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Literary Mixers: Susan Midalia and Laurie Steed

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)
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Hear debut authors paired with established authors talk candidly about their journeys to publication: their highs and lows, friends lost, and amount of wine and chocolate consumed during the writing process. Survival techniques and tips will be shared on how to handle your editor and publisher, and what to do when you don’t find your book on the best sellers list. Authors will confess to their innermost fears and share their vulnerabilities.

This month we will hear from two short story writers turned novelists.


Laurie Steed is the debut author of You Belong Here (Margaret River Press 2018). His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian StoriesAward Winning Australian WritingThe Review of Australian FictionThe AgeMeanjinWesterlyIslandThe Sleepers Almanac, and elsewhere.

Susan Midalia has published three collections of short stories: A History of the Beanbag (UWAP 2007), shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award; An Unknown Sky ( UWAP 2012); and Feet to the Stars and other stories (UWAP 2015), shortlisted for the 2016 WA Premier’s Book Awards. Her novel The Art of Persuasion was recently published by Fremantle Press.

Books will be for sale on the night.

Wine sponsored by Scott Claxton.



Due to limited seating, we cannot offer ticket refunds. If you have purchased tickets to an event and can no longer attend, you are welcome to pass along your ticket to somebody else. Please notify us if you wish to do so at: info@centreforstories.com

Earlier Event: 10 July
Write Night