STORIES ON STAGE 2019
DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 – STORIES ON STAGE WITH LOUISE ALLAN
COST: $15 all tickets (includes supper)
BRIEF DETAILS: Four inspiring authors will join fellow author Monique Mulligan on-stage for in-conversations in 2019. There’s a crime writer, two contemporary fiction writers, and one historical fiction writer. Find out about their books, their writing and publishing journeys, and more!
SUITABLE FOR: Adults who love reading and writing
WHERE: Koorliny Arts Centre, Theatre 2
ADDITIONAL INFO: Stories on Stage is a series of evening ‘meet the author’ events held in Theatre 2. Each event includes an in-conversation or author talk, Q and A session, meet and greet over supper, book sales and signings.
ABOUT LOUISE ALLAN: Louise’s début novel, The Sisters’ Song, was published by Allen and Unwin in January 2018. In 2014, she was awarded a Varuna Residential Fellowship and the manuscript was shortlisted for the 2014 City of Fremantle—TAG Hungerford Award. Louise is the 2018 recipient of the Tina Kane Emergent Writer Award.
The Sisters’ Song came from a short story Louise wrote in 2010 that she knew had a much longer story attached. In 2012, she picked it up again, and six years and countless drafts later it was published. (You can read more about Louise’s pathway to publication here.)
Louise grew up in Tasmania, a relatively underpopulated, rugged and cold island off the south-east coast of mainland Australia. She studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania and went on to become a GP, before moving across the country to Perth. She worked in the field of breast cancer until she ceased practising Medicine in 2010 and took up writing.
Louise is married with four children and two dogs. Apart from her family and writing, she enjoys music, photography, walking and nature. You can learn even more about Louise in her first ever blog post.