at the Peter Cowan Writers Centre. Gaining the structural tools used by best-selling authors, weekly classes will motivate you to …




Emerging Writers Program: Applications Open

Are you an emerging adult writer working on a debut, full-length manuscript of poetry, short fiction, young adult fiction, fiction or creative non-fiction and live in metropolitan or outer suburbs ...


Longlist Announcement: LTRL Fictional Flashbacks Competition

We’re delighted to announce that the longlist for this year’s Love to Read Local Week Fictional Flashbacks Competition is finally here! This year we had an incredible 137 entries! Congratulations ...


the little journal Featured Authors Announcement

Writing WA and Night Parrot Press are thrilled to unveil the line-up of extraordinary authors featured in the first edition of the little journal! For our speculative fiction issue, we ...


Podstreet: The Writing WA Podcast

Introducing Podstreet: The Writing WA Podcast This is our official Writing WA podcast, featuring West Australian authors, poets, essayists, booksellers, publishers & other industry professionals talking about their new books, ...


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