23 February 2019: ‘Painter to the King’ (chairing session), Perth Writers Week
UK novelist Amy Sackville discusses how she brought one of Spain’s greatest painters, Diego Velazquez, out of the tenebrous gloom and into the light. With Amanda Curtin.
Auditorium, University Club, 11–11.45am, details here
23 February 2019: ‘(Re)Writing History’, Perth Writers Week
What can an imaginative engagement with the past teach us about passion and obsession? Acclaimed historical novelists Amanda Curtin & Andrew Miller discuss their work with Bron Sibree.
Banquet Hall, University Club, 1.30–2.15pm, details here
23 February 2019: Workshop: ‘Writing Fiction—Getting Started’, Perth Writers Week
If you’re just starting out on your writing journey, this workshop will get you thinking like a writer. Join Amanda Curtin as she introduces you to the main elements of writing fiction and starts you on exercises in creativity.
Seminar Room 2, University Club, 2.30–5.30pm, details here.
24 February 2019: ‘Ars Longa Vita Brevis’, Perth Writers Week breakfast event
Amy Sackville, Gail Jones & Amanda Curtin have written passionately about art and artists. Now hear them chat about it over breakfast with former Art Gallery of WA director Alan Dodge.
University Club restaurant, 9–10.30am, details here.
* Please check back later for other 2019 events *
Past events—photos, 2018
The Great Big Book Read at Fremantle Arts Centre…
In great company 🙂 L–R: Steve Hawke, Alan Carter, Chris Ferreira, Michael Levitt, Richard Woldendorp
The renowned photographer Richard Woldendorp photographed Kate in her 90th year—an iconic image that became a full-page feature in Vogue magazine in 1967. That’s what has my attention here: it was on screen at the time!
In conversation with the wonderful Geraldine Blake at Beaufort Street Books
Rose from Westbooks setting up for the first library talk for Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. A big thank-you to Bassendean Memorial Library and Westbooks.
At Bassendean Library with one of my favourite of Kate’s works on screen (photo courtesy Rashida Murphy)
Pip Brennan and her lovely friends—first book club for Kathleen O’Connor of Paris
Gallery talk/book signing, Fremantle Arts Centre, 22 September.
Launch by Mike Lefroy, Kathleen O’Connor of Paris (Fremantle Press) and the exhibition Being There—Kathleen O’Connor in Paris (Fremantle Arts Centre), 13 September.
With artist Jo Darvall, Like Water, April 2018
Past events—photos, 2017
WA Writers Professional Development Day, July 2017, with UWA Publishing Director Terri-ann White, and writers Rashida Murphy and Josephine Wilson
Writers hard at work. Workshop presented for OOTA (Out of the Asylum Writers) at the beautiful Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne, March 2017
Past events—photos, 2016
Workshop group at Rockingham Writers Centre, November 2016. Photo by Teena Raffa-Mulligan
Talk at Shetland Library, Lerwick…
Talk at the Madhatter Bookshop, Burford, Cotswolds…
At Toppings & Co. Booksellers, Bath
At The Edinburgh Bookshop
Books by the Bay, Busselton, July 2016, with Shelley Gare (standing), Joan London, Fiona Palmer and Stephen Daisley—excellent company!
Past events—photos, 2015
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, 2015
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali, 2015
At Avon Valley Writers Festival. Photo courtesy Ian Reid
Discussing Elemental with Richard Rossiter at the 2015 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
‘Writing the Past’ workshop at the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ beautiful Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne, July 2015
Past events—photos, 2014
A huge event for 2014: announcement of the WA Premier’s Book Awards. Elemental was shortlisted in the Fiction and People’s Choice categories.
The lovely ladies of Janet Moullin’s book club, March 2014, discussing Elemental and enjoying a supper of all things Scottish: smoked salmon, Dundee cake, shortbread. Delicious!
Book signing at the Angelo Street Marketplace with Natasha Lester (author of If I Should Lose You and What Is Left Over, After) and Dawn Barker (author of Fractured)
Past events—photos, 2013
Elemental book launch, May 2013, photo by Glen Martin
Janet Holmes à Court launches Elemental
‘Time and memory: readings, images, music’, at the Gadfly Gallery, September 2013
‘Time and memory: readings, images, music’: Anna Kwiecinska (Gadfly Gallery), Antonio Casella (novelist), Amanda Curtin (novelist), William Yeoman (poet, musician)
‘Writing Your Life’ workshop for Yirra Yaakin
The lovely Pauline McLeod setting up for an author talk at Margaret River Bookshop, as part of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, 2013
Writing workshop, Manjimup Library
Thanks to all the book clubs who chose Elemental in 2013. Here are three: Fiona Daga’s group (top); Dot Longnecker’s ‘Read between the Wines’ group (middle); Sandy Boulter’s group (bottom)