Leading international and Australian authors will take part in this year's Perth Writers' Festival, to be held at The University of Western Australia from 4-7 March.
International writers including Armistead Maupin, one of America's most beloved and charismatic authors and Annie Proulx, author of Brokeback Mountain and The Shipping News will join leading Australian authors such as UWA's Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker, as well as Robert Drewe and Tim Flannery.
This year UWA Publishing has a record 10 writers participating in the Festival, spanning a wide range of topics and literary forms, from poetry to biography, from fiction to literary journeys to some of the most amazing destinations on the planet.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the Perth Writers' Festival offered something for everyone, from fact to fiction, crime to history and family day sessions.
"As a platform for creative debate, the coming together of individuals to share ideas and information, and a celebration of writing, the Perth Writers' Festival mirrors the objectives of our University," Professor Robson said.
"We pride ourselves on our vision of being a ‘leading intellectual and creative resource to the community we serve'.
"And the Perth Writers' Festival, held on this beautiful campus, provides an open door for members of the community to connect with the University's staff and students, as well as a range of extraordinary writers from Australia and abroad."
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716