Brit Bennett

Brit Bennett Sun 21 Feb His Majesty's Theatre Sun 21 Feb His Majesty's Theatre $19 Event Info Buy Tickets
Sun 21 Feb at His Majesty's Theatre, from $19

Brit Bennett is one of the most important writers in America today, and after signing a record-breaking deal with HBO to produce The Vanishing Half, she will soon be a household name. Set mainly in the 1950s, The Vanishing Half is an epic novel about sisters who choose different paths – one opting to pass as white and the other remaining black.

Join us for a conversation with Brit about her writing craft and the run-away success of this powerful new novel.

Brit will appear via live stream.

Brit Bennett
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 Five Under 35 honorees.

Time & Location

Sun 21 Feb


His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup



  • Pay What You Can

    • Adult: $19

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Brit Bennett is appearing via live stream.

His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.


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Thank you


  • Emma Trim


  • Supported by Boffins Books

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