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Over the last 12 months, we've been working with emerging writers and poets to develop new works, hot desk, attend festivals, perform readings, and develop a community of writers who champion inclusivity and diversity.
These poems are about places that are very special to me. In the recent weeks, I have been reflecting on the many streets I have wandered. I thought a lot about being the same person in different places, or a different person in the same place.
Karen Escobar moved to Australia from Columbia when she was nine. She is in her final year of her Law/Arts (Journalism) Degree at Notre Dame University and is the events coordinator for PEN Perth.
"There was a lot to think about, I remember telling people again and again how daunting it was to be adding my twenty-year-old voice to a millennia old discourse, especially around conversations about faith."
Yahye is a poet and writer with a passion for giving back to the community through volunteering and serving. As well as being a big family-man, Yahye is spending time with Vivienne Glance navigating the world of poetry and writing.
Nisha D’cruz is a poet and storyteller. In 2018, Nisha participated in the Centre for Stories’ Saga Sisterhood project and performed at the Centre for Stories and at the Mapping Melbourne Festival.
Rushil D’cruz is a 21-year-old student, musician, writer, and immigrant from Malaysia. Attempting everything from short stories and poetry to hypertext writing and micro fiction, Rushil’s work attends to the…
Alexander Te Pohe is a Māori writer, poet, cat-lover, dog-lover, and vampire enthusiast. Alexander made his mark at the Centre for Stories when he joined the Inclusion Matters Hot Desk…
Priya is a lawyer and an emerging Indian-Australian poet who participated in the 2018 Indian Ocean Mentorship Program with the Centre for Stories, and most recently, the 2019 Centre for…
Kaya Ortiz Lattimore is Filipinx, mixed race, an immigrant, queer, a writer and poet, among other things. Kaya grew up in the Philippines and Hobart, and as of 2019 moved…
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