Literature in FREEMANTLE

Presented in association with The Literature Centre

We join forces with The Literature Centre to offer talks and conversations with a fantastic mix of genres and first time authors at the The Literature Centre.

Mon 15 Feb – Sophie McNeill We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know

Join Sophie McNeill – blunt, passionate, self-effacing and charming – as she compels us to read her confronting account of the repercussions of the horrors of the ever present violence in the Middle East on ‘ordinary’ people. Acclaimed internationally as an investigative reporter, Sophie has now turned to advocacy and challenges us to follow suit.

Tue 16 Feb Alexander Thorpe Death Leaves the Station

Alexander Thorpe’s debut novel, Death Leaves the Station, adapts the ‘cosy crime’ genre, typically encompassing gradually revealed clues, red herrings and an eccentric amateur detective. Join Alexander as he explains why he places his four richly diverse characters and ingenious plot in the northern Wheatbelt and Fremantle of 1927.

Wed 17 Feb Holden Sheppard Invisible Boys

Authentic, raw, gut-wrenching, heartfelt and important, Holden Sheppard’s multi award-winning debut novel speaks to, and for, an experience of homophobia in country towns. Join him as he explores the growing relationship, with him and his text, and the English Teachers and Librarians – ‘the gatekeepers’ – who determine whether his book will reach their students.

Thu 18 Feb Yuot A Alaak Father Of The Lost Boys

This is a story of love, loyalty, the power of the pen and what it means to be a refugee. Yuot’s memoir of his father’s four year trek leading 20,000 South Sudanese boys from Ethiopian refugee camps, through Sudan and finally to relative safety in Kenya, will horrify, move and inspire you.


When : Mon 15 ~ Thu 18 Feb

6pm for a 6:30pm start

Where : The Literature Centre, Knutsford St & Hampton Road, Fremantle / Walyalup



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