Take3 author talks at the State Library – Wednesday 23 May

The State Library of Western Australian invites you to join us for this National Year of Reading event in celebration of Western Australian writing…


Fans and supporters of the Western Australian writing community are invited to hear insights and stories from children’s author/illustrator James Foley, fiction writer Natasha Lester and travel writer Stephen Scourfield.

James Foley recently won the prestigious Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ 2012 Crystal Kite Award (along with author Norman Jorgensen) for their wonderful children’s book The Last Viking; a fun picture book about a boy who outwits local bullies by channelling his inner Viking.

Natasha Lester, who courageously left her career as Brand Manager for Maybelline Cosmetics to become an author, was rewarded for her efforts with the acclaimed TAG Hungerford Award for Fiction for her moving novel What is Left Over, After.

Stephen Scourfield, author and Travel Editor for The West Australian, has impressed readers with his new work, Unaccountable Hours, which evokes landscapes of Cottesloe and theSwanRiver,Perth;Cremona,Italy; and the Little Sandy Desert, Western Australia.

Books by each author will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

This celebratory event complements the State Library’s current exhibition; Write On!, which features profiles of WA authors and illustrators as well as original manuscripts, illustrations and research material of selected works. Write On! is on display in the ground floor gallery space adjacent to the Theatre, so can be viewed on the evening.

This National Year of Reading event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and get inspired by the diversity of Western Australian writing.

  • WHEN: Wednesday 23 May 2012. 6:00pm for wine and cheese, event begins at 6:30pm
  • WHERE: State Library Theatre, State Library ofWestern Australia
  • RSVP: Please note that as capacity is limited, reservations are essential. Please call 9427 3111 to reserve your place.


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