Perth Festival Sessions This Week


If you’re in Perth this week, hope you’ll come along and say hi at my sessions at the Writers Fest. Here are the times and places below. I have a fun-looking panel session with two great YA writers and a film session with Benjamin Gilmour – poet, paramedic and filmmaker. To check out the fest programme, click the link on the right of this page.



School Session – Upper Primary / Lower Secondary
Tristan Bancks: The Rules of Cool
Winthrop Hall
Thurs 26 Feb, 11.15 – 11.55am

Fingers on the Pulse (Panel)
Young Adult Fiction authors Tristan Bancks, Barry Jonsberg and Justine Larbalestier
have their fingers on the pulse of teenage interest. They discuss how they stay
relevant for their younger audiences.
Chair: Sarah Knight
The University Club Theatre
Sat 28 Feb, 2 – 3pm

Writing for the Page and the Screen (Panel)
Tristan Bancks and Benjamin Gilmour discuss their experiences as writers and film
makers and the different paths that led them there.
Chair: Leonie Harris
Dolphin Theatre
Sat 28 Feb, 5 – 6pm

Family Day Session
Tristan Bancks: The Rules of Cool
Mac and Paul are on a deadline to coolhunt the hottest things in New York, but will
their mission be over before they’ve even found their luggage?
Mac and Paul are officially lost in New York. Though they don’t know it yet, they’ve
stumbled across a girl who will lead them to the coolest thing in the city. But they’re
not allowed to tell a soul . . .
Age 9-12
Kids Tent
Sun 1 Mar, 11 – 11.40am


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