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Side Walks 2020

Side Walks is an annual one-day sprawling adventure of literature and storytelling across Perth City and Northbridge, celebrating local stories, and activating spaces with arts and culture.

In 2020, Side Walks was held on 5 December and made possible with funding from City of Perth, Aspen Corporate Financial Planning, Rayner Real Estate, and Herbert Smith Freehills. Side Walks 2020 venues included: Toastface Grillah, King St Collective, Studio 281, The Rechabite, Dandy Barber Co, and Alex Hotel.

Below is a selection of audio recordings from Side Walks 2020.

Garick Lee and Zoe Bradfield share true and personal stories about their biggest critics.
A TikTok-inspired, lip-sync battle of Julia Gillard’s iconic misogyny speech provides a kicking off point for a discussion about politics, gender equity, and social media. Featuring Sisonke Msimang, Eduardo Araújo and Shenali Perera.
Combining stories from Centre for Stories’ anthologies Wave after Wave and To Hold the Clouds, Lit Live shares stories from emerging Western Australian writers. Featuring actors Sarah McNeil, Grace Chow, and Darius Williams.
In Indian Matchmaker, Rashida Murphy, Gerard D’cruz, and Saadia Ahmed take a closer look at Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ and the real-life consequences of the billion-dollar marriage-industrial complex.
To kick off Side Walks 2020, Chris Lin spoke to emerging writers Gisele Ishimwe, Rafael Gonzalez, and Alexander Te Pohe about identity in the diaspora.
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May
1
Join Vivienne Glance in a masterclass on Science in Story and Imagination Book Online
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Nov
17
Join us for a conversation about Brit Bennett's 'The Vanishing Half'. Book Online
An illustration of many different people sitting together by a bookshelf. The Bookshelf is a light lavender purple colour.
Sep
15
Join us for a conversation about Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts & Crosses'. Book Online
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May
22
Join Annamaria Weldon in a masterclass on The Researched Imagination Book Online
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