Brendan Ritchie at Perth Writers Festival

Brendan Ritchie will be speaking at the Perth Writers Festival.

The PWF will be held from Thursday 18th February to Sunday 21st February 2016, part of the exciting line-up for the Perth International Arts Festival.

The full program of the PWF will be released on Wednesday 13th January 2016, however part of the program was announced yesterday.

Brendan will be speaking at the session Keeping The Reader On The Edge Of Their Seat as part of PWF’s Schools Day. Brendan will also be discussing how to engage teenagers in reading in a session of the Inspired Learning Program.

Carousel Launch Party Photos

Carousel was officially launched by Marcella Polain on Saturday the 23rd of May.

The launch was at Fremantle City Library’s Reading Room in MANY 6160Fremantle Press provided a great spread of cheese, wine, and friendly faces. Thank you to all who came along.

Thanks to Emma Jarvis for taking the following snaps.


Carousel Launch Party through social media

Carousel Launch Party – This Saturday!

The launch for Brendan’s debut novel Carousel is fast approaching. The party will kick off this Saturday the 23rd of May at 4pm inside MANY 6160.

The more the merrier – there will be drinks, nibbles & signings abound.


Carousel Book Launch Party

You’re invited to the launch of Carousel on Saturday 23rd May at 4pm.

The launch will be at Fremantle City Library’s Reading Room in MANY 6160. MANY gave the abandoned Myer building a new life housing a variety of creative retailers, and Brendan thinks there couldn’t be a more suitable location to launch his debut novel.

“I’m thrilled to be launching my first novel in MANY. As an ex-shopping centre reclaimed by creativity, the parallels to Carousel are brilliant. It’s an iconic Fremantle building and the perfect place to send Carousel out into the world.”

Carousel will be launched by Marcella Polain.

RSVP to if you can make it.

Carousel Launch Party Invite

Please note: The Outdoor Reading Room moves inside MANY for the cooler months of the year.

Kiss the Pages Launch

Brendan will be speaking at the launch of Kiss the Pages on the 16th of May at Paper Mountain, Northbridge.

“Kiss the Pages is a new nomadic and experiential bookstore. Each month, Kiss the Pages hosts a salon-style celebration of literature and art, and launches a newsletter that features several books for you to purchase. Each book comes with a care package of complementary reads, artist prints and gifts.”

The night will be hosted by Steven James Finch and will also feature Xanthea O’Connor and Anna Dunnill.

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Inaugural Mazenod Literature Festival

The inaugural Mazenod Literature Festival will be held at Mazenod College from Sunday March 15 to Wednesday March 18.

Brendan and fellow Fremantle Press authors will be presenting to the students on the topic of ‘Our Stories’. Brendan will also conduct workshops with the year 9s.

Carousel will be available for pre-order at the festival.