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When

Mon 7 March 2011
[1hr no interval]

Price

Standard $35
Friends $33

Perth Writers Festival Program Partner

University of Western Australia

Supported By

The West Australian

Australia Council for the Arts
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

McCusker Charitable Foundation

720 ABC Perth

Dymocks

Indigenous Program Partner

Woodside


Andrew O'Hagan: The West
Perth Writers Festival Closing Address

Twice Man Booker-nominated novelist Andrew O’Hagan grew up on the west coast of Scotland. His people looked west to the Ireland they came from, and further west to the America that was coming to dominate their lives. For O’Hagan, the concept of The West – literature’s dream territory, cinema’s golden land – is at the centre of some of the greatest debates in modern life.

In this illuminating and entertaining talk, the novelist takes Perth as his starting point to argue how notions of Westerness surround us. What is geography to the imagination now? Did The West give the west a bad name? And is Perth the point where west and east finally dissolve?

Blending literature, politics and humanitarianism, Andrew O’Hagan delivers this
address for the first time ever as a stirring finish to the Perth Writers Festival.

O’Hagan is not only a sensitive prose stylist, but a writer drawn to important and difficult subjects. NEW STATESMAN

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When
  • Mon 7 Mar, 6.30PM

Where

Octagon Theatre, The University of UWA


Address: 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
Phone: (08) 9380 2691
Website: http://www.theatres.uwa.edu.au/hire/venues/octagon

The Octagon Theatre is an intimate thrust stage venue seating 658 to 758 patrons. The theatre was designed with advice from Sir Tyrone Guthrie, the founding director of Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canada, and was based on the design of the Stratford Festival Theatre. The Octagon can be used for music, dance, drama, comedy and public lectures.

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

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

Access
For access information visit the Department of Culture and the Arts website.




Present your ticket at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

The Byrneleigh The Byrneleigh
156 Hampden Road, Nedlands
P 08 6162 2722
www.thebyrneleigh.com.au
Open daily 7am to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine
Kitsch Kitsch
229 Oxford Street, Leederville
P 08 9242 1229
www.kitschbar.com.au
Tues 5pm to 10:30pm; Wed – Sat 5pm to Midnight; Closed Sun
Prawn Crackers, Corn Fritters, Papaya Salad, and a glass of house wine
The University Club of Western Australia The University Club Restaurant
UWA Hackett Entrance # 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley
P 08 6488 8770 (Bookings Essential)
Open Wed–Sat 6pm to late
Available at both University Club Café and Bar or the Club Restaurant
Forest mushroom & fontina risotto, broccolini tempura, radicchio & lemon
or
Pappardelle pasta, baby spinach & dried tomatoes, goat’s cheese, basil & white wine pesto
or
Pan fried salmon fillet, shaved pear, rocket & hazelnut salad, fresh lime & aioli fries 
With a glass of selected wine
Manhattan's Bar Manhattan's Bar
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
P 08 9361 2237
A bottle of house wine and a gourmet pizza


Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.