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Perth Festival Literature & Ideas 2022 program announced

The full line-up has been announced for the 2022 Perth Festival Literature & Ideas program, which will be spread across three days in February, on Saturday, 19 February and the weekend of 26–27 February.

Taking place at Fremantle Arts Centre, the Writers Weekend features a closing address by Tim Winton, who celebrates his 40th year of publishing in 2022, reflecting on the festival theme of Wardan (ocean). Other Australian writers appearing at the weekend via live stream include Hannah Kent, Helen Garner, Julia Baird, Michelle de Kretser, Tony Birch, Christos Tsiolkas, Claire G Coleman and Michael Robotham.

The Writers Weekend will be ticketed on a pay what you can basis, with sessions for the Family Day free.

‘We invite you to gather with us in the gardens of Fremantle Arts Centre for a series of sparkling conversations with some of Australia’s best new writing talent alongside many of our greatest authors and thinkers,’ Writers Weekend curator Gillian O’Shaughnessy said. ‘Bring the kids along for our Family Day festivities on the Sunday morning and enjoy a view of our port city and the famous Fremantle Doctor as you immerse yourself in stories.’

The Saturday before the Writers Weekend is A Day of Ideas: At Sea. Curated by Sisonke Msimang, the day features a mix of conversations, panels and storytelling divided into three blocks: Wave After Wave, featuring conversations with women sailors, ocean swimmers and Fremantle Port’s first woman tugboat hand; How Good’s Australia, which celebrates the positive migrant experience in Perth; and Punk, Love and Rugby, an evening of storytelling presented by the Centre for Stories. Each block is $19 or attendees can pay $49 for the entire day.

For more information about the Perth Festival Literature & Ideas program, see the website.


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