Writers Festival

Writers Weekend Perth Festival
DateFebruary 23 2024 - February 25 2024
LocationState Library of Western AustraliaPerth

Perth Festival and Writing WA Reimagine Writers Weekend!

Join us for two binge-worthy days of inspiring sessions across every form and genre – from popular fiction and children’s literature to essays and hard-nosed journalism.

The full Writers Weekend program will be announced in the first week of December.

PFWW 2024’s highlights include: • Friday 23 February 6 pm: Writers Weekend Opening Night with Deborah Conway • Sunday 25 February 5.30 pm: Writers Weekend Closing Event with Jane Smiley • Saturday 24 Feb 10 am: Telling Tales with James Foley, Kylie Howarth and Rebecca M Newman • Saturday 24 Feb 11 am: Leading Ladies with Natasha Lester, Rachael Johns and Sasha Wasley • Saturday 24 Feb 3pm: First Voices with Isobel Bevis, Brenda Mathews and Jack Collard • Sunday 25 Feb 10 am: Open Books, Open Minds with Deborah Conway, Alisha Aitken-Radburn and Peter Dowding Sunday 25 Feb 12 pm: On Beauty with Christos Tsiolkas, Holden Sheppard, A.J. BePs and Madison Godfrey • Saturday 24 February 10 am: Writing Shorts: Character and Dialogue in Short Story with Laura Jean McKay • Saturday 24 Feb 2 pm: The Preoccupation: Totems, Motifs and Metaphors in Narrative Non-fiction with Mok Zining