City of Armadale’s Writers’ Festival returns with big-named WA authors

Armadale MLA Tony Buti will host Lunch with Some Criminal Minds during the City of Armadale's Writers' Festival.
Armadale MLA Tony Buti will host Lunch with Some Criminal Minds during the City of Armadale's Writers' Festival.

A THREE day festival in Armadale will celebrate those who weave magic with words.

After a successful inaugural year in 2017, the City of Armadale’s Writers’ Festival returns with activities for both avid readers and talented writers to enjoy.

City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said workshops and talks would be held by a number of big-named WA authors including Liz Byrski, Norman Jorgensen and Sabrina Hahn.

“The Festival will kick off on Friday with an evening of audience participation during a discussion and reflection of life experiences with Liz Byrski and Jodie Moffat and how they informed the creation of their anthology Women of a Certain Age,” he said.

“Saturday will see several sessions throughout the day, the first being a discussion with some Australian crime writers (hosted by Armadale MLA Tony Buti) and a tapas lunch in the Dale Bar and Bistro.

“For those with a green thumb, the final activity on Sunday is with master gardener and horticulturalist Sabrina Hahn, who will inspire you with her energy and knowledge on how to create a sustainable environment in your back yard.”

The City of Armadale Writer’s Festival is on August 31 to September 2.

Sessions are free but places are limited and bookings are essential.

To RSVP a place visit library.armadale.wa.gov.au or call 9394 5125.

Armadale Writers’ Festival Events
Women of a Certain Age with Liz Byrski and Jodie Moffat
Friday 31 August, 6 – 7pm @ Armadale Library.

Lunch with some Criminal Minds
Saturday 1 September, noon – 2pm @ the Dale Bar and Bistro

Norman Jorgensen: The art of writing for Children and Young Adults
Saturday 1 September, 2 – 3pm @ Armadale Library

Writing and the rural experience with Fleur McDonald
Saturday 1 September, 5 – 6pm @ Armadale Library

Sabrina Hahn: Connecting with Nature
Sunday 2 September, 6 – 7pm @ Armadale Library