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Masterclass Sat 5 March, 12.30-1.30pm

Popular or Literary Sun 6 March, 9.30-10.30am

How does Jane Austen do it? Sun 6 March, 2-5pm

Desert Island Desires Sun 6 March, 6.30-7.30pm


Masterclass FREE

Popular or Literary FREE

How does Jane Austen do it? $62.50/Friends $55/Students $51

Desert Island Desires $21.50/Friends $19/ Students $15.55

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


Sophie Gee

Sophie Gee was born in Sydney in 1974 and grew up in Paddington. She graduated from the University of Sydney with first-class Honors in English and won a scholarship to Harvard, where she did a PhD in English Literature. She currently lives in Brooklyn (although returns regularly to Australia) and teaches classes on 18th-century literature, from Milton to Jane Austen, as well as the history of satire. She is married to author Lev Grossman.

Current title: The Scandal of the Season

For Sophie Gee's session details please click the Session Info tab.


Masterclass Sat 5 March, 12.30-1.30pm
WHERE Festival Tent

Popular or Literary Sun 6 March, 9.30-10.30am
WHERE The University Club Banquet Hall

How does Jane Austen do it? Sun 6 March, 2-5pm
WHERE Arts Lecture Room 5
PRICE $62.50/Friends $55/Students $51

Desert Island Desires Sun 6 March, 6.30-7.30pm
WHERE Sunken Garden
PRICE $21.50/Friends $19/ Students $15.55


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.