Special Conversations

Special Conversations are individual and unique dialogues that cover many types of storytelling. They can be life stories, literary events, and social reflections, all featuring people from the local community as well as international guests. Our focus here is on sharing important and different points of view in order to entertain and inform a wide range of audiences.

Emerging practitioners from the Centre for Stories' Indian Ocean Mentoring Project read from creative works in progress, focusing on identity, place and belonging.
Local poets Robert Wood, Charlotte Guest and Shevaun Cooley discuss new work, ecology, place, belonging, identity and language.
Sisonke Msimang discusses the inner-workings of her memoir, Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home.
Cassie Lynch, Shirley McPherson, Simone Detourbet, and Esther McDowell speak on the NAIDOC Week 2018 theme: Because of Her, We Can!
Cartoon image of two hands writing a letter.
Aug
5
A letter writing night on the first Monday of each month brought to you by PEN Perth. Book Online
An illustration of a person with microphones popping out of their head. The words LIT LIVE are surrounded by lightening bolts
May
1
Lit Live is great short stories, read by great storytellers. Book Online
Illustration of pictures relevant to Colombia, including a bunch of bananas, a cup of coffee and some people playing football.
May
2
Local Colombian intellectual Karen Escobar speaks on the current situation in Colombia by weaving personal anecdote with political commentary, social history, and cultural observation. Book Online
An illustration of a person walking in the dark with a magnifying glass
May
8
Join Sean Cowan and take a walk in the footsteps of gangsters, murderers, drug dealers and sex workers in this 90-minute tour of Northbridge’s most notorious crime spots of yesteryear. Book Online
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