All about love!
What's love got to do with it?
Writers Weekend at Fremantle Arts Centre is coming up soon and we've got some fabulous sessions discussing one of life's greatest emotions, love.
Check out these six conversations all about love and everything that comes with it.
Don't forget, there's no need to have read the books to enjoy these sessions, it's all about discovering something new.
Brooke Blurton 'Big Love'
A conversation on her moving memoir about courage, resilience and the transformative power of love.
Noongar-Yamatji woman Brooke Blurton set tongues wagging and hearts racing across Australia when she became the first Indigenous woman to have both men and women vying for her heart in The Bachelorette. Join her in conversation with Roanna Edwards as she discusses her raw, moving and uplifting memoir about courage, resilience and the transformative power of love.
Sat 25 Feb, 2.30pm
Amy Bloom 'In Love'
Amy Bloom’s latest novel In Love is a stunning memoir of a marriage cut short.
Join Amy as she talks about the true story of her husband’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s, his assisted death and the love that held them together through it all.
Sat 25 Feb, 10am
Sarah Malik 'Desi Girl'
Funny and complex, Sarah takes us on a journey about faith, feminism and falling in love with Jane Austen.
Sarah Malik’s memoir-style essays on faith, feminism and belonging chart her coming of age in post-911 Australia. Searching, funny and complex, Sarah takes us along with her as she learns how to swim, moves to Jordan and falls in love with Jane Austen. Join her in conversation with Aisha Novakovich.
Sun 26 Feb, 4pm
Men of Heart
Four men in conversation about loss, loneliness, love and men's health, with Josephine Taylor.
See this incredible panel featuring four authors and their life experiences. In 'The Patient Doctor', Ben Bravery writes a brave, honest and vulnerable account of overcoming bowel cancer to become a doctor. In 'Second Innings', Barry Nicholls explores his struggles and triumphs with mental health, while urging men to open up. In 'You Belong Here' and in much of his short fiction Laurie Steed explores men, their anxieties and their struggles to find connection and in 'Crazy Bastard', Derek Pedley explores adoption, depression and coming out on the other side.
Sun 26 Feb, 4pm
Jessie Stephens 'Heartsick'
An empathetic and unflinching exploration of love and heartbreak.
Jessie Stephens’ debut novel Heartsick is an empathetic and unflinching exploration of love and heartbreak told through the lens of three true stories. Join this writer and cultural force for a discussion about love, grief and healing with Chenee Marrapodi.
Sat 25 Feb, 1pm
Alice Nelson 'Faithless'
A conversation about the complexities of love and the struggle between passion and peace.
Alice Nelson’s prose shines in her new book Faithless. Join her in a discussion via Zoom with Victoria Laurie about the complexities of love, the struggle between passion and peace, and the compromises we make to find happiness.
Sat 25 Feb, 5.30pm
Check out more of the Writers Weekend program and join us on 24 & 25 Feb