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"I started writing poetry as a way of working through the experience of being a queer, mixed race teenage boy in Mandurah."
"I grew up with the feeling of being stuck between two cultures and places. China was always a temporary place, somewhere I’d go only for holidays for weeks or months at a time, but what it was and what it stood for had a lot of weight in my life."
"When I was young, my grandfather used to tell us stories about a period of time when he acted as an unofficial exorcist for his town, and I've been fascinated with storytelling ever since."
We are super excited to announce that we will be working with Sukhjit Khalsa on a transformative performance by artists who identify as South Asian.
Congratulations to Holden Sheppard on winning the Griffith Novella Prize and his shortlisting for the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford award.
We are delighted to announce that we have selected ten emerging writers to be mentored in our Indian Ocean Mentoring Project.
Holden Sheppard has a blue mohawk and a blue steel gaze. He stands in front of a wall covered in street art.
In this interactive workshop, award-winning Young Adult author Holden Sheppard will explore the nuances of writing full-length works of fiction in the YA category. Book Online
Poetry Workshop is a safe and dynamic space where you can craft your poetry and offer feedback to other poets. Hosted by Siobhan Hodge. Book Online
An illustration of a masculine person wearing funky pin-stripe pants and reading a book.
Readings that disrupt and challenge the status quo, and provide new perspectives. Book Online
Illustration of Sophie McNeill
Join PEN Perth and the State Library of Western Australia for a lecture and discussion with acclaimed journalist Sophie McNeill. Sophie will speak about the barriers to political justice despite… Book Online
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