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The Sound of Picture Books

A magic story comes alive with pictures and music.


Family, Music

Presented in association with The Literature Centre

Author Danny Parker and illustrator/composer Matt Ottley join West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s string quintet and Yamaha’s Alf Demasi in this unique and engaging family performance featuring narration, music, imagery, drama and demonstrations of composition and illustration. Parker and Ottley will co-present while the musicians perform the exquisite Tree Music synched to the illustrations from the book on a large screen.

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The detail



This event is free of charge



11 to 11.45am

12.15 to 1pm


Venue Map

A copy of the venue map can be downloaded here.

Octagon Theatre


25 Feb 2018



  • Wheelchair access


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How to


Boffins pop-up Bookshop

OPEN SAT & SUN, 8AM – 7PM Visit Boffins’ pop-up bookshop in The University Club to buy that must-have copy of the book you’ve been hearing about. Browse a range of titles from our guest authors amongst an eclectic selection of technical, practical, special interest, fiction and children’s books.

Will there be any book signings?

Authors will be signing in the marquee on Riley Oval, next to The University Club. Catch up with your favourite and get your books signed. More details available throughout the weekend.

Where is a place I can relax & enjoy?

Open all weekend, The University Club Café offers a range of drinks, hot foods, takeaway sandwiches, salads and light snacks. Relax in the Writers Courtyard Hub. Enjoy a cool drink, coffee, ice cream or a bite to eat from one of the food outlets.

How do I book a Writers Week event?

You can book ONLINE at perthfestival.com.au Via PHONE at 08 6488 5555, IN PERSON at our onsite Writers Week Box Office on event day. FREE Out and About Sessions require registrations online at perthfestival.com.au