Miles Franklin winner to join discussion
Award-winning WA indigenous author Kim Scott will make a special appearance later this year via video link for Broome’s Corrugated Lines: A Festival of Words.
The novelist, who scooped last year’s prestigious Miles Franklin award with his novel That Deadman Dance, will take part in a video conference interview by The West Australian’s books editor Will Yeoman.
The event, Linking Lines – See and Speak with Kim Scott will be held at Broome Community Resource Centre.
Scott is one of a number of notable writers, including Anita Heiss and Peter Docker, to help launch Broome’s inaugural writers’ festival in August.
Corrugated Lines is presented by Broome publishers Backroom Press and Magabala Books in collaboration with other local organisations.
The three-day festival aims to engage avid readers, aspiring novelists and accomplished writers.
Other highlights from the festival are likely to include the Meet the Authors of Kimberley Stories, featuring Broome authors Jacqueline Wright and Luisa Mitchell (13), in conversation with The West Australian’s Kimberley bureau reporter Flip Prior. Storytellers will have an opportunity to engage the audience with their own literary works.
Organisers of the Spoken Word Night are inviting locals (aged 18 and older) to register their interest in performing their work during the festival.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Corrugated Lines Facebook page.
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