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Inaugural Short Story Festival to be held in Perth in October

The first Australian Short Story Festival will be held at the Centre for Stories and other inner-city venues in Perth from 21-23 October.

The festival is organised by a committee that includes Margaret River Press director Caroline Wood, MidnightSun publisher Anna Solding, Centre for Stories general manager Ada Chung, Westerly magazine editor Catherine Noske, and writers Laurie Steed and Susan Midalia.

The program will feature masterclasses, talks, readings, Indigenous storytelling and outdoor family events run by emerging and established short story writers.

In a statement, organisers said the festival will be the first in Australia to focus exclusively on the short story form and ‘is a timely response to the current resurgence of the narrative’. ‘The Australian Short Story Festival is designed to be interactive in order to encourage the active involvement of audience members and short story practitioners alike, thus providing opportunities for positive community outcomes,’ they said.

For more information on the festival, click here.


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