IF ON A WINTER'S DAY A TRAVELER
If on a winter's day a traveler is a Centre for Stories project for the City of Perth's Winter Arts Season 2017. It references Italo Calvino's 1979 novel If on a winter's night a traveler — a book about books, belonging, journeys, love, war, death, ideas, nature, fiction, reading and writing.
During the month of July, we positioned ourselves at the City of Perth Library, the Perth Train Station, and the Forrest Chase mall, and asked curious passers-by to read a series of prompts taken from Calvino's novel and write us a short story. We collected those stories, edited them into three sprawling, collaborative texts (one for each collection location) and have now distributed them on posters throughout the city. You can read the stories by clicking on the links below or keeping an eye out for all three posters popping up around the city during August.
Thanks to all our wonderful contributors:
Aden Curran, Alicia Tuckerman, Alison Bartlett, Amy Pham, Angel, Anne Berger, Ashleigh Kelly, Caroline Wood, Charles Newman, Cindy Tomamichel, Claudia Mancini, Cristy Ockelford, David Landers, Elaine Mead, Emily Paull, Eric Lindbloom, James Mcclements, Jane Hebiton, Jeremy Bean, Kelly Fliedner, Leslie Thiele, Maia Sharrock Churchill, Nadia L King, Priyadarshini Chidambaranathan, Rebecca Handler, Ritika Purang, Robert Wood, Sarah Hicks, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Siobhan Hodge, Sophie Wilkinson, Steven Finch and Vera Weissenborn.
If you're interested, here are the original prompts we created from If on a winter's night a traveler.
If on a winter's day a traveler is a Centre for Stories project, supported by the City of Perth. You can learn more about the Centre for Stories at centreforstories.com