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Asian Australian Stories

Sunday March 31, 2019
14:00 - 15:30
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Join the Asian Australian Studies Research Network for an afternoon of stories and readings. This will be a chance to listen to original, creative work by emerging and established local authors, including Rashida Murphy, Elizabeth Tan, Emily Sun, and Robert Wood. Light refreshments provided.

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Robert Wood

Robert Wood is the author of three books and has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia. He has edited for Cordite Poetry Review, Peril Magazine, and Overland Journal. Robert has worked for Australian Poetry at The Wheeler Centre, and was a Faculty member of The School of Life (Melbourne). In 2017/2018, he was a Copyright Agency Emerging Critic with the Sydney Review of Books and an Endeavour Research Fellow at Columbia University. Robert is the current Chair of PEN Perth, an Interviewer for Liminal Magazine, and has a monthly column in the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is responsible for identifying and developing partnerships with local, national and international arts organisations and creatives; designing and delivering a program of activities; quality control of all creative outputs; and developing and implementing best-practice service delivery models.

Elizabeth Tan

Elizabeth Tan is a Perth writer and sessional academic at Curtin University. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such as Pencilled In, The Lifted Brow, Westerly, Overland, Best Summer Stories, and Stories Of Perth. Her debut novel, Rubik, was published in 2017 by Brio.

Emily Sun

Emily 詠 Sun has been published in various journals and anthologies including Westerly, APJ, Island and Growing up Asian in Australia. She was the first runner-up of the 2018 Deborah Cass award for a novel-in-progress.

Rashida Murphy

Rashida Murphy is the author of the novel, The Historian’s Daughter (UWA Publishing), which was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize in 2016. Rashida has published her short fiction and poetry in various international journals and anthologies, including Westerly, Open Road Review and Veils Halos and Shackles. She has been a Writer-In-Residence at the Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and will be resident at Booranga, NSW later this year. She is currently an Adjunct at Edith Cowan University. 

Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
The Centre is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth Busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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