The Literature Centre’s seventh annual Celebrate Reading National Conference, titled Insights into Quality Australian Literature for Young Adults will be held from Friday 26 October to Saturday 27 October 2018.
Brendan Ritchie will join authors Cath Crowley, Will Kostakis, Jay Kristoff, Jaclyn Moriarty, James Roy, Jared Thomas, Fiona Wood, and Claire Zorn over the inspiring two-day event.
Held at The Literature Centre based in the iconic Fremantle Prison, the conference includes panel discussions, solo talks, book signings, and more.
To find out more, and to register, head to The Literature Centre’s website or their Eventbrite page.
Brendan Ritchie will be appearing as part of the Margaret River Young Readers & Writers Festival at the end of next month.
The Young Readers & Writers program tours schools in the region promoting “the joy of reading from the earliest possible age.” Participating writers include Deborah Abela, Sasha Wasley, as well as artists Chris Nixon and Andrew Frazer.
To find out more, visit the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival website.
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.
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
Jane Fraser, CEO of Fremantle Press, flew to Melbourne for Books at MIFF earlier this month.
One of the sessions I was most looking forward to was the producer pitching session. From 132 book submissions, producers chose just seven to pitch directly to the audience. One of those seven titles was the brilliant 2015 YA novel Carousel by Brendan Ritchie. Carousel was championed by Coeli Cutcliffe, a development executive from Porchlight Films, as a contemporary Breakfast Club, ‘with the potential to make audiences think, laugh, cry, be afraid and fall in love.’
You can read more about her trip over on the Fremantle Press website.
Congratulations to the winners of the recent Goodreads giveaway. Signed copies of Beyond Carousel are on their way!
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You could win one of two signed copies of Brendan Ritchie’s post-apocalyptic thriller, Beyond Carousel over on goodreads.
Beyond Carousel follows Nox, Taylor and Lizzy desperate to uncover the secret of the Disappearance. But there is more to the new world than they ever suspected, and the danger is only just beginning. They quickly learn they are not the only survivors to roam the broken city. Saving those they love will mean risking everything – and time is running out.
Signed by the author himself, this thrilling sequel to Carousel could be yours! the giveaway runs until the 21st of July, so head over to goodreads and enter today.
Dircksey magazine has reviewed Beyond Carousel in its latest issue.
“Accompanying a rich narrative of friendship, uncertainty and survival, this novel celebrates the arts and what it truly means to be an artist.”
You can pick up a copy at an Edith Cowan University campus, around Perth, and at other university campuses. ?