Perth Writers Unite!

(Daily Telegraphy, 2017)

Perth is full of plenty of artistic talent, and the month of September is all about the writers! With the Australian Short Story Festival scheduled for later in the month, short story writers have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their favourite writers.

Award-winning and intentionally acclaimed author David Malouf will deliver the opening address of the 2018 Australia Short Story Festival at the Centre for Stories in Northbridge. Malouf is best known for producing some of Australian literature’s most distinguished works, such as Remembering Babylon and Fly Away Peter. The Festival is running from 19th – 21st October at several venues around Perth, including the Alex Hotel, the Gallery Central at North Metropolitan TAFE, and the City of Perth Library.

The Festival’s program includes some of Australia’s most exciting short story writers, such as Roanna Gonsalves, Jennifer Down, Laura Elvery, Anthony Macris, M. J. Reidy, Rafeif Ismail, Elizbeth Tan, H.C. Gildfind, Yvonne Fein, Julia Prendergast and Luke Johnson.

The weekend program features writers, professional actors, storytellers, and musicians celebrating the short form. There are also pre-festival workshops to attend, which will be run by Roland Leach, Susan Midalia, Amanda Curtin and Michael Abercromby. The Festival’s closing address will be delivered by award-winning author Maria Takolander.

Jam-packed with engaging discussions and interesting workshops, The Australian Short Story Festival is set to be a culturally diverse and vibrant celebration of storytelling in the shorter form!

You can purchase tickets for Festival events from Monday 3rd September at www.australianshortstoryfestival.com/tickets/.

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