Our Mission: To create a vibrant, inclusive arts and cultural organisation that uses storytelling to inspire cohesion and understanding through rich and diverse programs.

The Centre for Stories is a place where stories are told, shared, and kept. It’s also a place where the craft of storytelling is taught, and learned. Founded in 2015 by Caroline and John Wood, our aim is to tell good stories in the hope of strengthening connections between people and encouraging a more inclusive and informed community.

We host live storytelling events, workshops and training sessions. We work in partnership with key organisations including the Perth International Arts Festival, the Western Australian Museum, and City of Perth to create projects rich in storytelling.

Our team is a passionate group of storytellers, writers, poets, sound and visual experts, book club leaders and administrators.

We are a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status.

What We Do

The Centre’s live events include dinner conversations such as Food for Thought, literary readings, book clubs, monthly story telling, short story festivals, writing workshops and personalised mentoring. Keep up to date with the Centre’s activities by checking out our events page and subscribing to our mailing list.

Our collection of stories continues to grow online with projects that gather stories from our region for local and international audiences, including the acclaimed A Mile in My Shoes, and The Indian Ocean. These collections include personal stories and interviews, journalistic dispatches and conversations often presented in audio and written format.


Aimed at helping individuals and organisations tell stories that engage, inform and influence, the Centre provides a variety of services and amenities to people, community groups, government agencies and the corporate sector.

Services include:

  • Storytelling training
  • Print, online, audio and video storytelling production services
  • Professional development training for teachers, writers and oral storytellers
  • Storytelling services for not-for-profits and corporates
  • Venue rental for individuals and organisations

We have worked with the Department of Health, Youth Link, North Metropolitan Adult Migrant Education Program, Lendlease/City of Wanneroo, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art among others.

Find out more about our services or contact us for information.

Reading Room

Our beautiful reading room will soon be open to the public during select hours. The books and journals have been donated from a number of prominent West Australians. Stay tuned for updates!

The story of 100 Aberdeen Street

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