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Backstories – Subiaco (fully booked)

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 Subiaco location features storytellers Adele Aria and Stevie Lane, facilitated by Shenali Perera. With music by Naomi Geste.


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.


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.


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


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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Stevie Lane

Stevie Lane is a writer, videographer and communications specialist with 10 years’ experience advocating for the rights of LGBTIQA+ people and other marginalised groups throughout Australia. They use their lived experience as a queer, trans and non-binary person to connect with others, educate and create change.

Shenali Perera

Shenali Perera is a creative writer, storyteller, artist, boxer and backyard comedian (her family would tell you). Born in Sri Lanka, Shenali grew up in the suburbs of Gosnells and Southern River, and remembers a time when her life in Australia stretched only as far as the Carousel Shopping Centre and Gosnells Library. Currently studying her Masters in Human Rights, Shenali is passionate about intercultural dialogue and connecting all the vibrant communities around her to each other. 

Adele Aria

Adele Aria is a queer non-binary person of colour whose writing explores identity, politics and history. They've been published in international and Australian literary and academic publications and draw on their lived experience of complex trauma, disability, and queerness, and their studies in human rights. In 2020, Adele decided to embark upon a personal challenge. Little did they guess what lay ahead in their own life and the collective human experience.

This event is located in the suburb of Subiaco (6008).
Exact location of backyard will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.

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