Events Perth Festival Writers Weekend Fri 23 to Sun 25 February 2024

Boffins is delighted to to be the offical bookseller for the Perth Festival Writers Weekend.

 Perth Festival and peak writing body Writing WA will unleash a packed program of panels, workshops, readings, performances and conversations as the Perth Festival Writers Weekend rolls out from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February 2024 at the State Library of WA

A special pre-weekend program will also see special sessions at the City of Perth LibraryPerth Town Hall and Centre For Stories whet festival goers’ appetites from Tuesday 20 February. 

Highlights include: 

  • Performances, conversations and a songwriting masterclass with Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier
  • A spotlight on Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Jane Smiley
  • Workshops with Gunflower author Laura Jean McKay and Singapore-based poet and essayist Mok Zining
  • A discussion and screening of the powerful Netflix documentary The Last Daughter with First Nations author Brenda Matthews
  • Panels featuring some of Australia’s finest authors, poets and journalists such as 2023 Miles Franklin winner Shankari ChandranChristos TsiolkasJ. BettsHolden SheppardJames FoleyIsobel BevisNatasha LesterRachel JohnsChemutai GlasheenNiki SavvaMadison GodfreyAnthony De Ceglie and many others.
  • State Library Story Place activations for children, with fun activities and readings from authors and comic makers including Nathan Viney, Tracey DemboSarah SearleRebecca M Newman, Kylie HowarthTamara Moss and Meg Caddy.
  • Panels showcasing the talents of the 2023 Best Australian Yarn winners and Copyright Agency Fellowship winners Chris Womersley and Patrick Mullins

Throughout the weekend, there will be a Boffins pop-up bookstore with author signings, a Literary Lounge Bar, serving delicious meals and beverages and Writers Centre Corner

“The Writing WA curatorial team have come up with an exciting and thrillingly diverse program offering something for everyone,” said Writing WA CEO and PFWW Artistic Director, Will Yeoman

“Not only is working with partners Perth Festival and the State Library of WA a pleasure and a privilege; the unique structure of the core program – Convergence and Divergence – guarantees fun and frisson in equal measure with stories that will make you laugh, cry, cheer, gasp or simply sit in stunned silence.” 

For full program details and to purchase tickets, visit 

Click here to view the titles we will be showcasing at the Perth Festival Writers Weekend.


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