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

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.

Dircksey reviews Beyond Carousel

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. 👍

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.

Aussie Reviews on Beyond Carousel

Fellow WA author Sally Murphy has written a review of Beyond Carousel for her website Aussie Reviews.

“The premise and the way it plays out create lots of intrigue and plenty of action. Good stuff.”

Thanks Sally! To read the full review, head over to the Aussie Reviews website.

Beyond Carousel reviewed by Emily Paull

Emily Paull has reviewed Beyond Carousel on her blog The Incredible Rambling Elimy.

“It’s a book about friendship, self discovery, survival and art.”

The review contains spoilers, so after you’ve read the book head on over and give it a read. Thanks Emily!