Raihanaty A Jalil

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Raihanaty A. Jalil is an avid Jane Austen reader who spent her childhood lost in her vivid imagination, playing out made-up characters in her backyard. She considers herself to be a jack of all trades and has led a very interesting life, taking on a variety of roles including poet, high-school teacher, rapper and speaker. Born in Malaysia to Indonesian parents, Raihanaty moved to Australia before the age of three and believes that sharing her writing with others is akin to sharing a part of her soul.

 

Raihanaty has been active in community organisations since university as Secretary and Vice President of The Muslim Women’s Support Centre (WA) Inc and on the WA Public Employment CALD Strategy Reference Group with the Public Sector Commission. She is currently working on multiple writing projects including her first novel and recently participated in Centre for Stories’ Indian Ocean Mentoring Project and was on a panel during Perth Festival Writers Week 2019. Raihanaty has facilitated poetry workshops at the Australian Islamic College for Propel Youth Arts WA.

 

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Dec
10
Join Dennis Haskell, Krishna Sen and Marcella Polain to celebrate the centenary of PEN International. Book Online
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Dec
12
Join Sean Cowan and take a walk in the footsteps of gangsters, murderers, drug dealers and sex workers in this 90-minute tour of Northbridge’s most notorious crime spots of yesteryear. Book Online
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14
Les Harrison and Reuben Saggar believe it's never too late, or too early, to take a stand and make a difference.  Book Online
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14
Roanna and Chris will discuss writing practice, difficulties encountered in the literary world, what it means to write about tolerance and intolerance while breaking out of the dominant narrative, and much more. Book Online
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