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"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.
A Hot Desk Fellowship and Mentoring Program offering support for early, emerging and established writers from CaLD and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
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.
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.
Kim Lateef is a Perth-born emerging writer whose work has appeared in Southerly Journal and Voiceworks Magazine. In 2019 Kim participated in the Saga Sisterhood project through the Centre for Stories. She is passionate about uncovering the hidden stories of marginalised individuals and groups within mainstream historical narratives.
Adele Aria writes non-fiction, poetry and short fiction, using story-sharing to explore identity, the politics of existence, and the ways in which we integrate personal and shared histories.
"As much as I love words and jotting down ideas, my writing practice has never been a formal routine but more so a passion project and a creative way to sift through my thoughts/feelings/observations."
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