Perth Writers Festival
Pastevent

Perth Writers Festival

20-23 Feb 2014

Perth Writers Festival brings you a stellar line-up of international and Australian authors, thinkers and provocateurs.

Join us at the Perth Writers Festival Precinct situated within the beautiful grounds of The University of Western Australia for interviews, debates, readings, performances and workshops.

Engage with the finest minds for the latest in fiction, memoir, travel writing, digital media, politics, history, social justice, crime, graphic novels, gaming, journalism and much more.

Friday 21 February

  Dolphin Theatre

Ticketed
Octagon Theatre

Ticketed

Winthrop Hall

Ticketed

Juliet Tent

Free

Romeo Tent

Free

Woolnough Lecture Theatre

Free

Tropical Grove

Free

 
10–11am Longbourn     Future Classics The Long View Monuments to Love    
11.30am–12.30pm Celebrating 50 Years: Thomas Keneally Margaret Drabble   My Mother, My Father Choose Your Own Adventure Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy    
1–2pm Of Beauty Rich and Rare Lost, Stolen or Shredded  Burial Rites Fair Go, Mate The Inner Life of Others   1–3pm
Afternoons will Gillian O'Shaughnessy
 
2.30–3.30pm My Father's Son Big Brother Damned If He Does Boomtown Rats The Presence of Greatness      
4–5pm Self Portraits and Other Fictions Tracks   Investigating Justice The Chairman's Lounge Ballistics    
5.30–6.30pm The Cooked Seed The Narrow Road to the Deep North   Helium Lost Luggage      
7.30–9pm   Dog Days: Australia After the Boom            

 

Saturday 22 February

 

Dolphin Theatre

Ticketed

Octagon Theatre

Ticketed

Winthrop Hall

Ticketed

University Club Theatre

Ticketed

Juliet Tent

Free

Romeo Tent 

Free

Perth Concert Hall

Ticketed

Tropical Grove

Free

10–11am Narcopolis The Game Changers: The Writer and the Game Love and War In Plain Sight How Translation Works Grand Allusions   Forever Young
11.30am–12.30pm By the Book The Game Changers: What the Player Wants The Luminaries The Future Traders The Politics of Indignation The Memory Board   Cash for Comment
1–2pm An Unneccessary Woman The Game Changers: Character and Story The Misogyny Factor States of Mind Not Absolute Beginners India   Lyrebirds
2.30–3.30pm Disaster and Recovery The Game Changers: What's in Store? Theft A Question of Identity The Swan Book A Boy's Short Life   The 2014 Stella Prize
4–5pm Fallen Women Graphic Detail On the Trail of Genghis Khan Twiggy Dare Me Hi-Vis Daze   Campfire Yarns with Clarrie Cameron
5.30–6.30pm Philipp Meyer Comic Book Heroes     Boom Embedded 8–9pm Martin Amis Tilling the Soil

Sunday 23 February

 

Dolphin Theatre

Ticketed

Octagon Theatre

Ticketed

University Club Theatre

Ticketed

Juliet Tent

Free

Romeo Tent

Free

Woolnough Lecture Theatre

Free

Tropical Grove

Free

10–11am Perth Intelligent Design First Victory  

9–3pm

Family Day

      

Mythic Beings

Hope Springs Eternal

9–3pm

Family Day

      
11.30am–12.30pm Absence at the Heart A Good Death Equal Justice Dead Letters The Lucky Culture
1–2pm Cairo For the Life of Me Saints and Sinners: Faith, Abuse and George Pell Press Freedom Small and Perfectly Formed
2.30–3.30pm A Mile Down A Country Too Far Profits of Doom Paper and Glass Poets Corner
4–5pm Beasts and Burdens Mateship with Birds The Collectors After Homosexual Bridging Cultures
5.30–6.30pm Nineteen Eighty-Four     In Days of Ore Till Death we Make Art
7–8pm   CLOSING ADDRESS: Richard Flanagan on Love Stories      

Date

20-23 Feb 2014
Perth Writers Festival Precinct

Thur 20 Feb, All Day
Fri 21 Feb, All Day
Sat 22 Feb, All Day
Sun 23 Feb, All Day

Price

$Freeu201370-$0.00
Varied $Freeu201370

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