Lintas Laut focuses on an exchange of writers between Western Australia and Eastern Indonesia, shining a light on parts of both nations that are often under represented in cultural dialogue. Working with local partners, the Centre for Stories will be hosted in Indonesia as a way to promote the links between both places. In exchange, we will open our doors for a residency at the Centre for Stories that will allow us to showcase our events, workshops, and our community. This is about the creation of new relationships and new works in the in-between spaces. It will allow the public to hear about marginalised stories and is a way to celebrate sharing culture across borders.
Join us to learn how Indonesia's female writers explore history, religion, feminist and queer issues, religion and political violence, drawing inspiration from local and Western traditions.
"Facilitating exposes me to the creative juices of other people, and that informs and inspires my own writing. I see the whole mutable and organic mix as a community in which we’re all learning, rather than me being some kind of expert imparting knowledge. We all always have something to learn."