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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."
Our humble little 'Journal' wrapped up last week, and so we'd like to say goodbye.
We are pleased to share that we are partnering with the friendly folks at Emerging Writers Festival to bring you Through The Looking Glass.
Centre for Stories is pleased to announce a new writer-in-residence program funded by the City of Perth.
"I see stories as a lifeline connecting us to each other and ourselves. In order to tell our story, we have to shape it in some way, linking one thread to the next."
"Simply: white Australia tries to push itself or lengthen its distance of ignorance..."
"The attitudes towards women aspiring to be orthopaedic surgeons is shameful. Many men in the fraternity have to travel some distance to arrive into the 21st century."
"This idea of liminality, of negotiating and mapping spaces between Singapore and Australia, between home and elsewhere, is something that has given me a new direction and focus..."
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