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Specialising in: Public readings, talks, festival appearances

Louise Allan is the author of the bestselling novel, 'The Sisters' Song', which won the Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award in 2018. She was shortlisted for the 2014 City of Fremantle—TAG Hungerford Award, awarded a Varuna Residential Fellowship (2014) and was the Scholarship Writer in Residence at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre (2019). Louise lives…

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Frané Lessac is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States with over 40 award-winning children's picture books. She grew up in a small town outside of New York City and had many pets including; a monkey, snakes and a camel. Since she was little, it was a dream to become an artist. Frané’s…

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Jen Banyard is a writer for big and little people. She’s best known for her upbeat middle readers’ adventure stories, notably the ‘Riddle Gully’ series, but has written and reviewed for Westerly and other adult journals. With a PhD in creative writing, Jen has taught at university and is an engaging, ukulele-toting advocate–facilitator of writing,…

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Rashida Murphy is an award winning writer from Western Australia. She has published several short stories, poems, book reviews and essays and her debut novel, The Historian's Daughter, was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize. The Historian's Daughter is now available from UWA Publishing. Rashida lives in Perth and is currently working on a…

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