This week, join us on Podstreet as host Will Yeoman catches up with WA author Brendan Ritchie, whose latest novel Eta Draconis, winner of the prestigious 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, has just been published by UWAP.
Listen below, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
This event is proudly sponsored by Writing WA – Love to Read Local Week. This event has been enabled by Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund. Love to Read Local Week is a state-wide celebration of WA’s many wonderful writers and illustrators and the books they create. With thanks to Writing WA and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
If you’re a fan of YA, you’re in the right place. We’re celebrating local with host Bianca Breen in conversation with Brendan Ritchie about his new release novel, ETA DRACONIS. Then, test your knowledge of Australian YA in a fun, Jeopardy-style game. There’ll be snacks and refreshments provided, and plenty of bookish chatter.
Love to Read Local Week is a state-wide campaign by Writing WA showcasing and celebrating Western Australia’s wonderful writers and illustrators and the books they create. The mission is to connect Western Australian readers with Western Australian books through a program of events.
Join local author Brendan Ritchie as he tells us about his new book ‘Eta Draconis’.
Eta Draconis is an epic story about two resilient sisters who are determined to live their life in a world on the brink of destruction. Winner of the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award, Brendan Ritchie’s Eta Draconis is timely, hopeful and full of suspense.
Sunday 14 May 2023 9:30am – 10:30am Readers & Writers Room, Margaret River HEART – Nala Bardip Mia
Winner of the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award
Life on earth undergoes a complex change as meteorites begin to rain down from the dying star Eta Draconis; the world does not collapse, but old certainties disappear. As two sisters journey to the city from their small coastal town in southwest Western Australia ahead of the coming semester, they are forced to confront their problems and recalibrate their hopes for the future. Join Brendan Ritchie for a poetic and compelling discussion of his award-winning novel. Hosted by Barry Divola
Saturday 13 May 2023 4.00pm-5.30pm Shelter Brewing, Busselton
Got loads of burning questions about writing? Wondering about the best way to get your book published? We’ve got the answers from our expert team at this literary-star studded sundowner. Join publisher Kate Pickard (UWAP), literary agent and publicist Brendan Fredericks, 2022 Dorothy Hewitt winner Brendan Ritchie, 2022 Ned Kelly and 2021 Dorothy Hewett award winner Josh Kemp and journalists Sarah McNeill (The Post) and Nicky Lefebvre (The Mail) for this relaxed and highly informative writers networking event. Hosted by Aksel Dadswell
Proudly presented by Edith Cowan University School of Arts & Humanities Includes free tea & coffee. Drinks available to purchase.
“UWA Publishing, with thanks to the Copyright Agency, is excited to be announcing the winner of the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript: Brendan Ritchie for his manuscript Eta Draconis.”
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