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Special Stories

At the Centre for Stories, we are true believers that everybody has a story to tell. Special Stories are stand-alone stories from within our community that deserve to be heard.

These are stories that have touched our hearts and ignited fire in our bellies.

"A few months ago I didn’t even know this place existed, let alone the history that lay within its walls and in its song; a history which I now feel has been near-forgotten or overlooked."
"And so, I had reached a bit of a crossroads after years of fighting this, after years of feeling emotionally distressed. And the crossroads was, continue down this path and do nothing, or speak out and fight back. Speak out, fight back and reclaim my name."
Dreaming Green: Envisioning a Sustainable Future Through Storytelling was a fundraiser event to raise money for EDOWA's crowdfunding campaign.
In Love and Its Many Faces, Joseph tells of growing up in Northbridge in the 80s, love and loss.
In the wake of the postal survey on same sex marriage in Australia, we were privileged to sit down with Ben and Eduardo. Their story reminds us why we support same sex marriage, who will be impacted by the result, and what it means to same sex couples to have the right to get married.
“I’d just got my life back. I’d just mentally got my head back on track. And then it was all taken away from me.”
Beyond Stigma was a storytelling evening in honour of R U OK? Day that featured stories about mental health. This evening would not have been possible without the funding and support of Ruah Community Services.
Tammy Bux is a strategist by day and storyteller by night. She is passionate about encouraging people to celebrate their challenges and triumphs through storytelling.
An illustration of many people of colour reaching over a table to read books, pass notes and share coffee.
Sep
28
This is a meeting space for Africans in the diaspora. Here, we connect Africans living in Australia with literature created by Africans. Book Online
An illustration of many people of colour reaching over a table to read books, pass notes and share coffee.
Nov
23
This is a meeting space for Africans in the diaspora. Here, we connect Africans living in Australia with literature created by Africans. Book Online
An illustration of many different people sitting together by a bookshelf. The Bookshelf is a light lavender purple colour.
Nov
17
Join us for a conversation about Brit Bennett's 'The Vanishing Half'. Book Online
Aug
31
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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