There’s a brilliant line-up at the 2018 Australian Short Story Festival, which runs from 19 – 21 October right here in Perth at the Centre for Stories.
This great initiative goes beyond the written word, with storytelling on subjects as wide-ranging as crime walks through Northbridge, LGBTQIA+ youth, and how to get into writing, along with an opening address by literary legend David Malouf. Kira caught up with organiser Susan Midalia to chat about the annual festival that celebrates this unique art form.
Running from 9-13 May 2018, Scribblers is a brand new literature and arts festival for young people presented by FORM and the Town of Claremont. Starting with a three day schools program for ages 6-17 from Wednesday to Friday, the festival kicks into overdrive this Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May with a weekend of fun for children aged 0-13 and their families as well as an evening session for young adults and even a grown-ups’ event too.
Creator and host of Literary Death Match brings the world famous read-off to our town next week as part of the 2017 Perth Writers Festival. It involves authors reading their work, competing against each other in front of comedian judges. And with the charismatic, snappy dresser Adrian Todd Zuniga at the helm, it’s easy to see how this event enjoys such popularity. We caught up with the man himself to find out more.
Katherine Dorrington is the Perth Writers Festival Program Manager, which means (amongst other things) that she is basically the expert on reading. She’s the one with the best advice both on what to read and where to read it, so today we are joined by Katherine who has shared her 5 favourite Perth cafés to read in, with book recommendations for each location. What a treat!
As we get ready to take some time off over Christmas, we’ve been thinking about our summer reading list. Spending days by the beach, heading on a road trip, or chilling with the family – all these activities require some good books! Here are some gems that we can’t wait to get stuck into…
The Perth International Arts Festival will take over town from 10 February to 5 March 2017, and we are beyond excited by the events that have been announced! We have come to expect a strong dance program from PIAF Artistic Director Wendy Martin, and her second program lives up to expectations. But that’s not all – from a large scale opening event to an intimate theatre marathon, PIAF 2017 promises 24 days of quality arts immersion.
For 10 days the the heart of Fremantle will be transformed into a display of vibrant culture and thought-provoking events. The 2016 Fremantle Festival will run from 28 October to 6 November with a series of ticketed and free shows. Below we have listed all our top picks from this year’s program, and you can browse the full program of events of here.
Local publishing house UWA Publishing recently announced a new project: they will be publishing a regular poetry imprint as a result of the increasing number of quality poetry submissions they receive. The new series will launch at their regular Sturmfrei Poetry Night, the next instalment of which is happening next Thursday 28 July.
1. Brie Happy!
Kookery‘s motto is “quirk your kitchen” and designer Amy is doing her best to help you do just that. You’ve probably come across her great designs like “To brie or not to brie – that is not a question.”, “Grin and camembert it.”, and “Pastry: that’s how I roll.” to name a few. Amy’s latest creation might be her best yet – a fun tote bag that reads “Brie happy” – it’s brilliant.
1. Ben & Jerry’s Outdoor Cinema: Clueless Ticket Giveaway!
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are back in East Perth for music by day and movies by night. To celebrate, they’re offering We Love Perth fans 2 double passes to the timeless cult classic Clueless on 29 March. We have such a soft spot for this film and reckon some of you probably do too!