First Nations Write Night
- Casey MulderSee more about Casey Mulder
- Luisa MitchellSee more about Luisa Mitchell
Mar 22, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Stories
Our monthly First Nations Write Night is an opportunity for First Nations people and their friends of all backgrounds to come together to develop their writing alongside one another.
Through an informal conversation we discuss a selected book each month, explore its themes and draw inspiration from them as we work on own writing. All writing styles and forms are welcome – poetry, fiction, memoir, screenplays, etc. People will have the opportunity to share their progress with the group and receive feedback.
Everyone is welcome to attend this safe, collaborative space. You can bring your own snacks or dinner to eat during our break.
This session will be facilitated by Casey Mulder and Luisa Mitchell. The selected text for this month is Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller; it is not essential to have read the text beforehand as we will be reading an excerpt together before our discussion.
ABOUT THIS MONTH’S BOOK
Ghost Bird is a wonderfully original, spooky, and action-packed YA debut novel.
“Remember daughter, the world is a lot bigger than anyone knows. There are things that science may never explain. Maybe some things that shouldn’t be explained.”
Stacey and Laney are twins – mirror images of each other – and yet they’re as different as the sun and the moon. But when Laney disappears one night, Stacey can’t believe she’s just run off without telling her.
As the days pass and Laney doesn’t return, Stacey starts dreaming of her twin. The dreams are dark and terrifying, difficult to understand and hard to shake, but at least they tell Stacey one key thing – Laney is alive. Stacey is the only one who can find her sister. Will she find her in time?
WHAT TO BRING
Bring a notebook/pad and pens, or laptop to write. You are welcome to bring your own dinner/snacks.
TRAVEL AND ACCESSIBILITY
Central Perth Train Station is a 10 minute walk from Centre for Stories. The closest parking is at 6-8 Errichetti Place at Wilson Parking.
Centre for Stories is a wheelchair-accessible building.
Casey MulderExpand Bio Collapse Bio
Casey is a Ballardong Noongar woman from Western Australia. She graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, and has been a high school educator and Student Services leader since 2009. In 2020 she completed a Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle, and returned to the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA as the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning (Indigenous Students). She has a keen interest in First Nations storytelling in all its forms, and in December 2021 she received a Creative Development Scholarship from Magabala Books to complete an editing mentorship at Night Parrot Press in 2022. In May this year, she received a Writing Fellowship from Centre for Stories in Perth, to work on a memoir manuscript, and she was recently appointed as the Acting First Nations Editor for Westerly Magazine. Alongside her career in educational leadership, Casey is keen to further her knowledge and skills in creative writing, with the hopes of becoming a published author and advocating for First Nations storytellers in Australia within the publishing industry.
Luisa MitchellExpand Bio Collapse Bio
Luisa Mitchell is a Broome-born writer, producer and filmmaker with Whadjuk Ballardong and European heritage. She lives in Boorloo on Nyungar boodjar and has a Bachelor of Screen Arts and International Relations from Curtin University. Several of her short stories have been published in print and online and she is currently writing screenplays for film.
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