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. đź‘Ť

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!

Magpies reviews Beyond Carousel

In the latest issue of Magpies (Volume 31 No. 4 September 2016) Beyond Carousel is reviewed.

“It is a well-constructed narrative and Nox is an honest and relatable narrator … it is unput-downable.”

Head over to their website to find out more information on where to buy your copy of Magpies.

Summer Reading Club — interview with Brendan Ritchie

You can read an interview with Brendan over on the Summer Reading Club’s (awesome) website.

“I like everyday heroes like Ellie in Tomorrow, When the War Began and Ponyboy in The Outsiders. Characters who are just regular people forced to deal with really intense scenarios. I think that overcoming these things – without superpowers or anything like that – is heroic and inspiring.”

Summer Reading Club is delivered online and in participating libraries for children and young adults. The program is led by the State Library of Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and other state and public libraries across Australia. 👏