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Backstories – Caversham

Saturday March 27, 2021
16:30 - 18:30

Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in the suburbs of Perth and beyond. Spend a lazy afternoon with friends and family in the comfort of your neighbour’s backyard and enjoy hearing from two trained storytellers. Bring a picnic, something to sit on, and put your mingling hat on, it’s going to be a rippa arvo.

Our Caversham location features storytellers Colin Archibald, Saadia Ahmed and facilitated by Rashida Murphy.

Please note: this property has two friendly medium sized resident dogs.


WHAT TO BRING

Bring your own snacks, drinks, or even a picnic dinner. If you’d like to be comfortable, bring a picnic blanket or fold-out chairs.


A NOTE ON ATTENDANCE

Please note that although this is a FREE event RSVP is essential. The exact location of this event will be emailed to ticket holders on Thursday 25 March. Please check your junk mail as our emails often find their way into spam/junk.

ACCESSIBILITY

Backstories is located in residential backyards and so we cannot guarantee that all backyards will meet your access needs. We would like to make Backstories accessible to as many people as possible and encourage you to get in contact by phone or email to discuss your access needs. If you require an AUSLAN interpreter, please contact us by 19 February on (08) 9328 1442 or info@centreforstories.com

THANK YOU

Backstories would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors Lotterywest, DLGSC, and Centre for Stories Founders Circle.

Follow Backstories on Instagram @backstoriesperth

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Backstories - Caversham

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Colin Archibald

Colin was born to migrant parents from Jamaica, and spent his formative years in London. He has been living in Perth for the past 14 years, where he supports businesses to retain, support, and empower employees from culturally diverse backgrounds through his consultancy, Eleven Consulting. He also works for the Education Department as a youth support worker at a local high school. 

Saadia Ahmed

Saadia Ahmed is a writer, digital journalist and teaching artist.  Her story explores her experience of being unable to attend her only sister's wedding due to international border restrictions. 

Rashida Murphy

Rashida Murphy lives and works on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation. She runs workshops on writing and aspects of culture, race and identity, and mentors emerging writers of colour. Rashida’s prose and poetry have been published internationally in journals and anthologies. Her novel, The Historian’s Daughter was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize in 2015 and published in 2016 by UWA Publishing.

This event is located in the suburb of Caversham (6055).
Exact location of backyard will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.

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