Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon


Thursday, 12 May 2016
12:00 - Registration Opens
12:15 - Event Start
14:15 - Event Concludes


Herbert Smith Freehills
Level 36, QV1 Building
250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

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This event is free for organisations who are members of the Committee

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The Committee for Perth invited our key representatives from our member organisations to our Food For Thought Leaders Luncheon, to be held on Thursday, 12 May.

Over lunch, David Whish-Wilson, author of the book Perth and coordinator of the creative writing program at Curtin University lead discussion on his view of a growing Perth, as told in his book. David is currently a Fremantle resident, having lived half his life here and the other half between Europe, Africa and Asia.

Event Overview

In Perth David describes a place of surprising beauty, of sand-swept peace and brilliant light, yet a place where the deeper historical currents are never too far beneath the surface.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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David Whish-Wilson

David Whish-Wilson was born in Newcastle, NSW but raised in Singapore, Victoria and WA. He is the author of short fiction, essays, reviews and four novels, three of which are crime novels set in Perth. The first of these, was published by Penguin in September 2010, and was short-listed for a 2011 Ned Kelly Award. The third frank Swann crime novel, will be published in November 2016. David's most recent publication is the Perth book for the New South Publishing city series, which was short-listed for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards. He has been commissioned to write text for the new City of Canning war memorial, and historical plates for the new Museum of Perth permanent exhibition.

David has taught in the prison system in both WA and Fiji, where he started the country’s first prisoner writing program, which now operates in all Fijian prisons.

He currently lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he coordinates the creative writing program at Curtin University.