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.

An insightful, thought provoking, and aware conversation with Carol O'Neil and Dr Alida Lancee about an issue that impacts us all.
Graeme Simsion and Elias Joslin discuss the highly-anticipated release of the final book in the Rosie series.
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!
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.
Sep
17
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
Illustration of four people facing each other in conversation. They all have different skin tones, hair styles, genders.
Oct
5
Join Marion Kickett, Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in conversation with two academics on storytelling, while drawing from life experiences to make sense of complex issues. Book Online
An illustration of lots of different people linking arms together
Oct
5
Jay Anderson and guests explore the individual and collective struggles and triumphs of the Perth queer community. Book Online
Cartoon image of a desk. On the desk is a large Macintosh computer, a lamp, a pair of headphones connected to a mobile phone, a Rubik's Cube, a pair of black reading glasses, a notebook and pen, a vintage camera, two books, and a lamp.
Nov
12
Do you struggle to carve out distraction free writing time? Are you looking for a safe group environment to work on your writing? Would you like to meet other writers in your community? Then this group is for you! Book Online
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