Bright Lights, No City

Bright Lights, No City documented the experiences of nine LGBTQIA+ youth that had grown up in regional Western Australia. These oral and written stories touched on love, desire, suffering, pain, and adolescence. Funded by Catalyst.

Jay Anderson spent the majority of his life in Kalgoorlie—a red-dirt town full of miners who are seemingly, more often than not, too-pissed-to-piss-straight.
Emery Wishart is a pre-service primary school teacher with a passion for supporting trans and gender diverse community development.
Jordan Fletcher speaks of growing up gay in the "cultural oasis that is Kalgoorlie".
Alex Watson grew up in the sand and surf of Geraldton and has a passion for stories in all forms.
For Peehi Blake, coming out to friends and family has been a wild ride.
Josie Boland is a 23-year-old gay woman who grew up in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
When Holden Sheppard realised he was attracted to blokes, he found it impossibly out of sync with every aspect of his identity as a man.
Damo hopes to remind people to embrace their true identity, no matter what, and to treat every life experience as an opportunity for self-growth.
After a journey of self-discovery, Laidley Plackett is ready to dust the red dirt off his memories and share a few of them.
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Reading Your Writing is a workshop to help you overcome the nerves of reading your work to an audience. Book Online
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Les Harrison and Reuben Saggar believe it's never too late, or too early, to take a stand and make a difference.  Book Online
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Dec
14
Roanna and Chris will discuss writing practice, difficulties encountered in the literary world, what it means to write about tolerance and intolerance while breaking out of the dominant narrative, and much more. Book Online
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Mar
11
So, how exactly do writers make money? Annabel Smith pulls back the curtain and tells us exactly how. Book Online
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