Who doesn’t love a good story? One that makes us weep or laugh, or that makes our hair stand on end. Stories that give voice to the powerless or which speak to our common humanity.

The Australian Short Story Festival, now in its sixth year, offers three days that celebrate the vibrancy and subtlety of the short story form.

The national festival includes a gala opening night featuring some of WA’s best musicians, as well as writing workshops, panel discussions, storytelling for children, readings and book launches.

International guests Sheila Armstrong and Allen C. Jones will share insights about the pleasures and challenges of writing short fiction.

A host of interstate guests, including acclaimed Indigenous writer Ellen van Neerven, will be joined by much-loved local writers, including John Kinsella, Amanda Curtin, Susan Midalia and Laurie Steed.

Buy tickets

With many sessions over three days, view the full program and purchase your tickets at trybooking.com/ccmsa

With full-day tickets starting at just $20, enjoy stimulating and entertaining discussions on why the short story, in every culture and period of history, continues to matter to writers, readers and listeners.

Ticket pricing

Friday workshops: $50 per person

Friday Gala Opening Night: $20 per person

Saturday – full day of sessions: $20 per person

Sunday – full day of sessions: $20 per person