Perth Writers Festival Blog

Tuesday 6 December

What is Literary Death Match?

In a nutshell Literary Death Match is described as part literary event, part comedy show and part game show. It brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.

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Thursday 17 November

5 Questions with Marwa al-Sabouni

Marwa al-Sabouni is a young architect, teacher and visionary based in war-torn Homs. Driven by a love of her home country – and deeply influenced by the philosophy of architecture – Marwa’s internationally published memoir The Battle for Home explores how a once beautiful and tolerant land reached its current state of violence and displacement.

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Tuesday 15 November

Songs of a War Boy

Deng Adut was a Sudanese child soldier who suffered a childhood filled with war, persecution and trauma, until he was rescued and eventually brought to Australia as a refugee. Now he is our 2017 NSW Australian of the Year. Read about his incredible journey before he joins your 2017 Perth Writers Festival.

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Tuesday 1 November

Meet Katherine Dorrington

Constantly switching between her left and right brain, Perth Writers Festival programmer Katherine Dorrington spends half her time with her nose in a book (the real thing ­– no reading tablets here) and half her time crafting a Festival that is best described as a book club on steroids.