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Side Walks 2021

Side Walks is an annual pop-up storytelling, literature and ideas festival run by Centre for Stories. In unique venues across Perth and Northbridge, Side Walks is a curated whirlwind of talks, performances and readings with a special emphasis on homegrown talent. Side Walks 2021 was made possible with funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Centre for Stories’ Founders Circle, Aspen Corporate Financial Planning, and Rayner Real Estate.

Elfie Shiosaki interviews award-winning author Kim Scott on craft, practice, and place.
Sandi had always kept her biological father at arm's length. As she grew older, their relationship changed.
Kaya's story is about navigating her first love, and finding herself along the way. 
In conversation with Shelagh Magadza, Jay Emmanuel, Mararo Wangai, and Simone Detourbet discuss how creative practice can be censored, diluted and sanitised when producing work for the white gaze.
In this portrait of a life, Carmie Olowoyo is in conversation with his father, Segun Olowoyo, about culture, family, and love.
Still I Rise is a bilingual poetry reading featuring originals poems written in response to Maya Angelou's poem of the same name. It features poets Karen Escobar, Afeif Ismail, Dureshawar Khan and Daniel Hansen.
Sisonke Msimang, Caroline Wood and Jane den Hollander talk women and ageing.
Daley Rangi, Franchesca Walker, Kosta Lucas and Sunili Govinnage discuss the challenges, practice, and responsibilities of memoir writing.
Growing up, Nobuo Hara had a passion for playing sport. It wasn't until years later that he finally had the opportunity to fulfil his dream. This story is told through Auslan with interpreting in English.
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Nov
1
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Aug
23
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Mar
22
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Aug
9
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