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June 2022

Nathan Hobby in conversation with Elizabeth Lewis

10 June @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FREE

Join us for a free 2022 Love to Read Local Week online author talk with Nathan Hobby, author of the new biography about Katharine Susannah Prichard: The Red Witch. Nathan will be joined by the Chairperson of the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, Elizabeth Lewis, to talk through all the highlights (and the surprises and challenges) of writing the biography. There will also be time for a Q&A with Nathan at the end. GIVEAWAY! The KSP Foundation will be giving…

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In Conversation with author Skylar J Wynter and artist Neshka Turner

10 June @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Skylar J Wynter & Neshka Turner talk books, art, poetry and slam with novelist and spoken-word artist, Jeff Cottrill. Pull up a comfy chair and grab a glass of your favourite tipple as we chat with the best-selling author of Pieces of Humanity, Skylar J Wynter, and artist, Neshka Turner, about their forthcoming poetry and art collaboration book, SHINE. Facilitated by novelist and spoken-word artist, Jeff Cottrill, we'll delve deep into how poetry and art can combine to create a…

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Meet Katie Stewart

10 June @ 6:00 pm
Northam Library, 298 Fitzgerald St E, Northam + Google Map

Katie Stewart is an author and illustrator. Born in the north of England, she came to Australia at the age of nine. She started her working life as an archaeologist and ethnohistorian, went on to teaching and then to being a mother. She later worked in a school library, but her lifelong dream was to be what she is now. She is married to a farmer, has three children and lives north of Northam, where her love of animals means…

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Just James

10 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oasis Lotteries House, 37 Hampden Road, Nedlands + Google Map
Free

You are invited to a discussion with James Foley about Stellarphant, his shortlisted Book in the 2022 Picture Book of the Year Award. This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

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Meet Bren MacDibble

11 June @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
City of Geraldton Library, 37 Marine Terrace, Geraldton WA 6530 + Google Map
FREE

Come along to the City of Geraldton Library and meet Bren MacDibble. Bren will be sharing her novel writing experience, giving examples from Across the Risen Sea, The Dog Runner and How to Bee. This is a free event. Bookings not required. This event is presented by the Writers of the Coral Coast as part of Love to Read Local week 2022. The event is enabled with funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

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Colin Falconer in conversation

11 June @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Karratha Library, 27 Welcome Rd, Karratha WA 6714 + Google Map

As part of Love to Read Local Week, Karratha Library will be presenting an 'in conversation' with internationally acclaimed author Colin Falconer. The conversation will be pre-recorded and screened exclusively at a special 'watch party' to be held at the Library on 11 June. Colin is best known for epic historical fiction. 'Harem', the story of Suleiman the Magnificent sold over 150,000 copies in Germany. 'Aztec', about Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes, stayed on the best seller lists in Mexico for…

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Studio Crawl Tour 2

11 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paper Bird Books, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle,
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$32.74

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Would you like to know how illustrator’s create the funny, colourful, fabulous illustrations and artwork that your children love so much? Well this is your chance to deep dive into the world of children’s book illustration. Each tour will start at Paper Bird Books, Fremantle’s delightful bookshop for the young and young at heart. From Paper Bird our Crawl tour guide will transport you to your next destination, a private artist’s…

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Scott-Patrick Mitchell and “Clean”

11 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Moon Cafe, 2/323 William St
Northbridge, 6000 Australia
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Donation

Come along to Perth Poetry Club on 11 June when the program will feature Scott-Patrick Mitchell and his recent publication "Clean" (Upswell Publishing). The event will be both live and virtual. The event is co-presented by WA Poets Inc and the Perth Poetry Club and is enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

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Studio Crawl Tour 3

12 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paper Bird Books, 42 Henry Street
Fremantle,
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$32.75

Have you ever wondered how picture books are made? Would you like to know how illustrator’s create the funny, colourful, fabulous illustrations and artwork that your children love so much? Well this is your chance to deep dive into the world of children’s book illustration. Each tour will start at Paper Bird Books, Fremantle’s delightful bookshop for the young and young at heart. From Paper Bird our Crawl tour guide will transport you to your next destination, a private artist’s…

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In Conversation with Michael Trant

16 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Busselton Library, Stanley Pl, Busselton WA 6280 + Google Map
FREE

Wild Dogs is a page-turning action thriller set in the WA outback, introducing Australia’s answer to Jack Reacher. Join us for a night of conversation with Michael Trant, author of Wild Dogs and Ridgeview Station. Drinks and nibbles will be provided and books will be available for purchase and signing. This is a free event but registration would be appreciated via the Eventbrite link below. This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency…

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