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An event that is different - authors signing books
This is something just that little bit different! There will be 60 best selling authors under the one roof. These authors will be available all day for book signings on 3rd November 2018 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

It will be held at Rendezvous Hotel, 148 The Esplanade, Scarborough.

The West Coast Fiction Festival is the idea of Perth authors Rachael Johns and Tess Woods. They thought that their hometown was the perfect place for authors and readers to be in the one place and celebrate their love of books!

They have an enthusiastic team of committee members and some sponsorship deals coming up with major booksellers and publishing houses. All this will happen at the five star Rendezvous Hotel and it will be a day and night event.

The West Coast Fiction Festival will feature authors signing all day long and this will be followed by a cocktail party with live music and dancing for both authors and readers. This is the first event of its kind in Western Australia and will be super exciting.

Why not join in and come for the books and then stay on for the live entertainment, art and craft markets, blind date with a mystery book ($2 donation), prizes, and loads more! After this, there will be the cocktail party with a live band and disco for both authors and VIP ticket holders.

Here is a list of the authors in attendance for this great festival:

Cost of Tickets
The cost of these tickets start from $40 and go up to $170 and you can make your bookings by clicking on this link.

Program of Events
9.00 - VIP entry
10.00 am: day pass entry
9.00 am - 5.00 pm: signing sessions and art and craft markets
5.00 pm: signing and markets close
7.30 pm: cocktail party
Midnight: party close

Cocktail party from 7.30 pm to midnight
Includes selected alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and finger food.
Live music and dance floor and the dress code is cocktail.

What to bring:
If you have any books that you would like signed, make sure to bring them along
Sanitary items for our Share the Dignity collection box
Loose change to take part in raffles and so you can donate $2 for a blind date with a book

Buying Books
Dymocks Karrinyup, Dymocks Joondalup and Dymocks Morley will join in as the official booksellers and sponsors. All traditionally published authors will be selling their books through Dymocks. You can pre-order books by clicking on this link. You can also buy from Dymocks on the day, however, they will have limited numbers.

Independently published authors will sell their own books through their own pre-order forms or their actual tables on the day. Ticket holders for the signing sessions are also welcome to bring in books from home for the authors to sign.

More information: here.

The aim of this event is to raise as much money through ticket sales as they can. This, in turn, will bring about more dignity to the living conditions of homeless women in Perth through Share the Dignity. This women's charity works to makes a real difference to homeless women, as well as victims of domestic violence. Share The Dignity do such things as collecting thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Without this help,​ many of the women would go without the basic necessities of life - things that most of us take for granted.

They also help fund funerals for victims of domestic violence which is a huge problem lately in the state of Western Australia and indeed, the whole of Australia.

The committee is made up entirely of volunteers, so all ticket profits will go directly to this wonderful charity.
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Why? For a unique fiction and book signing event
When: 3rd November, 2018
Where: Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough, 148 The Esplanade, Scarborough, WA, 6019
Cost: Varies - see article
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