03/06/2021 - 15:00

WA literary map launched

03/06/2021 - 15:00

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Western Australians will be able to locate authors’ hometowns and the settings of their favourite books after the launch of Writing WA’s literary map.

WA literary map launched
Sharon Flindell says the map shows 40 locations around the state where more than 100 books written by 120 Western Australian authors had been set. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Western Australians will be able to locate authors’ hometowns and the settings of their favourite books after the launch of Writing WA’s literary map.

Supported by Lotterywest, Writing WA has spent the past year developing the map which shows fiction and non-fiction books that have clear connections to places in WA spanning the five regions of the state: the Golden Outback, the North West, the Coral Coast, Perth and the South West.

The map will also provide links to travel, accommodation, tour operators and other resources in each region.

Writing WA chief executive Sharon Flindell said the map showed 40 locations around the state where more than 100 books written by 120 Western Australian authors had been set.

“It has been created to help traveller’s experience a deeper connection to place through books and writing and inspire readers to pursue travel experiences connected to the books and writers they love,” Ms Flindell said.

“The ongoing intent is for the map to expand as we identify and add more stories and their locations as well as local tourism facilities, providers and businesses.”

The map was launched today as part of Love to Read Local Week. It can be accessed here

 

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