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Raihanaty A Jalil

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Raihanaty A. Jalil is an avid Jane Austen reader who spent her childhood lost in her vivid imagination, playing out made-up characters in her backyard. She considers herself to be a jack of all trades and has led a very interesting life, taking on a variety of roles including poet, high-school teacher, rapper and speaker. Born in Malaysia to Indonesian parents, Raihanaty moved to Australia before the age of three and believes that sharing her writing with others is akin to sharing a part of her soul.

 

Raihanaty has been active in community organisations since university as Secretary and Vice President of The Muslim Women’s Support Centre (WA) Inc and on the WA Public Employment CALD Strategy Reference Group with the Public Sector Commission. She is currently working on multiple writing projects including her first novel and recently participated in Centre for Stories’ Indian Ocean Mentoring Project and was on a panel during Perth Festival Writers Week 2019. Raihanaty has facilitated poetry workshops at the Australian Islamic College for Propel Youth Arts WA.

 

Oct
26
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
Two book covers are against a mustard yellow colour: Always another country and The resurrection of Winnie Mandela
Oct
26
AfroHeritage Book Club presents an evening that focuses on carving a space for yourself as a Black storyteller, featuring Sisonke Msimang. Book Online
An illustration of books, cups of cofee, a clock, a candle, and a lamp floating in a light sage green background
Nov
2
Do you struggle to carve out distraction free writing time? Are you looking for a safe group environment to work on your writing? Would you like to meet other writers in your community? Then this group is for you! Book Online
Graphic image reading "Big Break Breakfast"
Nov
11
Hosted by Shenali Perera, join Centre for Stories for a catered social change breakfast. This event is about connecting with like-minded people who are making a positive contribution to our city and creating opportunities for the marginalised. Book Online
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