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.


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This workshop will cover classic and contemporary texts with a view to understanding how privilege and colonialism operate and how to critique those in your own writing. Book Online
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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
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Readings that disrupt and challenge the status quo, and provide new perspectives. Book Online
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