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Leigh Straw

Leigh Straw is an academic, historian and writer. She is a Senior Lecturer in Australian and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, where she is also the Arts Coordinator. Leigh is the author of a number of books in Australian history and true crime, including After the War: Returned Soldiers and the Mental and Physical Scars of World War 1′ with UWA Publishing. She is also the author of The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth Books, 2016) and the forthcoming book Lillian Armfield which looks at the life and career of Australia’s first female detective (Hachette Australia, April 2018).

Writer’s Room

Criminal Minds

Saturday | 2 June | 3:30pm

Join Michael Robotham, Garry Disher and Leigh Straw as they discuss the inspiration behind their writing, whether fiction or fact, how they get inside the heads of the characters they create and weave their stories together to create compelling books for readers.

Facilitator: James Lush   |   Sponsored by: Night Harvest Wines

Cost: $10 (or included in Festival pass)


Writer’s Room

After the War

Sunday | 3 June | 12pm

In this deeply personal account, historian and writer Leigh Straw seeks a better understanding of what soldiers experience once the fighting stops. In her latest book, After the War, she uses the personal struggles of soldiers and their families to increase our understanding of the legacy of World War I.

Presented by: James Lush   |   Sponsored by: Riverfresh IGA

Cost: $10 (or included in Festival pass)


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Criminal Minds

Writer’s Room
Saturday | 2 June | 3:30pm
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After the War

Writer’s Room
Sunday | 3 June | 12pm
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