Last night was the launch of the Perth Writers Festival program. For three days next month, 21–23 February, Perth audiences will have the opportunity to see more than a hundred local writers, as well as a wonderful lineup of visitors including Eleanor Catton, Lionel Shriver, Margaret Drabble, Martin Amis, Richard Flanagan, Hannah Kent, Debra Adelaide, Min Anchee, Andrea Goldsmith, Chris Womersley, Thomas Kenneally, Carrie Tiffany, Jeet Thayil, Angela Meyer and David Vann—and that’s just scratching the surface.
The festival is always one of the highlights of my calendar, and I’m very happy to be participating this year. Here are my sessions:
Friday, 21 February, 1–2pm, Romeo Tent: THE INNER LIFE OF OTHERS, chairing this panel comprising Chris Womersley, Debra Adelaide and Andrea Goldsmith. Free event
Saturday, 22 February, 1–2pm, Tropical Grove: LYREBIRDS, panel with Jo Baker and Catherine Jinks. Chair: Rose Michael. Free event
Saturday, 22 February, 5.30–6.30pm, Tropical Grove: TILLING THE SOIL, with Yvette Walker. Chair: Nicole Sinclair. Free event
Sunday, 23 February, 10am–1pm, Arts Lecture Room 4: Workshop: WRITING THE PAST. Bookings essential