Indian Ocean Mentoring Project

The Indian Ocean Mentoring Project was a mentoring program involving ten writers of Indian Ocean heritage. The stories developed engage with ideas of growth, dream, the ocean, movement, and language. The project resulted in appearances at Perth Festival Writers Week and Melbourne Digital Writers’ Festival. Funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries.

The conclusion of the Indian Ocean Mentoring Project resulted in the publication of Wave after Wave; a collaborative effort from all ten writers and mentors. Wave after Wave features short stories and poems that touch on themes of belonging, heritage, loss, identity, and home. It presents a number of new voices to offer a different perspective on our part of the world. Wave after Wave was launched in October 2019 and is the Centre for Stories’ first solo publication. Copies of Wave after Wave can be purchased here.

A group photo of people with Indian Ocean heritage

Photo: Zal Kanga-Parabia

An illustration of a person wearing a headscarf sitting at a table writing. By their desk is a pot plant and flowers.
This popular 6-week course offers an intimate, safe and relaxed environment in which to begin, or reinvigorate, your life story - all online! 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 many different people sitting together by a bookshelf. The Bookshelf is a light lavender purple colour.
Join us for a conversation about Brit Bennett's 'The Vanishing Half'. Book Online
An illustration of many people of colour reaching over a table to read books, pass notes and share coffee.
This is a meeting space for Africans in the diaspora. Here, we connect Africans living in Australia with literature created by Africans. Book Online
© 2021 Centre for Stories / Site by Super Minimal