2016 City of Fremantle TAG Hungerford Award Shortlist

Tineke is shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 TAG Hungerford Award. Her manuscript 'Traverse' was selected with 4 other manuscripts from the unpublished manuscripts submitted to Fremantle Press for the biannual award.

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Publish and market your own book

Are you thinking of self-publishing? In this time of turmoil and reduced risk-taking in the book industry, self-publishing has become unavoidable for both budding and professional writers. Tineke Van der Eecken will take you through the pros and cons and shares her own experience of publishing her book Cafe d'Afrique: A Personal Discovery ' and tips about how to go about this in a smart way. 'But you cannot publish a book without marketing it,' she will say, referring to the authorpreneurship which is expected from writers these days. How do you begin to find your market, organise publicity and sell your book? This workshop, offered initially through FAWWA helps you find own way into publishing, with plenty of practical tips and helpful links and suggestions. Contact us if you'd like to know about future workshops, or if you are interested in individual or group coaching.

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From Pilgrims to Poets: Ailsa Piper at Perth Writers Festival

Former Neighbours resident and award-winning playwright Ailsa Piper undertook 'El Camino', the 1300 km pergrimage from Granada in Spain to Finisterre. 'A gruelling, tender, mysterious and ultimately joyful journey', after posting an open letter offering people to walk off their sins in return for a donation. Along the way it was poetry that sustained her. Ailsa Piper's monologue celebrates the journey and the poetry at the Perth Writers Festival this Friday 21 February 11-12 noon. Come join us!

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