Local Events at the Centre for Stories this Winter

A beautiful historical house, the Centre for Stories, is Perth’s heart for all things creative. It’s an inclusive space where you are encouraged to share your stories and learn from marginalised voices. With different events being held every month – it’s hard not to get involved, especially if you are looking for something different to do this winter!




July 12th: Liminal Workshop

This day long workshop will provide anyone interested in editing, writing and photography the opportunity to learn from Leah Jing McIntosh, the editor of Liminal Magazine. The workshop is about starting a journal with a focus on publication, photography, interviews, grants, events and community.  

Cost: Under 25 = $40, Adults = $60 (Tickets can be purchased via the website*)


July 16th: In Conversation – Mark Smith and Alicia Tuckerman

Are your Tuesday evenings usually free? Are you a fan of YA books? Look no further! On July 16thbetween 6pm and 7.30pm join Alicia Tuckerman and Mark Smith to discuss Mark’s latest release, Land of Fences.They will be talking about sacrifice, mortality, how to craft interesting young protagonists, and the role of dystopian fiction in the lives of teenagers.

Cost: Under 25 = $12, Adults = $15 (Tickets can be purchased via the website*)


July 17th: Fem Book Club – Rachel Cusk’s Outline

If you are looking for the ultimate women’s book club – this is it. The Fem book club covers books by women about women and delves into the experiences of women throughout history up to our modern lives today. It is an LGBTI+ inclusive event which discusses the importance of intersectional feminism in regard to writers and the texts themselves. 

So, come along for a two-hour evening discussing Rachel Cusk’s Outline and bring a copy of the book with you too. (Check the website for details on how to get a discount at Boffins Books!)

Cost: RSVP via the website*


On-going Events


July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd: You Are Not Alone – PEN Letter Writing Night

There is no better way to spend your evening than by sending encouraging letters to those who may need it most. The PEN letter-writing evenings happen every month and are dedicated to writing letters to imprisoned writers and journalists to give them hope. You also have the opportunity to write to governments, local and foreign, to ask for action on behalf of writers.

Cost: RSVP via the website*


July 9th, August 13th, September 10th: Write Night

Write night is a monthly event where you can come and join other writers in your community and spend the evening writing in a distraction-free zone. The evening is set up in two forty-minute blocks where you are encouraged to write whatever you feel like; whether it’s a project you’ve been working on for weeks or something you are yet to start – this evening is set out to maximise your creative potential in a safe environment.

Cost: $5 per person entry fee*


July 16th, August 20th, September 17th: Poetry Workshop

Looking for an opportunity to work on your poetry and learn from other poets? This is the workshop for you. The monthly, evening workshop allows you to join other emerging poets and collaborate creatively in a safe space. The evening is spent discussing each other’s work and constructively learning from one another – whilst eating of course! So, bring along a plate of food and a poem you’ve been working on!

Cost: RSVP via the website*


The Centre for Stories is located at 100 Aberdeen St Northbridge and you can browse through a larger range of events, updated regularly, on their website https://centreforstories.com


*double check costs on the website closer to the date of the event


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