Co-Founder and Director
Caroline Wood has decades of diverse professional experience spanning academia, publishing and advocacy. She is responsible for advancing the vision and direction of the Centre, leading and managing people, fund-raising and sponsorship development, and cementing the Centre’s reputation as a leading creative organisation nationally.Read More
Robert Wood is a Malayali poet interested in community, ideas and language, and is the author of four books. Robert is responsible for developing partnerships with artists and social change organisations; planning a program of activities, including writing, publishing and mentoring; quality control of all creative outputs; and implementing best-practice models that improve wellbeing. His concepts include Backstories and Portside Review.Read More
Logan Griffiths has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Media and Communications from Curtin University. Logan is responsible for managing a number of projects with a focus on supporting emerging writers, including the Centre’s online journal Portside Review, writing programs, and annual publications. She supervises the team of interns and is responsible for communications, including the monthly newsletter.
Producer and Events Coordinator
Claudia Mancini is a community arts producer and facilitator working across the not-for-profit sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Counselling from Notre Dame University. Claudia is responsible for coordinating a range of projects and events, with a particular focus on oral storytelling. This includes a storytelling program for high schools, multiple podcast series, and two annual storytelling festivals.Read More
Social Media Coordinator
Jay Anderson is a writer, editor and arts worker. His writing has been published in various online journals and print anthologies, and he was recently awarded the KSP Writers’ Centre CALD Fellowship. Jay is responsible for social media management.Read More
Nina is a CPA certified accountant with extensive experience across a broad range of industries. She completed a Bachelor of Business in 2006, majoring in Accounting, and has since worked in finance in the government, legal, and oil and gas sectors.
Nina is responsible for preparing budgets, financial statements and reports, processing financials, and developing the financial sustainability of the Centre. Read More
Head Story Trainer
Sisonke Msimang is a renowned storyteller and the author of Always Another Country and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela. She facilitates story-training workshops in one-on-one and group formats to empower people to share their stories, and develops the Centre’s storytelling training resources.Read More
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa is a playwright, poet, and screenwriter. She has competed in the Australian Poetry Slam Competition, performed on Australia’s Got Talent, and presented at multiple Tedx events. In 2019, Sukhjit premiered her debut theatre show, Fully Sikh, and is currently developing two TV projects. Sukhjit runs oral storytelling workshops for a range of projects, including Saga Sisterhood and Forbidden Love.Read More
Michael Abercromby is an actor, writer and trainee director who graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2013. He facilitates story-training workshops in one-on-one and group formats to empower people to share their stories.Read More