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Amanda Curtin

Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental (shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards, and published in the UK) and The Sinkings, short story collection Inherited, and a new work of narrative non-fiction, Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. In 2018 she was nominated for the Alice Award, a biennial award honouring Australian women who have made a long-term contribution to Australian literature. Amanda has a PhD in Writing and has worked as a book editor for many years. She lives in Perth with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat, and works in a backyard studio among magpies, doves and old trees.

Voyager Main Stage

Kathleen O’Connor of Paris

Friday | 3 May | 9:30am

Join Amanda Curtin as she explores questions of life and of art, in her latest book Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. Part biography, part travel narrative, this is the story of an artist in a foreign land who, with limited resources, worked and exhibited in Paris for over forty years.

Presented by: Will Yeoman  |  Sponsored by: Lions Club of Margaret River

Ticket: $20 or included in Festival Pass


Voyager Main Stage

Salt, Sleet and Wild Seas

Friday | 3 May | 2pm

Join West Australian writers Amanda Curtin and Sarah Drummond as they discuss their stories of salt, sleet and women on wild seas. Amanda’s much-loved novel Elemental begins in the first years of the twentieth century where lives are ruled by men, and men by the witchy sea. Sarah’s novel The Sound depicts a violent and lawless world on a sealing boat voyage from Tasmania to WA.

Presented by: Rashida Murphy |  Sponsored by: Fremantle Press

Ticket: $20 or included in Festival Pass


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Kathleen O’Connor of Paris

Main Stage
Friday | 3 May | 9:30am
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Salt, Sleet and Wild Seas

Main Stage
Friday | 3 May | 2pm
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