Perth Writers Festival

Three weeks to go until the Perth Writers Festival

I felt all squirmy with pleasure when I read their description of me as ‘much-loved’. I am a sucker for a compliment.

Here’s what I’ll be getting up to:

EVENT SCHEDULE Perth Writers Festival
School Sessions

Vultures Gate with Kirsty Murray
Much-loved Australian writer Kirsty Murray’s latest’s novel, Vulture’s Gate, is a gripping,
fast-paced adventure. With a vividly realised setting in futuristic Sydney, it is a provocative
page-turner with a chilling sociological twist. This riveting read explores ideas originating in
popular science, including biotechnology and genetic science, as well as timeless questions
about courage and survival.
Upper Primary / Lower Secondary Afternoon Session 1
Venue: University Club Theatre
Thur 25 Feb, 12.55–1.40pm

Dark Futures: Kirsty Murray and Patrick Ness
Imagine a world with no women, a place of disturbing secrets and life-threatening
discoveries. Kirsty Murray and Patrick Ness’s new novels both explore futures with a twist.
They discuss their highly original new novels.
Upper Secondary Morning Session 1
Venue: Dolphin Theatre
Thur 25 Feb, 10.50–11.35am

Perth Writers’ Festival Weekend Sessions
Adult Session

The Magic of Storytelling
Superb writers for children Angie Sage, Mark Walden and Kirsty Murray take us inside their
imaginations as they share the stories that make young readers wild with excitement.
Chair: Julia Lawrinson
Festival Tent
Sat 27 Feb, 11 – 12pm

Family Day Session

Writing Workshop with Kirsty Murray
1.30–2.30pm
Arts Lecture Room 4
Ages 10+
Perth Writers Festival precinct at The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA

Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Books are windows into other ways of being.”

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Upcoming Events

  • 31st July - 1st
    Albany, Western Australia
    Talented Young Writers Program
    Further information
  • 2nd August - 4th August
    Geraldton, Western Australia
    Talented Young Writers Program
    Further information
  • 7th August
    Loreto College
    Ballarat

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