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August 2019

Author Talk – Bindy Pritchard

20 August @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cambridge Library, 99 The Boulevard
Floreat, WA 6014 Australia
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Join Perth-based writer, Bindy Pritchard, as she reads from her debut collection of short stories, Fabulous Lives and talks about her writing process. Bindy’s work has previously been published in Westerly, Kill Your Darlings, and Review of Australian Fiction. Fabulous Lives is published by Margaret River Press. Book sales and signing will be available at the event. Find out more on the Cambridge Library events page.

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‘Honestly, this really happened to me’ – Monologue Workshop with Hellie Turner

20 August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 17 September 2019

Centre for Stories, 100 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
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$300

Highly experienced WA playwright Hellie Turner invites you to engage with her in a lively 7 week workshop, designed to assist you to construct & write a dramatic monologue centred on a ‘defining event or issue’ from your life story.

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Rachael Treasure In Conversation With Rachael Johns

22 August @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ellenbrook Community Library, 90 Main Street
Ellenbrook, WA 6069 Australia
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$10
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Enjoy morning tea with Rachael Treasure and Rachael Johns as they discuss Rachael Treasure's latest book White Horses.

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Writing Workshop with AJ Betts (Ages 11 to 17)

22 August @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morley Library, 240 Walter Road West
Morley, WA 6062 Australia
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Free
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Join YA author AJ Betts for a fun and useful workshop to help you through the writing process.

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So, You Want to be a Children’s Author

22 August @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Corner Stock Road and Canning Highway
Melville, WA 6156 Australia
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$5
Image of Norman Jorgensen holding a copy of Wrecker's Revenge and an image of Jan Nicholls

Do you have a great idea for a children’s book? Then you can’t miss this. Multi award-winning writer, Norman Jorgensen, will share insights into his career, his books and the inspiration and research he did to create his exciting stories. Norman will also share writing tips and provide guidelines to writing structure, plot development and story development that have worked for him and helped him get published more than a dozen times. Jan Nicholls joined the WA Branch of the…

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Spotlight on Indonesia

22 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Stories, 100 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
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Free
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Indonesia is a country with a depth and breadth of diversity which never fails to surprise. Join us for ‘Spotlight on Indonesia’ where we will hear from Perth residents Annette Wiguna, Kevin Ng and Martha Weruing. They will share their different experiences as people of Indonesian background, interwoven with political comment, cultural observation and social history. They will also read selected works from Indonesian writers including Zeffrey Alkatiri, Eka Kurniawan and Lily Yulianti Farid, followed by a question and answer…

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SongCraft 7 Week Songwriting Circle

22 August @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 12 September 2019

Earthwise Community, 315 Bagot Road
Subiaco, WA 6008 Australia
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$185.71 – $233.19
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In this 7 week songwriting circle, beginners, musicians, poets and longtime songwriters learn how to craft better lyrics and get more involved in the storytelling aspect of songwriting.

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New Norcia Writers’ Festival 2019

24 August @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
New Norcia Benedictine Community, Great Northern Highway
New Norcia, WA 6509 Australia
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$80
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The programme for the annual New Norcia Writers' Festival, to be held on 24 August 2019, has been announced. Like its predecessors, the emphasis is on literature as performance, with author readings accompanying each session.

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Overcoming Self-Doubt and Procrastination with Annabel Smith

24 August @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mattie Furphy House, Corner Kirkwood Road and Clare Copse
Swanbourne, WA 6010 Australia
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$20 – $25

This interactive workshop will delve deep into the thoughts and feelings that hold us back from achieving our potential as writers, such as self-doubt, fear of rejection/criticism, procrastination, perfectionism, lack or resilience/staying power. • Understand the beliefs which hold you back from achieving your potential as a writer • Become familiar with strategies and frameworks for overcoming self-limiting beliefs and behaviours around writing • Practice with tools which will empower you to continue to build confidence and proactivity on an…

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Book Launch: The emptied bridge by Jackson

24 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Moon Cafe, 323 William Street
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
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Free
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ackson will officially launch her new book The emptied bridge, and read poems from it and from A coat of ashes at the Perth Poetry Club on Saturday 24 August.

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Enter by 1 September for your chance to win!

Win a Festival Pass and 5 nights’ accommodation for 2 people at this year’s Ubud Writers Festival

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