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Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter is a monthly dinner and storytelling event designed to make you think deeply about social issues. A new storyteller every month will share a personal story with 40 guests in the dining room at the Centre for Stories. Come along and make new friends, hear a new story, and get to know your community. Compulsory: open ears and an open mind.

"It’s just that, for a certain type of kid, growing up in a certain type of place. You need to fight, and you need to muscle, and you need to make noise in order to be heard."
"And it’s funny, without those pushing moments, what they tell me, I think I wouldn’t make my road to be what I want it to be, at least, these kind of things make me think, I think my character is, if I don't agree and you think I'm not good, I will try to make my weakness to be my strength."
"I was born inside a car. We call it a Jeep because it’s a big car, it’s a passenger car; they were taking my mum to the hospital, but I was scared of the doctor, so I got out before we arrived at the hospital."
"I think a lot of them thought that I had changed completely different person because I put a piece of cloth on my head and I re-found connection to God. I’m exactly the same person, maybe just a little bit more cynical. But I’m definitely a lot more ‘me’ than I used to be."
"It’s so disarming, it’s so peaceful, there’s a joy that comes in creating that it’s not so much about the end product, but the product represents this moment that you’ve had with people around you."
Mary reflects on her grandparents' journey from Greece to South Africa at the beginning of the 20th Century and the parallels of their journey and her own.
Krishna Sen shares her experience of walking the Camino Frances, a trek of over 750km.
Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes shares stories of his homeland and the confrontation of being a black man in Australia.
Ron Bradfield Junior is a saltwater fella from Bardi Country but grew up in Geraldton, WA. He now calls Whadjuk Boodjah, his home.
Tammy Bux had been living in Karachi for ten years when her charmed life came crashing down in an instant.
"I did the only thing that I could, which was run to the kitchen to find my mum and say, 'Hey Mum! There's men with hair and guns in the garden!'"
Sandi Parsons considers her guardianship of gifted lungs one of her many victories in her ongoing battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She was 38 when she underwent a double lung transplant. 
Matthew and Daniel Bacon share their stories about self-love, identity, and queer resilience.
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Oct
7
With classic and contemporary short fiction about hopes, dreams, longings, and secrets. Book Online
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Oct
10
An afternoon at Alex Hotel of open and honest conversation from three Perth-based women leading programs in community sport that support our mental well being through movement. Book Online
An illustration of books, cups of cofee, a clock, a candle, and a lamp floating in a light sage green background
Oct
6
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
Sep
29
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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