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Writers of the North – High Tea @ Clarkson Library

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this High Tea signature event, a panel of highly talented authors from the Northern Corridor of the City of Wanneroo

Writers of the North returns for another year, featuring the talented line up of authors Sara Foster, Josephine Taylor, David Allan-Petale and Holden Sheppard.

Join us to hear about the recent activities and learnings of our local band of inspirational wordsmiths.

Audience members will be welcomed into a space as comfortable as their own reading room.

Submit your question before the event to create an audience-led discussion.

High Tea style refreshments will be served with a splash of sparkling wine if desired.

Sara Foster

Sara is the best-selling author of six psychological suspense novels: You Don’t Know Me, The Hidden Hours, All That is Lost Between Us, Shallow Breath, Beneath the Shadows and Come Back to Me. HarperCollins (Australia) and Blackstone (US) published her seventh novel ‘The Hush’, a near-future thriller, in November 2021. Sara lives in Western Australia with her husband and two young daughters, and is a doctoral candidate at Curtin University.

Find out more about Sara at www.sarafoster.com.au

David Allan-Petale

David is a writer living between bush and sea north of Perth. He worked for many years as a journalist in WA with the ABC and internationally with BBC World. Written while travelling the globe over five years, ‘Locust Summer’ was shortlisted for The Australian Vogel’s Literacy Award (2017) and was developed through a fellowship at Varuna, the Writers’ House.

Find out more about David at www.davidallanpetale.com

Holden Sheppard

Holden is an award-winning West Australian author. His debut novel ‘Invisible Boys’ (Fremantle Press, 2019)) won many accolades, including the 2019 West Australian Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer. The novel is now in development as a TV series. Text Publishing will publish Holden’s second novel The Brink, August 2022.

In his spare time, Holden is a gym junkie and plays footy socially. A lifelong misfit, a punk, a Pokémon geek, and a Bogan who learned to speak French. He lives in Perth with his husband.

Find out more about Holden at www.holdensheppard.com

Josephine Taylor

Josephine is a writer and editor who lives on the coast north of Perth, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Writing at Edith Cowan University. After developing chronic gynaecological pain in 2000, she was forced to surrender her career as a psychotherapist. Years later, research into the condition informed her prize-winning PhD thesis, an investigative memoir. Fremantle Press released her first novel, Eye of a Rook, in 2021. Josephine is a board member of Writing WA and the Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Katherine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre in 2022.

Find out more about Josephine at www.josephinetaylor.com

FREE – bookings essential

Target audience: all adults welcome

The Dymocks team will have copies of their books for sale and signing.

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November 18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Clarkson Library
Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd
Clarkson, WA 6030 Australia
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