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Venue
Arts Lecture Room 4
Arts Lecture Room 5
Arts Lecture Room 6
Dolphin Theatre, UWA
Fox Theatre
Great Court Stage
Hackett Hall
Juliet Tent, Perth Writers Festival Precinct
Kids Tent
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Murdoch Lecture Theatre
Nedlands Park Masonic Hall
Octagon Theatre, UWA
Romeo Tent, Perth Writers Festival Precinct
Sunken Garden
The Dolphin Theatre & The Octagon Theatre
Tropical Grove, Perth Writers Festival Precinct
University Club Theatre
Whitfeld Court
Whitfeld Court, Stirling Gardens, Gallery Central
Winthrop Hall
Woolnough Lecture Theatre
9.30am-10.30am
11am-12pm
12.30pm-1.30pm
2pm-3pm
3.30pm-4.30pm
5pm-6pm
6.30pm-7.30pm
8pm-9pm
The Secret Art of NOT Writing for TV
2pm-5pm

The Secret Art of NOT Writing for TV

2pm-5pm

TV journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, Brian Armstrong, will take you through the steps of writing for TV news, current affairs, reality shows and documentaries.

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Writing and Illustrating Masterclass
10am-1pm

Writing and Illustrating Masterclass

10am-1pm

Join Children’s Laureate Alison Lester for this special workshop to create a unique piece of work.

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The Long and Short of it
10am-1pm

The Long and Short of it

10am-1pm

In this workshop, writer, editor and teacher, Susan Midalia explores the art of short story writing.

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Turning Stories into Reality
2pm-5pm

Turning Stories into Reality

2pm-5pm

Belinda Castles helps you focus on a small piece of your story, novel, draft or idea, working on it until you’ve found your voice and giving you the confidence to know you can make your story a reality.

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Adventure Writing and Creating a Sense of Place
10am-1pm

Adventure Writing and Creating a Sense of Place

10am-1pm

In this workshop, Peter Heller focuses on using all the senses to write honestly and with humour.

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Secrets of Speechwriting
2pm-5pm

Secrets of Speechwriting

2pm-5pm

Journalist James Button spent a year as speechwriter for former prime minister Kevin Rudd. Learn the basic tools of speechwriting as he shares his experience and mastery with words.

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Art and Crime

Art and Crime

3.30pm-4.30pm

Join Peter Robb as he talks about the interconnections of art and crime and how they relate to our own lives.

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Extraordinary Debuts

Extraordinary Debuts

5pm-6pm

They talk about their publishing journeys, from poring over manuscripts to dealing with bidding wars and the hype around publication.

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Fragments
9.30am-10.30am

Fragments

9.30am-10.30am

Anne de Courcy, Belinda Castles and Toni Jordan discuss with Jenny Gregory how investigating history brought their new books to life.

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From Pilgrims to Poets

From Pilgrims to Poets

11am-12pm

Walking in the manner of medieval pilgrims and paid to carry the sins of others, Ailsa Piper travelled 1,300 kilometres through Spain on foot.

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The Life in his Face

The Life in his Face

12.30pm-1.30pm

Join David Marr as he explores the great photographs and portraits of Patrick White, from childhood until the end of his life.

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The Soundtrack to this book is...

The Soundtrack to this book is...

2pm-3pm

Gus Gordon and Myke Bartlett are two authors whose writing is enriched by the influence of music. They discuss their ultimate writing playlist with William Yeoman.

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Belomor

Belomor

3.30pm-4.30pm

Join Rothwell as he talks to Ramona Koval about his new book: an entrancing meditation on art and life from Eastern Europe to Northern Australia, from World War II to the present.

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Boys Behaving Badly

Boys Behaving Badly

9.30am-10.30am

Novelist Jon Doust and historian Frank Bongiorno consider issues around what it means to be a man in our culture and how these attitudes have changed over time.

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Coming of Age

Coming of Age

2pm-3pm

Three delightful new novels by Shamini Flint, Andrea Hirata and Karen Thompson Walker focus on younger characters experiencing extraordinary events. Join them as they talkabout the inspiration behind their writing.

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

12.30pm-1.30pm

What role does the reviewer play in today’s society? John Freeman, James Bradley and Geordie Williamson share their thoughts with Stephen Romei.

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Fractured Lives

Fractured Lives

5pm-6pm

The new novels of Dawn Barker and Caroline Overington deal with flawed characters and imperfect families. They talk about the big social issues they explore through fiction.

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Love Story

Love Story

11am-12pm

Mardi McConnochie, Susan Johnson and Jacinta Halloran explore love in its myriad forms in their new novels. They talk about the joy and difficulty of writing about one of our strongest emotions.

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2013 A New Outcome

2013 A New Outcome

11am-12pm

With the Federal election looming in 2013, David Uren, Laura Tingle and Chris Uhlmann talk to Phillip Adams about some of the different factors in play this time around

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An Evening of Readings
7pm-8.30pm

An Evening of Readings

7pm-8.30pm

There is something transcendental about listening to the cadences of a writer’s voice as they read their work aloud.

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China

China

9.30am-10.30am

Economics experts Loretta Napoleoni and David Uren decipher China's influence on Australia in the short and long term.

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One Just World Presents: Refugees - Where Do They Come From
5pm-6.30pm

One Just World Presents: Refugees - Where Do They Come From

5pm-6.30pm

We must ask ourselves – what forces so many to leave their homelands and how can we as global citizens help?

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On Happiness

On Happiness

12.30pm-1.30pm

From selfhelp books and positive thinking to trying to live a good life, Damon Young, Oliver Burkeman and Geoff Gallop consider what it will take to make us happy.

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Poets Vs Novelists Debate

Poets Vs Novelists Debate

3.30pm-4.30pm

Who is more likely to make us swoon? Poet or novelist? We pitch poets against novelists to find out who’s the better lover on the written page?

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Wordsmithing

Wordsmithing

2pm-3pm

Join Margaret Atwood and China Miéville for a conversation about pushing literary boundaries with Geordie Williamson.

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Ancient Feasts Versus Modern Gluttony

Ancient Feasts Versus Modern Gluttony

6.30pm-7.30pm

Lawrence Norfolk and Steven Poole talk food through the ages.

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

2pm-3pm

It’s a very special writer who can make us laugh out loud and Zoë Foster, Benjamin Law and Graeme Simsion make it look dead easy. Let them tickle your funny bone while they talk about writing on the lighter side of life.

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In Conversation with Robert Dessaix

In Conversation with Robert Dessaix

3.30pm-4.30pm

Join this compelling writer in an enjoyable conversation with Rosemary Sayer about the vagaries of life.

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In The Dead of the Night

In The Dead of the Night

9.30am-10.30am

Three rising stars of the crime genre discuss their noirish new novels.

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Let The Feast Begin

Let The Feast Begin

11am-12pm

Join Norfolk as he discusses this mesmerising story of 17th century life, love and war that expertly weaves fact with myth.

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Lies, Lust and Political Bastardry

Lies, Lust and Political Bastardry

8pm-9pm

Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann have joined creative forces to write an imaginative romp through the underbelly of politics. Join them as they discuss where true life and fiction meet.

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Sex and the Office

Sex and the Office

12.30pm-1.30pm

Gideon Haigh has written a fascinating history of the office and our relationship to it, while Frank Bongiorno has delved into our sexual past: what can they tell us about ourselves and our nation?

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The Great Race

The Great Race

5pm-6pm

David Hill, talks about The Great Race, his new book that tells of the thrilling race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the map of Australia.

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The Stella Prize Trivia Night
6.30pm-8pm

The Stella Prize Trivia Night

6.30pm-8pm

Know your Thorn Birds from your Sarah Thornhill? Join some of your favourite authors in a night of trivia and laughs in celebration of the writing of Australian women, past and present.

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I Confess...

I Confess...

11am-12pm

Kooshyar Karimi, doctor, writer and translator, speaks to Ali Alizadeh about his extraordinary memoir.

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Join Afternoons with Gillian O'Shaughnessy
1pm-3pm

Join Afternoons with Gillian O'Shaughnessy

1pm-3pm

Featuring special guests from the 2013 Program, the 720 ABC Perth Afternoons team broadcast live from the Perth Writers Festival.

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A Time and a Place

A Time and a Place

12.30pm-1.30pm

Place is intrinsically linked to the new stories created by Toni Jordan, Lynne Leonhardt and Zane Lovitt. They consider whether place has taken on the role of a character in their writing.

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In My Father's Shoes

In My Father's Shoes

11am-12pm

James Button and Scott Johnson consider whether the apple falls far from the tree.

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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

3.30pm-4.30pm

Hannah McGlade and Andy Griffiths talk about inspiring young minds through education and literature.

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Mapping Our Past

Mapping Our Past

9.30am-10.30am

Join writers David Hill and Ross McMullin for a journey into our past as they talk about their recent books charting the race to map Australia and rediscovering the generation of extraordinary individuals lost in World War I.

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Other Peoples Lives

Other Peoples Lives

2pm-3pm

Anne de Courcy and Ross McMullin talk about their research and the stories uncovered with Rosemary Sayer.

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The Problem With Beauty

The Problem With Beauty

5pm-6pm

Must the beautiful seem inauthentic to the contemporary artist? Join Ali Alizadeh, James Bradley and Dennis Haskell in this session hosted by Westerly.

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9.30am-10.30am
11am-12pm
12.30pm-1.30pm
2pm-3pm
3.30pm-4.30pm
5pm-6pm
6.30pm-7.30pm
8pm-9pm
Eight Pillars of a Good Thriller
2pm-5pm

Eight Pillars of a Good Thriller

2pm-5pm

Author LA Larkin will take you through the crucial elements of thriller writing in this fun and informative workshop.

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Writing Love and Sex
10am-1pm

Writing Love and Sex

10am-1pm

Join author Susan Johnson to explore writing about love and sex without winning the Bad Sex in Fiction Award!

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Exploring the Creative Process
10am-1pm

Exploring the Creative Process

10am-1pm

Join in this unique discussion, as Michael Leunig shares his knowledge, work processes and life-lessons.

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The Power of Fantasy
2pm-5pm

The Power of Fantasy

2pm-5pm

Isobelle Carmody will look at the importance and purpose of place in fantasy writing.

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Going Down In History
2pm-5pm

Going Down In History

2pm-5pm

Author Jesse Blackadder takes you on a jaunt through the trials and travails of writing historical fiction.

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In Conversation with Michelle de Kretser

In Conversation with Michelle de Kretser

2pm-3pm

Michelle de Kretser, one of Australia’s finest literary writers, talks to Robert Dessaix about her extraordinary new novel.

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Is Happy a Dirty Word

Is Happy a Dirty Word

12.30pm-1.30pm

Is it possible to make great drama out of a happy tale?

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Landscapes of the Imagination

Landscapes of the Imagination

11am-12pm

Philosopher Damon Young, poet David Morley and novelist Stephen Scourfield consider the artist’s relationship with their physical landscape.

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture

3.30pm-4.30pm

Parker Bilal and Shamini Flint talk to William Yeoman about using detective fiction as a vehicle for social commentary.

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The Rainbow Troops

The Rainbow Troops

5pm-6pm

Andrea Hirata discusses the inspiring and true tale of the trials and tribulations of ten motley students and two teachers from the Muhammadiyah Elementary School.

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Untold Stories

Untold Stories

9.30am-10.30am

Two of our finest writers, Kate Grenville and Drusilla Modjeska, talk about subjects close to their hearts and the strong women who inhabit their stories.

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I, I, I, Me, Me, Me
1.30pm-4.30pm

I, I, I, Me, Me, Me

1.30pm-4.30pm

Ailsa Piper has many practical techniques to help you locate your character and write freely in the first person. Come prepared to write.

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A Glass of Wine and a Good Book
2pm-6pm

A Glass of Wine and a Good Book

2pm-6pm

Pop in throughout the afternoon and meet Western Australian authors: Iris Lavell, Ian Reid, Emma Chapman and Sara Foster, while you sample premium Western Australian wine.

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Intrepid Brides of the Raj

Intrepid Brides of the Raj

9.30am-10.30am

Writer and journalist Anne de Courcy discusses her fascinating new book The Fishing Fleet.

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On Warne

On Warne

11am-12pm

Join Gideon Haigh in conversation with Caroline Overington as they discuss one of Australia’s larger-than life personalities.

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Regime Books Book Launch
12.30pm-1.30pm

Regime Books Book Launch

12.30pm-1.30pm

We summon into existence the second edition of Regime Magazine, the latestc ollection of the best poetry, short stories and performance writing from across Australia and around the world.

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

12.30pm-1.30pm

Major General John Cantwell and former WA premier Geoff Gallop talk about why it is necessary to help remove the stigma around mental illness.

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The Lifted Brow Book Launch

The Lifted Brow Book Launch

3.30pm-4.30pm

Join the Brow’s editors, writers, artists and performers to celebrate the launch of their entirely Perth-themed issue.

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The Pitch
2pm-3.30pm

The Pitch

2pm-3.30pm

Think you have got a really great idea for a book? Here’s your chance to pitch it to someone who can tell you if it is any good – and might be able to do something about it.

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Australian Television's New Golden Age

Australian Television's New Golden Age

3.30pm-4.30pm

Sue Masters, Greg Haddrick, Wayne Blair, and Bevan Lee share their insights into the national industry with Rosemary Neill.

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HBO and The Rise of The TV Novel

HBO and The Rise of The TV Novel

11am-12pm

David Petrarca, Sue Masters and James Bradley talk to Rosemary Neill about how contemporary TV storytelling now rivals cinema and literature.

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The World Until Yesterday

The World Until Yesterday

8pm-9pm

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the world's best nonfiction writers speak.

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Stop the Press

Stop the Press

6.30pm-7.30pm

Steve Lewis, Laura Tingle, Michael Leunig and David Marr consider what drives the media today.

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Tales from the Set

Tales from the Set

2pm-3pm

Have you ever wondered how much fake blood is used in an episode of True Blood? Or how many explosions feature in a series of Burn Notice?

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THE INGREDIENTS OF SUCCESSFUL TV

THE INGREDIENTS OF SUCCESSFUL TV

9.30am-10.30am

Join one of the USA’s most successful TV Directors and member of the HBO family, David Petrarca, to discuss his own experiences on transformative series such as Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones as well as the megatrends that shape the TV we’ve come to love.

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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

5pm-6pm

Join Wayne Blair and other key industry guests as they predict what will be the next smash hit.

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Wild and Uncut

Wild and Uncut

12.30pm-1.30pm

Former National Geographic documentary-maker Brian Armstrong shares some of his experiences in bringing the wild onto our screens.

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A Moral Dilemma

A Moral Dilemma

5pm-6pm

Writers Anna Funder and Robin de Crespigny explore stories of moral strength in their new books.

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Food or Sex

Food or Sex

3.30pm-4.30pm

What’s more difficult: writing about food or writing about sex?

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Modern Warfare

Modern Warfare

2pm-3pm

The contemporary soldier fulfils many roles – fighter, peacekeeper and aid worker.

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The Frailty of Man

The Frailty of Man

9.30am-10.30am

Two soldiers turned writers, Major General John Cantwell and Kevin Powers, talk about their new books.

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The Heart Broke In

The Heart Broke In

12.30pm-1.30pm

Join James Meek as he explores the nature of virtue and good old-fashioned family dramas.

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The Rise of the Apocalypse

The Rise of the Apocalypse

11am-12pm

Is the recent increase in dystopian fiction due to our concern about what lies ahead with global warming and other environmental catastrophes or does it just make really good fiction?

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The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

6.30pm-7.30pm

Unstable economies, political unrest and burgeoning population growth – what does the future look like?

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Bedtime Stories with Phillip Adams

Bedtime Stories with Phillip Adams

6.30pm-7.30pm

Join national treasure Phillip Adams as he takes us behind the scenes at one of Australia’s favourite radio programs and regales us with tales from 21 years at Late Night Live

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Free Verse

Free Verse

3.30pm-4.30pm

Join three outstanding poets, Ali Alizadeh, John Mateer and David Morley, for a first-class poetry reading and discussion of their recent work.

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From Here to There and Back

From Here to There and Back

5pm-6pm

Join Lily Chan and Ailsa Piper as they share the stories behind their new books with Rachel Robertson.

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Identity

Identity

9.30am-10.30am

Emma Chapman, Annabel Smith and Madeleine Thien talk to Angela Meyer about identity when life as we know it changes.

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Not Just for Kids

Not Just for Kids

12.30pm-1.30pm

Julia Lawrinson and Vikki Wakefield talk about the audience they had in mind when they wrote their new novels.

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Plays as Literary Texts

Plays as Literary Texts

11am-12pm

Australian and international playwrights featured in the National Play Festival discuss the literary value of writing for performance.

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The Power of the Pen

The Power of the Pen

2pm-3pm

Robin de Crespigny and Anita Heiss talk about their desire to change lives and political views through their writing.

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A Love Letter to Cairo

A Love Letter to Cairo

12.30pm-1.30pm

Join Ahdaf Soueif and Parker Bilal in conversation as they discuss their Cairo and its portrayal in literature.

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A Window Into Our Past

A Window Into Our Past

3.30pm-4.30pm

A thought-provoking conversation about the insights into human nature that ancient and traditional societies can provide us with.

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Sacred Cows … or Just Bull

Sacred Cows … or Just Bull

2pm-3pm

Oliver Burkeman and Steven Poole question our modern obsessions.

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The Politics We Deserve

The Politics We Deserve

11am-12pm

Laura Tingle, Maxine McKew and Tim Soutphommasane consider what happens to national interest in a nation that shows little interest.

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The Time of Our Lives

The Time of Our Lives

6.30pm-7.30pm

‘What are days for?’ poet Philip Larkin asked. If you’re clinging precariously to life, as Robert Dessaix was recently, it can be hard to think of heartening answers to this question – but not impossible.

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Australian Story

Australian Story

2pm-3pm

Two of Australia’s finest readers, Ramona Koval and Geordie Williamson, discuss our literary history and the books that stand out as the big contributors to our national story with Stephen Romei.

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Page to Screen to Stage

Page to Screen to Stage

12.30pm-1.30pm

Steve Worland iand Graeme Simsion talk about the genesis of their novels and writing with one eye on the movie remake.

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Peeking Behind Closed Doors

Peeking Behind Closed Doors

3.30pm-4.30pm

How do you go about researching risqué subject matter? Frank Bongiorno and Benjamin Law talk to Angela Meyer about their new books detailing the sexual predilections of Australasia.

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The Cold Continent

The Cold Continent

9.30am-10.30am

Alison Lester, Jesse Blackadder and LA Larkin talk about visiting this amazing place and the research they undertook for their recent books.

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The Devil is in the Details

The Devil is in the Details

11am-12pm

Andrew Croome and Natasha Lester discuss the intriguing details they needed to perfect while writing their new novels.

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

5pm-6pm

Why do we travel? Is it a search for identity or connection? Michelle de Kretser, Susan Midalia and Drusilla Modjeska consider place and belonging in their ne wbooks. They talk to Rosemary Sayer.

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9.30am-10.30am
11am-12pm
12.30pm-1.30pm
2pm-3pm
3.30pm-4.30pm
5pm-6pm
7pm-8pm
Crime without Cliche
2pm-5pm

Crime without Cliche

2pm-5pm

Parker Bilal (also known as highly acclaimed author Jamal Mahjoub) presents this essential workshop on the dos and don’ts of crime writing.

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The Music of Poetry
10am-1pm

The Music of Poetry

10am-1pm

In a session that includes performances and enactments of Cole Porter, Jane Austen, James Fenton, Edith Sitwell, WH Auden and Leonard Cohen you will find yourself writing at the tops of your voices.

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Blogging for Beginners
10am-1pm

Blogging for Beginners

10am-1pm

Join writer, reviewer and long-term blogger Angela Meyer for all the answers in this informative workshop on blogging and social media.

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The First Two Pages
2pm-5pm

The First Two Pages

2pm-5pm

Analyse different types of fictional beginnings with Toni Jordan and – if you’re game – workshop the beginning of your own work in progress.

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Adventurers

Adventurers

12.30pm-1.30pm

Join Brian Armstrong and Peter Heller as they talk about making the transition from action to literary lifestyles.

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A Postcard from Perth

A Postcard from Perth

3.30pm-4.30pm

Novelists Lynne Leonhardt and Ian Reid, and historian Jenny Gregory bring the Perth of yesteryear vividly to life in their new books.

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As the Rhythm Runs - A Performance in Words and Music

As the Rhythm Runs - A Performance in Words and Music

5pm-6pm

In words and music, the landscape and characters of Stephen Scourfield’s new novel, As the River Runs, are brought to life.

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At Last

At Last

2pm-3pm

Edward St Aubyn talks to John Freeman about the conclusion to his Patrick Melrose chronicles.

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Looking at the Aftermath

Looking at the Aftermath

11am-12pm

Award-winning Canadian novelist Madeleine Thien talks about her deeply moving new novel.

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Mining The Past

Mining The Past

9.30am-10.30am

Kunal Basu, Jesse Blackadder and Ian Reid talk about their fascinating new historical narratives and writing with one eye on the past.

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A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

11am-12pm

Anna Funder and Kate Grenville talk to William Yeoman about the way the past affects our national psyche and new ways of examining this through fiction.

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Anna Funder

Anna Funder

7pm-8pm

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear Anna Funder speak as she closes the 2013 Perth Writers Festival.

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Behind the Battlelines

Behind the Battlelines

2pm-3pm

James Button, Maxine McKew and Geoff Gallop in conversation with David Marr consider Rudd versus Gillard, the rise of the factions and the fight for the heart of the ALP.

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Inside the Imagination of China Miéville

Inside the Imagination of China Miéville

12.30pm-1.30pm

China Miéville in discussion with James Bradley about his genre-busting and vividly imagined new novel Railsea.

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Kate Grenville In Conversation

Kate Grenville In Conversation

3.30pm-4.30pm

Join Grenville as she discusses her bestselling novel, The Secret River, its journey from page to stage, and companion novels, Sarah Thornhill and The Lieutenant.

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50 Shades of Chick Lit

50 Shades of Chick Lit

9.30am-10.30am

Three of our favourite women writers – Anita Heiss, Zoë Foster and Susan Johnson – what all the fuss is about when it comes to chick lit.

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In My Former Life

In My Former Life

5pm-6pm

Scott Johnson, Brian Armstrong Steve Worland talk about how their day jobs have informed their writing.

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The Library of my Mind

The Library of my Mind

3.30pm-4.30pm

John Freeman and Ramona Koval live and breathe books and between them have interviewed nearly every major name in fiction.

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The Modern Masterpiece

The Modern Masterpiece

12.30pm-1.30pm

James Meek and Michelle de Kretser discuss their stand-out novels.

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The Stuff of Legend

The Stuff of Legend

11am-12pm

John Cantwell, Chris Masters and Ross McMullin consider what makes a hero and whether notions of valour have changed over the last century.

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The Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

2pm-3pm

While harrowing and affecting, Kevin Powers' debut novel, The Yellow Birds, is also a profound and beautiful examination of what war is really like.

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In The Shadow Of The Sword

In The Shadow Of The Sword

3.30pm-4.30pm

Join Tom Holland as he examines the final book in his Ancient World trilogy, which seeks to explain the origin of Islam.

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Loretta Napeoleoni in Conversation

Loretta Napeoleoni in Conversation

2pm-3pm

Join the bestselling author of Maonomics, Rogue Economics and Ten Years that Shook the World in conversation.

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Making Lives

Making Lives

9.30am-10.30am

Alan Dodge talks with Peter Robb about painters, filmmakers, writers, criminals, and activists whose lives themselves seem to take on the form of a work of art.

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Michael Leunig in Conversation

Michael Leunig in Conversation

11am-12pm

Join iconic Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet Michael Leunig as he talks to Geraldine Mellet about his latest book, The Essential Leunig.

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Thrill Me

Thrill Me

12.30pm-1.30pm

The gripping new thrillers by Andrew Croome, LA Larkin and Steve Worland will keep you up late at night. They talk about building and maintaining suspense in their new books.

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At The Edge of Darkness

At The Edge of Darkness

12.30pm-1.30pm

The new novels by Emma Chapman, Caroline Overington and Diane Touchell explore dark subject matter with a light touch. They talk about their gripping new books.

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Doctors and Nurses

Doctors and Nurses

3.30pm-4.30pm

They talk to Angela Meyer about writing with a medical perspective and the rich content it provides for fiction.

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Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

2pm-3pm

Lily Chan, Scott Johnson and Benjamin Law discuss how they managed familial expectations in their recent memoirs.

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Of The Time

Of The Time

11am-12pm

Belinda Castles and Mardi McConnochie vividly recreate wartime settings, from Sydney to London, in their new novels. They talk about getting into the spirit of the time and place as storytellers.

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Portugal

Portugal

5pm-6pm

The country of Portugal captured the artistic imaginations of poet John Mateer and novelist Kunal Basu. They share the inspiration behind their recent books.

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To The Point

To The Point

9.30am-10.30am

Is greater creativity needed when writing in a shorter form? Susan Midalia, Zane Lovitt and James Bradley consider the pay-off when writing within word limits.

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9.30am-10.15am
10.30am-11.15am
11.30am-12.15pm
12.30pm-1.15pm
1.30pm-2.15pm
2.30pm-3.15pm
Create your own Book
10am-11am

Create your own Book

10am-11am

Join Alison Lester to create and print out your very own book to take home.

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Postcards From The Past
1.30pm-2.30pm

Postcards From The Past

1.30pm-2.30pm

Step back in time with Dianne Wolfer to find out what life was really like 100 years ago and create your very own postcard from the past.

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Auslan for Everyone - A Sign Singing Workshop
2pm-3pm

Auslan for Everyone - A Sign Singing Workshop

2pm-3pm

Join Asphyxia as she teaches the classic Australian song 'My Island Home' in the mesmerising language of the Deaf: Auslan.

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Learn to Illustrate
11am-12pm

Learn to Illustrate

11am-12pm

Join master illustrator Gus Gordon and learn fun drawing techniques and exercises to give you the confidence to let your imagination soar.

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Poetrypalooza
12.30pm-1.30pm

Poetrypalooza

12.30pm-1.30pm

Meg McKinlay invites you to explore the poetic possibilities of the everyday; opening up cracks in the ordinary to take words into places you never imagined they could go.

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The Power of Fantasy for Children
9.30am-10.30am

The Power of Fantasy for Children

9.30am-10.30am

Join fantasy queen Isobelle Carmody for this special workshop where you’ll explore essential writing tips and techniques.

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Granny Grommet and Me

Granny Grommet and Me

11.30am-12.15pm

Join Dianne Wolfer and Karen Blair for fun in the sandpit as they launch Granny Grommet and Me, their special new book.

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King of Comedy

King of Comedy

1.30pm-2.15pm

Join the hilarious and madcap Andy Griffiths as he takes us on an exploration of The 26-Storey Treehouse.

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Meet the Grimstones

Meet the Grimstones

10.30am-11.15am

Be enchanted by the world of The Grimstones in this theatrical event based on Asphyxia’s delightful gothic fairytales.

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Meet the Queen of Modern Fantasy

Meet the Queen of Modern Fantasy

11.30am-12.15pm

Join Isobelle Carmody as she discusses her writing career, the inspiration for her books and much more.

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Passionate About Picture Books

Passionate About Picture Books

9.30am-10.15am

Meet author and illustrator Gus Gordon and learn about his passion for writing and illustrating picture books.

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Sophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South

12.30pm-1.15pm

Alison Lester is a master storyteller who mixes imaginary worlds with everyday life.

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Tracking Tiny Treasures

Tracking Tiny Treasures

2.30pm-3.15pm

Learn to treasure hunt with the Ten Tiny Things team, Meg McKinlay and Kyle Hughes-Odgers.

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King of Comedy - Session 2
9.30am-10.30am

King of Comedy - Session 2

9.30am-10.30am

Full of mayhem,slapstick and ridiculous situations, Andy Griffiths' latest book, The 26-Storey Treehouse, will have you howling with laughter.

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All Monkeys Love Bananas.. Or Do They

All Monkeys Love Bananas.. Or Do They

12.30pm-1.15pm

Join Sean E Avery as he shares his delightfully playful picture book about being different and finding happiness.

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Diary of a Bestselling Author

Diary of a Bestselling Author

10.30am-11.15am

Shamini Flint says she’s just like Marcus’ dad from her popular books Diary of a Cricket God and Diary of a Soccer Star.

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From Vikings To Lions

From Vikings To Lions

9.30am-10.15am

Hear all about Foley's first stories, written as a primary school student, and how his passion for storytelling and cartoons led him to become a children’s book author and illustrator.

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Introducing The Tribe

Introducing The Tribe

1.30pm-2.15pm

Join Ambelin Kwaymullina as she shares her exciting new book, The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, a clever and gripping dystopian tale full of fast-paced action and compelling plot twists.

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My Superhero's Not Like That...

My Superhero's Not Like That...

11.30am-12.15pm

You’ll be surprised at what this special superhero CAN do.

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Paranormal Plots in Perth

Paranormal Plots in Perth

2.30pm-3.15pm

Meet local-born author Myke Bartlett as he talks about the inspiration behind his action-packed, mythological adventure thriller, Fire in the Sea.

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