Stories are at the heart of what we do. We tell stories to inspire cohesion and understanding through rich and diverse programs. The aim of our story archive is to make good stories available to a wide audience in the hope of strengthening connections between people and encouraging a more inclusive and informed community.

Chris Lin believes in writing as a force for activism. Stories and poetry have been his source of strength as he watches the conflict unfold in his home country of Burma.
A podcast series about how life keeps going, even through a global pandemic. View More
Funded by the State Library of Western Australia, this collection of stories documents 15 experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit Australia in early 2020. View More
Produced for Act Belong Commit and funded by Healthway, Words to Live By is a collection of four videos exploring the ways older Western Australians stay mentally healthy. View More
Funded by the Centre's Founders Circle 'Forbidden Love' is a storytelling project dedicated to celebrating love in all its forms. Four storytellers worked alongside Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa to perform their stories at a series of live events. View More
In collaboration with Curtin University, 'Rule Breakers' is a collection of inspiring stories from women taking up space in male-dominated fields. View More
Funded by Copyright Agency, DLGSCI, and our Founders Circle, 'Journal' is an online column hosted on the Centre for Stories' website. View More
Funded by the State Library of Western Australia, these 16 unique and powerful personal stories from both survivors and perpetrators of violence, service providers and frontline workers extend what we know about violence, intimacy and power. View More
On The Page is a series of writing and poetry submitted to the Centre for Stories as part of the 2019 Centre for Stories Inclusion Matters Hot Desk Fellowship. View More
Saga Sisterhood is a transformative performance project for women from communities who identify as South Asian that come from non-performer backgrounds but all have something to say about love, friendship, belonging, family and identity. View More
In collaboration with the School of Education and Curtin University's Place Activation, Lunchtime Stories was a project that involved five international students sharing their experiences at Curtin. View More
Roaring Nineties is a series of stories from our elders collected throughout 2018. This collection of stories features the memories of yesteryear; accounts of war, racism, technological triumph, assimilation, and… View More
“In Australia I will be…” is a series of stories collected in collaboration with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) at North Metropolitan TAFE. View More
Bread & Butter is a monthly dinner and storytelling event designed to make you think deeply about social issues. A new storyteller every month will share a personal story with 40 guests in the dining room at the Centre for Stories. Come along and make new friends, hear a new story, and get to know your community. Compulsory: open ears and an open mind. View More
Bright Lights, No City documented the experiences of nine LGBTQIA+ youth that had grown up in regional Western Australia. These oral and written stories touched on love, desire, suffering, pain, and adolescence. Funded by Catalyst. View More
The Indian Ocean is a series of stories that locates Centre for Stories in our geographic region. Crossing over national boundaries, this is work that seeks to articulate and express what… View More
This series of stories focuses on young people and their favourite dishes passed down from their mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles and grandparents. It celebrates the connection between food and culture; how food often acts as a gateway to stories of yesteryear. View More
If On A Winter’s Day A Traveler was a participatory project that collected stories from the public. These were edited into three posters about belonging, death, nature, fiction, and writing itself, and displayed in the city as part of the Winter Arts Festival. Funded by the City of Perth. View More
The Rottnest Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island. Playfully nicknamed ‘The Rotto Swim’, it is one of Western Australia’s most iconic events and one of the biggest open-water swimming events in the world. View More
Food, Faith and Love was a nine-part video series that celebrated our multicultural heritage. Participants spoke our relationships, cuisine, belief, religion, and rituals. Funded by the Office of Multicultural Interests. View More
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. View More
A Mile in My Shoes provided an insight into the lives of thirty extraordinary people through a performance walking tour with recorded storytelling. Audiences listened to stories about sex work, mining, bereavement, marriage, and parenthood. Developed in partnership with the Empathy Museum and funded by Perth Festival. View More
Three international students share their stories of assimilation, experiencing cultural shocks, and overcoming the sense of ‘otherness’ while living in Australia. View More
Drag Life explores the stories and experiences of three unique drag performers in Perth. View More
A new wave of migrants are making their mark in the port city of Fremantle. View More
Five people tell the personal stories behind a collection of their favourite things. View More
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