The full program has been announced for the 2018 Perth Festival Writers Week, running from 19-25 February.

Events at the festival include Kim Scott and Helen Garner in a discussion on ‘why literature matters’; a preview of Tim Winton’s forthcoming novel The Shepherd’s Hut (Hamish Hamilton); breakfast with Miles Franklin-winners Josephine Wilson, Michelle de Kretser and Sofie Laguna and lunch with UK writer Alan Hollinghurst.

Children’s events include mural activities with Indian small press Tara Books; family activities in the ‘Paper Bird Kombi’; and the ‘Curated by Kids’ program, a series of sessions staged with the involvement of 10 guest curators aged 10-12.

The 2018 program is curated by West Australian literary editor William Yeoman and has been extended from four days to a full week. It will be based in a new hub located at the University Club of Western Australia, as well as extending to libraries and bars in Perth.

To see the program, click here.

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