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"I think I’ve been trying to blend in for too long and sometimes I forget where I come from. In all honesty, I never considered myself to be 100% Brazilian as my family comes from all parts of the world, we have Spanish, Hungarian, Austrian, Italian, and Jewish heritage, so sometimes it’s hard for me to write about Brazil and Brazil only."
"I truly thought the idea of growing up in the regions had some kind of special significance to everyone on earth when, naturally, nobody cared about or even knew the place I had come from. Still, my hometown endures, like anyone's."
"The one thing my mum said to me was to put something out there that is you, that is original. So, I started writing... if I want to do my own thing or need help with my writing, I try to do something that is original to people. Whatever is obsessively in my mind, I write about it."
"What I do know is that writing brings me peace and sharing my writing with others gives me joy. I hope it gives people who read it something too. Writing is my way of processing the world, but it also feels essential to my way of being in the world, like there is no other way for me to be here and fully alive. So, I guess I’ll keep writing till I get chucked off the boat someday."
Join us in celebrating the recipients of the mentoring program and hot desk fellowship.
Centre for Stories has been awarded a $185,000 grant from The Ian Potter Foundation for our Writing Change, Writing Inclusion writing program for three years.
Centre for Stories is excited to announce, Portside Review, a new journal from and for the Indian Ocean.
We're thrilled to share that Centre for Stories will be launching its second solo publication, To Hold the Clouds: Emerging Writers from Perth on 14 November 2020.
We are pleased to share that we are partnering with the friendly folks at Emerging Writers Festival to bring you Through The Looking Glass.
Emerging Writers' Festival Director and co-CEO Alice Muhling in conversation with Perth poet Amy Lin.
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