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Side Walks - Bad Boys of Literature

Saturday October 5, 2019
18:15 - 19:00

Side Walks is a dynamic, one-day celebration of storytelling in its various forms across Northbridge and the Perth CBD. Bringing together artists, writers, journalists and poets from across multiple disciplines, Side Walks presents six free unique events in venues both usual and unusual. From poetry to crime writing, literature to oral storytelling, these engaging events will inspire, challenge, and delight.

Join us for a bit of light-hearted banter focused around our favourite bad boys in literature. Local writers Emily Paull, Raihanaty A Jalil, and Laurie Steed will dissect and analyse the naughty characters we take for granted in centuries of well-loved literature, including a look at Catcher in the Rye, Persuasion, and Jane Eyre.

From Mr Darcy and Holden Caulfield, to Edward Cullen and Christian Grey, we’ll ask what attracts us to the broody, possessive, and the downright psychopathic. Whatever happened to the nice guy?

Event Location: Alex Hotel


This is a free event, however RSVP is essential to secure a spot! Please fill in the RSVP form below.

If you require an AUSLAN interpreter please ensure you RSVP a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event (5 October 2019). Please email info@centreforstories.com with any questions or concerns.

If you have any accessibility requirements, we will do our best to cater to you. Please email info@centreforstories.com with any questions or concerns.

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Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is an author and editor from Perth, Western Australia. His short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has been published in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, and elsewhere.

Raihanaty A Jalil

Raihanaty A Jalil is a ‘jack of all trades’—over the years, she has been known as a high school teacher, a trader, hoon, poet, rapper, trainer and speaker. She is active in community organisations including being Secretary and Vice President of The Muslim Women's Support Centre (WA) Inc, and she works on writing projects, including her first novel.

Emily Paull

Emily is a former bookseller, a writer and a future librarian. She writes short stories and historical fiction, with her work being included in Margaret River Press anthologies including We'll Stand in that Place and Other Stories, and her debut book of short stories, Well Behaved Women, will be released in late 2019.

The Alex Hotel was created by locals and designed to welcome all travellers. Centrally located in the cultural heart of Perth, we invite you to share in our love of this friendly and vibrant city.

Location: Alex Hotel, 50 James Street Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Alex Hotel is wheelchair accessible.

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