PIAF Blog

Wednesday 2 November

Experience Art Without Borders

Travel to extraordinary places with the world's most brilliant artists as your guides. 

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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.

PIAF Blog

Monday 5 December

Museum of Water – the search begins

Mei Saraswati tells us about her journey so far as a Museum of Water Custodian – travelling around Western Australia in search of our most precious resource and personal stories.

PIAF Blog

Monday 5 December

Breaking it down with ... Jambinai

Fusing traditional South Korean instrumentation with unorthodox heaviness, Jambanai is set to bring their beat of post-rock thunder Down Under – but before that happens, we take a moment to get to know their guitar and piri player Ilwoo Lee.

PIAF Blog

Monday 5 December

John Akomfrah and the Challenges of the 21st Century

In this candid interview about art and the world, distinguished British filmmaker John Akomfrah OBE reveals what compels him to address some of the most urgent challenges facing humankind in the 21st century.

Lotterywest Festival Films Blog

Friday 2 December

Lotterywest Festival Films: Little Men

A beautifully bittersweet film about two teenage boys trying to remain friends as a feud escalates between their parents. Thoughtful, moving and impeccably acted, you won’t want to leave the company of these quality characters.

Lotterywest Festival Films Blog

Friday 2 December

Lotterywest Festival Films: The Teacher

The teacher is Mrs Drazdechova (Zuzana Mauréry) – a corrupt bully with es to the state communist party – who gives good grades in exchange for favours to help her get ahead. Pacy, gripping and injected with humour, star Mauréry recently won best actress at the Karlovy Vary Interna onal Film Festival for her lead performance in this compelling dramedy.

PIAF Blog

Wednesday 30 November

Breaking it down with ... Big Thief

Before this Brooklyn indie-rock outfit bring their musical masterpieces to the Chevron Festival Gardens, we bring you this tongue-in-cheek interview with lead singer and guitarist (and black belt?!) Adrianne Lenker.

PIAF Blog

Monday 21 November

PIAF Announces New Festival Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Nathan Bennett has been appointed as executive director of PIAF for a five-year term. 

Perth Writers Festival Blog

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.