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"Centre for Stories allowed me to meet fellow writers and creatives - some of which I now consider friends - to share my experiences with. I learnt that I am not alone on this writing journey and that my stories are valid and people do indeed care."
Centre for Stories is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Centre for Stories Writing Fellowships, generously supported by The Ian Potter Foundation, Centre for Stories Founders’ Circle, and Australia Council for the Arts.
"It was by talking to other fellows when I realised how important these spaces are to getting voices and stories that we wouldn’t usually hear, out there. I heard about some interesting projects that wouldn’t otherwise get airtime and I hope to see them out in the world one day."
Centre for Stories is pleased to announce the 2022 Centre for Stories Writing Fellowships valued at a total of $60,000.
"Moving to Australia has inspired me a lot to continue writing. I’ve come to realise how much representation is still needed in Western culture, how much suffering and injustices continue to be unknown by the world, and also how hard it is for many Peruvians (or Latinx) to find a place where they can talk freely about their culture and struggles."
"Writing is one of my ways of giving back and passing on. I also hope I can encourage others to find their own voice and adventure."
"My husband described the Centre for Stories as a different kitchen, wherein using a bunch of unknown-before ingredients, I managed to develop a different spread. I too have felt a poignant and palpable shift in the flavour and texture of my poetry."
"I write because I like being creative. There’s something empowering about sharing your point of view with the world in a finished story. I feel most like myself when I’m writing, and while the government job pays the bills, it’s writing I enjoy most."
"It was nice being able to sit down for lunch with other people within the Centre for Stories and to chat about our work and glean some wisdom from others who might have experienced some of the struggles I had."
"I often view my writing as a collection of thoughts that I’ve not wanted to let go. Speaking makes our thinking momentarily real, I guess I like writing because I see it as a more permanent proof of my existence. In short, I write because I’m a hoarder of thoughts."
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