SHORE: Story


  • Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia

Home is not static. It ebbs and flows. Advances and recedes. That’s the beauty of it. It’s not about a house or a static idea. Home is a movement. – Bao Phi, SHORE: Minneapolis

The second component, SHORE: Story, is a curated reading by local authors. Developed in partnership with the Black Writers' Group, Victoria, local writers, and curated by Emily Johnson/Catalyst, the reading features original work relating to home, place, land and country. Writers, poets and storytellers will give voice to the infinite associations, connections and disconnections people have with, to and from, place and country. Conjured in the moment of reading to create a vital, localised context for our stories, memories and definitions of home, SHORE: Storypowerfully explores displacement, belonging, our innate desire for connection, and how we locate home against an ever-shifting shoreline.