Perth Writers Festival in the Great Southern

A selection of leading international and Australian authors come to Albany to celebrate literature in all its forms.

Albany Town Hall

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In 2017 Perth Writers Festival in the Great Southern brings a selection of leading international and Australian authors to Albany to celebrate literature in all its forms.

Join visiting authors Amy Stewart, William McInnes, Kate SummerscaleIan McGuire and Jessie Burton as they talk about their latest works and their unique writing journeys.

Local authors and thinkers will also be sharing their unique insights and perspectives in a series of discussions.

Get ready for a program packed full of readings, performance and conversation.

Dates, Times & Access

Various Locations

Fri 24–Tue 28 Feb

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Full Bore

FULL BORE

One of Australia’s most popular writers, William McInnes has delighted readers with his memoirs, novels and unique insights into Australian life.

In his latest work Full Bore, McInnes takes us into the heart of Australian popular culture and looks at the artefacts and memorabilia that make us cringe with recognition and laugh with warm affection.

With his trademark humour and the anecdotes that litter his work, this session will be anything but boring.

Albany Town Hall
Sunday 26 Feb, 7.30–8.30pm

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The Muse

The Muse

Jessie Burton is the international bestselling author of The Miniaturist. Her latest work The Muse is a captivating and brilliantly realised novel exploring the lives of four women
and the story of the long-lost painting that connects them all.

Join Burton as she takes you into the mystery of The Muse, a passionate and enthralling tale reflecting on desire, ambition and the ways in which the tides of history shape and define our lives.

Albany Town Hall
Mon 27, 6–7pm

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The North Water

The North Water

A 19th century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in Ian McGuire’s dark, sharp and highly original novel The North Water.

Join McGuire as he discusses his vivid and compelling new work, that was long listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. This confronting and savage read plunges readers into the timeless battle of good versus evil in a tale of humanity and survival that plays out amid the freezing darkness of an Arctic winter.

Albany Town Hall 
Mon 27 Feb, 7.30–8.30pm

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Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart joins us to talk about the second instalment in her crime series based on the remarkable yet forgotten true story of one of the USA’s first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Copp was first introduced to readers in Girl Waits With Gun. Now she’s back, along with her charming and steadfast sisters, in this riveting tale of a woman forging her own path in the 1910s – tackling crime and nefarious victims along the way.

Albany Town Hall 
Tue 28 Feb, 6–7pm

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The Wicked Boy

The Wicked Boy

Kate Summerscale is the bestselling, multi award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, which was adapted into a major TV drama.

In The Wicked Boy, Summerscale flawlessly transports readers into late Victorian Britain as she uncovers a shocking murder case that sent the country into a frenzy.

Through meticulous examination and her mastery of detail, Summerscale brings the murder vividly to life and provides a compelling account of its aftermath.

Albany Town Hall 
Tue 28 Feb, 7.30–8.30pm

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