Perth Festival Literature & Ideas 2022 program announced


The full line-up has been announced for the 2022 Perth Festival Literature and Ideas programme, which will take place over three days in February, on Saturday February 19 and the weekend of February 26-27.

Taking place at the Fremantle Arts Centre, Writers Weekend includes a closing keynote from Tim Winton, which celebrates its 40th year of publishing in 2022, reflecting on the festival theme of Wardan (ocean). Other Australian writers appearing over the weekend via the live stream include Hannah Kent, Helen Garner, Julia Baird, Michelle de Kretser, Tony Birch, Christos Tsiolkas, Claire G Coleman and Michael Robotham.

Writers’ Weekend will be ticketed, with free sessions for Family Day.

“We invite you to join us in the gardens of the Fremantle Arts Center for a series of sparkling conversations with some of Australia’s finest new writing talent alongside many of our greatest writers and thinkers,” said Gillian O’Shaughnessy, curator of Writers Weekend. “Bring the kids for our Sunday morning Family Day festivities and enjoy views of our harbor town and Fremantle’s famous doctor while immersing yourself in stories.”

The Saturday before Writers’ Weekend is Ideas Day: At Sea. Hosted by Sisonke Msimang, the day features a mix of conversations, panels and storytelling divided into three blocks: Wave After Wave, featuring conversations with female sailors, ocean swimmers and Fremantle Port’s first female tugboat; How Good’s Australia, which celebrates the positive experience of migrants in Perth; and Punk, Love and Rugby, an evening of storytelling presented by the Center for Stories. Each block costs $19 or participants can pay $49 for the whole day.

For more information on the Perth Festival Literature & Ideas programme, see the website.

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