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Eta of the YA (Love to Read Local Week)

One of our favourite times of the year is nearly upon us... Love to Read Local Week!

Love to Read Local Week is a state-wide campaign by Writing WA showcasing and celebrating Western Australia’s wonderful writers and illustrators and the books they create. The mission is to connect Western Australian readers with Western Australian books through a program of events.

Last year, we launched our book club with the help of AJ Betts. This year, we're celebrating local author Brendan Ritchie and the release of his award-winning novel, ETA DRACONIS.

Elora is leaving her hometown for university. Leaving behind friends, family, and safety to follow her dream of studying theatre while she still has the chance.

Together, Elora and her older sister, Vivienne, set out by road for the city and the upcoming semester. The relationship between them is fractured and fading, turned upside down by Eta Draconis: the violent meteor shower that has rained across Earth since the beginning of their adolescence. In a land scarred by cra­ters and shockwaves, to travel anywhere is to risk everything. As the showering intensifies and their way forward becomes threatened, the sisters are forced to confront their relationship and recalibrate their hopes for the future. Do they return home or press on in the face of the meteors? Can life ever be normal with the world crashing down all around you?

Brendan will be in conversation with Bianca Breen about the novel, then test your knowledge in a book-themed Jeopardy-style game. Snacks are provided, and so is plenty of bookish chatter.

When: Friday June 2, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Where: The Literature Centre, Fremantle

Attendance is free, but please RSVP here.

We can't wait to see you!

This event has been enabled by Writing WA’s Love to Read Local Week and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.


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