From secrets revealed to songs sung, the Travel team is playing its part in Perth Festival Writers Week.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
- Lunch and connections. Musician and luthier Scott Wise joins Stephen Scourfield for lunchtime conversation, performance and fine food in the University of WA Club Restaurant.
The event, There Are Strings Attached, traces the origins of the various parts of the stringed instruments that Scott makes and plays, from Alaska to India and home to Australia.
Stephen has connections to the same places through his travel and writing. And then they have their 30-year friendship.
There are, indeed, strings attached.
Saturday, February 23. Noon to 1.30pm, University of WA Club Restaurant. Tickets $90 (including beautiful lunch) and $81 for festival friends. (Book now because it’s filling.) perthfestival.com.au/event/there-are-strings-attached
- World Premiere. Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and composer and musician Steve Richter launch Stephen’s very personal new book, Elsewhere.
It combines his recent travels with thoughts of home, childhood and the philosophy we all build within ourselves.
This world premiere performance will bring the themes of the book to theatrical life in spoken words and specially commissioned music.
Saturday, February 23, 5.30pm start, UWA Club Banquet Hall. Tickets $15 (students $13). perthfestival.com.au/event/elsewhere
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
- In the panel session The Best Job in the World, moderated by Patrick Cornish, the Travel team will reveal some of their secrets and answer questions.
How do we go about writing travel stories? What essentials don’t we leave home without? This is your chance to ask.
Sunday, February 24, 5.30pm start, UWA Club Banquet Hall. Tickets $15 (students $13). perthfestival.com.au/event/best-job-world
- Travel lead photographer Mogens Johansen and Travel writer and digital producer Grace Millimaci will help budding image makers in Picture This Place — a photo workshop for kids as part of Family Day Sunday.
All they need to take part is a smartphone.
Sunday, February 24, 9am to 1pm. Patricia Crawford Courtyard. Free. perthfestival.com.au/event/picture-this-place
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