Centre for Stories hosting the Australian Short Story Festival

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We are very excited to be one of the host organisations for the Australian Short Story Festival 2018! The Australian Short Story Festival is an annual festival celebrating short stories in written and spoken forms.

The Festival connects audiences with short story writers, storytellers, publishers, and editors of literary magazines. It brings together readers and local, Australian and international short story writers.

As the first national event to focus exclusively on the short story form, the Australian Short Story Festival offers a unique contribution to the nation’s literary culture, as well as a timely response to the current resurgence of this aesthetically exacting narrative form.

The Festival is a non-profit organisation set up to bring writers, oral storytellers, and audiences together in a different Australian city each year. In 2018 the Festival will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from 19 – 21 October.

See the full festival program here, including a storytelling workshop from our very own story trainer, Michael Abercromby, a writing workshop from our instructor Susan Midalia, and a panel discussion with Sisonke Msimang and a group of storytellers from our project Bright Lights, No City.