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"It is possible that writing has to be something in you like breathing because that may be what it takes for you to keep doing it and to persevere in sending out your work for publication."
"When I enter a space, the hijab puts my physical attractiveness on the back-burner and foregrounds my personality and intellect."
"He made it his business to know the people who lived around us. It seems we don’t do that anymore. We leave our front door, hop in the car, and drive away from the neighbourhood."
“We can be moved by music in a way that we cannot verbally express or capture; similarly, a poem can resonate from what is not said."
"So much of storytelling is about lowering a bucket into some deep, dark well inside yourself and sorting through what comes up."
“I believe there are fundamental questions that consume so many children of survivors... 'If the Holocaust had never happened and, consequently, my parents had never met, does that mean I owe my life to this catastrophe?’”
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.
Raised in Australia to Macedonian parents, Sandy marries a German man whose life parallels hers in many ways.
A warm and generous cook who loves having a full house teaches us how to bake a special bread with roots in her beloved homeland.
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