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Side Walks - The Book That Changed My Life

Saturday October 5, 2019
17:00 - 17:45
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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.

Some books will always have a special place in our hearts. The books that inspired us, comforted us, or called us to action. The provocative, contemplative and challenging. The books that divide our lives into ‘before’ and ‘after’, never to be the same again. Writers Tinashe Jakwa, Alicia Tuckerman, and Raphael Farmer discuss the pivotal books of their lives.

Event Location: Muir Books


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If you require an AUSLAN interpreter please ensure you RSVP by September 21st. Please email info@centreforstories.com with any questions or concerns.

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Tinashe Jakwa

Tinashe Jakwa is a PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia, with her research focusing on peacebuilding policy failures in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio platforms including ABC News, and her writing has appeared in anthologies published by Margaret River Press and Ethos Books Singapore.

Alicia Tuckerman

Alicia Tuckerman is a driving force for young LGBT voices within Australia, and her debut novel, If I Tell You, features two central lesbian characters. She is a Law Clerk and resides in the Swan Valley region of Perth with her wife and two children, where she writes in the small hours of the morning, or on her daily commute to the office.

Raphael Farmer

Raphael Farmer is a Young Adult author originally from the island of Mauritius and now based in Perth, Western Australia. His short story “Island Boy” will be published in a forthcoming anthology, Wave After Wave by Centre for Stories. In 2018, he participated in the Indian Ocean Mentoring Project through the Centre for Stories. His ‘own voices’ short stories “Carried Away” and “Firefly” are available as e-books. Raphael studied Film and Television and Screenwriting at Edith Cowan University, and he works as a high school English teacher.

Muir Books is Western Australia’s largest and leading rare, secondhand, antiquarian and out of print bookshop, established in 1973 and managed by Rob & Janet Muir. Located at 17 Lindsay St, Perth WA 6000.

Muir Books is wheelchair accessible.

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