To Hold the Clouds: Emerging Writers from Perth

To Hold the Clouds: Emerging Writers from Perth is the Centre for Stories’ second solo publication.

To Hold the Clouds is a collection of poetry, short fiction, and essays coming from a mentoring and hot desk project run by the Centre for Stories. These short stories and poems touch on themes of love, relationships, grief, movement, and hope. To Hold the Clouds presents a number of new voices to share beautiful representations of this city on Whadjuk country.

To Hold the Clouds was launched in November 2020 and is available to purchase online here.


Jay Anderson, Prema Arasu, Adele Aria, Maya-Rose Chauhan, Nisha D’cruz, Rushil D’cruz, Karen Escobar, Raphael Farmer, Rafael Gonzalez, Patrick Gunasekera, Tinashe Jakwa, Raihanaty A Jalil, Priya Kahlon, Tiffany Ko, Kim Lateef, Kosta Lucas, Elham Mohammadnejad, Josephine Newman, Kaya Ortiz, Baran Rosamian, Yahye Sheikh-Abdi, Emily Sun, Alexander Te Pohe.

Featuring a forward by Robert Wood.

Edited by Camha Pham.

About the Project

This project, funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Copyright Agency, and the Cente for Stories Founders Circle, was developed from the highly successful African Writers Mentoring Program (2017) and Indian Ocean Mentoring Program (2018). These programs resulted in the publication of Ways of Being Here (Margaret River Press, 2018) and Wave after Wave (Centre for Stories, 2019).

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