Meet our Project Assistant: Logan Griffiths
Meet Logan Griffiths. She's been assisting us on a couple of different storytelling projects, including The Anatomy of Belonging, produced for the WA Museum. She's known for her love of books, her impeccable organisational skills, and her terrible dad jokes. Things might be a little bit more chaotic around here without her to keep us all in line!
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
Any shade of green. It’s my favourite colour. It’s the best colour.
Where were you before you started here at Centre for Stories?
I’ve always been a bit of an eclectic person, so I like to keep occupied by an array of things. Before I began my work with the Centre for Stories, I was finishing off my Master’s degree, working part-time at Curtin University, helping out at Margaret River Press, and street casting for Channel 7.
What is your role at Centre for Stories?
I’m the Project Assistant. My role is to organise and manage the general project procedures and to liaise with clients and storytellers. It’s a very fun job and it keeps me on my toes. You never know when something new will pop up or when someone might need help with preparing for an event. I also have been heavily involved with a project that is in collaboration with the WA Museum. It has been an incredibly fulfilling and humbling experience. I have met some really inspiring people throughout the project.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I read. I read anything and everything, with multiple books on the go. It’s the only way to read really.
Why do you think stories are important?
Stories give us common ground—something we can relate to and something we can empathise with. Stories evoke emotion and make us question our ideas about the world.
Do you have a favourite story?
Most recently I really enjoyed reading ‘Escape from the North’ by Susan Cheong on her escape from North Korea.
Less recently, my favourite stories always come from my family. Nothing beats hearing your old gramps telling the family favourite story of the time he swore at the Duchess of Kent while aboard the HMAS Perth.
If you could have dinner with any three people (past and present), who would you pick and why?
Margaret Atwood, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Austen. Not the most creative response, but these three lovely ladies have greatly influenced my life and the way I view the world.