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On the Write Track

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 24, 2022


Stop dreaming and start writing! Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Or perhaps you are slowly plugging away at a work in progress.

Here is a golden opportunity to work with an established author and get the first draft of your novel written.

In this six series of creative writing workshops, award-winning local author David Allan-Petale will take you through the development of character, uncovering deep themes, and plotting captivating storylines, to ensure you craft a page-turning novel that people will love to read.

At only $10 a workshop, this event is bound to sell out like it did last year, so get in quick!

David is a writer from Perth, Western Australia whose debut novel Locust Summer was published in 2021 by Fremantle Press. The book was long-listed for the 2021 ALS Gold Medal for “an outstanding literary work,” and was shortlisted for the 2022 WA Premier’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards – The Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer.

The manuscript was shortlisted for the 2017 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, and developed through a fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers’ House. David has worked for many years as a journalist in WA and internationally with BBC World and Al Jazeera.

From Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes to Anne of Green Gables, characters are the soul of a story. Local novelist David will help new writers develop compelling, well-rounded, authentic characters with a complete backstory, idiosyncrasies and voice.


Clarkson library
Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd
Clarkson, WA 6030 Australia
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City of Wanneroo


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