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Criminally Minded Sat 5 March, 9.30-10.30am

All in a Day's Work Sat 5 March, 3.30-4.30pm

Writing Nasty Villains Sun 6 March, 10am-1pm

Why We Lie Sun 6 March, 2-3pm



Criminally Minded $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

All in a Day's Work FREE

Writing Nasty Villains $62.50/Friends $55/Students $51

Why We Lie $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

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


Indigenous Program Partner


Leah Giarratano
(Australia - Australian Capital Territory)

Dr Leah Giarratano has had a long career as a clinical psychologist. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, with the defence force and in the corrections system with offenders who suffer severe personality disorders. In 2009, Leah began her television career presenting Channel 7’s top rating Beyond the Darklands program, where she was the expert psychologist who delved into the psyche of Australia’s most fearsome criminals. Watch the World Burn is her fourth book. 

Current title: Watch the World Burn

For Leah Giarratano's session details please click the Session Info tab.



Criminally Minded Sat 5 March, 9.30-10.30am
WHERE The Univeersity Club Theatre
PRICE $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

All in a Day's Work Sat 5 March, 3.30-4.30pm
WHERE Dolphin Theatre

Writing Nasty Villains Sun 6 March, 10am-1pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 6
PRICE $62.50/Friends $55/Students $51

Why We Lie Sun 6 March, 2-3pm
WHERE The University Club Theatre
PRICE $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55


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.

Mention Entrees and Encores when making your booking and arriving 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 University Club of Western Australia

The Univesity Club of Western Australia
Club Café and Bar
UWA Hackett Entrance # 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley
P 08 6488 4805
Open Mon – Fri 7:30am to 7:30pm; Sat 7:30am to 5:30pm

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
Pappardelle pasta, baby spinach & dried tomatoes, goat’s cheese, basil & white wine pesto
Pan fried salmon fillet, shaved pear, rocket & hazelnut salad, fresh lime & aioli fries 
With a glass of selected wine

The Byrneleigh The Byrneleigh
156 Hampden Road, Nedlands
P 08 6162 2722
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
Tues 5pm to 10:30pm; Wed – Sat 5pm to Midnight; Closed Sun
Prawn Crackers, Corn Fritters, Papaya Salad, and a glass of house wine
Bar One Bar One
250 St Georges Tce, Perth (Plaza Level of QV1 Building)
P 08 9481 8400
Open Mon – Fri 7am to late; Sat 6pm to late
Penne Arrabiata (or vegetarian option) with a glass of house wine

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