from the editor's desk

Issue 61.1 Launch!

You are invited to join us for the launch of Westerly 61.1!

17th August 2016 at the Orient Hotel, Fremantle.
Doors will open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

RSVP is essential. Reserve your free tickets here.


Some of Australia’s most influential and award-winning Indigenous writers lend their voices to the latest issue of Westerly.

Celebrating Indigenous writing and culture, and guest edited by writer and researcher Stephen Kinnane, the issue features 51 authors from across the country including Kim Scott, Tara June Winch, Melissa Lucashenko, Bruce Pascoe and Wayne Barker, as well as work by celebrated Noongar artist Bella Kelly and pieces from the Berndt Museum collection.

This issue marks a new direction for Westerly, with the launch of an Editorship for Indigenous Writing. As a commitment with our new Editorship, Westerly will publish Indigenous content in every issue, and will focus on supporting emerging Indigenous writers.

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The launch address will be delivered by Stephen Kinnane, with other guest speakers joining us for an evening of celebration at Fremantle’s historic Orient Hotel.

Nibbles and drinks will be served.

Purchase your copy of Westerly 61.1 at the event to be in the running to win a special door prize!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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