Talks of the Town for July

July 7
Bevan McGuiness – Author talk
Bevan McGuiness lives near Perth with his wife and daughter and teaches chemistry at a Perth boy’s school. He has been writing for more than fifteen years and has published several pieces of work, including the ‘Triumvirate’ trilogy. Bevan will be speaking about his newest release ‘Scarred man’, the second book in the ‘Eleven kingdoms’ trilogy.

6:30pm – 7:30pm Fremantle City Library
Free. Bookings required 9432 9766

July 21
Browsing library and mini – bookstore
10am – 4pm Fremantle City Library

July 21
Poetry readings
5pm – 7pm Fremantle City Library

Australian Poetry Events
July 22
Browsing library and mini workshop
10am – 5pm Fremantle City Library

July 23
Poetry Workshop – ZiNeIORS with Kevin Gillam
A free two hour workshop at the Fremantle Library aimed at bringing older writers and poetry groups together with ZINE and CHAPBOOK creators. At the end of the two hours participants will have learnt the difference between a zine and a chapbook, seen examples of each, heard why they are created, have brainstormed for their own zine and will have commenced work on one themselves.

10:00am – 13:00pm Fremantle City Library
Free. Places are limited – bookings required 9432 9766

August 10
David Whish-Wilson – Author talk
Local Fremantle author David Whish-Wilson’s most recent novel, Line of Sight (Penguin) is based upon Perth’s most notorious unsolved murder, that of brothel madam Shirley Finn, in 1975. David’s diverse career has taken him all over the world. He has taught in the prison system in Australia and overseas, and he has been short listed for the Vogel/Australian Literary Award. David is also an engaging speaker and his novel has been receiving rave reviews. Join David to hear about his fascinating research into 1970’s Perth’s underbelly. Copies of David’s novel will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

6.30pm – 7.30pm Fremantle City Library
Free. Bookings required 9432 9766

August 16
Pauline Tresise – Slow Food Perth co-leader
Slow Food’s aim is to build networks between grower and eater, agriculture and market, community and world. It also champions good, clean and fair food in ways that enhance knowledge, respect and passion. Pauline will be speaking about these aims as well as showing a short film on Terra Madre that helps to explain what Slow Food really does in the world.

1pm – 2pm Fremantle City Library
Free. Bookings required 9432 9766