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Backstories – North Perth

Saturday March 14, 2020
18:00 - 20:00

Backstories is a one day multi-sited storytelling festival located in the suburbs of Western Australia. Reaching from Falcon to Carramar, Backstories provides new opportunities for storytellers to share stories in local backyards.

Bring a picnic and a blanket, hear from two local storytellers, and meet new members of your community—all in your local area of North Perth!

Featuring local storytellers Holden Sheppard and Anju Sivarajah, and facilitated by Zoë Warwick.

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 Monday 9 March.

This project is kindly funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Healthway and Act-Belong-Commit.

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Zoë Warwick

Zoe is a facilitator, educator, advocate and artist with over 25 years experience across a broad range of settings. These include the development and delivery of; Cyber safety and Protective Bahaviours based programs, Management & Leadership programs, and Disability & inclusion advocacy projects, Counselling Training for helpline operators, Community Development in Womens’ Health.

Holden Sheppard

Holden Sheppard is an award-winning Young Adult author born and bred in Geraldton, Western Australia. His debut novel, Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press, 2019), won the 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award. Holden has always been a misfit: a gym junkie who has played Pokemon competitively, a sensitive geek who loves aggressive punk rock, and a bogan who learned to speak French. He lives in Perth with his husband.

Anju Sivarajah

Anju Sivarajah is a storyteller born in Sri Lanka and predominantly raised in Australia. Working previously in community development, social work and the arts, she is raising her daughter to be understanding of and connected to all peoples and religions. Anju was a witness to extreme violent genocide in Sri Lanka when she was 5 years old. In her story, she reflects on the effects of Sri Lanka’s civil war, and her mixed Sinhalese, Burgher and Tamil heritage.

This event is located in the suburb of North Perth (6006).

Exact location of backyard will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.

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