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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."
"The truth is, I write because I must. There is this need inside me. I get this energy that needs to be released, normally triggered by a memory, a sound or an external input. When I don’t act on it for long periods, I get a little overwhelmed."
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.
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.
Writing Change, Writing Inclusion is a writing 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.
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.
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