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August 2019

SongCraft 7 Week Songwriting Circle

8 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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Perth Poetry Festival 2019

9 August - 18 August
Free – $25
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The Perth Poetry Festival is organised by WA Poets Inc., and includes a range of free and low-cost events including workshops, discussions and poetry readings that will inspire you and encourage you to develop your poetry.

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Romance Writers of Australia 2019 Conference

9 August @ 7:00 am - 11 August @ 3:00 pm
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel, 65 Queens Road
Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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$450 – $750
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Romance Writers of Australia holds its national conference in August each year, with this year's conference to be held in Melbourne.

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In conversation with Dominic Smith

9 August @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Knowledge Centre, Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis Building, 2232D Albany Highway
Gosnells, 6110
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Free

Meet international bestselling author Dominic Smith as he discusses his new novel The Electric Hotel.

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The Big Issue – Readings from the Fiction Edition

9 August @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Centre for Stories, 100 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia
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$20

The Centre for Stories has partnered with The Big Issue to present an evening of readings from the 2019 volume. Local literary figures will bring the page to life and your ticket will include a copy of the magazine.

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Love Your Bookshop Day

10 August
Free
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Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great. Whether it’s for their amazing staff, their carefully curated range or specialisation or a must-see events program, you're encouraged to visit your favourite bookshop on Saturday 10 August 2019 and join in with the celebrations. Use the hash tags #loveyourbookshopday and #whyIlovemybookshop to share why your bookshop is special. Find out more at the Love Your Bookshop Day website.

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Oceanic: A Celebration of the Great Wild Blue and Beyond

10 August @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street
East Victoria Park, WA 6101 Australia
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$10 – $15
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Take a little time out for this uplifting creative writing and colour workshop where experiences and imaginings combine.

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Dymocks Midland Book Signing of Security by Susan Hoddy

10 August @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dymocks Midland, Midland Gate Shopping Centre, Shop 118, 274 Great Eastern Highway
Midland, 6056
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Free

Come along to Dymocks Midland, for a book signing with author Susan Hoddy for her new novel, Security.

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From Slush-Pile to Rush- Pile : Creating Great Fiction

10 August @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Armadale Library, Shop #64 Armadale Central Shopping Centre,10 Orchard Avenue
Armadale, WA 6112 Australia
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Free
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If you would like to write better, and be in contention for acceptance letters, awards, or acclaim, then come along and be ready to take your writing to the next level with Dr Laurie Steed.

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Drafting and Editing Prose for Publication with Josephine Taylor

$38 – $48

Through information, practice tips and editing activities, this workshop will focus on how to prepare your writing for competitions and publication. Participants will gain confidence in their editing skills and discover how satisfying and enjoyable it is to draft and edit.

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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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