2016 winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award, A.S. Patrić, and storytelling superstar Candy Royalle will join the recipients of the CAL WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writers’ Fellowships: Joseph Chebatte, Tamar Chnorhokian and Eda Gunaydin for a night of storytelling, conversation and provocation. Come for a drink, a chat and a listen, and BYO your own material for the open mic which will be held after the event.
Free, no bookings. Drinks and light supper included.
Supported by the City of Parramatta, Western Sydney University, Copyright Agency Limited, WestWords, Crown Resorts, Packer Family Foundation.
Felicity Castagna (Australian)
Felicity Castagna won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction for The Incredible Here and Now, which was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and adapted for the stage by the National Theatre of Parramatta. Her collection of short stories, Small Indiscretions, was named an Australian Book Review Book of the Year. Her most recent novel, No More Boats, was shortlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the 2018 Voss Literary Prize and the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Multicultural Award. She holds a PhD in writing from Western Sydney University has been involved in teaching and mentoring writing for the past fifteen years. She is part of the collective, The Finishing School.