LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
Such a Fun Age: Young Writers on Nostalgia
Karen Escobar, Nisha D'Cruz and Kim Lateef are emerging writers and astute observers of the human condition. In this conversation moderated by Jay Anderson they talk about growing up in the midst of the apocalypse and what that means for the kinds of stories that can be written. They will also read from their work in the latest collection from the Centre for Stories – To Hold the Clouds.
Kim Lateef is a Perth-born emerging writer whose work has appeared in Southerly Journal and Voiceworks Magazine as well as the upcoming Centre for Stories’ second anthology. In 2020 Kim was selected to take part in the Centre for Stories’ Inclusion Matters fellowship program and in 2019 Kim participated in the Saga Sisterhood project through the Centre for Stories’. She is passionate about uncovering the hidden stories of marginalised individuals and groups within mainstream historical narratives.
Karen Escobar is a Law and Arts graduate with a keen interest in poetry which has most recently been explored and developed through the Inclusion Matters Mentorship Program at the Centre for Stories. Originally from Colombia and an Australian citizen since 2012 she has taken from both cultures to mould her writing; passionate, emotional and honest. Writing confessional body politic and feminist poetry is where she sees her writing heading, with potentially a collection of poems (or two) on the horizon. Besides writing, she is on her way to admission to the Western Australian Supreme Court and enjoys volunteering her time as Pen Perth's Social Media and Communications Officer.
Nisha D'cruz is an Australian-Malaysia writer living on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. She has performed her poetry through the Saga Sisterhood storytelling project in Perth as well as the Mapping Melbourne festival. She has been a guest poet for Voicebox and had writing published online through Pulch Mag, Semaphore and more recently in the Centre for Stories second anthology, To Hold the Clouds. In her free time, Nisha enjoys lying in the sun and listening to true crime podcasts.
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Sun 21 Feb
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