Indian Ocean Mentoring Project

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

The conclusion of the Indian Ocean Mentoring Project will 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 is due to be launched in late 2019.

A group photo of people with Indian Ocean heritage

Photo: Zal Kanga-Parabia

An illustration of a person carrying books in a wheel barrow
Oct
5
Some books inspire us, comfort us, or called us to action. Tinashe Jakwa, Alicia Tuckerman, and Raphael Farmer discuss the pivotal books of their lives. Book Online
Cartoon mosaic of the back of a group of people. The people are various shades of red, yellow and green.
Oct
16
Fem Book Club is an introduction to a diverse range of texts by women about women. Book Online
Graphic image of a man with black reading glasses sitting at a desk and writing on a notebook. Pink and red mountain ranges are behind him on the horizon.
Nov
19
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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Sep
3
A six-week workshop series designed for emerging editors, focusing on basic skills and knowledge and introducing editing principles, communication concepts and industry practices. Book Online
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