Wednesday, 5 August 2009

East Meets West - WA Writers Night in Canberra

Organised by the ACT Writers Centre:

Join us for a glass of wine and meet Western Australian authors Jon Doust, Chris Pash and Dianne Wolfer.

+ Dianne Wolfer is the author of 12 books for teenagers and younger readers. Her novels have been short listed for various awards and are read in schools within Australia and overseas. Her latest releases are Lighthouse Girl and Choices.

+ Chris Pash was a cadet journalist at the Albany Advertiser in 1977 when activists launched Greenpeace’s first direct action in Australia. It was his on-the-spot reporting of the experiences of both whalers and activists during this time that inspired his first book, The Last Whale.

+ Jon Doust’s semi-autobiographical novel, Boy on a Wire, is an account of life in a boarding school in the '60s. It is described as ‘a shapely story, with no extraneous material or diversions and with an absolutely consistent and convincing narrative voice’ (SMH).

The authors will be introduced by former WA and now ACT-based award-winning poet and head of the Cultural Council, Paul Hetherington.

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Bogong Theatre, Gorman House
Street: Ainslie Arts Centre, Ainslie Ave
City/Town: Braddon, ACT, Australia
Phone: 0262629191

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