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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."
"At the beginning, I questioned my own memories of my dream of wanting to be a writer ‘all my life’. I wondered whether this was another wisp of a child’s memory that I had held fondly but had blurred with time and the lens of romanticism."
"The Centre is the first literary space I recommend for any emerging writer I meet in Boorloo, or elsewhere in WA. The support and confidence I gained from the Centre has been instrumental to my growth as a young creative."
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.
SFF Collective facilitator and past recipient of the Centre for Stories Inclusion Matters Hot Desk Fellowship, Prema Arasu, brings you a list of suggested books to read during quarantine.
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