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.

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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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Carousel at Melbourne International Film Festival

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.

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.

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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

Beyond Carousel: Signed copies giveaway!

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.

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