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Books to Screen with Kathryn Lefroy, AJ Betts & Guests

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Paper Bird, Children's Books & Arts

42 Henry Street

Fremantle, WA 6160

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Join us in a fascinating discussion about the process of translating a book to the screen from the perspective of author, screen writer and director.

Paper Bird Fellow Term 1, 2018 - Kathryn Lefroy
Recently returned from a 20 year stint living in Melbourne then San Francisco, Kathryn is now back in Fremantle reconnecting with her West Australian roots. She has a PhD in marketing, several screenwriting credits, and her work has appeared in art/culture, technology, and academic publications. She's just completed her first middle grade novel — a rollicking fantasy adventure complete with mystical alpacas and Vegemite sandwiches — and is currently working on a WA history inspired graphic novel with her father, Mike Lefroy. in 2017, she was commissioned to write the feature film Tango Underpants, which will go into pre-production later this year. She's an active member of SCBWI and several writers groups. Other notable pursuits include champagne drinking and playing the ukulele (badly).

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Khrob Edmonds & Miranda Edmonds
Khrob and Miranda are a brother/sister directing duo, who have been collaborating on films and plays since they were young. They have adapted works of Shakespeare, Tim Winton and Lonely Planet author Carolyn Swindell for the screen. They are currently working on multiple feature films, and still trying to work out which one of them is really their parents’ favourite.

And, AJ Betts
Author, speaker, teacher and cyclist. Her young adult duology – HIVE and ROGUE – is soon to be released with Pan Macmillan. AJ's bestselling third novel, ZAC & MIA, won the 2012 Text Prize, the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and the 2014 Ethel Turner prize for young adults at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. ZAC & MIA is available in 14 countries and was adapted for American television in 2017. Her earlier novels are WAVELENGTH and SHUTTERSPEED. AJ is originally from Queensland but has lived in Perth since 2004.
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