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Thur 3 March 2011


Morning Package: $8
Afternoon Package: $8
All-day Package: $12.50

Education Program Supported By

Rio Tinto

Department of Education

Afternoon Package: Mid/Upper Secondary

The Piper's Son with Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta's brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends found in her bestselling, much-loved book Saving Francesca. Delving back into the lives of Thomas, Tara and of course Francesca, readers discover this time it’s someone else who needs saving. Listen as the award-winning author explores the ideas and inspirations driving her latest book, The Piper's Son.

Yellowcake with Margo Lanagan

With three internationally acclaimed collections under wing, and two World Fantasy awards to show for it, Margo Lanagan has clearly mastered the art of short story writing. Her tales are known to shock, delight, move and intrigue readers with their imaginative research, dark humour and humanity. In this must-see session, she shares and reflects upon Yellowcake, her latest collection of ten epic yarns for young adult readers.


Perth Writers Festival Precinct, The University of Western Australia

Phone: (08) 6488 5555

Perth Writers Festival literary hub is on the idyllic setting of the UWA Crawley campus.

Situated near the Arts Faculty the Perth Writers Festival hub provides easy access to sessions, great cafe for lunch, coffee or a chat over a glass of wine and an extensive bookshop. Transport Located at the University of WA Campus on Stirling Highway, and is serviced by buses on both Stirling Highway and Mounts Bay Road. There is a set down / pick up point behind the theatre suitable for cars, taxis, maxi taxis & small buses. Enter off Hackett Drive adjacent to University House.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Ticketed parking is available on campus. Charges may apply. Free parking is available in the evenings and weekends. Campus map


For access information visit the UWA Website.