Merge Festival

Merge Festival featuring Brendan Ritchie

Head to the Civic Square in Booragoon on the 18th of November for the exciting new Merge Festival. Brendan will be speaking at a session called On the Couch – Conversations with Authors (Adult Fiction), alongside fellow author Mihaela Nicolescu, facilitated by Jane Fraser, CEO of Fremantle Press.

This session is on at 4pm at the Civic Centre Reception Hall. Book signings available, with your ticket price (just $10) redeemable on book purchases at the event.

Head over to Eventbrite to grab a ticket.

Register now

Thanks Dymocks Joondalup!

The YA Book Club

Dymocks Joondalup YA Book Club

Brendan will be at Dymocks Joondalup on Tuesday the 7th of November for their November YA Book Club.

Starting at 5:45pm with free admission, Brendan will be answering questions about his books and writing experiences. He will also be signing copies of his novels Carousel and Beyond Carousel, which will be available for purchase on the night.

For more information, visit the Dymocks Joondalup website, or hop straight over to RSVP on Eventbrite.

Date: Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Time: 5:45pm – 7:00pm
Location: Dymocks Joondalup, Shop 16 Lakeside Shopping Centre, Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027

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ECU Writers – A Celebration

Edith Cowan University Writers - A Celebration

Edith Cowan University’s School of Arts and Humanities will host a special free event to celebrate fiction and poetry by four of their recent graduates, who are published by four different publishers.

The panellists:

With participating chair ECU alumna and Adjunct Lecturer Dr Josephine Taylor.

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Building 17, Level 1, Room 103 – ECU Mount Lawley Campus, 2 Bradford St Mount Lawley
RSVP: Registration by Eventbrite essential.

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Prose and Pantsing with Brendan Ritchie

If you’re in Perth, you may have heard Brendan on RTRFM 92.1 on Thursday the 6th of July discussing with host Chris Mason his upcoming writing workshops at FAWWA.

If you missed it, never fear! It’s right here:

Check out more on the RTRFM website.

 

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Beyond Carousel by Brendan Ritchie

Beyond Carousel

by Brendan Ritchie

Giveaway ends July 21, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Fellowship of Australian Writers WA CAL Residency

Brendan is currently working on a new project (a departure from the Carousel duology) and is very excited to continue this work with a Copyright Agency Limited Residency at the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA’s Mattie Furphy House.

As well as writing away, Brendan will also be presenting the following two workshops:


‘Pantsing’ the Novel: A discussion of the pros and cons of writing fiction without a plan

Gain some insight into Brendan’s writing process for his successful teen fiction novels, Carousel and Beyond Carousel.

Saturday 15 July 2017, 1.00-3.00pm
$20 FAWWA and WAWU members, $30 others
Mattie Furphy House, Kirkwood Road, Swanbourne


The benefits of creative limitation: What happens when you set your entire novel inside a shopping centre?

Look at the benefits that can come from imposing creative limitations such as restriction the setting, but also character and narrative. Includes analysis of relevant literary examples along with writing exercises geared at exploring possibilities.

Saturday 22 July 2017, 1.00-3.00pm
$20 FAWWA and WAWU members, $30 others
Mattie Furphy House, Kirkwood Road, Swanbourne

 

For more informaion: FAWWA’s website.

 

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Beyond Carousel by Brendan Ritchie

Beyond Carousel

by Brendan Ritchie

Giveaway ends July 21, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Armadale Writers’ Festival 2017

Brendan will be appearing on a panel at the inaugural Armadale Writers’ Festival on Sunday the 30th of April.

The Literary Lunch, hosted by Dr Tony Buti, MLA, will see Brendan speak alongside authors William Yeoman (Literary Editor at The West Australian), Loretta Hill, Renae Kaye, Amanda Kendle, and Sioban Timmer.

Book your spot on Eventbrite or read the full program on Writing WA’s website.

Literary Youth Festival (LYF) 2017

Brendan will be speaking at the inaugural Literary Youth Festival (LYF), the first youth-led festival of literature in Western Australia, alongside Georgia Richter, Fremantle Press publisher.

Held at The Blue Room Theatre in Perth’s Cultural Centre on the 11th of April, Brendan and Georgia will discuss the author/publisher relationship.

Reserve your spot in the workshop and come along to show your support for this great new festival.

Read more: (LYF) When a publisher loves a book – Fremantle Press Editing Workshop

City of Perth Library — Fremantle Press Showcase

Head to the City of Perth Library’s foyer for a showcase of the hard work Fremantle Press have done over their past forty years. Brendan’s novel Carousel is included amongst some incredible West Australian talent.

The display will run until the 12th of April.

“We have selected titles from the whole sweep of the collection to showcase the talented local writers and illustrators in our State, and to tell a visual story of how publishing has changed over time.”

Joanna Andrew, Assistant Manager, City of Perth Library

Read more: City of Perth Library highlights local creators

Between the Lines 2017

You can find Brendan at the Between the Lines literature festival in Busselton, Western Australia next week.

Brendan will be speaking to secondary school students about his books Carousel and Beyond Carousel, alongside eleven other WA authors and illustrators.

“I am a passionate believer in promoting the incredible home-grown authorial talent we have in WA and thus this festival brings these two passions together,”

Beth Herbert, Festival Organiser.

Read more: Between the Lines festival draws bookworms to Busselton.