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October 2019

Australian Short Story Festival 2019

18 October - 20 October
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia
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$20 – $199
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Founded by Anna Solding of MidnightSun Publishing and Caroline Wood of Margaret River Press, the Festival connects audiences with short story writers, storytellers, publishers, and editors of literary magazines. It brings together readers and local, Australian and international short story writers. As the first national event to focus exclusively on the short story form, the Australian Short Story Festival offers a unique contribution to the nation’s literary culture, as well as a timely response to the current resurgence of this…

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Writing in Regions – Spring Workshops

18 October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 12 September 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 22 September 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 18 October 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 22 October 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 14 October 2019 at 10:00 am

Six-time novelist and best-selling Amazon author Karina McRoberts will be holding low-cost workshops in regional areas to help anyone wishing to write and publish, in print or online.

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In Conversation with Tracy Farr and Annabel Smith

18 October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Riverton Library, 67 Riley Rd
Riverton, WA 6148 Australia
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Images: Author Tracy Farr and book cover of The Hope Fault

Come along and hear Tracy’s thoughts on having her novels adapted for stage and radio.

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Life Writing with Rosemary Stevens

19 October @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 2 November 2019

Centre for Stories, 100 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
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This 7-week course offers an intimate, safe and relaxed environment in which to begin, or reinvigorate, your life story.

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Workshop: Speedy, Simple and Low Cost Self-Publishing

19 October @ 10:15 am - 5:15 pm
: Goldfields Room, First Floor, State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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$150 – $160

Helen Iles, Author, Publisher and Editor is conducting this workshop which includes book design; working with templates and style sheets; front matter; graphics; cover design and cover images; uploading to the Web, legal obligations and managing your books online. Cost: $150 for members of The Society of Women Writers WA; $160 for non-members. Contact [email protected] or 0429 116 395 for bookings or information.

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Free Public Play Reading: Kind Regards by Michelle Aitken

19 October @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
City of Perth Library and History Centre, 573 Hay Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Image: Black Swan Theatre Company's five emerging playwrights

Register your place at a free public play reading for Kind Regards by Michelle Aitken, a questionably autobiographical play about family, peace offerings and unrequited emails.

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Perth Poetry Club: October 2019

19 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 26 October 2019

The Moon Cafe, 323 William Street
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
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Perth Poetry Club meets each Saturday afternoon at the Moon Cafe in Northbridge.

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Launch of Paper Bird Classics & Sparks

21 October @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle, WA Australia
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Needing direction for your child or students reading? Paper Bird Classics & Sparks are core lists of children’s literature, packaged in neat dozens, tailored to each year group (K-6) and designed for classrooms and home libraries

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A Stolen Life : The Bruce Trevorrow Case

21 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Armadale Library, Shop #64 Armadale Central Shopping Centre,10 Orchard Avenue
Armadale, WA 6112 Australia
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Images: book cover of A Stolen Life and author Dr Antonio Buti

Dr Antonio Buti explains how he came to tell the story of Bruce Trevorrow, the man at the centre of his new book, A Stolen Life.

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A Day of Literary Feasting

$5 – $30

A Day of Literary Feasting offers a series of mouth-watering sessions for book lovers, aspiring writers and anyone seeking inspiration from authors and the written word. This one-day event on Tuesday 22 October celebrates reading and writing featuring the following guest presenters: Annabel Smith, Alana Marshall from The Library Within, Lynne Leonhardt, Elliot Langdon, Tom McKendrick and Holden Sheppard. Register for the entire day, the workshops or for select sessions only. Costs: Individual sessions $5; Lunch $15; All Day Registration…

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A Literary Cruise with William Dalrymple

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