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Backstories – Southern River

Saturday March 13, 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 Southern River location features storytellers Nadia Heisler and Rafael Gonzalez, facilitated by Chris Lin. With music by Lucas Jones.


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 11 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 - Southern River

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Nadia Heisler

Nadia Heisler is originally from Brazil and has been living in Perth since 2011. Originally a journalist in her home country, she had countless jobs in Australia (including serving drinks in a bikini) before gaining sufficient English skills to go back to doing what she loves the most: write. Her story is about her journey of trying for a baby, and how she had to revisit her past and forgive herself in order to be ready for this new chapter of her life.

Raf Gonzalez

Raf Gonzalez is a short story and script writer, a lover of film and video games. His story is about managing anxiety in stressful situations – from losing his phone, wallet and passport at JFK airport, to the COVID lockdown.

Chris Lin

Christopher Lin works at the University of Western Australia, where he gained a doctorate in English and Cultural Studies. He has interviewed for festivals including Perth Writers Week and the Australian Short Story Festival.

This event is located in the suburb of Southern River (6110).

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

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