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When

Fri 4 March 2011
[1hr 15min no interval]

Price

Standard $35
Friends $33

Opening Address & Party
Standard $85
Friends $73

Perth Writers Festival Presenting 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


Truth and Fiction
McCusker Charitable Foundation Opening Event

Celebrate the opening of the Perth Writers Festival as diverse and acclaimed international writers give a personal response to the theme of 'Truth and Fiction' by sharing a reading or short talk.

Filled with unique insight and provocative ideas, this once in a lifetime gathering features:
- novelist Anjali Joseph (Saraswati Park)
- philosopher Raimond Gaita (Romulus, My Father and Gaza)
- biographer Lyndall Gordon (Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickenson and her Family's Feuds)
- twice Man Booker nominated Damon Galgut (The Good Doctor and In a Strange Room)
- Man Asian Literary Prize winner Miguel Syjuco (Ilustrado)
- and 2007 Australian of the Year and scientist Tim Flannery (The Weather Makers and Here on Earth)

Be sure to book your place at the Opening Party that follows, where you can meet writers from the entire program over beverages and canapés.

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When
  • Fri 4 Mar, 7.00PM

Where

Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia


Address: 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
Phone: (08) 6488 2691

The majestic Winthrop Hall is the jewel in the crown of The University of Western Australia.

Built in 1932, the cathedral like venue welcomes patrons with a marble and mosaic foyer and vaulted ceilings. The auditorium with its splendid pipe organ combines stained glass windows and aboriginal motifs on the ceiling. Seating 974 patrons in air conditioned comfort, Winthrop Hall's bright acoustic is ideal for choral and classical music.

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.




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
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

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
Bar One Bar One
250 St Georges Tce, Perth (Plaza Level of QV1 Building)
P 08 9481 8400
www.bar1.com.au
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.