In collaboration with UWA Publishing (which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year), TROVE, and Well-versed. More events to be released soon.
Two women and three men, displaced in different ways by the rapid transformation of Victorian England, travel separately to a small settlement on Australia’s western rim. With them they carry social ambitions and psychological wounds. As their lives intersect in the Swan River Colony, what they encounter is not quite what they expect. Who will struggle, who will thrive, and how will each react when secrets emerge?
The Mind’s Own Place will be Ian Reid’s third work of historical fiction, following on from the critically acclaimed That Untravelled World and The End of Longing. Join us in celebrating this new work by a celebrated local author.
Image: Book cover of The Mind's Own Place by Ian Reid.
UWA Publishing and Trove journal have fled the UWA campus and arrived at the Gold Digger bar in Northbridge, primed for a night of poetry and conversation.
This will be the first in a quarterly series of poetry nights co-hosted by UWA Publishing and Trove journal, which will feature a stellar line-up of poets from our lists. Each night will be an off-campus, off the grid offering.
Come and join us for a beer, a wine and a stanza or two.
“Youth and maturity, love and infatuation, memory, music, loss, landscape, Peter Rose exposes the human experience in poems that are gorgeously lucid and often profound. The Subject of Feeling reveals a fearless wisdom, a wry wit and a quiet depth. These poems stop you in your tracks."
- Andrea Goldsmith
Come and hear from one of Australia’s finest contemporary poets as he launches his sixth collection of poetry, The Subject of Feeling.
Image: Book cover of The Subject of Feeling by Peter Rose.
“Criticism is an art but also an entertainment – and occasionally a sport. We should not be coy about the good or polite about the mediocre” – Peter Rose in The Australian Book Review. The state of criticism in Australia is a hotly debated subject, some bemoaning its demise and others defending its quality.
In this workshop Peter Rose, poet, critic and editor of The Australian Book Review, will guide litterateurs through the complex practice of good criticism. A one-off Perth event not to be missed.
Feet to the Stars, Susan Midalia’s third collection of short stories, offers keenly observed details about everyday life expressed with pathos, tenderness and bracing wit.
Subtly rendered and emotionally engaging, these stories speak of the transformative capacities of the heart and mind, and of the ways we affect each other, sometimes unwittingly and often profoundly. They offer us the pleasure of listening to different voices, and the satisfaction of careful crafting and evocative prose.
Meet and mingle with Susan and guests at the launch of Feet to the Stars.
Image: Book cover of Feet to the Stars by Susan Midalia.
Well-Versed is a collective of experienced performers offering readings of poetry. They have been working together for three years, sharing their passion for poetry by devising and presenting more than twenty specially prepared programs covering the full gamut of subjects, learned to light-hearted, classical and modern, on which verse has been written.
For Australians and War series, they have selected a program of works by Australian and Allied service personnel on the subject of warfare in the trenches and on the Western Front, during the Great War. The readings will be supplemented by choral music performed by The Winthrop Singers.
In this exclusive workshop, critically acclaimed author and historian Ross Gibson will take us through the particulars of his unique craft. Gibson’s practice is best described as a kind of alchemy where research, interpretation and poetry combine to produce works that resist definition. Taking the Elise Blumann exhibition as his material for this workshop, Ross will guide us through the complex art of ekphrastic writing.
Ross’ UWA Publishing books 26 Views of the Starburst World and The Summer Exercises will also be available for purchase and signing.
In this one-off panel session, four Australian thinkers will discuss what changing reading habits may mean for cognition and development, and how the ways in which we consumer or ‘interact’ with words shape how we comprehend them.
Chair: Terri-ann White
Panel members: Ross Gibson, Ande Roestenburg, William Yeoman, Claire Jones.
UWA Publishing turns 80!
To celebrate our seniority (but not senility), UWA Publishing will host a soiree featuring mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell, clarinettist Ashley Smith and a special address from author Amanda Curtin.
We invite all lovers of books and ideas to help us herald in another decade of quality publishing.