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On the Fringes

Holden Sheppard, Hayley Scrivenor & Jennifer Down

On the Fringes Sun 26 Feb Fremantle Arts Centre, Upper Lawn $24
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Sun 26 Feb at Fremantle Arts Centre, Upper Lawn, from $24

Presented in association with Fremantle Arts Centre  

Holden Sheppard’s The Brink follows a group of teens through a wild ride, exploring contemporary masculinity, while Hayley Scrivenor’s regional thriller and runaway success Dirt Town examines what happens when a girl goes missing in small town Australia. Jennifer Down’s Miles Franklin-winning Bodies of Light is a compelling and heartbreaking exploration of life in institutionalised care. Join these three authors in conversation with Brooke Dunnell.

Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning author born in Geraldton, Western Australia. His debut novel, Invisible Boys(Fremantle Press, 2019), was published to both critical and commercial success. It won the WA Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and was named a Notable Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Invisible Boys is currently in development as a television series.

Hayley Scrivenor

Hayley Scrivenor is a former Director of Wollongong Writers Festival. Her first novel, Dirt Town, was published internationally in 2022, and is a #1 Australian bestseller. Hayley lives on Dharawal country, on the east coast of Australia, and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wollongong.

Jennifer Down

Jennifer is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in publications including The Age, Saturday Paper, Australian Book Review and Literary Hub. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year in both 2017 and 2018. Her first two books, Our Magic Hour and Pulse Points, were shortlisted for numerous awards, and Pulse Points won the 2018 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. She lives in Naarm/Melbourne.

Time & Location

Sun 26 Feb

2.30pm Fremantle Arts Centre, Upper Lawn, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle / Walyalup



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