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FREMANTLE HUNGERFORD AWARD FOR UNPUBLISHED BOOK

Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, publishing, Uncategorized, writing by freoview on February 3, 2020

 

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Submissions for the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award, Western Australia’s longest running and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript, opened today.

Unpublished authors are encouraged to get their manuscripts ready for a chance to win a publishing contract with Fremantle Press and a $15,000 cash prize from City of Fremantle in the 30th anniversary of the Hungerford Award.

Fremantle Press publisher and Hungerford judge Georgia Richter said the award had a track record for launching writing careers over its 30 years.

“From acclaimed authors like Brenda Walker and Gail Jones to Madelaine Dickie and Natasha Lester, the Hungerford has consistently identified talented writers and nurtured them in the early stages of development,” Ms Richter said.

“The award’s most recent winner, Holden Sheppard, is no exception. Since Invisible Boys won in 2018, it has gone on to take out the lucrative Kathleen Mitchell Award, been shortlisted for a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and longlisted for an Indie Book Award.”

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said announcing the winner at Fremantle Arts Centre in the award’s 30th anniversary year would be extra-special.

The City of Fremantle Hungerford Award is a biennial award that is an integral part of Fremantle Press’ mission to find and publish new and emerging Western Australian authors – a commitment to local writers that hasn’t wavered in the Press’s 43-year history.

The only Western Australian award to be judged anonymously, the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award is given for a full-length manuscript of fiction or creative non-fiction by a Western Australian author previously unpublished in book form.

Past recipients of the award are Brenda Walker, Gail Jones, Simone Lazaroo, Bruce Russell, Christopher Murray, Nathan Hobby, Donna Mazza, Alice Nelson, Natasha Lester, Jacqueline Wright, Robert Edeson, Madelaine Dickie, Jay Martin and Holden Sheppard.

The inaugural winner, Brenda Walker, is on this year’s judging panel and will choose the longlist alongside Perth Festival’s Sisonke Msimang and teacher and writer Richard Rossiter.

Entry forms and full terms and conditions are available from Fremantle Library from the Fremantle Press submittable page.

Entries close at midnight WST on Friday 20 March 2020. The winner will be announced at a special ceremony at Fremantle Arts Centre in October.

 

 

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WONDERFUL SHAUN TAN PAINTINGS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, BOOKS, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on November 25, 2019

 

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There is an exhibition of wonderful paintings by Shaun Tan at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

The works are the original paintings for Tan’s most recent book Tales from the Inner City, which tells the story about the relationship between humans and animals.

There is also another good show Western Current with works by local artists which is well worth seeing.

I could not at all connect with the third show Preppers, which is about people all over the world preparing for the end of civilisation.  If I believed civilisation is about to end I’d order two cases of Grange Hermitage and drink myself into oblivion. ;>)

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S MAYOR’S SISTER WINS WA BOOK AWARD

 

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt must be very proud of his sister Renee Pettitt-Schipp who received the WA Premier’s Award for Emerging Writer for her book The sky runs through us, published by UWA Press.

Winner –  The Sky Runs Right Through Us by Renee Pettitt-Schipp​
Published by UWA Publishing (2018)

In this evocative, memorable collection of poems, Pettitt-Schipp writes of experiences that are both personal and political. Formally diverse, tough-minded but always accessible, the poetry addresses issues ranging from Australia’s contemporary treatment of asylum seekers to the poet’s coming to terms with her father’s decline and death, to her appreciation of the natural environments which in which the poetry is set.

Congratulations to Renee and to her proud brother and family!

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MISSCHIEF WINS FOGARTY LITERARY AWARD

Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, publishing, reading, Uncategorized, writing by freoview on May 22, 2019

 

The inaugural Fogerty Literary Award for authors between 18-35 years of age was awarded on Wednesday evening to Rebecca Higgie of Como for her manuscript The History of Misschief.

Higgie’s novel came out on top of the 64 manuscripts entered. She received a $ 20,000 cash prize and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

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FOGARTY LITERARY AWARD SHORTLIST

Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, publishing, reading, Uncategorized, writing by freoview on May 14, 2019

 

The inaugural Fogarty Literary Award for authors between 18-35 years of age is on and three books have been shortlisted, with the winner to be announced next Wednesday.

The three outstanding books and authors are:

Where the line breaks by Michael Burrows

The history of mischief by Rebecca Higgie

The last bookstore by Emma Young

The award winner will receive a $ 20,000 cash prize plus a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. Good luck!

 

Roel Loopers

FOGARTY LITERARY AWARD FOR YOUNG WRITERS

Posted in BOOKS, city of fremantle, publishing, reading, Uncategorized, writing by freoview on December 5, 2018

 

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This important message for young creative writers from FREMANTLE PRESS:

We are very pleased to announce that The Fogarty Foundation will partner with Fremantle Press to provide a significant new award for young writers. The Fogarty Literary Award will be a biennial prize awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction.

The winner receives a cash prize of $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press

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HOLDEN SHEPPARD WINS TAG HUNGERFORD AWARD

 

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Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt announced the winner of the $ 12,000 2018 TAG Hungerford Award at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Thursday evening.

Perth-based Holden Sheppard, who is originally from Geraldton, won the prestigious award for his novel Invisible Boys, which also gives him a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

Sheppard was shortlisted together with Yuot Alaak, Zoe Deleuil, Julie Sprigg and Trish Versteegen, and came out the winner of the biennial writing prize.

His novel is about a group of gay men negotiating what it means to be gay, and the risks and issues of coming out with it in a small town.

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BOOK LAUNCH AT SAGA BOOKSHOP

Posted in book, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on August 1, 2018

 

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Award-winning Noongar author Kim Scott is launching the novel No Friend But The Mountains by Behrouz Boochani at the SAGA bookshop, 203 South Terrace in South Fremantle, this  Friday August 3 at 6.30pm.

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FREO GROOVE BOOK ABOUT FREO MUSOS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2018

 

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UWA Press is publishing a new book by Bill Lawrie and Claire Moodie about Fremantle musicians that will soon be released.

‘It’s a bit of a haven. It’s a paradise for sure. Close to utopia for me.’ – Abbe May

Freo Groove is a window into the world of Fremantle musicians and the vibrant musical culture that has built up over generations.

From blues musician Dave Brewer, The Jam Tarts’ Sophie and Anna Gare, and The John Butler Trio; to Dom Mariani, Stella Donnelly and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Freo’s top musicians reflect on their lives, their art, and the city they call, or once called, home.

Twenty-nine portraits tell the story of Fremantle’s rich music scene and its long history, going right back to the Norm Wrightson Orchestra in the late 1940s, through Wayne Green’s chilling accounts of brawling, west-end dives in the early seventies, to the free and easy musical boom during the Americas Cup days, and finally to the fierce competition for gigs in the present day.

Freo Groove is about musicians who love their craft and are in for the long haul, wherever it leads.

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FREMANTLE COUNCIL CORRUPTION CLAIM

Posted in book, city of fremantle, crime, development, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2018

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A book written and published by former Fremantle Greens Senator and former Fremantle Society president Dr Ian Alexander claims corruption at Fremantle and Perth councils.

The City of Sharks book is promoted as a novel, but the invitation to the launch reads: A novel about corruption and intrigue in the Cities of Perth and Fremantle. A novel which asks: will high-rise take over Fremantle or will the people’s campaign against it succeed?

The book launch is on July 11 from7-30-9pm upstairs at the National Hotel in Fremantle and discounted books for just $ 25 will be available.

I am sure the book will have a disclaimer that states it is only creative fiction writing, but it could still become a field day for lawyers. I can’t wait to read it.

Roel Loopers

 

 

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