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Masterclasses - Rediscovering The Personal

Saturday July 11, 2020
13:00 - 17:00

Masterclasses by established writers are coming to the Centre! Over a six-week period, beginning Saturday 4 July and finishing Saturday 8 August, six award winning writers will offer a series of six Masterclasses that delve deep into the heart of story and world-building, fiction and non-fiction, imagination and identity, research and writing, narrating and editing.

These Masterclasses are suitable for emerging and established writers who are committed to focussing on individual aspects of their writing and developing that writing further. Writers of colour and LGBTQIA+ identifying folk are especially encouraged to apply. The classes will run for 4 hours over 6 Saturdays in July and August and while you are encouraged to attend all 6, you may also choose to attend individual sessions as each class is run by a different writer, although the whole program has been developed holistically and consultatively.

Join Michelle Michau-Crawford in a masterclass on the theme of Rediscovering The Personal (more details coming soon!)

Michelle Michau-Crawford’s short fiction has been published in Australian Book Review, Westerly and Spiny Babbler, and she has also published poetry and non-fiction and had one of her plays performed. In 2013 she won the prestigious ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. She has also worked as a university lecturer, speechwriter, researcher and public relations officer, and has a PhD in Comparative Literature. Michelle lives with her menagerie in a house surrounded by vegetable gardens and fruit trees.

“When I was nine, my house blew away in a cyclone. It wasn’t the first, nor was it the last destabilising event I was to experience in childhood. By the time I was sixteen I had lived  in three states and one territory of Australia. I had multiple homes and attended more schools throughout those years than I am able to quite recall. Around then, I began to say, “My life has been punctuated by natural disasters.” Dramatic, perhaps, but those words pointed to something true, predicting a lifelong interest in listening for the unheard and hidden stories in the gaps and silences of lives, in rootlessness, and life lived in flux and renewal.”

“Since 2002 I have been living, second-time around, in Perth.  In 2016 my debut book,  Leaving Elvis and Other Stories, a collection of closely linked stories, was published by UWA Publishing. Several years earlier, in 2013, the titular story, Leaving Elvis, won the  ABR (Australian Book Review) Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize.”

Please note, due to limited seating we do not offer ticket refunds.

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

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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