Mentorships offer the opportunity for emerging practitioners to work with experienced writers, editors, or industry professionals. This involves engaging with each other on a one-to-one basis over an extended period of time, and exchanging ideas about craft, publication, reading, editing, audience, festivals, presentation, and other aspects of writing.

Centre for Stories has a number of respected, friendly, and available writers, editors, and teachers to assist practitioners with specific concerns. See below for our mentor profiles. 

For more information and mentorship application form, click here.

Amy Lin

Amy Lin has written and edited for a range of publications, including Los Angeles Review of Books, Australian Book Review, Cordite, Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Westerly, and Axon. She has a PhD in Australian poetry from the University of Western Australia, and is a mentor in the Centre for Stories' Inclusion Matters project.
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Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is the author of the 2018 WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlisted novel You Belong Here and the editor of Shibboleth and other stories. He currently teaches fiction for Writers Victoria and the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre.
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Rashida Murphy

Rashida Murphy is an editor, storyteller, and mentor who runs workshops on writing and aspects of culture, race, and identity. Her novel, The Historian’s Daughter, was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize. She is currently working on a new novel, interspersed with forays into memoir, poetry, and short fiction.
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Susan Midalia

Susan Midalia is a short-story writer, novelist, workshop facilitator and freelance editor. All three of her collections of short stories have been shortlisted for major Australian literary awards. She has a PhD in contemporary Australian women's writing and has published on the subject in national and international literary journals.
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Amanda Curtin

Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental, and The Sinkings, the short-story collection Inherited, and a new work of narrative non-fiction Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. She has a PhD in Writing and has worked as a freelance book editor for more than 30 years. In 2018 Amanda was nominated for the Alice Award.
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Josephine Clarke

Josephine Clarke is a member of the Voicebox collective and Out of the Asylum Writers’ Group. She has had poetry and short stories published in Australian journals including Westerly, Cordite, and the Australian Poetry Journal, and was featured in the ABR's States of Poetry WA, series 2.
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Brooke Dunnell

Brooke Dunnell is a short-story writer, editor, and workshop facilitator who has a PhD in Creative Writing from UWA. Her love of discussing writing skills and techniques and helping students to improve their craft has led her to work as an editor, mentor, and workshop facilitator.
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Nandi Chinna

Nandi Chinna works as a research consultant and community arts facilitator. She lives on Bunuba lands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. With a background in yoga and meditation, Nandi uses mindfulness and meditation, slow walking, and immersion in nature to facilitate creative writing.
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