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  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

LEAFSTORM is a place to wind down between Literary Youth Festival (LYF) events, where writers and punters can hang out.

LYF-guards will be there to answer your questions and give you maps and much needed information. Bodie Hartley’s one-of-a-kind zine-vending machine, nicknamed ‘Bo Mart’, will be there to dispense booklets, chapbooks, and other little handmade things.

There will be stationery supplies, zine-making supplies, a working printer and wifi access. There will also be a lending library, where you may swap one of your favourite books for another’s, and you may leave a note in your book too. 

LEAFSTORM is a place of creativity, a shared space to gather and collect ideas with your fellow creative peers. It is made possible by the wonderful support of the Centre for Stories in Northbridge. 



WHEN: Saturday 8 – Thursday 13 April, 11.00am – 4.00pm
WHERE: Centre for Stories



The Literary Youth Festival (LYF) is the first youth-led festival of literature in Western Australia, run by young people in the Literary Youth Festival Planning Subcommittee of National Youth Week. 

LYF seeks to raise the voices of young poets, bloggers, playwrights, graphic novelists, novelists and performers. LYF is about creating more opportunities for young aspiring writers nourishing of a literary movement in WA.

This initiative, like many literary ventures in WA, would not be possible without the tireless work of people within the literary community – along with organisations such as WritingWA, The Centre for Stories and Spoken Word Perth – all of whom are constantly making magic happen in the sometimes literal but always literary sense.